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La Semeuse Espresso Stout - Brasserie Trois Dames

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La Semeuse Espresso StoutLa Semeuse Espresso Stout

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BA SCORE
80
good

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 16.38%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Switzerland

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: tpd975 on 10-17-2008)
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Reviews by sweemzander:
Photo of sweemzander
3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours a pitch black color. Produced an enormous fluffy tan head that stuck around for quite awhile. Plenty of clumpy lacing too.

(S)- An obvious deep roasted chocolatey coffee aroma that immediately reminds me of espresso. A cafe mocha anybody?

(T)- Not quite as rich as the smell led me to believe, but still some good roasted cocoa and coffee in there. A subtle vanilla sweetness at the end as it warmed.

(M)- The carbonation level is way too high for a stout; it really kills and masks some of the excellent espresso flavors in the body.

(O)- Aside from the carbonation level, this is a really excellent stout with espresso.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.93/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A new Swiss brewery to the area.Poured into a standard pint glass a near opaque black except for a bit brown colored hue when held to the light,really not much to speak of.A good amount of char in the nose,along with some dark roast espresso,and mocha.A little sharp in the mouth,I would say to medium feel for the style as well.Highly roasted on the palate with some soft sweetness,both compliment each other well.A pretty good sweet stout,its got good roast and espresso-like flavors,just a little thin in my book.

Photo of acurtis
2/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of biboergosum
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle, 7.2% ABV, and no longer named after the Swiss mountain coffee brand, but it does indeed still contain it.

This beer pours a hazy, very dark reddish cola hue, with three fingers of fizzy, foamy, and puffy beige head, which leaves some nicely thorough haunted forest branch lace around the glass as it steadily recedes.

It smells of earthy, bitter espresso coffee grounds, medium-sweet cocoa, slightly acidic cafe au lait, and a touch of leafy hops. The taste is rich, creamy milk chocolate, cut with a tart espresso edge - quite earthy, and somewhat woody - some mild sour black fruit, a wee bit of wet ash, and stunned leafy hops.

The bubbles are on the low side of the median, the body likewise under-performing where percentiles might be concerned - a thin medium-light weight at best, and actually somewhat smooth, once the espresso bitterness fades, at least. It finishes just off-dry, the coffee/chocolate morphing into a crackery tea-accompaniment sort of thing.

A decent enough strong coffee flavoured stout, however, so much so that the milky goodness of the style really has to struggle to be seen and heard (ok, tasted). It could also use a step up in weight class, as my perception of it becomes more and more like real cold coffee as it fades from memory.

Photo of Sammy
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from private order. Pours jet black, with little head. Coffee, mild expresso aromas. The mouthfeel is a bit above average, yet not as thick as I would expect, watery in the finish. Taste of expresso coffee is a little rich,on the bitter side. One of their better ones.

Photo of Bung
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz. just barely more black than a brown cola pour. Whispy layer of light tan.

Aroma, a sugary malt and chocolate. Not really picking up any coffee.

Taste, More malt, caramel, light milk chocolate. Nice caramel latte. Really pretty nice.

Mouthfeel is a tad on the thin side. Carbonation seems a tad higher but doesn't really detract. The barely mid body detracts here more. Does drink very easy though.
Nice to try, though not real cheap here in the states.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a black color stout with a light medium brown foamy head with average retention and not much lacing. Aroma of medium dry espresso with light roasted malt also noticeable. Taste is a nice enough mix between some espresso coffee and light roasted malt. Body is too thin for style with adequate carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not bad overall but hard to compare when you taste so many huge IS; this one seems a bit thin in terms of body and taste.

Photo of MarkJBurch
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of ScaryEd
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of JamnesCameron
4.18/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

Pours a jet black, with a few fingers of tan head that slowly drops. Lacing evident.

Aromas of strong dark mocho java, sweet, roasty, a hint of anise. Cocoa.

Flavors of a mocho java shake, cocoa, coffee, roasted, a little "tinny" slightly metallic taste. Bitterness mainly from the roasted grains. Hint of anise with a roasty finish that is short.

Mouthfeel is light, not quite watery, odd considering the strength of the beer.

Nice, drinkable beer, but a light mouthfeel for the style. Overall, a very nice dessert beer. Try with a scoop of ice cream, coffee or chocolate flavored.

Photo of rowyn
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into crooked stave tulip. Purchased at World of Beer in Rochester, NY. The bottle label on this BA page looks way cooler than the plain label on this bottle...
Pours a deep black color with a bit of white lacing...
great coffee and sweet lacto aromas mixed with a hint of slight hint of funk...ever so slight, but something earthy or spicy or funky.
Very crisp sweet lacto stout flavor with a hint of woddy or earthiness but remains very sweet.
Super easy drinker...a bit bitter or tart but not overly anything..just all around balanced and way more personallity than most sweet stouts. Really nice brew...just wish it was more available and a bit less pricy.

Photo of MRsojourner
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Timmy13T
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of jgammoniv
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of LampertLand
3.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Trois Dames 'Espresso Stout' @ 7.2% , served from a 330 ml bottle purchased for $5

A-pour is a dark cola brown from the bottle to near black in the glass with a small tan head leaving a large spotty lace along the pint glass

S-mild espresso

T-smooth tasting , lingering bittersweet finish

MF-medium carbonation , medium to full bodied , dryness lingers on the palate

Ov-good tasting beer , pricey for small bottle , glad I tried it

prost LampertLand

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of jlindros
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got from Beervana as an extra bottle dished out for the volunteers.

Pours a smaller fizzy head that fades fairly quickly to just a head covering, over almost pitch black beer with the slightest hint of light coming through dark brown edges.

Nose has nice rich chocolate, dark but creamy chocolate, then some espresso, freshly ground espresso beans bringing the slightest hint of roasted almost burnt acrid aroma but barely, and just a touch of dark fruits. Also hint of cocoa nibs.

Taste starts fairly bitter, with a tinny burnt flavor from the roasted malts and coffee, the tannic acrid and acidic coffee flavor from hot brewing before adding, but it's not too heavy. Then a light espresso flavor itself, with a slight roasted malt. Again chocolate but much less with a slight dark chocolate and hint of cocoa nibs. Luscious creamy feel maybe lactose in it. A drier but still bitter and slightly acrid finish, more coffee and a bit of dark chocolate, and more lactose.

Mouth is a bit heavier bodied, creamy, decent but lower carb.

Overall not bad, they brewed coffee before adding it and it brought the acrid acidic burnt coffee flavors, as well as some roasted malts, but it's not too bad. Nice chocolate and roasty aroma, and the coffee overall isn't huge, more of the burnt flavors than coffee itself.

Photo of jdhilt
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger light tan head that fades slowly to a ring leaving a good lace. Deep brown color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Coffee nose and flavor is chocolate and coffee. $6.00 for a 330ml bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

Photo of djaeon
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of electtodefer
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of bigred89
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
4.08/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of bfields4
4.2/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very deep amber almost black, but for a nice amber hue. Not much head just a little mocha lace.

Smells very malty. Espresso and slight caramel characteristics.

A slight Belgian twang accompanies coffee and roasted flavors.

Very light and refreshing for a beer with coffee. Interesting concept. I was told it was a sour coffee beer, and I could see that. The flavors play off each other nicely. I'm surprised this beer does not get more love. I guess people are looking for that big RIS flavor.

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La Semeuse Espresso Stout from Brasserie Trois Dames
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