Stouterik (The Brussels Stout) | Brasserie de la Senne

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Stouterik (The Brussels Stout)Stouterik (The Brussels Stout)
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Stouterik (The Brussels Stout)Stouterik (The Brussels Stout)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie de la Senne
Belgium
brasseriedelasenne.be

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by tavernjef on 07-06-2007

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#27,478
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
200
pDev:
11.59%
 
 
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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

another legendary beer from de la senne, who has definitely become one of my favorite breweries anywhere in the world. i always get so stoked to find ones from them i have never had before, usually dusty on some bottom warm shelf somewhere, which really doesnt seem to hurt their beer much if at all. this has a wonderful liveliness to it, interesting with the belgian yeast and the dark malts, and im surprised to see it is as low alcohol as it is, it has a dense, slow drinking speed to it despite the high carbonation and lighter then most american stouts roast profile. its got a deep brown color, no sediment at all, and a short but thick tan head, mocha colored almost. the aroma and flavor are awesome, faint oxidation meets impossibly dry dark grain, almost irish stout sort of dry and dark at the same time, but with a neat nuttiness in there too, a light cocoa powder aspect, and some amazing yeast that is belgian for sure but not real estery, super mature and completed in its fermenting work, and with a lightly wild element, not quite bretty but a little funky and interesting, its amazing all together, and each sip of this one wows me anew. a genre defining brew for me as a belgian stout goes, impressive depth and refinement. de la senne continue to kill it, it astounds me their beer doesnt get more attention...

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Photo of FLima
4.19/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep black color with a three-finger dark beige creamy head with great retention and leaving strong laces.
Nice aroma with lots of cocoa and dark chocolate and notes of coffee, lots of yeast, walnut and cream.
Flavor with notes of yeast, coffee, cocoa powder, walnut, raspberries, grassy and earthy hops, licorice, dark chocolate, cola, roasted and a bit of smoked malt and walnut. Quite dry aftertaste with a decent bitterness.
Deceivingly medium light body with appropriate carbonation.
Nice surprise. Belgians made this Irish Stout fun to drink and very flavorful. Lots of chocolate, very yeasty, complex and decently hopped. I would rather have this than a Guinness without a doubt.

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Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown color with fluffy beige head. Aroma has sweet chocolate, cacao, light brown sugar and a light yeasty note. Taste is roasty, slightly acrid, dry, light to medium roasty bitterness on the finish. Light to medium body, medium to low carbonation. Feels quite watery and simple overall.

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Photo of ArcturusB
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vinicole
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Very dark brown. Thick tan head which gradually thins.
Medium aroma of sweet toasted malt.
Initial sweetness is dispersed by a bitter finish. Burnt toast.
Rather thin for a stout.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Once again, the eradication of the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody enables me to conduct a modest horizontal, this time with the beers of Brasserie de la Senne.

From the bottle: "Belgian Dark Ale - Hand Crafted & Refermented in the Bottle".

Once more, a clue! If it says that the beer is "Refermented in the Bottle", then it probably bears a gentle pour. After I had a sufficient amount decanted, I gave it an in-glass swirl to raise a finger of foamy, deep-tan/light-brown head that slowly reverted back to wisps. Color was Very Dark Brown to Black/Opaque (SRM = > 34, < 44) with burgundy highlights. Nose had the roastiness of coffee along with the bitterness of dark chocolate. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but nicely effervescent and big on the tongue. The taste, while dry, was more towards dark chocolate than coffee, although I did taste both flavors. I was reminded of coffee-infused chocolate, which I enjoy and prefer to standard, sweet milk chocolate. The finish was dry, in keeping with the style. I found this to be a very enjoyable beer, especially at it reasonable price point. I would certainly recommend it to others.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled and drank with brie at mort subite
Jet black body with big foaming off white head that stays
Big liquorice aroma with some coffee and cocoa
Flavour I'd likewise

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Photo of Premo88
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz. bottle poured into snifter at brewery

L: classic black-and-tan stout look with black-looking liquid topped by 1-inch head of beige foam; sticks like paint on a wall and it does lace off a wide beige collar of foam; up to bright sun it'd dark brown and clear; an easy 5 ... perfect

S: roasty oak, molasses, peat -- sweetest peat smell I've come across, bleeding from peat into prunes, dates; as it warms, it opens up enough to push out some vanilla and mocha latte

T: roasted dirt ... very earthy and dry -- you can feel it sucking the moisture out of your mouth; oak wood aftertaste starts to build and build, then gets toasted and keeps building and then mixes with that earthy bitter opening flavor and becomes a BBQ-charred wood flavor that isn't sweet but has you reaching for the glass quickly to replenish, like an addictive potato chip session or a bag of Halloween candy you don't want to put down for fear mom and dad will take it from you; the way the flavor builds is interesting, then it reaches the point of a mocha latte with about 12 extra shots of espresso -- there's *something* in there, some kind of grain of sugar or something, but man do you have to fight through the bitter to get to it

F: light but well-filled out by carbonation ... and it has just a slight ale slickness to it; feels sturdy and well-made without being too heavy

O: Stouterik is stripped down but bold, simple but sophisticated -- its flavor spectrum that begins at bitter dirt and flows into wood, charred wood and a mega-espresso mocha is quite the journey for just 11 ounces of beer; there's no telling where this brew might take you over a full session, and I'd love to try a session of three or four, for even at it's most bitter, there's something in the flavor that keeps coaxing you to try; very interesting beer

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Photo of hdtrice
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MoohMooh
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle.

L: Thick 3-finger head, black body with a deep red base.
S: Caramel, with just a bit of citrusy hops. Quite sweet. Some earthy malt too. A little too clean maybe.
T: Coffee and caramel, black cherry. A hint of bitterness.
F: Light carbonation, smooth and a little sticky at the same time.
O: Enjoyable stout with a nice aftertaste.

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Photo of Euroglot
3.27/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Listed in the "1001 Beers To Drink Before You Die," I will review it when I have it again.

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Photo of chrisroarshack
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled back on 3/6/16. Comes in a 330ml (11.2 ounce) single bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a vintage "SONNEN GOLD-EX" pilsner glass.

Brew pours a pitch-black in color with close to a 3-finger foamy off-white head that lasted for a bit before settling down to around 5mm. A decent amount of lacing was seen with each sip. Aroma is of dark fruits, roasted malt with a hint of nuts. Taste is close to the aroma with a hint of light smoke and wood. Slight bitterness for the finish but didn't linger. Medium-bodied with lighter carbonation. Overall it as a decent brew that is worth a try

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Photo of DanGeo
3.18/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.21/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dougbreathe
4.17/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Stouterik (The Brussels Stout) from Brasserie de la Senne
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 200 ratings