overall
97
96
style
Brewed by De Dolle Brouwers
Style: Foreign Stout
Diksmuide, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1364   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Of dark almost black chocolate color. Nose: musky, slightly sweet and spicy, Lots of chocolate , coffee and some hazelnut notes on the palate intermingling with notes of licorice. Very lively on the tongue! It finishes with a dry explosion of black espresso flavors.

Special Extra Export Stout Notes:
Malts: Roasted malts, chocolate malt, pale malt, caramel malt
Hops: Nugget; Yeast: De Dolle Arabier yeast; Others: Dark candy sugar
Alc./vol.: 8.0% Orig. Gravity: 1087
IBU: 50 EBC: 190

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (9715) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2004
Dark brown, fully hazy; yellowish head, fast gone. Slightly smoked, faint chocolate nose. Very burnt taste, lots of restsweetness, but mainly burnt-bitter. Full bodied, chewy even. It's a stout on demand. I do not like Belgian stouts in general, so in its' style it's OK. The US may have it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hildigltur (5105) - Kbenhavn, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2004
Draught. Dark brown coloured. There is not much stout about this. It is more like a normal strong Belgian ale. Malty, fruity and slightly roasty. Bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2004
Pours black with more tan head then beer. The head fades painfully slowly. Aroma is an odd mild chocolate covered banana. Flavor is sweet dark fruit, chocolate, and a mild bitter roastedness. Different and interesting but not a beer that kept me reaching for the next sip.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2857) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2004
Extra large Light brown head, good retention and a small, stringy lace left lingering. Black brew with brown edging. A bit much co2 in the nose masking the roasty, grainy, fruity notes. Medium body, over carbed, prickly mouthfeel. Notes of plums, raisins, chocolate. Lightly tart?Roasty, dry finish, lightly alcoholic, licoricey. An interesting Imp. Stout. Not sure about this one? Wonder what some aging would do for it? Hmmmm.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Opaque black in color with red highlights and a fat bubbled, brown head. Aroma of caramel, alcohol-infused licorice, milk, and overripe bananas. Flavor has big charcoal note with sweetness and alcohol present..though not much else. Overly carbonated that is distracting from the palate. Best to pour this into a LARGE glass to de-gas it before enjoying.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Black, with a huge rocky tan head. Vinous nose with touches of coffee and oak. Too much carbonation makes it hard to adequately taste what seemed to be a very bitter brew with some notes of coffee and a strong alcohol flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - JAN 4, 2005
pours a black color with a tan head. aroma is caramel and roasted bitterness. flavor is similiar if not a bit one dimensional. body is smooth for the alcohol percentage.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Black body with an energetic and long-lived large-bubbled tan head. Smoked raspberry cream in the aroma. Similarly fruity flavor - chocolate, raspberry, and latte bitterness. These flavors plus chocolate roast and alcohol in the immediate finish, smokey in the long run. Very cool mouthfeel - the large" carbonation doesnt make it feel tingly but rather bigger and smoother than it really is. This beer has some good attributes but Im not getting into it because of the berry sweetness. It just doesnt mesh well with the chocolate roast. Still, it was nice to see a Belgain interpretation of this style!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4937) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Bottle. Huge tan head that was mostly lasting, small-medium sized bubbles, fair lacing, no visible carbonation, opaque, and a black hue. Aroma was malty, chocolate, roasty, and coffee. Flavor was acidic, lightly bitter, malty, coffee, and chocolate. Very tingly palate. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 19, 2005
light cocoa aroma over a black body & brown head, this stout is slightly hoppy & easy to drink. sampled at the pizza port belgian fest 2005


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