De Dolle Special Extra Export Stout

De Dolle Special Extra Export Stout

Rated 3.846 by BeerPals

Brewed by De Dolle Brouwers

Diksmuide, Belgium

Style:  Foreign / Extra Stout

9% Alcohol by Volume

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Stout is an old-fashioned beer, but still popular in English speaking countries. Upon request by the American brewer, we brew Stout a couple of times a year, with roasted malt, caramel malt and pale malt, Nugget hops and the same fermentation as Oerbier. The combination of all that is a bitter, tart beer, with character. It could have been drunk in England or Ireland some 200 years ago. Cheers !

ID: 11503 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank409
Overall Percentile99.2
Style Rank4 of 135
Style Percentile97
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score4.6
Average Score3.925
Weighted Score3.846
Standard Deviation0.392

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  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 4.5 9 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Pours a deep, barely transparent sable that is chocolaty brown near the bottom of my glass mug. Head is quite thick, light tan and rather persistent. (The head was HUGE with my first pour!) Aroma is smoky with strong coffee and unsweetened chocolate tones as well as hints of malt, hops and even a touch of fruit. Mouth-filling flavor is like fine roast coffee with citrus and nutty hints and touches of unsweetened chocolate and caramel, simply lip-smacking. Texture is thick, smooth and fizzy. A winner!

  • JNE5HUSG 1814 reviews
    rated 4.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    330 ml capped bottle. Poured an opaque almost black with hints of burgundy coloured Stout with a slight guhsing two fingers thick tan creamy foamy head that had a huge retention and tons of micro bubbles. Soft carbonation. Good lacing. The aroma is rich, roasted malts, coffee, caramel, chocolate, candied red fruits, cherries, raisins and spicy. The flavour is a rich malty base with roasted malts, molasses, red fruits, cherries, raisins, spicy , licorice and a touch of sourness. The mouthfeel is creamy, very smooth and "thick ". This medium to full bodied Stout has a roasted and bitter coffee beans finish. A powerful tasting " Extra " Stout. I like it.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 4.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    I read the bottle and I started to think....this is a Belgian Guinness. You can never go wrong with a Guinness. The pour started off well with a very dark brown beer filling the glass. A thin brown head topped it all off. The aroma was dark malt, roasted coffee, and butterscotch. The flavour was malty, sweet bitterscotch, and a bitter finish. Not as well balanced as Guinness, but a very good beer.

  • SIGMUND 6205 reviews
    rated 4.4 13 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    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.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 4.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Yeah....definitely be careful cause this one is heavily carbonated. After reading the reviews, I took it out of the fridge for about ten minutes. Then I poured about half the bottle very slowly, which still produced a decent amount of light mocha colored head on top of the dark black appearance. Champagne-like on the pour, so then I smelled the beer. Hmmmm.....smelled like champagne too. I thought that maybe since it was in my mind already I was associating with champagne, but went back and yup....still there. So now I go to taste and which is slightly different than many stouts I'm used to. Unlike the sweet and many dry stouts, this had some sour notes. After a bit I am getting nice chocolate malty flavors, but unique to most Americanized stouts. Drinks smoothly for a 9%. I am liking this more towards the end (noticing both malts and hops more).

  • CHANGEUP45 864 reviews
    rated 3.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottle from Knightly. Not quite black, a deep brown color (although looks black once in the glass) and pours with a thick tan head with nice retention. The aroma is charcoal, leather, vanilla, wood, definitely some campfire smokey scent in there. Flavors are peppery and roasty but easy drinking and even a tad thin. The flavors do pick up with a lot of what’s going on in the aroma, tobacco, wood, smoke with the addition of chocolate, black coffee, and caramel. Not all that complex. I’d say this one is good but not great.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.9 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    .."crazy" from the crazies .. . possess dust, wood, cherries and lacto flavours .. . complex and strange . . nice stuff but abstract and DnB remix quality .. .

  • YUMBEER 275 reviews
    rated 3.9 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This stout is very unique and very different from any other stout I have ever drunk. It had a deep dark brown thick head with a black body. The first thing I smelled was licorice which was of the bitter English style. When I tasted this beer I was immediately overtaken by the English style licorice followed by burnt and roasted flavors. This beer had a good balance of roasted and burnt malty flavors complemented by a strong licorice flavor. A medium bodied beer that is a pleasure to consume.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.5 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    An interesting beer to say the least. Quite different from the standard American take on stouts. Aroma was chocolatey, some toffee, subtle roasted coffe and malt notes too. Underneath it all was an odd fruity/apple like character that seemed to lurk around the entire time. Appearance was dark, but it carried some dark brown notes around the edges. Huge eruptive dark tan head too. Took awhile for it to reduce to drinkable status. Mouthfeel was on the thin side of things. Nothing bad, just..pedestrian. Flavor was something different, although I'm not sure I'd find myself longing for it after I've consumed the whole bottle. Chalky chocolate on the palate with a sour funkyness that, although different, I didn't really like in my stout. Plus the alcohol hit ya like a freight train. Nothing really complex, and aside from this one occasion I doubt I will retry unless it's at a tasting. Too many other great stouts to try.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.8 16 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Dark brown colour, huge brown fluffy head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and smoke. Flavour has the same in it. Slightly acidic hopping in the finish in my opinion, but still a very good beer.

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