Stouterik - Brasserie de la Senne
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Reviews by Samp01:
3.5/5 rDev -5.9%
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.
01-08-2013 23:28:05 | More by Samp01
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4.08/5 rDev +9.7%
I picked this up from the marked down cart at Bestway today not knowing what to expect from this beer,I was pleasantly surprised.Poured into a tulip glass more of a dark brown than black,a fluffy one finger slight off white head atop that settled into a creamy mass leaving two rings of broken lace behind.Lighter cocoa aromas with some metallic/iron,the roast comes thru more as it warms a little.Flavors are very much like a dry stout up front,unsweetened chocolate,dark roast,and char make up the initial flavors, a decent fruitiness comes in late rounding it out very well.Very nice for a "smaller" stout,much more complex than expected.
05-24-2010 21:45:21 | More by oberon
3.78/5 rDev +1.6%
(Served in a dimple mug)
A- This beer has a dense opaque brown body with a thick head of dirty tan with lots of bubble caught in it. There is a strong carbonation of bubble that keep gliding up from the base.
S- The clean light chocolate milk aroma is followed by a soft hop finish that has a lime quality to it. As the beer warms the lime quality increases.
T- There is a chocolate malt flavor that taste a bit stale with a sour flavor to follow. As the beer warms this sour flavor turns more bright and a chalky flavor comes through. The finish is a carbonic acid lemon lime soda flavor followed by nothing for a moment then a roasted bitterness comes back onto the tongue.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a dry texture and no alcohol heat.
D- This beer has a pretty thin flavor with some interesting qualities and a unique hop profile. This beer intrigued me but I'm not sure I could drink to many of them.
06-09-2009 20:31:19 | More by rhoadsrage
3.95/5 rDev +6.2%
Stouterik - ABV: 4.50 %
From tap at Memphis taproom in Tulip.
Jet black with small brown head. Mild but complex aroma, Very dry and bitter. Taste of dark roasted malt, chocolate, fruit and hops. Exceptionally drinkable dry stout, medium bodied and very enjoyable.
12-01-2010 20:40:01 | More by acurtis
3.05/5 rDev -18%
Had this one at a festival in belgium. The served it from the tap. The looks were very nice, deep brown to black and a light coloured head on it. The smell was very dry of roasted malts.
The taste was nice and tha roasted malt had the biggest part in the taste, not really a hop flavour to balance it. The end misses the hoppy caracter to make you wish for another. It leaves a long lingering dry taste of roasted malt.
Good but could even be better with a little more body to bring balance to the dry taste of roast malt.
03-12-2009 16:25:12 | More by schuim
4.1/5 rDev +10.2%
33 cl bottle. The beer poured a deep deep brown, nearly black body with a slight tan head that gave way to a little ring on the edge of the glass with some good lacing. There was a pleasing roasted malt aroma. The taste was a nice chocolately and roasted malt base with notes of coffee and a slight hop bitterness on the back. Medium body.
02-20-2008 21:05:59 | More by ggaughan
3.9/5 rDev +4.8%
Poured a nice coffee black with a two finger tan head that melts very slowly to an 1/8" tan coating and leaves a nice sticky map as you drink the beer.
Aroma is toasted dark malts, bittersweet chocolate, and soap<?>.
Flavor has a nice smokey undertone to it. Dark bittersweet chocolate malt, hint of a hop bite, bakers chocolate. All with a smokey undertone that blends and balances nicely.
Mouthfeel is adequate...neither too thick or thin, and there is a gentle drying on the tongue after you swallow.
12-29-2007 19:26:38 | More by IntriqKen
3.45/5 rDev -7.3%
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.
07-02-2013 03:08:42 | More by greenmtn1111
3.48/5 rDev -6.5%
Beer bistro. Black, with a little permanent off-whte head, lace on the sides of the glass, and rising carbonation bubbles. Sourish aromas, mild roast as well. The mouthfeel is below average. The taste is a mild stout, with roast right there. Sourish roast, a tad astringent, in the finish.
08-15-2010 20:28:20 | More by Sammy
3.63/5 rDev -2.4%
This is my first non-Irish stout, interesting…
It has the same misty darkness, but the head is definitely different. When I poured the beer, a really big head developed. It’s much greyer then the creamy thick head you usually encounter. And it has much larger bubbles. Due to the very rich carbonation, the head is stable.
The scent is a bit different as well. I’m able to recognize those elements that are present in a pint of Guinness. But that typical yeasty Belgian element is present as well. Burned and sweetened malts and liquorices. Still, it’s overall quite weak.
The taste is stronger. It opens with a strong watery burned grain taste. It’s bitter and aggressive. And it’s too sweet.
Aftertaste is bitter and dry, but sweet as well.
It’s a stout, but no Irish stout.
07-14-2008 17:34:46 | More by Bierschenker
3.33/5 rDev -10.5%
Poured with a rather large, bubbly head. Very creamy in appearance with a burnt, light brown look. Dark, coffee-colored appearance, but the head dominates, even with its lacking lacing. Aromas have a decent mix of cream, toffee, coffee, burnt sugars. Taste has more of an acidic, bitter fruit taste to it mixed with a milky cream. Like you can see in this review, the creamy aspect is a plus to this drink, but its not overpowering or too off-balanced. Overall, decent.
06-25-2009 00:02:48 | More by fitzy84
3.5/5 rDev -5.9%
Bottle: Poured a light dark color ale with a huge off-white foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of light bitter roasted malt is somewhat interesting. Taste is also dominated by some light roasted malt and some light hops presence. Good carbonation but body is a bit thin. As previous raters mentioned, this beer seems to be geared toward drinkability and might lack some character.
09-19-2008 19:05:13 | More by Phyl21ca
3.78/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
11-16-2012 02:21:51 | More by metter98
British Columbia (Canada)
3.43/5 rDev -7.8%
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.
08-06-2013 21:53:01 | More by CookstLiquor
3.88/5 rDev +4.3%
Pours very dark brown, essentially black, with a typical Belgian style tan head. Fairly good retention and lacing. Very visually appealing.
Aroma is quite inviting as well; roasted malts and chocolate. Pretty standard for an American stout, but this is Belgian Stout, I wouldn't call it an Irish Dry Stout that's for sure.
Taste is much more than you would expect from a Dry Stout, much more flavor, lots of chocolate and roasted dark malts. Extremely flavorful without being heavy handed at all, Belgian yeast I believe helps with that aspect.
Mouthfeel is creamy without feeling too thick or heavy, there is a nice level of carbonation which I also contribute to the Belgian yeast strain they are using. I think the mouthfeel is my favorite part of this beer.
Drinkability is off the charts because of the amount of flavor packed into this low ABV offering. Highly recommended but I don't think I will be paying $4 a bottle for this one again when there are comparable cheaper offerings around.
08-29-2010 13:56:45 | More by claspada
Stouterik from Brasserie de la Senne
84 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.