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De Dolle Extra Export Stout - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

De Dolle Extra Export StoutDe Dolle Extra Export Stout

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BA SCORE
87
very good

478 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 478
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.85%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stcules on 03-13-2004)
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77ships

Belgium

4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this one on tap @ ZBF 2011 at their excellent stand, I went there 3 times to try different beers, more than any other stand, from notes, scribbled at the time:

A: nicely dark with a creamy white head, not that big, plenty lacing, looks great
S: espresso, black chocolate, roasted malts
T: lots of mocha ice-cream, milk chocolate, hazelnut, sweet coffee, espresso, amazing really
M: not very thick but very creamy & smooth, lots of aftertaste, not too much carbonation
D: really good & easy to drink especially considering that this is a stout, the alcohol is high but that is the majority of Belgian beers

On tap this is a great beer, check it out if you see it, haven't had it in a bottle yet.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2011 09:18:14 | More by 77ships
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: dark brown to black in color. Wispy head falls immediately to some spotty surface bubbles. No lacing develops.

Smell: alcohol, dark chocolate, and espresso are easily detectable and pleasant.

Taste: this is not your average high alcohol stout - it is a belgian beer with some stout like qualities. Espresso, dark chocolate, prunes, nice bitterness, hints of yeast spiciness, and alcohol make up an interesting and very tasty beer.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Lightly crisp at the start, smooth at the finish. Long flavor filled aftertaste.

Drinkability: this is a unique belgian beer that has great flavor, but the high alcohol is noticeable pushing this down in the category. Great beer on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2007 12:36:40 | More by Gavage
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bishopdc0

Maine

3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Biere de Miel Tulip at Novare Res. I love thr bottle, 33cl., almost looks like it was printed off and slapped on.

The beer is black with a creamy tan head. the head remains and eventually floats.

the nose is fruity almost blue and black berries, typical of a belgian stout. Not alot of roast but very nice.

the flavor matches, starting sweet and finishing wiht an almost tartness and fruitiness. I've had fruit beers with less flavor of fruti than this.

Overall nice a dumbed down version of black albert.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 19:23:12 | More by bishopdc0
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LuckyJohn

Colorado

4.44/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Having read a number of the other reviews, it seems like there is more variability in this beer than what I'm generally used to. The bottle I tried poured with a thick tan head that settled into a creamy, persistent lacing. I got a big boosey nose right away that really defined this beer for me. It wasn't unpleasant but rather, it was quite nice. Alcohol was up front in the taste but the rest of the flavor notes were strong enough to balance it well. There was a sour taste that set in fairly quickly and really distinguished this from other stouts. This one component to the taste added a lot of complexity and was what gave it the edge to stand up to the alcohol. I haven't seen anyone else mention this and it makes me wonder if the difference in this bottle came from the way it was handled and stored before I bought it. Medium body for a stout and a pleasant, creamy mouthfeel. I really enjoyed it and would buy more if I thought it would be consistent.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 00:46:28 | More by LuckyJohn
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stuppy

Maryland

3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Extremely thick brown/tan head, took several minutes for it to recede enough to drink, dark brown almost black

Aroma:Sweet malts, chocolate, Dark fruits, sour? no hop aroma

Flavor: dark fruits, raisins, chocolate, roasted barley, dry finish, alcohol, med hop bitterness but balances well with malt

Mouthfeel: med full body, some alcohol warmth, med carbonation

Overall: roasty dark, sweet with dark fruity esters , good version of Foreign Extra

bottle date march 2012

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 02:22:38 | More by stuppy
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alpinebryant

Connecticut

3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

February 2013 bottling

A Pours a massive head that lingered for a few minutes before settling down and allowing me to pour the rest of the beer into the glass. Pitch black and mocha head.

S: Aroma of sweet malt, bittering hops and mocha. slightly sour aroma as well.

T: Flavors of sweet residual crystal sugars and burnt mocha coffee twinings. Cocoa, dark bakers chocolate, earthiness and eerily reminiscent of many robust stouts. Burnt raisins and dryness from added sugars seem to also be present. This is definitely not an Imperial stout but more of a hybrid between a Robust Porter and imperial stout.

M: Medium bodied with higher levels of carbonation comparitively to an imperial stout.

O: Overall this is a different beer that is worth trying. I have passed this one by many times, but finally got around to trying it out of necessity since I have enjoyed De Dolle's other beers many times. I think Ill stick with Still Nacht though as my favorite from them for the time being.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 23:42:39 | More by alpinebryant
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atomeyes

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This isn't your typical kind of stout, kids.

First, this is a damn ugly bottle. Nothing like the rest of De Dolle's labels. Shame.

Pour: really lovely head, some nice lacing 10 min after the pour. Effervescent.

Smell: kind of muted. I'm drinking it around room temp. Pear, chocolate, roast, some mild citrus, some sweetness on the nose.

Appearance: Black. duh.

Taste: really interesting. There is a bitterness that comes about 3 seconds after the swallow and it coats the tongue after. A black patent malt bitterness, which still has some currant/fruit flavour to it. It has some definite sweetness and acidity to it and there is an almost citrus-like middle-of-the-tongue flavour. More black patent taste than a roasted barley taste. Coffee-grind, almost.

Mouthfeel: effervescent on the tongue, thick, nice. Not as heavy as other stouts, but still very pleasant.

You cannot taste any of the alcohol in this. But it is still created as a sipper. The carbonation and the acidity and bitterness make it a slow ride. and that ain't a bad thing. very unsessionable. sit down with a box of chocolates and drink this while you eat. or maybe have it with some Mexican/mole.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 20:59:36 | More by atomeyes
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2Cents

Nebraska

4.69/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pored into a tulip.

A: Dark brown with a nice caramel colored head and nice lacing that sticks around and quite a few alcohol legs.

S: Coco, malt, yeast esters.

T: Coco, molasses, roasted malts, a bitter hop and burned malt blend and bottle conditioned yeast.

M: Creamy and Carbonated with a medium body not very much alcohol sting for a 9 % er.

O. This is what I would call a stout and strong dark ale combo. I think it's really well balanced and very drinkable. A hybrid like this might not be for everyone, though.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 01:36:30 | More by 2Cents
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Blobbers

Kansas

4.9/5  rDev +26%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this De Dolle Stout initially captured my imagination (a pretty unique stout!) a little bit more than their "Dulle Teve" ...but I was definitely interested in this brewery after trying the two beers. i really dug their aesthetic and the name "Mad Brewers" and was excited to look for their beers with my wife during our month long honeymoon in northern Europe.

I lucked out and got to try their Stille Nacht at Den Stillen Genieter in Mechelen, Belgium (along with all the Westy beers!) and then decided to visit the brewery cafe during out trip. Was a great experience...got to try the Arabier and of course Oerbier...really neat family running the place! Bought a couple six-packs and some posters to take with us and continued to look for their beer wherever we happened to be while in Europe...we were fortunate enought to find a few of their beers in a couple other spots.

since we returned to the US, I have still only been able to find Dulle Teve and the Export Stout, but i am jazzed whenever I do...these guys make some seriously excellent beers.

THIS ONE is noteworthy for its rich head and bubbly darkness, excellent flavor, so very enjoyable. Thanks!

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 01:40:42 | More by Blobbers
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superspak

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into snifter, bottled in June 2012. Pours nearly pitch black color with a huge 2-3 finger foamy and rocky light tan head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a ton of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, raisin, toast, candi sugar, coffee, light clove, licorice, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roasted malt notes with moderate fruity/spicy yeast notes. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, light char, raisin, toast, light clove, candi sugar, light licorice, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, candi sugar, raisin, light clove, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of roasted malt notes with light-moderate yeast esters; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian style export stout. All around nice balance and complexity of roasted/yeast ester flavors; and quite smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 04:15:31 | More by superspak
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Interesting, idiosyncratic brew from De Dolle. Not my ideal of an export stout, but noteworthy for what it is.

(poured into a small snifter)

A: throws up quite head, a darker tan color....nearly pitch black liquid when the glass is full....despite having to pour some sediment in the glass, the head was unaffected in that a fair amount of foam cap stayed til the end

S: roasted barley and pale malt at first, pretty clean....some funky/citrus-tart elements emerge, once sipped....by the end, sour-fruity and boozy, with some roast wafting in the background

T: wow! that's unique....roasty as hell, with a bit of an acrid or ashy edge...peculiar vinous/vinegar notes....kind of an extra-bitter chocolaty overtone....a raspberry-like fruity tartness seems ever-present, lingering along with some roast and booze....maybe a touch of hops in the aftertaste....didn't get much, if any malt sweetness here which, in my experience, is a bit odd for the style - but I understand why that's the case here

M: fairly thinnish and light, dry - like a stout/lambic hybrid....the "vibrancy" of the estery alcohol really pokes through, both cleansing and tangy....perhaps the crystal malt lends to the modicum of roundness I detect 'neath its otherwise effervescent texture

O: certainly a De Dolle creation....once again, not your typical export stout, but quite memorable

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 05:55:43 | More by Bouleboubier
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

330 mL bottle poured into a Kate the Great snifter. Bottled June 2012.

Appearance - Slightly transparent black pour. Huge head starts to build. Half the glass is khaki head. After it recedes, the beer has a solid layer of foam on the surface.

Smell - Roasted malts and lots of dark fruits. Very fruity, even slightly acidic. A little yeasty.

Taste - Bright fruit and a touch of acidity. Not even quite tangy, but acidic. Cherries and dark fruits. Deep roasted malts. Grainy. Almost wheat mixed in with coffee and bitter chocolate.

Mouthfeel - Way overcarbonated. Medium bodied. The flavors are tough to discern behind all the carbonation.

Overall - Flavors are very nice. I would imagine this will develop more acidity and, to its detriment, even more carbonation. Would still be nice to let one of these sit.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 02:51:17 | More by Alieniloquium
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nickfl

Florida

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a monstrous, four finger head of medium tan foam on top of an opaque, black body. The head settles slowly and leaves a moderate film of lacing on the glass.

S - Tart, dark fruit with some sweet notes of dark chocolate and licorice.

T - Black cherries and lightly sour roasted grain up front. More of the roast character comes out in the middle with notes of espresso and bakers chocolate. The beer finishes with grain bitterness, char, licorice, and lingering espresso character.

M - Medium-thick body, high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - As interesting and weird as one would expect from De Dolle. The dark malt mostly has the effect of coloring the yeast character as dark fruit in the aroma, but in the flavor profile it comes out much more forcefully as roast and coffee. There is a bit of harshness in all that roast flavor, but it smooths out in the finish as a little bit of the fruit character comes back in. Definitely better than most Belgian stouts I have tried.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 03:24:44 | More by nickfl
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in a Trappist chalice.

A: Pours a dark brown color forming a huge creamy tan head. Good retention. A small layer remains for long time and few lacings are left in the glass

S: Very roasted and toffee. Notes of roasted malts and dark fruits, mainly. Raisins, dark chocolate, Belgian yeasts, brown bread

T: As the nose, sweet and bready upfront. Notes of dark chocolate, biscuit and raisins. Begian yeasts, roasted malts. In overall, a dry taste with a considerable and nice bitter end

M: Medium body and carbonation. Quite smooth and light to such high ABV. Aftertaste is made of roasted malts and good bitterness

O: Nice beer. An authentic De Dolle beer. Good quality. Recommend

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 18:34:07 | More by eduardolinhalis
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BlastBeats

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Here goes my first De Dolle offering.. This beer was brewed upon the request of their American importer.

Appearance: Special Extra Export Stout pours a very dark brownish black with a full and robust tan head.

Smell: not typical of domestic stouts, that's to be sure.. once the head subsided I picked up some yeasty spice aromas and muted roast.

Taste: for whatever reason, I was anticipating this stout to taste similar to Black Albert; it doesn't.. which is kind of a letdown. Anyways, it's got a bitterness in the finish that I usually don't care for in my stouts. It's actually somewhat tart as well.

Mouthfeel: it's practically prickly on the tongue. Medium-full body.

Overall: I'd say it's pretty decent, but my expectations were a bit too high.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 00:53:32 | More by BlastBeats
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into a Chimay Glass. I almost used a skinny tulip and remembered i was pouring a De Dolle here, no brainer.

Huge bubbles, head is four fingers easy. The finished product is a nice tannish/mocha colored head that's creamy and milkshake looking. Great retention, not any stick. Oh yeah, the liquid is black.

Smell is export stout like, it's not big and in your nose, like a big rizz. Faint chocolate cocco with a underlining cherry cola thing forming that will only get worse with time.

The last time i had this (4 years ago) it was sour with huge sour cherry cola notes. I figured that's what De Dolle was going for. That must have been a old bottle.

This bottle is newer and tastes more like a stout. Light stout notes/poter qualities. roasted malt, cocco. Again the sour cherry is there and will come out and ruin the beer over time.

Feel is above medium and nicely carbed. There is some feeling to this beer, it's not dead. The sour notes are tame at this age and make this more drinkable than last time.

All in all a decent stout. I've been avoiding it for years. A bottle is plenty at 9%. My advice is, find this as fresh as possible if you want to avoid pronounced sour notes. And not those good sour notes that Im fond of.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 06:18:43 | More by BARFLYB
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought this bottle at State Line late last year. Cap said bottled in Jan. 2010.

A - Pours jet black with a HUGE four and a half finger tall tan head leaving light lace down the glass. This one was extremely over carbonated.

S - Smells of dark roasted grains, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, licorice and some nice hop bitterness. The excessive carbonation gives off an off aroma that really messes with things.

T - Starts off with a bit of dark roasted malt quickly giving way to hints of licorice, coffee, chocolate and a fairly noticeable hop bite. The prickly carbonation still gives off a bit of an off flavor but it isn't as prevalent as in the nose. Finish has a bit of roast and a touch of booze, lingering on the pallet for some time.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Deep, roasty feel with prickly carbonation dancing on the pallet, lingering for quite awhile.

O - This one was ok. The over carbonation really brought it down on all levels. I may revisit this one in the future, I just hope it is better than this one was.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 05:17:14 | More by orangesol
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AleWatcher

Illinois

1.8/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Blind Beer #10 from Shogo.
Served in a nonic pint...

Good thing I used a 20 oz glass for this one-- it had a HUGE 4 finger head. No, it had a fist. (four fingers just weren't enough. Had to go full fist). Huge creamy tan head over a deep reddish murky body.

Whatever style this is, it is extremely overcarbonated. Thin and fizzy feeling.

Smells like a chocolate cherry diet rite soda. Wow. This is not good. Very strange beer. There is some choclate malt with a strange dry roasty finish... Virtually nothin about this impresses me....

--- REVEAL ---
De Dolle Foreign Export Stout.

Wow. Really? I've seem this on shelves in Indiana... It is NOT worth the $7-$8 per bottle pricetag!
Now that I know what it is, I still don't pick up any notes that improve my opinion. it is really like a roasty diet chocolate cherry soda with a touch of dry boozy bitterness at the end.
Me no likey.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 21:00:04 | More by AleWatcher
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tsauce2

Indiana

3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P: 11.2 fl oz bottle into a DFH snifter.

A: SRM is dark brown/black. Opaque. Head is tan, 2 in, after 5 minutes dissipates to 1 cm. Heavy carbonation. Medium/light lacing.

S: Dark roast malt, light chocolate/coaco, light hops, faint cola smell.

T: Dark roast malt, hops, light watery taste, dark semi-bitter chocolate, alcohol, light nuances of moss/peat. Aftertaste is malt, light bittered chocolate malt notes, light hop, alcohol.

M: Medium body. Malt and hop create a contrasting feel of malt heaviness and hop lightness. Malt ends up coating the palate lightly. Bittered choclate malt gives a dry and lightly powdery feel. Dry finish.

O: Interesting beer from the point/counterpoint of the malts and hops. Very tasty, but point deductions for extreme head. I would not buy this again at the price I bought it, but would definitely not turn this down if offered.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 13:02:26 | More by tsauce2
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match1112

Illinois

2.85/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

stamp on the cap says bottled jun 2010, but a stout with 9%abv, i decided to give it a try. there is plenty of life left in this bottle. a very slow pour results in a glass full of head that takes twelve minutes for it to get to the point where i can drink it. with all this foam i expected some lacing, but nope, this looks oily. the nose is very sweet and cola smelling. hints of toffee and caramel can barely squeek thru the strong alochol aroma. taste is dominated by alochol also. the flavors that do manage to be detected are more cola like than stout like. mouthfeel is very thin and warming, almost burning. over carbonation is also a problem for me with this beer. overall i feel this is not worth the $7 i paid for a 11.2oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 02:25:49 | More by match1112
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Zimbo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Many thinks to Thijs for this. His generosity knows no bounds.

Drank this paired with Harvey's Imperial Stout seeing as they both seemed to be inspired by the same beer and both use similar labels.
Brewed: Jan 2013
BB Jan 2013

In the bottle there is the scent of cola and sweet roast dark chocolate and when poured it effortlessly creates a hugely massive crazy foamigh yet loose magnolia head. Takes on a sweeter smeel there too.

Very black to look at yet on the tongue it is lighter in body than you'd expect despite the strong smell and it takes on an appteising yet very acidic and fizzy quality with some apply clove spiciness. Then these elements just seem to jump off a cliff and are replaced by a longish dark earthy quality.

Unbelievable lightness of touch for a 9%ABV beer. Very unique.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 17:50:44 | More by Zimbo
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brewerburgundy

California

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, Duvel tulip, no freshness info. Thank you to Jayli via Secret Santa 2011.

Massive dark brown head that looks all Stout and betrays the Belgian heritage with its size and meringue quality. The liquid is shades of nighttime shadow. I poured a might too much and there are a few globules in the glass bottom.

Extremely vinous, dark fruit bursting its overripe skin all over the place. Chocolate truffles and sweet, fruity alcohol and yeast. The alcohol becomes sharper, more phenolic as it warms.

Bitter chocolate and sweet alcohol. Vinous fruit, craisins and cherries in ripe bunches. Chocolate milk and a nice moderate level of fruity Belgian yeast. Slightly acidic cherry, real faint, a little metallic.

Texture is silky smooth, but a little thin. The carbonation is well in check despite the huge head.

There is a lot of flavor here, the vinous qualities run deep. The difference between this and a normal Imperial Stout is subtle and yeast based. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 05:49:38 | More by brewerburgundy
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Hopdaemon39

New York

4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I must preface this review by saying that I am a big fan of De Dolle and they were one of the first small scale breweries to which I was introduced.

Poured from 33 cl bottle into a wide-mouthed wine glass. Beware to any trying De Dolle for the first time- all of their brews are EXTREMELY lively and should be poured very carefully. I've only poured half the bottle and upon looking at the remainder there is a significant amount of foam in the bottle itself. It pours a very dark brown bordering on black as any stout should; very lively head that was a finger and a half even in this wine glass and it retains it well with limited lacing. The smell is primarily of Belgian yeast but with hints of dark malt and chocolate. The taste is rich and chocolatey but not too much so. The mouthfeel, in my opinion, is the more important aspect of these brews- in short, it is wonderful. Totally carbonated and sparkling to keep the heaviness of the malt palatable. I highly recommend this or any of De Dolle's other beers to those looking for something out of the ordinary (or even if you just want a damn good Belgian brew).

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 05:10:18 | More by Hopdaemon39
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

De Dolle Extra Export Stout
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

Jan 2011 bottling date.

Appearance: Pours a very dark, murky brown. Huge foaming head, lively carbonation bubbles. Looks alive, and very much is. Over-carbonated but interesting.

Smell: Not much like a stout, strong alcoholic aromas, with faint deeply roasted malt notes and a very present Belgian ale yeast fruityness.

Taste: Up front are some dark fruits (date, plum) and roasted malts. Herbal hops are on the fringes, along with a semi-sweet sour note. Alcohol and roasted malt lingers into the finish, along with some fruity esters. Dark chocolates come out more late. Peat and smoke are lurking.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied for a stout, mild creaminess and effervescent at the same time, pretty unique feel.

Overall: A Belgian export stout with good character. Unique flavor, look and feel. Enjoyable, but messy. Has aging potential, but I think the sweetness could take over.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 06:35:01 | More by Stinkypuss
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Ghenna

California

3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received as an apology from a fellow brew club member for flaking on a brew day. Just about 2 years from bottled date on the cap (Jan 2010).

Man, massively overcarbonated as far as the head goes- very slow to recede. Nice milk chocolate color head, typical stout body.

Smells mostly of roast and dark fruit (df generally, black cherry specifically) and even a bit of soy sauce. Flavor follows the nose, the most pronounced part is the roast.

If you put hops and roast flavor on opposite sides of the beer spectrum, this is the roasty equivalent of a DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 03:21:06 | More by Ghenna
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De Dolle Extra Export Stout from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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