Extra Export Stout
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
Stout - Foreign / Export
Ranked #37
Ranked #16,971
3.88 | pDev: 12.11%
Mar 22, 2022
Mar 13, 2004
Very Good
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4.52/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by Sigmund from Norway

330 ml bottle, as De Dolle Special Extra Export Stout, kindly shared by my beerpal Jan Magnus. ABV is 9%. Pitch black colour, big tan head. First a fairly moderate but very nice roasty aroma (gets even better as the beer warms up a little) with some vinous notes, hints of dark dried fruits and leather. The flavour is also vinous, oaky and roasty, hints of raisins, coffee and liquorice. Overall brilliant.

Mar 22, 2022
4.19 by _Adam_ from Maryland on Mar 04, 2022
3.59 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 21, 2022
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3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

330ml bottle into a pint glass. Could not find any freshness dating.

Darkest brown body with some reddish tints. Small tan head shrinks to a ring, hardly any lacing.

Tart berry aroma with some underlying light roast malt.

On tasting, as is often the case with this style, it takes an interesting turn into a tart mixed berry flavor, with a few hits of dried fruit. The stout really only shows up briefly in the finish.

Mouth between medium and full, finish tart with a fleeting light roast.

Overall, interesting and tasty beer. Happy to have tried it, but wouldn't want a session of these.

Feb 15, 2022
3.93 by arzt from Russian Federation on Jan 09, 2022
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4.99/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Giampiero

Easily one of my favourites, tried in on a whim attracted by the wonderful art on the bottle's sticker. Compared to other Export Stouts, De Dolle's offering is quite peculiar as it offers impressive smells of strawberry, cherry and other reddish fruits as it primary components, these are followed taste wise by notes of dark cholocate and cocoa, with a watery, fresh aftertaste and strong carbonation. Alcohol barely perceptible, and overall extremely drinkable.

Dec 06, 2021
3.93 by Taenim from New Jersey on Nov 21, 2021
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3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by ThisWangsChung from Maryland

Pours a dark brown color topped with a khaki-colored head. The latter has a texture far more befitting a Belgian ale...I mean of course, it IS a Belgian ale after all. The aroma is very much like a brown stout, focusing more on chocolate than roasted malt. This is one of the fruitiest stouts I've encountered, as the dark fruit and even berry qualities are downright intense. There's some distinctive tobacco as well. Overall, what can I say apart from the way it puts the "Belgian" in Belgian stout. The flavor profile doesn't work as well as the nose indicated. Dark fruits are the dominant flavor, with tobacco and chocolate following closely behind. Belgian yeast is *very* evident, bringing strong notes of pumpernickel bread and black pepper. The raspberry finish brings a surprising amount of tartness that could catch someone off guard. All in all, it's definitely a clever and tasty product in terms of the varying notes, but I also find it scattershot and imbalanced. This feels very airy on the palate, yet there's a subtle chewiness as well. Carbonation is assertive. I love how different it is compared to other Belgian beers, stouts, and even Belgian-style stouts, but objectively I can't quite call it a great stout. It doesn't seem like it's perfectly in sync - having said that, I find my palate adjusting to its relative weirdness pretty well. Think of it as a big Belgian dark ale with emphasis on the dark part rather than a stout for maximum enjoyment.

Aug 04, 2021
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3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by BGDrock from Canada (ON)

Pure black body, vigorously forming a thick, mocha head with solid retention.
Aromas of raisin, port, rum, marshmallow, Glossettes (milk chocolate and raisins for those who aren't Canadian).
Tastes of black forest cake, with dark cherry jam, and light chocolate; surprisingly light and thin feel, although full, frothy carbonation prevents it from being watery or flat; touch of cola flavour; a tannic bitterness keeps it dry and balances the sweetness (though it's not sugary or syrupy by any means).

Not what I expected, and not really doing it for me. It misses the big roasty flavours, and the bitterness, I'd hope for. I guess they are trying to do something different.....

May 24, 2021
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4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

Bottle from Etre
Dark brown with faint garnet at the edges, brilliant clarity with a tan bubbly head that persists. Rich chocolate and caramelized sugars with bits of toffee, licorice and prune. A decadent layered malt bomb. So good.

Feb 02, 2021
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3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Souraboutsours from New Jersey

The beer that I bought (somehow I got ahold of this in the middle of nowhere) was in the liquor store for 5 years before I cracked it open. Since it's conditioned in the bottle, it was mostly head, and had a metallic smell, and a slight metallic taste. But that didn't impede on the really complex coffee and chocolate flavors that came through. If I can find one that was bottled sooner, maybe my opinion would change.

Dec 02, 2020
2.53 by rab53 from Washington on Nov 17, 2020
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4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by GreesyFizeek from New York

This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a big fluffy head, and lots of lacing. It took a while to pour fully - the head was huge and unrelenting here.

This smells like tobacco, chocolate, red wine, dried grapefruit skin, cherry, oak, leather, coffee, and roasted malt.

Most funky stouts I've had lean way more towards than funky than stout, and I can appreciate that this is mostly a stout at heart with some funky clothes on. There's roast, smoke, leather and tobacco, earthy, bitter, but with a slightly creamy sweetness, as there's lots of dark fruit and some dark chocolate. The funk level is perfectly subtle here, adding some red wine tannins, dried grape, lemon, and some grapefruit. I get some cherry truffle as well.

This is medium bodied, and very creamy, with very little acidity to it. It's quite drinkable despite the ABV and style.

I haven't had a bad beer from this brewery in years. They are esoteric, weird, delicious, and one of the best breweries in Belgium.

Sep 11, 2020
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3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
by jimmah120 from Minnesota

12oz bottle over three years old

Very carbonated, had to dump out my first attempt at a pour (luckily I'm making roast beef), very dark brown almost black, giant choco head that sticks around. Smell is toasted grain, choco, almost like an oatmeal stout. Very little belgian character in the nose. Taste is smooth, very hoppy and smoked, big coffee and chocolate as well.. everything is slightly subdued and muddled together. Weird acidic off-note. Alcohol is only apparent by the burning in your belly

Time has done little to mellow this one, almost the opposite

Aug 30, 2020
4.09 by robotic_being from Florida on Jul 17, 2020
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3.13/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5
by JonnoWillsteed from England

L- I started prising the cap and immediately beer started flowing down the sides of the bottle - grrrr. The bottle had rested for about 2 weeks, then chilled, and handled very carefully! It's currently in the sink deciding if it wants to continue spuming to death, or whether it can be poured. ... +3mins later, the bottle is still foaming down the side! ... I finally get it poured over the bathroom sink having lost about 15% of it.
S- Big toasty chocolate coffee.
T- Coffee then smoke, both very pungent.So much so the 9% ABV is pretty well concealed.
F- Pungent, 'winter-warmer', a slow sipping beer.
O- Such a spuming pour as this is always guaranteed to get my back up. The beer is pungently flavoured but doesn't have the body/Feel to compliment it. Net result is a 9% stout+smokey beer that feels thin!
330ml bottle bought from BelgiumInABox in Antwerp/BE for home delivery to me in London/UK. BB:

For my sins I have a 2nd bottle of this, so I've taken it out of the fridge early to let this warm up some way. I'll try in 1/2hr or so and see whether the higher temp adds body/feel to the rather blunt-weapon Taste.
... Bottle#2. Begin to prise cap carefully, foam rises fast up neck towards cap. I put the bottle in the sink for 15-20mins. try again, it still spumes out the cap when I pop the lid. Carefully pour 1/3-1/2 bottle, the glass is 1/2-foam. It's warmer, richer, the coffee is now hugely pungent, but the 9% is still hidden. But frankly I'm taking 0.5point off my previous 'Overall' draft-version score of 3, as if this is routinely such a damned nuisance to pour then zero chance I'd choose to bother trying again. Surprising/what a shame.

May 05, 2020
4 by cdwil from Texas on Dec 08, 2019
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4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by unlikelyspiderperson from California

Pours a rich mahoghony with a several fingers thick cafe colored head that towers above the rim of the glass and holds it's shape for ages.
Smell is rich, nutty, toasted bread, maltiness. Notes of cacao and molasses hang in the background
Taste has a soft coffee note surrounding a heavy toasted malt over red grapes and light figs. Light date notes showing up in the tail end. A lot more delicate than a typical US stout, nice depth of flavor though
Mouthfeel is wondefully light and clean. Great example of the typical stout style of europe before this modern madness of chocolate syrup stouts.
Overall this is a super nice beer. Clean and delicate flavors. Really great depth without the syrup thick body. Deceptively drinkable, great choice would drink again for sure.

Oct 23, 2019
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3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by DefenCorps from Oregon

Bottle from Market of Choice.

A very dark brown with a large dark brown head with excellent retention and lacing this looks great. The nose is a wonderful blend of dark chocolate, dark caramel, a little licorice, a fruity yeast note and some dark dried fruit. Mild raisin and fig notes are present. Roasted malt, mildly sweetened coffee, a little anise. Wonderfully deep and complex. The palate opens moderately roasty, mildly sweet and mildly acidic. A grainy tartness is complemented by the high carbonation that adds a carbonic bite. Dried sour cherries, a little bit of dried fig is present. The palate, though, is painfully thin, and detracts from the enjoyability. As the carbonation dies down, the fruitiness grows. Anise lingers on in the finish. Very nice.

Jul 08, 2019
4 by kjkinsey from Texas on Mar 19, 2019
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3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Bottled June 2012; drank 7/20/14 @ the Yarchives.

Brown/orange rust hue.

HUGE dark tan head (be VERY careful pouring!!); strong lace.

Raspberry, grapefruit, coffee, chalk & cardboard nose...a bold mess!

Thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Cherry, chalk, oats, grapefruit, plums & booze heat in the flavor...again, an interesting brew, but messy & ultimately fairly off-putting.

A fascinating failure at this point.

Mar 17, 2019
4.08 by Pacioli1445 from South Dakota on Mar 09, 2019
3.5 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Feb 07, 2019
4 by Musineer from Texas on Dec 26, 2018
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3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by jkblr from Indiana

33cL undated bottle poured into a Duvel glass at fridge temp 9% ABV. The beer pours dense very dark brown with chocolate tan colored head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves a little lacing close to the head. The aroma is semisweet baker's chocolate. The taste is oddly tart with mildly ashy bitter dark chocolate coming out in the middle. The finish is dry, slightly bitter dark chocolate cherritves. The mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, sharply carbonated and prickly. Overall, maybe a good beer, but very little in FES qualities. Cost three times what I paid for very similar Bell's Cherry Stout and the Bell's was a better beer. I believe this bottle has overly bottle conditioned from the looks of the yeast cake and ring at the neck. Proceed with caution.

Nov 12, 2018
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by puck1225 from Texas

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

Very dark brown color with a good light brown head and decent lacing. Nice berry and chocolate smell and taste. A bit of dark coffee and licorice. Decent carbonation gives a good feel. Overall, a nice beer.

Oct 28, 2018
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4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by keithmurray from Connecticut

Appearance - dark brown almost black body with khaki head

Smell - molasses, black licorice, chocolate, belgian yeast , soy sauce

Taste - baker's chocolate, molasses, black licorice, roasted coffee bean

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, full carbonation, slight sweetness upfront, molasses and licorice on the back end.

Overall - decent Belgian stout here, molasses and licorice are dominant here. Worth a try.

Price Point - $1.99/ 11.2 oz bottle

Oct 19, 2018
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3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by EmperorBevis from England

Bottled and presumably bottle conditioned
pours a jet black body with big foaming tan body
aroma is spiced treacle and umulauts
liqourice and sour berry, tart and tidy

Sep 02, 2018
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4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by hman43 from North Carolina

Look: It pours black in color. It has a large brown head and head retention is excellent.

Smell: There is a high rich chocolate aroma. There are also background notes of molasses and a wine like quality to it. In addition, there is a slight hint of roast. As the beer warms, an herbal quality becomes apparent in the nose.

Taste: There are chocolate and molasses flavors with a slight burnt note in the background. There are low dark fruit notes of plum as well. It has a slight earthly flavor to it as well. The dark fruit flavors, especially the plum, group as the beer warms.

Feel: It has a full body with a creamy character and a dry finish. There is some alcohol warming as well.

Overall, a good combination of ingredients enhances the chocolate flavors.

Mar 30, 2018
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3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by stevoj from Idaho

Bottle at share. Yeast compliments the dark stout malts. Dried fruit character as well in both aroma and taste. Sweet, nutty, bitter, yeast, very complex beer.

Mar 05, 2018
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3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by MaximalC from Illinois

Pours seal brown with several mammoth inches of khaki froth, and it would have gone much higher if I didn't cut it off at half a bottle--looks like bottle-conditioning gone wild. Aroma smells of toffee, roasted malt, and peanut brittle.

Surprisingly mild taste features roasted malt and seltzer water. The mouthfeel is obviously quite thin as well. I really wish there was more to say; I feel like something must have been off with this batch.

If this bottle was as intended, it certainly leaves much to be desired. Maybe I'll give it another shot some day to see if it's representative.

Feb 14, 2018
4.06 by porterpie from Connecticut on Dec 26, 2017
3.67 by Twal from Colorado on Dec 25, 2017
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4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

Draft at The Sovereign in DC.

I have had several bad experiences with bottles of this beer. I am excited at the chance to try this on draft and have a better experience. Dark chestnut hue with a quarter inch of thick beige collar. Aromas of hazelnut, earth, vanilla. Aggressive malt character with notes of char. Much better than the bottled versions I’ve tried.

Nov 27, 2017
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3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
by smcolw from Massachusetts

Deep dark brown where light shines through the edge of the glass. Excellent starting head which never completely subsides. Extensive lattice of lace.

The smell is more spicy, like cinnamon, lactose, and brown sugar than like a "stout". I do get semisweet chocolate in the background.

The flavor is more like a homebrew stout in that it had a strong yeast component and a touch of sourness to the tongue. The coffee aspect is very light. The aftertaste is more sour than most stouts. Overall, this is interesting because it diverges from the classic flavors.

Nov 18, 2017
3.94 by kayroy from Virginia on Oct 09, 2017
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3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by megapyro6 from Wisconsin

Pours very carbonated. Billowy mocha head. Had to let it settle to get the whole bottle into the tulip. Head fades over a few minutes to a thin head and sticky lacing. The beer is quite dark.

Smells like dark fruit, a little chocolate. Very plum and raisin forward.

Taste is dark fruit: plums, raisins, molasses, some vinous red wine type flavors. There is relatively little roast. A little chocolate. A little coffee. Bitterness is well balanced.

Mouthfeel is thick and chewy. Sweet on the tongue. Flavors linger for a while.

Overall this is not bad. It's not bad, but not quite what I was expecting. This is probably closer to a quad than a stout. Very fruit forward without much roast character.

Aug 26, 2017
3.75 by paulish from New York on Jul 16, 2017
3.52 by morrowd3 from Vermont on Jul 08, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by ZinFanDave from Georgia

Aromas of chocolate milk. Flavors of coffee and chocolate. Nice sparkle from carbonation to keep it refreshing.

Jun 30, 2017
Extra Export Stout from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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