1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Hoogstraten Poorter - Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.

Not Rated.
Hoogstraten PoorterHoogstraten Poorter

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

135 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 135
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 7
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Sterkens N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2000

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (17) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 135 | Reviews: 90
Photo of rawfish
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TylerKitchens
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gator_Nation
4.24/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Franck
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of ckollias
4.16/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of JonnyRebel
3.36/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of stevoj
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Pours out dark with an oily skin of a head. Dried fruit aroma , hint of molasses. Taste is on the sweet side, fruit, sugar. Taste dissipated quickly, overall mouthful is slightly watery.

Photo of avwrite
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%

One of the most interesting beers I've ever had. Can't say I enjoyed it too much, but it was a dark porter that was SWEET. I could definitely taste a perfumey, fruity sweetness with every sip. It's almost like licorice. It was a taste I've never had before, but after a while, it started to get to me. The unique flavor threw me off, and I was unsure if I wanted more.

Photo of garciaike
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Bkeeb
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of JuanAlberto
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of JustinFinger
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of BSuter
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of watchnerd
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Nearly black as night, with a quickly dissapating beige cream head.

S: There's more upfront sweetness to the smell than there is in the taste. From the smell I was expecting something that would suit a dessert nicely. Elements of Guinness-style smoothness under the sweetness, with just a small hint of more assertive flavors (almond, hop, raisin).

T: Nutty, thick, slightly toasty, and savory, with a lingering background sweetness. Not the dessert drink I'd anticipated. It's bite was softened by it's creaminess, but the bite was still present and appreciated. In terms of ABV, I would have assumed it was higher (around 8, rather than 6). The taste was reminiscent of some other, better beers (Like Delirium Nocturnum), which could have lessened my opinionof it. Despite that, it was very solid and very enjoyable. Better than average, definitely.

M: Thick, but appropriately so, considering. The sweet aftertaste made a gradual exit, but did not overstay its welcome as is often the case.

O: The price discourages regular purchases, but besides that point this beer is very good. Not a must-buy, since there are cheaper beers that I'd argue do it better, but it's well worth a shot.

Photo of Kappakoosh
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of RedWeizen83
5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A cola looking body with just off white big bubbly head

Low key aromas of acid drops and coriander

Tastes like a mildly spiced coffee not all that much roast or charcoal coming through with a slight but very unfortunate note of stomach acid

Much thinner than I imagined what with the heavy ceramic and bottle notes it is also very fizzy to begin with and goes flat very quickly.

This was very expensive and
still trying to weigh out with it being a barely above average ale
and such a fantastic and re-useable bottle wether this was worth the big expense.

Photo of LJC3
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of kds2437
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of JamLand
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of sbanacho
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Hoogstraten Poorter from Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.
84 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.