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

bottled
available

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RATINGS: 1370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Note: ABV varies between 8 and 9 %

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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luvcasks (178) - USA - APR 16, 2006
Aroma: Sour, Spicy and Floral with some faint roastiness Appearance: Dusty brown to black with a large lasting tan to light brown head Flavor: Open with flavor of roasted grains and coffee (these were not apparent in the nose) the sour and spicy elements show up with great restraint Palate: Sightly spritzy, Roasty toasty flavors finishing dry (dangerously drinkable) Overall: Expect the unexpected, a Belgian Stout very unique and uncommon. I really like to surprise in the sense that for an a such a big beer it is surprisingly light. The aroma is not what you expect from a stout


3.2
GregMooreNH (117) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2017
Pours dark with rich, foamy head. Aroma is chocolate heavy, with a hint of vanilla and coffee. Taste starts with chocolate but turns bitter quickly. Bitterness maintains through finish. Meh.

4.5
Cristobal37 (1236) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 12, 2017
Dark black with dark tan head. Strong roasted malt aroma, chocolate and spices. Big carbonation, hazelnuts, chocolate, burnt toast. Palate is the same and tastes linger long. Great stout. Quite different from the other De Dolle beers, but a great example of the style. Huge aroma and taste.

4.2
SylvainCFC (350) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2017
Robe noire, mousse brun clair assez abondante, compacte, stable, belle tenue. Nez torréfié, chocolat, légèrement épicé de muscade, légèrement alcooleux. Bouche douce, légèrement épicée, chaleureuse, note de chocolat, touche laiteuse, café, touche anisée. Finale douce, torréfiée, doucement alcooleuse. Corpulence moyenne à épaisse, carbonatation vive. Ronde. Stout complexe, doucement épicé, assez fort, chocolaté.

3.9
AnG_BrgNor (810) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown with big head. Dark fruits, figs, caramel, sweet malts and some roasted. Bitter with a good aftertaste.

4.2
Wixie (668) - BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2017
Dark brown liquid, average, light brown head. Sweet aroma of stout, with a hint of malt. Medium body, strong carbonation. Taste is sweet, stout, licorice.

3.8
DiarmaidBHK (5921) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2017
Draft at Oxbow Blending. Pours black with a khaki head. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Nice roast and molasses notes on the nose and tongue. Hides it's booze well. Finished clean. Nice.

3.9
nathanvc (712) - Brugge, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2017
Bottle at De Heeren van Liedekercke, shared with Anke and Pieter. Labeled 9%.
Pours cloudy black with a lasting, frothy, beige head. The aroma contains licorice, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, hops & spices. It tastes medium to heavy sweet and medium spicy bitter, ending dry & hoppy. Full body, slick/oily texture, fizzy to lively carbonation. Perhaps too "lively on the tongue", and though it's overall very good, the finish is too hoppy to my taste.

3.5
GenDV138 (7708) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2017
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey shared by DCLawyer, thanks Jason! Black with light tan head. Aromas of toffee, caramel, cocoa, malt, chocolate. Tastes of cocoa, milk chocolate, malt. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.5
rodenbachvintage (178) - Roeselare, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2017
Een zwartgeblakerd mouterige stout. Bittere, zwarte chocoladesmaak, toetsen van tabak en koffie. De gebrande mout overheerst iets teveel voor mij. goede dronk afdronk, zwaar degustatiebier.

4
vinivini (3009) - Gomel, BELARUS - AUG 10, 2017
Bottle. Opaque deep brown ale with big tan frothy head. Excellent lacing. Aroma: esters, roasted malts, chocolate, dried fruit, minor spice. Medium body. Medium dry taste. Lots of roastiness, dark chocolate, coffee. Dried fruit. A hint of smoke. Alcohol is perfectly hidden. Dangerously drinkable.


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