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Stouterik - Brasserie de la Senne

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162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de la Senne visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tavernjef on 07-06-2007

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Ratings: 162 | Reviews: 86
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Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of NoetheMatt
2.77/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Just... plain and unattractive. The taste is too mediocre to make up for it.

Photo of pat61
4.27/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am drinking a 3 year old bottle of Stouterik and it has held up well. It pours brilliant deep dark brown under a finely bubbled 2” lightly tan tinted foam collar. It has a big sherry nose with a whiff of toast in the background. Sherry, dark dried fruit with mild roast and traces of caramel and chocolate form the palate. It is very smooth, creamy and surprisingly light bodied with above average carbonation.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(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.

Photo of acurtis
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of schuim
3.08/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of ggaughan
4.12/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of IntriqKen
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of greenmtn1111
3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

Photo of Sammy
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Bierschenker
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Photo of Samp01
3.51/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Photo of fitzy84
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Photo of CookstLiquor
3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Photo of claspada
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not expecting much out of this since when my local place sells discount beers they are at least a year old. Lets just say 2015 is not an option for "best drank by" date

A - Slight sediment in the base but pretty good carbonation a 1/4 inch that is fizzing out rather quickly and a ruby red deep stout base.
S - I can smell the sherry others described with faint notes of wood, smoke and mild chocolate. It's not skunked so I can say its smells great.
T - Some dried dates, a touch of ashy roast and some good smoke flavors. Held up quite good for whatever date it is. Mild bitter finish.
M - Very bubbly despite the age feels like I am drinking a carbonated soda.

Overall not bad it's quite smooth for the style and I can't get it again since they are clearing them from the shelf's. Pick it up if you like the style.

Photo of beerpirates
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at moeder lambic fontainas

Very dark-almost black. Tan head, medium size bubbles but not lasting very long
The aroma is pretty much what you expect from a stout: pure black bitter choccolate and coffee dominating, roasted malts. Intense and quite persistent scent. The body is light and the carbonation too fizzy.
In the mouth it feels very smooth , the dark malts taste is the main characteristic and there is a nice bitterness coming from hops as well. I like the bitterness coating my mouth and lasting several minutes.

Good stout for its type

Photo of Hophead717
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Photo of GbVDave
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a DT tulip.

A: Black as coal tar with a creamy three-finger head that's dark tan in color. As the head recedes it leaves copious amounts of lace in the glass.

S: I found the initial aroma to be overwhelmingly of bitter bakers chocolate, with a slight backing of milk chocolate. Also noted were espresso, plums, burnt malt and brown sugar.

T: Burnt dark chocolate, bitter coffee, molassas, and a certain earthy "dirtiness" probably due to the yeast from the bottle conditioning. Slight tart cherry quality in the finish.

M: Burnt and bitter are the first words that pop to mind, but as it warms a slight creaminess rears its' head. The finish reverts to the bitterness laid out in the beginning.

D: Despite all of the "porter styled" burnt/bitterness going on here, I found this to be enjoyable and a quite a nice little surprise to bring home from West Lakeview Liquors!

Photo of cbutova
4.34/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

Photo of mdagnew
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle bought from Tuckers Maltings...

Poured pitch black even when held up to the light with maybe the slightest hint of brown round the edges.. Creamy mocha head poured tight, thick and meringue like then faded quickly to decent thickish covering.. lots of thick lines of lacing coat the glass for the duration...

Aroma - Quite strong dustiness / light smokiness, roasted chocolate maltiness, instant coffee granules, burnt toasted bread, some dark rich fruits (black cherries and blackcurrents), some vanilla notes, faint treacle sweetness, some pepperiness..

Taste – Pretty strong roasted malt bitterness, lots of pepperiness, light smoky notes, quite earthy, faint anise, roasted nuts, strong dark coffee / espresso, no real sweetness - just the slightest hint of some dark muscovado sugar.. some light blackcurrent fruitiness, light milky traces... all the flavours seem a little watered down though...

Feel - Pretty sharp and very dry...medium bodied... Pretty low ABV for a Belgian brew makes this go down very easily..

Overall - A pretty good stout although i think the flavours could all do with being beefed up a bit.. recommended...

Photo of dbrauneis
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.58/5  rDev -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.

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Stouterik from Brasserie de la Senne
83 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.