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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1371   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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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erikaraeb (52) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2017
Bitter and malty. Almost a quad-stout hybrid with a touch of dried fruit. Tons of head for a dark beer. Mild, almost absent copper aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
janubio (829) - SPAIN - APR 26, 2017
Black colour, with a brown head with medium retention. Not much lace. Aroma of dark fruits, plums, figs, chocolate, licorice, some coffee. Medium body, silky palate, normal carbonation. Taste of chocolate, dark fruits, some coffee, plums. Wellbalanced, not specially the best stout Ive tried. I hoped more coming from De Dolle. Correct.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Echon (516) - rhus, DENMARK - APR 12, 2017
Black. Spicy and yeasty, with a strong and pungent flavour. Lightly sweet taste with tart notes, that ends with a dry, boozy, lightly bitter and ashy finish. Medium body, and foamy carbonation. Overall, a somewhat decent strong ale. The pungent, yeasty flavour and rather dry taste are at odds with the roasted malt.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
alvaro78 (462) - Sevilla, SPAIN - APR 12, 2017
pocos aromas a torrefacto y maltas oscuras Aspecto normal, espuma poco persistente. En boca bastante plana y sin cuerpo

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeebon (443) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2017
From bottle pours black with big fluffy tan head which takes a while to settle before you are able to take your first sip. Rich aroma of roasty malt, espresso coffee, red berries, roasted hazelnut and a touch of dark chocolate. Nicely balanced sweet and strong flavours along with a far from watery texture, quite oily and thick. Pretty damn fine strong stout

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heman (929) - Tychy, POLAND - MAR 19, 2017
Barwa czarna, z brunatnymi przebłyskami, piana brązowa, intensywna, trwała. Aromat średnio-intensywny, słodzona kawa, melasa, nuty porto i słodkiego kakao. W smaku wytrawne z kwaskowatą palonością. Kawa, gorzka czekolada, i pralinkowe kakao. Goryczka niska, kawowa.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaserov (602) - Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2017
Color negro, opaco, con capa de espuma marrn de cuatro o ms dedos de grosor (burbujas finas, muy buena retencin). Carbonatacin a tope. Textura cremosa y muy interesante debido a la elevada carbonatacin (combina cremosidad y efervescencia). Aroma hiper sabroso: mucho cacao, azcar, caf, malta torrefacta, alcohol, frutos secos... En boca dulce, con mucha malta torrefacta, cacao, caf (sobre todo al final, con mnima dosis de amargor seco) y alcohol (no excesivamente presente, pero s lo suficiente como para calentar agradablemente el gaznate). En boca, entre trago y trago, queda algo de caf y dark fruits (probablemente pasas). Muy completa, para degustar con tranquilidad. 9%.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (3041) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2017
Bottle. Black. Very roasted/burnt malts. Very chocolatey (dark bitter chocolate). Espresso coffee and burnt sugar. Viscous and tarry. Very salty. Fruit (berries, cherries?). Sour tasting. Dry roast bitter finish. Very Good. (2008)

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
puren (1025) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - FEB 11, 2017
PREZENTACJA: czarne ze wściekłą szybko opadającą do obrączki pianą, nie zdobi szkła;
AROMAT: metaliczność wiedzie prym, poza nią jest nuta mleczna i czekoladowa paloność;
ODCZUCIE: ciało średnie ku niskiemu, wysoko nasycone, mocno się po nim odbija, lekko wykleja podniebienie;
SMAK: bardzo krtka kawa ze śmietanką przechodzi w słodką czekoladę a następnie w czekoladę gorzką, krtka wyraźna palona goryczka, posmak gorzkiej czekolady;
OGLNIE: przyzwoity stout, ale w odbiorze strasznie przeszkadza bardzo wysokie nasycenie, aż nosem idzie.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2017
Appearance: Gorgeous deep, dark brown body with ruby tinges (think cherry wood) & massive head that fills 3/4 of the glass. Smell: Berries, nut & some wood. Taste: Roasted & malty with a bit of toffee aspect to it. Mouthfeel: Complex flavors come to the fore. Burnt-like aspect with solid malt & finishes a little bitter sweet. Very creamy & smooth in the palate & some berries hidden in there. Reviewed on: 04-14-2008


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