De Dolle Extra Export Stout | Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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De Dolle Extra Export StoutDe Dolle Extra Export Stout

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stcules on 03-13-2004

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Photo of BillCheck
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of josanguapo
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From XXXII. In Duvel glass. After dinner. Better than the typical guinness stout thanks to its sugar. the coffee taste i dislike is only slightly appreciated in the aftertaste

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JackieKu
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hooliganlife
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

This is an interesting and different stout from a very fine brewery whose Oerbier and Arabier are must-haves. As a matter of fact, and since someone commented on the cool label, I thought it was a cool label too--and totally missed that it said "stout" on it. So I went into this with an odd mindset.

As it happens, this stout isn't very stouty anyway, which is cool with me. The foam and all is great, as is the deep-dark color. The smell is of a slightly acidic coffee with a tiny bit of caramel, a tiny bit of vanilla--much less so than other stouts I've had, and that also is cool with me. Its flavor is fine, quite light and somewhat sour. Again, that's also cool with me, since I'm not a huge stout fan.

In all, quite enjoyable, since I'm drinking it as what it is not, I suppose. Still, at $7 for a 33cl bottle, it's not an experience I will likely repeat. But kudos to De Dolle for making a very different, flavorful stout.

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Photo of epyon396
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rderedin
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
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 -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenBreeg
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlazinPhoenixLeopardLexy
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
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 +10.1%
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 -2.3%
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 -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leitmotif
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Paisan
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3.13/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gryphon69
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
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 +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

De Dolle Extra Export Stout from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 595 ratings