Stouterik - Brasserie de la Senne
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2.05/5 rDev -44.9%
Served from a bottle, Beermania, Brussels.
Pours a light brown, like weak coffee, thin fizzy head.
Nose has a hint of coffee, but not robust. Perhaps like burnt or stale coffee beans. Sugars also come though, like dark fruits.
Very thin in the mouth for a dry stout, with little malt backbone evident. Without a maltiness to bring it together, the burnt coffee and smoky taste (perhaps a hint of tobacco) are left sort of hanging isolated and limp. Really is reminiscent of coffee that has been brewed too weakly.
03-28-2009 10:20:36 | More by checkfeet
2.25/5 rDev -39.5%
a- super dark brown, almost black. poured with a decent head that dissipated rather quicjly
s- toasted malt, vanilla, hint of caramel and as mentioned before an odd chemical odor.
t- coffee, bitter chocolate, some hop bitterness. not a whole lot going on here, a little astringent actually, i can taste some of that chemical smell.
m- rather thin for a stout. feels kind of flat.
d- i'm not really a fan. i think there is a chemical charecter that comes through in this beer, i don't know what would cause this but it just felt flat and had an odd aftertaste.
10-26-2008 17:16:43 | More by schroe58
2.6/5 rDev -30.1%
This was a very light beer for a Stout. I must agree with some of the comments below saying it looks like a dark wheat beer. The head is rather large and does coat the glass nicely. I expected this stout to have a much darker body to it and a ton more flavor to it. The brews mouthfeel was smooth and on the lighter side. Not as heavy as most stouts in the realm. I know most Irish Stouts are on the lighter side too, but since this came from Belgium I was thinking perhaps it would have been amped up with something a little more interesting. Wouldn't need to have this one again.
04-07-2011 04:21:46 | More by Knapp85
2.95/5 rDev -20.7%
Poured with a nice, light brown to tan, medium sized head and no lace. Color is an almost opaque dark brown with amber highlights. Nose is roast malt, cocoa, coffee, a hint of skunk. Flavor is a litlte like nose minus the skunk. Dry stout with a bit of fruit arond the edges. Not a lot of depth. Body is ok but carbonation is a little too fizzy for the style. Finish is like flavor with some legs. Neat label though.
08-03-2010 01:30:21 | More by drpimento
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
3.05/5 rDev -18%
The foam was dark wheat in color, thick, semi-smooth and very lacy. The color was a dark burgandy and semi-opaque. The smell was wheaty at best with some fruity and bitter accents with some nutty undertones. It had a stong bready taste with a malty undertone and some nutty accents. Mouthfeel - medium to heavy bodied and smooth. Drinkability - other than the semi-sweet accent, I had an ok session.
01-21-2011 01:17:41 | More by Monsteruss
3.13/5 rDev -15.9%
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.
07-12-2011 19:20:55 | More by SaCkErZ9
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
3.35/5 rDev -9.9%
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.
08-13-2011 00:16:06 | More by sketchpunx
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
3.45/5 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
3.45/5 rDev -7.3%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
The color is a bark black with about two and a half fingers of light brown head.
The smell is a bit has a strong milky sour chocolate flavor. Is a bit sweet with some dark malt flavor and a small plastic flavor that is giving me a hint that this beer may be hitting it's shelf life.
The taste is a bit off with a bitterness that seems to take over for a bit before releasing to a bit of a chocolate flavor that is enjoyable. Has a bit of a premium dark chocolate flavor and some dryness that does take a bit off the flavor.
The feel is a bit light but is also a bit crazy on the palete at the same time. It does leave a little to be desired in the way that there is a nice chocolate feel but dries off to a grape feel and leaves the tongue a bit chapped.
It was a pleasant experence but still left a little to be desired.
12-02-2009 06:22:41 | More by Duhast500
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
3.48/5 rDev -6.5%
A: Black with a bit of carbonation and a huge head. The head was sticks around for a bit, but fades.
S: Smells sweet with hints of chocolate and it has a weird smoked hint to it.
T: The beer has a nice dark roast flavour to it, with a slight bit of smokedness to it. However, the flavour is kind of watery and after the initial tastes, the beer looses it's flavour.
M: Nice and creamy and good for a stout.
D: Eh Somewhat
04-12-2008 23:40:11 | More by swizzlenuts
Stouterik from Brasserie de la Senne
84 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.