De Dolle Extra Export Stout | Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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De Dolle Extra Export StoutDe Dolle Extra Export Stout
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:
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Added by stcules on 03-13-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
583
Reviews:
392
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
12.05%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
40
For Trade:
1
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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

lots of hype i have in my head around de dolle, all of their beer i have had has been awesome, so i jumped on this when i saw it on sale this week. bottled in february 2013. its a crazy pour, mocha brown airy fizzy head rises up and fills my globe before the beer can, and i lose a few ounces from the bottle gushing out as well. dark brown liquid, not black, and once the head settles, approachable looking for what it is. it has a sharp smell to it, no markers or anything caustic like that, but a tannic tartness, almost dried cherry notes, neat but not what i expected. so much less dark roast, so much more yeast. the flavor too is quite tannic, even pushing acidic. its yeasty for sure too, which i really like in a stout, and really like about de dolle, but its almost in the place of dark grain in this stout, where bitterness and rich roast belongs, i have tangy yeast and mild oxidation. chocolate and ashy bite are there in the finish, but the acidity is a lot, and i dont love it. carbonation is really high for style but i dont mind that at all, it lightens the 9% abv pretty well. overall i like that this is different, but i dont love it on the whole. probably my least favorite beer from these guys so far...

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Photo of jkrug5
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenBreeg
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlazinPhoenixLeopardLexy
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Great coffee flavor but I found it a bit watery, I still would recommend this stout. Better flavor than most stouts.

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Photo of JudgeRoughneck
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - rocky marbled heard, poor lace, fair retention, no legs, opaque black w dull luster. foam slowly snakes its way up bottle neck.

Aroma- wow, bright flowers, dried cherry, coacoa, earth, clove, and cinnamon, anise, bitter chocolate, coffee, amazing coconut note from alcohol, salted caramel, lightly solvent at times, but overall amazing and in balance. Most notes are moderately strong.

Flavor - light notes of coffee cherry and lychee with wisps of herbal hop, washed out by a moderate cola character, with stronger clove and horehound in the finish. Dark caramel malt is muted by very good attenuation. Notes of hey, violet and dandelion , peak out of moderately strong aromatic coacoa character. Finish sneaks out quickly, with a light bitter chocolate aftertaste. Possibly detecting a trace of sulfur, and a barely detectable diacetyl. There does seem to be a light lactic acidity, though it is difficult to say in such a dark beer and basically a background component.

MF- medium-light bodied, with light alcohol, light sourness, medium-low carbonation,

Overall-Undeniabley Belgian. Undeniabley export stout. totally unique.

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Photo of bisonfort
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Slightly Sour. Interesting flavor.

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Photo of vande
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leitmotif
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Paisan
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3.13/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gryphon69
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- nice black color, Insane exploding head that filled the glass with a 1/4 bottle pour. thin lacing compared to the head.

S- Very sweet dark fruits, some cocoa and burnt sugars.

T- Just like the smell, very sweet up front, with some cocoas coming in softly in the end. Lots of complexity going on start to finish.

M- Medium body, medium tiny bubble carbonation, slick and smooth.

O- Really good, but to sweet for me to have more than 1 per sitting. The pour is outrageous and took about 5 min to finish, it actually foamed all over the desk like a mini volcano when I opened the bottle. Lots of complex flavors to keep you guessing, and overall a great beer.

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Photo of JavierGC
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Halvey
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutBoi
4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

February, 2013 date printed on outer bottle cap, making the beer roughly 2.5 years old. Poured into a snifter from Finback Brewing.

L: The beer spouted a bit upon opening, pouring with a thick, uneven head that required several minutes to settle, leaving virtually no lacing. Color of deep mahogany with glints of ruby when held up to the light and a cafe latte-hued head.

S: Conspicuous medicinal/herbal notes combined with concord grape and red berries. Almost no malt, with a vaguely bitter smell of aspirin bottle or sourdough bread batter. Lesser notes of fig and plum.

T: In true Belgian stout fashion, no notes of coffee or chocolate up front. As with the nose, dark fruits are prominent, with the grapes taking a back seat. Medicinal/yeasty flourishes throughout, with a faint cocoa bitterness in the aftertaste.

F: Mildly carbonated, effervescent for a stout of any kind, with a feel reminiscent of Belgian sours. This carbonation, combined with the dryness, prevents the beer from becoming too syrupy or sour all at once. The bubbles do subside about halfway through consumption, giving it a more typically stout-like quality ultimately.

I liked this despite it having been cellared for nearly three years. Might have to go back and try a newer one to see what the differences are. Overall, an outlier of a stout, and even a Belgian stout. Very unique offering from De Dolle.

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Photo of Zekenyce
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rolltide8425
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerOps
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MaximumYuks
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrchrisray
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of snowmageddon
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of memphischas
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of JimmyVortex
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

De Dolle Extra Export Stout from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
3.9 out of 5 based on 583 ratings.
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