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Stouterik - Brasserie de la Senne

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121 Ratings
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.03%


Brewed by:
Brasserie de la Senne visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 09-18-2007)
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palma

New York

3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Oh yes now this is a good irish dry stout. And brewed by a belgian!

Nose: Charcoal, mint, roasted chestnuts.

Taste: dry. Chocolate. Dark chocolate. Cream. Slightky astringent at the end. Basic but good. Nice and simple.

A pretty well made medium stout. You can keep looking for some complexity in the taste and can find it. I enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 21:28:31 | More by palma
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babaracas

Florida

4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark brown, thick soapy light brown head, thin layer sticks with a few splotches of lace behind. Smell: toffee, mild earthy and herbal hopping, brown bread, mild roast. Taste: mild roast, toasted brown bread, lots of toffee and chocolate, dark fruit note, earthy hopping to balance with citrus peel note. Pillowy, dry finish. nice.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 03:05:48 | More by babaracas
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pour is very dark reddish brown, translucence only noticeable when held to the light. A nice thick beige head rests up top, leaves decent lace and retains very well. Chocolate, bready and nutty malts make up the scent mostly, with some dark fruit there as well. Good strength.

Taste is nice. Chocolate, toasted bread, graininess, and a great dark fruit presence that intensifies with warmth. Some light earthy hoppiness. Solid flavors for a 4.5% stout, low sweetness. Mouthfeel is solid as well but maybe a touch on the thin side.

Not sure if this was attempting to be a dry stout really, but it manages to be a standout for the style I'd say. Very drinkable and nice flavors.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 03:34:45 | More by Chico1985
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CookstLiquor

British Columbia (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 330ml bottle. Pours a dark chestnut brown. There's not too much to the nose: light roasted malt notes and little bit of fruit. Unremarkable. Taste is similar to that of a well-made porter, though maybe a little on the light-bodied side. It's roasty and smoky with good carbonation. A good session beer for those who like dark brews.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 21:53:01 | More by CookstLiquor
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greenmtn1111

Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a glass chalice.

Black with tan head, starting at two fingers and then fading quickly. Dark, roasted malts on the nose with a sort of bitter, astringent smell as well. After a while it takes on a wet dog smell, which I can’t say is good. I get a lot more chocolate drinking it than with the aroma. The malt is really roasty, almost burnt-like. There’s a slight hint of bitter coffee, but that’s all. The taste is very nice and more complex than I was expecting. The finish is dry, like an Irish stout should be, but I think there is way too much carbonation in this. I want it to glide down my throat smoothly, but instead my tongue is assaulted by CO2. I think this could have been an excellent stout, but the carbonation takes a lot away from it in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 03:08:42 | More by greenmtn1111
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Recently stumbled across my notes from The Festival 2012. Lets do this!

A - Poured a very nice deep rich black with a very thick, dense and creamy head that fades to leave thick creamy side lacing. Just wonderful.

S - Aromas of coffee, rich chocolate, light malty sweetness, maybe some honey. Very, very nice.

T - Taste is solid, very nice roasted malts, gentle bitter coffee notes. Light, light dark fruits here. Bit on the sweet side.

M - Mouthfeel is quite smooth and creamy. Very nice for the ABV.

O - Overall, a solid stout out of Belgium. Have to pick up a bottle of this.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 23:53:50 | More by rudzud
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Always been interested in this beer as I am with most stouts. Never knew it was only 4.5% and an Irish Dry style Stout, always nice to try things beyond the Imperials and adjunct infused ones.

A- Poured from the bottle into a standard sized tulip. The black bodied beer looks thinner coming out of the glass than most American stouts, something one would expect. A MASSIVE head forms to about two inches in height and retains like whipped cream. The cap eventually falls to a frothy ring and cloud and leaves a large amount of itself behind on the glass. Blankets of lace.

S- Malt forward aroma with a dry roast grain feel and a good toasted nutty note right there with the very dark stuff. Some dark fruit and from the nose it doesn't seem the least bit sweet.

T- Dry roast malt with some bitterness comes through with a grainy feel as the major flavor to me but nutty and toasted biscuit hints add good malt complexity. The roast malt brings some coffee and chocolate hints but not sweet and dessert-like. Yeast strain seems Belgian and adds fig, raisin and spicy hints lending another layer of good flavors.

MF- Feels light like a cloud and dried out on the palate but a good creaminess when agitated, not thin at all. High carbonation foams up nicely adding to the nice creamy feel. Dry roast bitterness lingers in the finish.

Actually impressively multi-dimensional for a 4.5% stout. The chocolate flavor builds a lot with time and some warmth but the yeast still shines. Best example of the style I have tried thus far.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 02:53:47 | More by cbutova
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Moeder Lambic on 4/7/2013. Pours a deep brown with light highlights at the base. Head is rocky, 1.5 inches, dense and khaki-colored. The lacing on this beer is incredible and creates a basket weave pattern along the walls of the glass. Nose expresses dark malts, lactose, artificial sweetener, a roasty quality and perhaps a kiss of vanilla. Taste is roasty/earthy with some char, lactose sweetenss and some hops bittering towards the back the lingers between quaffs. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body, but closer to light, with an even carbonation - nothing spectacular, but spot on for what it should be. Overall, a solid low abv stout, but not something I need to revisit.

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2013 00:14:43 | More by Jwale73
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acevenom

Louisiana

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter glass. The beer pours dark brown to black with a thick, light tan head. The beer smells of dark roasted malt, chocolate, and fig. It's an interesting smelling stout. The taste follows the nose with some nice back end bitterness. The dark roasted malts also give some nice roasty flavors to the beer. The chocolate and light fig flavor also comes through. The body is light with moderate carbonation. The finish is dry. This is an easy stout to drink. This is a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 00:44:31 | More by acevenom
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Samp01

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown with a small quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma is of dry dark roasted malt, chocolate with a bit of dark dried fruity esters. Taste is sweet dry roasted chocolate malt flavored with some mild bitterness. Palate is a medium body with some good carbonation. Finishes with a dry roasted dark cacao malt with some bitterness on the end for balance. Overall not the best in class but a good respectable brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 23:28:05 | More by Samp01
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Dennoman

Belgium

4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh 2012 bottle, poured into a tulip glass.

A: As good as a traditional dry stout is going to look. Black with deep ruby hues. Beautiful thick and creamy head that dissolves into a nice lasting half a finger. Textbook as they go.

S: Notes of coffee, dark chocolate, toasted grains and honey. Some nice dark fruitiness from the yeast. Amazing aroma for a session stout.

T: Rich and toasty, with mostly bready, biscuity notes which are beefed up by nice and bitter coffee. No real hops coming in to play, but a stout doesn't need that for me. The roasted malts and fruity yeast do a great job at balancing at carrying this beer. Perhaps a tad sweeter than I would like it to be, but this is as close to perfection in the style as I've ever had from a dry stout.

M: Medium to light carbonation makes this beer very smooth. I guarantee no burps while drinking this somewhat quickly. I know this, because I simply couldn't stop drinking it after the first sip. It slides down your throat so easily, I guess you could consider it somewhat dangerous.

O: Having tried a fair few, this is hands down the best session stout I've ever had. I hate the fact this isn't widespread on nitro, because it would whipe the floor with the watery cold low-grade coffee that a lot of people think typify the genre. As a relatively cheap session beer, this is quite simply glorious. Something you could, and probably would, drink all night, every night. Absolutely amazing and another great effort from the people at De La Senne, who are rapidly rising to well-earnt superstar status here in Belgium.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 21:39:07 | More by Dennoman
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an opaque very dark amber in color (almost black) with some faint brown highlights and very light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall foamy tan head that very slowly fades to a thin film covering the entire surface with a couple of small slightly thicker patches and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of roasted malts with some lighter amounts of Belgian yeast.

T: Moderate flavors of roasted malts with some lighter notes of Belgian yeast and dark chocolate. Just more than light amounts of lingering bitterness.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Airy and very dry with lots of lingering dryness in the finish and just a hint of chalkiness.

O: This is a very enjoyable beer and an interesting one with the Belgian yeast in the Irish Dry Stout - I found the complexity of the flavor and the mouthfeel to really be the best parts of this beer. The alcohol is well hidden and it is easy to drink.

Note: Had this beer to celebrate @metter98's birthday - since he is an enjoyer of stouts and his name is Erik.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 01:29:52 | More by dbrauneis
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metter98

New York

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is very dark amber in color when held up to a bright light and black when viewed from afar. It poured with a finger high dark beige head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of roasted malts and Belgian yeast in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but also has some added notes of chocolate. Slight hints of bitterness are present in the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied, airy and very dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish has a lot of lingering dryness from the roasted malts and some hints of chalkiness from the yeast.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and sessionable. The Belgian yeast makes the taste a little more interesting when compared to other Irish Dry Stouts.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 02:21:51 | More by metter98
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maximep

New York

4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- pretty dark, one finger khaki head that disappears pretty quickly after settling. settles into a khaki ring. dark brew. when held up to the light, it's dark brown. not a engine oil stout. little disappointed with the head

S- roasted malts, toffee, caramel sharp ale yeast smell

T- really nice. same notes as smell, but also had a nice coffee chocolatiness to it. very complex for a sessionable beer. even picked up a little plum and leatheryness to it in the smell as i drank.

M- nice, lower medium body. perfect session feel. big bubbles. great beer to drink.

O- really glad i tried this one. fun and easy drinking, i wouldn't turn down another bottle of this in a second.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 23:21:10 | More by maximep
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on draft at Churchkey, a fine stout, but nothing special here. Beer is black / dark brown with a thin head of small brown bubbles, some lacing, moderate retention, looks fine.

Aroma is mildly roast, some malt.

Beer is medium in body, light on the finish, mildly bitter from the roast, otherwise it is just a stout, well made and I'd have it again but nothing special here.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2012 18:00:50 | More by drabmuh
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horshack7

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It's nice and dark with a head that is rather rocky with solid head retention.

Aroma: Some dryness in the nose. Espresso, dark grain with a light touch of brown bread sweetness. Faint smokiness, licorice root with traces of dark fruits.

Taste: Dark chocolate, espresso, dark malts with a slight toffee sweetness. Minor notes of smokiness and a twinge of black licorice. The mouthfeel is smooth with a nice dry finish.

Notes: Tasty, drinkable and a very good dry finish tops it off well and a good one to pick up. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 00:29:41 | More by horshack7
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Hophead717

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Deepest of browns, just shy of black, with a half finger off-white heads that dissipates quickly.

S: Roasted malts, light coffee, semi-sweet, faint hints of chocolate, and light grain. Nice and well-rounded, but a touch light.

T: Very roasty, again hints of chocolate and coffee, but the roast drives this beer. Fairly true to the style and dry.

M: On the thin side, but expected for the style and ABV. Moderately carbonated, which works well.

O: Nice for the style, though it's not my favorite (you can always tell when I explicitly grade to style). If I ever wanted this type of heavy-handed roasty, light body/ABV stout, I'd pick up another Stouterik.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 02:08:58 | More by Hophead717
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pixieskid

Germany

4.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think previous reviewers have been neglecting that this is a low abv stout intended to be a traditional dry stout, not some chewy, chocolaty, rich...anyway: it's a solid beer. To take a page out of the bros. book, it's a no frills stout that is quite solid.

Pours a simple black color iwth a solid 3 finger khaki head, dissipating slowly to a nice lingering head.
Nose; roasty, grainy, a bit of hops.
Taste; Slight sweetness upfront with a hint of chocolate, nice grain notes, and a dry lingering bitterness with a suggestion of rye. Finishes with a nice roastiness, grassy hops, and a touch of grains.
Mouthfeel, med. body, dry, somewhat slick.
Overall; simple, solid, well done, guessing it probably costs a pretty penny in the states and as such might have influenced the reviews I read...

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 18:14:29 | More by pixieskid
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SLeffler27

New York

3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The khaki head reaches only a frothy half inch before turning creamy and settling down. A fine lace is left on the nonic glass over a dark, almost black-brown beer.

Malty sweetness greets the nose with wheat bread, figs, and cherry. There is some woodiness and molasses to be found as this one warms.

A roasted bitterness quickly turns to a long, acrid finish. Tar flavors seem to be an underlying theme. Sweetness found in the aroma is completely lost and there is a hint of baker’s chocolate that becomes more pronounced with warmth.

Light bodied as expected, with a watery texture and no alcohol. This one is a little chalky and carbonation is too high for the style.

Enjoy this with Buffalo wings or a cheesy dip. On its own, Stouterik does not hold up, but as a beverage for Monday Night Football, it will be fine.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 20:24:49 | More by SLeffler27
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle picked up at State Line in Elkton, MD. Served in a De La Senne tulip.

Pours a dark brown color with a good light tan head and some lacing on the sides of the glass. The nose carries distinctive Belgian yeast along with some chocolate and roast. Flavor hits on the roast and chocolate with yeast and fruit in the background. Some light spice. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 13:34:20 | More by Thorpe429
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sketchpunx

New York

3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep brown into a Karmleit goblet. Nice 2 finger tan head.
Smell is roast coffee malts and chestnuts.

The taste is bitter malt and coffee. Feels A little thin actally. Nice dry finish.

This is good, but far from the best belgian stout i've tried. Overall Decent but nothing i would be dying to try again.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 00:16:06 | More by sketchpunx
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claytong

Vermont

3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance - dark and opaque, nice frothy head that leaves lacing for quite some time but not forever.

smell - malts and hops, pretty generic for the style

taste - mediocre malts, not as dark as you might expect them to be from the appearance

mouthfeel - a bit thin, but good carbonation. nice dry finish

for the price ill definitely pass...i can have much tastier sessions for a third of the price

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2011 02:29:04 | More by claytong
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

3.13/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours from an 11.5oz bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass. The head that tops the beer is foamy yet sparkles and pops like the head found on top of a soda. In fact, this beer looks alot like a cola found in any grocery store. The head remains about 1/4 inch tall but nothing notable. The beer is light in color, almost a brown purple with a dearth of opaqueness.

Aroma was slightly sour and chalky. This one kind of reminds me of Lion Stout in all regards except the alcohol found in LS. Chalky, battery acid, some chocolate malts. Not bad but not great.

Really light in overall flavor. There is a pretty hefty dose of chocolate and coffee on the tongue when the beer first touches the palate, but that quickly fades with the watery mouthfeel. The mouth is left very dry and not sated.

This is one light beer. Perfect for today since it is 97F outside, but I wouldnt really seek this one out. This one could be a beginners foray into craft beer or even the stout style. Rather boring.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2011 19:20:55 | More by SaCkErZ9
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up at Julio's, this bottle was cellared for about a year. Poured chilled into a pils glass.

A hazed medium brown color with thick cap of beige. The retention is good and lace sticks ok, the bead is fine. The smell is different, mostly caramel odor from the malt, but a light spice note from the hops in the background. The feel is dry and semi-spicy with moderate carbonation and finish is slightly bitter,yet dry and balanced overall.

This is a pretty tasty beer for the strength, light bodied, but nice mild caramel from the malt and light earthy elements that seem to blend with the hops well. slightly piney and mild pepper from the hops which actual are more dominant from mid taste on. I thought this was decent overall, not great. I don't drink a lot of this style but I don't think this has a lot of stout-like, more of a slightly hoppy brown -it is drinkable though.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2011 17:00:00 | More by Slatetank
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Monk's, Philly, PA

A nice Belgian stout. Not extremely potent or flavorful, but rather smooth/medium bodied/easy to drink.

Poured black with a finger of tan head that retained and laced fairly well. Roasty malts and cocoa on the nose, and a surprising mild hop presence. Smooth malts in the taste, cocoa and coffee, providing a dry and somewhat bitter finish. (That's probably what I detected in the smell, and not hops.) Medium bodied for a stout, a little thin, but still easily drinkable, even if not the best of its style.

Serving type: on-tap

05-13-2011 11:53:36 | More by Rifugium
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Stouterik from Brasserie de la Senne
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