Stouterik - Brasserie de la Senne

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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Brasserie de la Senne visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 09-18-2007)
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3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of rudzud
4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

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3.8/5  rDev +3%
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.

Photo of acevenom
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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Photo of Dennoman
4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

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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.

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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.

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Stouterik from Brasserie de la Senne
83 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.