Extra Export Stout | Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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3.88/5
Very Good
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
Belgium
dedollebrouwers.be

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,951
Reviews:
403
Ratings:
604
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
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15
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Reviews: 403 | Ratings: 604
Photo of GuyFawkes
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of jkblr
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of puck1225
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of keithmurray
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of hman43
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of stevoj
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of MaximalC
3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of smcolw
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of megapyro6
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of janubio
3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 I've tried. I hoped more coming from De Dolle. Correct.

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Photo of hophugger
3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This was a vintage 2010/June and was consumed 2017/January. Six and half years. This is an Import Stout refermented in the bottle. Color is dark and head is tremendously big and a light tan in color. Aromas of berries, sweet malt and a bit of barnyard. Plenty of carbonation, almost over the top. Taste is slightly vinegary, very bitter with touches of chocolate, tart berries and a small amount of funkiness. Finish is ever so slightly bitter with tart berries and some metallic on the finish. Overall, nice and glad I tried

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Photo of amano_h
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

S: Brown sugar. Licorice. French roast coffee. Hobnobs. Roasted malts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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T: Cacao nibs. Brown sugar. Tootsie roll. Caramel. Mesquite. Chalk. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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M: Medium-bodied. Gushing carbonation. Chalky dry finish. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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O: De Dolle might have gone slightly overboard with the bottle refermentation this year, as every bottle I've purchased from De Dolle dated after Q4 2015 has left a sticky mess on the kitchen floor so far. I'm not a huge fan of the style, but this is probably as good as it gets with a Foreign / Export Stout; bold flavors with a respectable amount of alcohol and an unbelievably dry finish.

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Photo of Radome
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 300 ml bottle into a globe glass.

L - Dark brown with ruby highlights; so dark it is difficult to determine clarity. Tan colored head is huge, thick and very persistent.

S - Strong malt aroma yields nuttiness, stone fruit and low roastiness. Overlaid is a moderate barnyard funkiness,which makes an inviting blend with the malt notes.

T - Flavors are dominated by Brett funk at first, which fades into malt notes of stone fruit and blackberry. No obvious hops flavors. Dry finish. There was a distracting metallic note after the initial pour, but it faded away as the beer warmed and breathed.

F - Medium to thin body. Low carbonation. No alcohol burn. Medium hops bitterness and low sourness in the finish.

O - This is an interesting and enjoyable sour beer, but disappointing as a stout. It lacks a base of malt and roastiness that are the halmarks of a stout.

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Photo of craftbeersweden
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Released at Systembolaget, Sweden April 8, 2016.

Dark bron an hazy beer with a huge, four finger high beige-brown head. No lacing stays on the glass.

Nose: Belgian yeast, brown sugar, roasted malt, licorice, biscuit, coffee and molasses.
Taste: Coffee, brown sugar, cherry, coffee grain, dark chocolate, caramel malt and raisin.
Mouth: Medium body and high carbonation. A little bit sourness. Bitter, dry ending.

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Photo of teromous
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I don't see any date on this so I have no idea how old it is.

Appearance: The head on this thing is massive. Even before I poured the beer it was foaming out of the bottle. The humongous head is fluffy and brown. It is billowy like a glass of brown clouds. Tons of head retention and it does leave good lacing. The body is black.

Aroma: It has this strong sweet candy sugar aroma. You can smell it at a distance. There is a good deal of caramel aroma as well.

Taste: Right up front there is a toasted caramel flavor with a bit of a smoky character without any harsh burnt flavor. It's very well done. This sweet candy and caramel flavor lingers in the middle of the palate. It's a bit like a tootsie roll pop but just the candy outside. The aftertaste is a bit more of that smokey and slightly woody flavor.

Mouthfeel: Very Smooth and easy to drink but highly carbonated. The sweetness tends to to hamper drinkability a bit too. It has a nice medium yet effervescent finish. Medium bodied and semi-sweet finish.

Overall: So this is not your traditional Export Stout. It has a lot more flavor and character. It is also significantly sweeter than what you will normally find. This beer obviously shows its Belgian roots and gives its own take on the style. I like it. I would absolutely buy it again when I'm looking to appease a malty sweet tooth. I recommend it.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

There are brewers who are overly-passionate, but still sane.
There are brewers who are crazy, but insanely great.
With the "Mad Brewers" at DeDolle, we probably are dealing with the second line.
This is like a strong stout for export, but then it is not... it adds all this Belgian stuff, particularly a yeast that throws off flavors not found in the traditional rendition of the style.
This beer is fun... and will never be properly pigeon-holed.

MJ's "Great Beers of Belgium" has a photo of this luscious stout poured, but then it doesn't get reviewed.
Is it possible the Great Master was speechless ?
Suddenly, I don't feel so inadequate for not reviewing this beer.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the last chapter, for now, in my Belgian solidarity binge. It is by far the darkest.

This baby has excessive head like other bottle conditioned can have. The ale is nearly black and the head is light brown. Very nice.

The aroma is faintly musty. roasty and malty. Nice as well.

The taste is civilized mix of yeast and roasty malts. Fairly profound yet balanced enough to be quite easy drinking, I have had other stouts made with Belgian yeast, and this one is an easy one without being a push over.

Recommended.

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Photo of crosenkrantz
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap.
Bland and uninteresting stout. With little aroma, thin mouthfeel and light taste.
Don't know if it is better in bottle, but I assume it is, as always.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The Extra Export Stout from De Dolle was good. It poured an opque black with tan head that did not leave much lace. The scent carried faint roast. The taste was evenly balanced with subtle notes of chocolate and roast. The mouthfeel was medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it was good and worth the try.

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle, Beergium - High carbonation and very fiesty like their Oerbier, have a chalice glass handy and avoid your best carpets. Pours deep black with a large tan foamy head. Nice lacing. Smell - roasted smoked malts, coffee. Taste - Strong malty smoky foretaste with a long bitter finish. Long alcoholic mouthfeel which feels a lot strnoger than stated ABV of 9%. Real winter warmer, perfect for cold, wet, winter evenings.

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Photo of croush
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

This is my second time having this, and it was bottled in February 2013. The amount of carbonation on this is crazy. I get a coffee bitterness, which I don't mind, but what dominates the palate to me is a sour taste. I see others mention they get a hint of it, so perhaps I'm extra sensitive to that. I agree it's not a heavy stout, and if you like the somewhat sour flavor, then it's probably your kind of beer.

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Photo of dank203
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

pours with enormous amt of head. bottled in jan 2014 so it has some age on it. really effervescent. some sweet chocolatey notes and a little chalky dryness. really clean finish

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tasting of two vintages; a 2008, properly cellared bottle and a new 2015 bottle. Poured into a Fremont small snifter and a Gulden Draak tulip. Both pour a very dark mahogany brown appearing opaque in the glass, the 2015 with a fine half finger dark khaki head. The 2008 was a bit of a gusher, caught most of it in time, but lost a quarter bottle. This glass had a massive four finger head that dissipated to about the same thickness as the newer one after a few minutes.
2015:
Aroma of dark toasted malt, molasses, cocoa, figs and dates, hints of dark stone fruit. Flavor is dark toasted malt with a hint of char, chocolate, dark stone fruit, red wine; tannic, lightly vinous finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation.
2008
Aroma of biscuit and dark lightly toasted malt, fresh dark stone fruit, lightly floral. Flavor is quite interesting, dry, but mildly sweet toasted malt, dates, figs, coffee, cocoa; finishes with the same slightly sweet maltiness with charred coffee and concentrated dried fruit. Excellent creamy body with nice mouth feel.

I wasn't sure what to expect from this pairing. While I almost always like aged barleywines, my enjoyment of aged stout is erratic with many too oxidized to seem like an improvement. In this case, while the 2015 is enjoyable enough, the lighter tannic nature is not what I hope for in a stout, although it is well within the Belgian stout style. The aged one on the other hand is a delight in both the mouth feel, which is like silk, and the remarkably balanced dried fruit and malt of the flavor. There is hint of oxidation, but it meshes well with the other flavors. I really liked the 2008 a great deal. I am absolutely going to lay down some more bottles of this for a while. I was prepared for the worst when this gushed on opening, but there is not a hint of sourness or other flavors associated with a bottle over its prime; it is in fact far mellower than the fresh stout.
I'm going to rate this for the 2008 bottle, which is a higher rating for flavor than the new one, which would have rated a solid 4, despite not being my favorite profile for a stout. This little brewery gets a lot of respect and this tasting certainly helped me understand its reputation. Excellent cellerable stout.

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Extra Export Stout from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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