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)

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Brasserie de la Senne

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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Ratings: 199 |  Reviews: 96
Photo of TheDarkestYouveGot
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of maximep
4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- pretty dark, one finger khaki head that disappears pretty quickly after settling. settles into a khaki ring. dark brew. when held up to the light, it's dark brown. not a engine oil stout. little disappointed with the head

S- roasted malts, toffee, caramel sharp ale yeast smell

T- really nice. same notes as smell, but also had a nice coffee chocolatiness to it. very complex for a sessionable beer. even picked up a little plum and leatheryness to it in the smell as i drank.

M- nice, lower medium body. perfect session feel. big bubbles. great beer to drink.

O- really glad i tried this one. fun and easy drinking, i wouldn't turn down another bottle of this in a second.

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Photo of bigd84
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of drabmuh
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on draft at Churchkey, a fine stout, but nothing special here. Beer is black / dark brown with a thin head of small brown bubbles, some lacing, moderate retention, looks fine.

Aroma is mildly roast, some malt.

Beer is medium in body, light on the finish, mildly bitter from the roast, otherwise it is just a stout, well made and I'd have it again but nothing special here.

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Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of horshack7
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It's nice and dark with a head that is rather rocky with solid head retention.

Aroma: Some dryness in the nose. Espresso, dark grain with a light touch of brown bread sweetness. Faint smokiness, licorice root with traces of dark fruits.

Taste: Dark chocolate, espresso, dark malts with a slight toffee sweetness. Minor notes of smokiness and a twinge of black licorice. The mouthfeel is smooth with a nice dry finish.

Notes: Tasty, drinkable and a very good dry finish tops it off well and a good one to pick up. Cheers.

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Photo of Hophead717
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Deepest of browns, just shy of black, with a half finger off-white heads that dissipates quickly.

S: Roasted malts, light coffee, semi-sweet, faint hints of chocolate, and light grain. Nice and well-rounded, but a touch light.

T: Very roasty, again hints of chocolate and coffee, but the roast drives this beer. Fairly true to the style and dry.

M: On the thin side, but expected for the style and ABV. Moderately carbonated, which works well.

O: Nice for the style, though it's not my favorite (you can always tell when I explicitly grade to style). If I ever wanted this type of heavy-handed roasty, light body/ABV stout, I'd pick up another Stouterik.

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Photo of OriolesFan1008
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of pixieskid
4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think previous reviewers have been neglecting that this is a low abv stout intended to be a traditional dry stout, not some chewy, chocolaty, rich...anyway: it's a solid beer. To take a page out of the bros. book, it's a no frills stout that is quite solid.

Pours a simple black color iwth a solid 3 finger khaki head, dissipating slowly to a nice lingering head.
Nose; roasty, grainy, a bit of hops.
Taste; Slight sweetness upfront with a hint of chocolate, nice grain notes, and a dry lingering bitterness with a suggestion of rye. Finishes with a nice roastiness, grassy hops, and a touch of grains.
Mouthfeel, med. body, dry, somewhat slick.
Overall; simple, solid, well done, guessing it probably costs a pretty penny in the states and as such might have influenced the reviews I read...

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Photo of SLeffler27
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The khaki head reaches only a frothy half inch before turning creamy and settling down. A fine lace is left on the nonic glass over a dark, almost black-brown beer.

Malty sweetness greets the nose with wheat bread, figs, and cherry. There is some woodiness and molasses to be found as this one warms.

A roasted bitterness quickly turns to a long, acrid finish. Tar flavors seem to be an underlying theme. Sweetness found in the aroma is completely lost and there is a hint of baker’s chocolate that becomes more pronounced with warmth.

Light bodied as expected, with a watery texture and no alcohol. This one is a little chalky and carbonation is too high for the style.

Enjoy this with Buffalo wings or a cheesy dip. On its own, Stouterik does not hold up, but as a beverage for Monday Night Football, it will be fine.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle picked up at State Line in Elkton, MD. Served in a De La Senne tulip.

Pours a dark brown color with a good light tan head and some lacing on the sides of the glass. The nose carries distinctive Belgian yeast along with some chocolate and roast. Flavor hits on the roast and chocolate with yeast and fruit in the background. Some light spice. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Pretty good.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of avenuepub
4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of sketchpunx
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of claytong
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance - dark and opaque, nice frothy head that leaves lacing for quite some time but not forever.

smell - malts and hops, pretty generic for the style

taste - mediocre malts, not as dark as you might expect them to be from the appearance

mouthfeel - a bit thin, but good carbonation. nice dry finish

for the price ill definitely pass...i can have much tastier sessions for a third of the price

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.1/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up at Julio's, this bottle was cellared for about a year. Poured chilled into a pils glass.

A hazed medium brown color with thick cap of beige. The retention is good and lace sticks ok, the bead is fine. The smell is different, mostly caramel odor from the malt, but a light spice note from the hops in the background. The feel is dry and semi-spicy with moderate carbonation and finish is slightly bitter,yet dry and balanced overall.

This is a pretty tasty beer for the strength, light bodied, but nice mild caramel from the malt and light earthy elements that seem to blend with the hops well. slightly piney and mild pepper from the hops which actual are more dominant from mid taste on. I thought this was decent overall, not great. I don't drink a lot of this style but I don't think this has a lot of stout-like, more of a slightly hoppy brown -it is drinkable though.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Monk's, Philly, PA

A nice Belgian stout. Not extremely potent or flavorful, but rather smooth/medium bodied/easy to drink.

Poured black with a finger of tan head that retained and laced fairly well. Roasty malts and cocoa on the nose, and a surprising mild hop presence. Smooth malts in the taste, cocoa and coffee, providing a dry and somewhat bitter finish. (That's probably what I detected in the smell, and not hops.) Medium bodied for a stout, a little thin, but still easily drinkable, even if not the best of its style.

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Photo of Knapp85
2.62/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of Monsteruss
3.06/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of avalon07
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a brown color and a thick texture. There was an inch of super-foamy, tan-colored, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of chocolate, malt, and a tinge of hops.

T: Tasted of roasted malt, mild chocolate, and some hops in the finish. This beer doesn't deviate from the Irish Dry Stout template, but it does do it well.

M: A good amount of carbonation with an incredibly dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: A well made, drinkable stout. Well worth checking out.

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Photo of jamie2dope
4.07/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am a big fan of rich imperial stouts, so lets see how one stands up with lower ABV than usual. Stouterik pours out a dark brown color, with a finger of white heading. Light earthy notes comes forth from the smell, as well as cocoa, milk and caramel. Milk chocolate comes in the front of the flavor, followed by a hint of char and bitter coffee (think cafe con leche). Mouthfeel is light and refreshing for a stout, not something one sees very often. Drinkability is superb, even sessionable in many respects. Talk about a stout that is pushing the boundaries in the opposite direction of most. Rather than high ABV and exotic ingredients, De La Senne succeeds with a low alcohol stout that is complex enough on its own. A must try as far as I am concerned for any self proclaimed stout lover out there.

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Stouterik (The Brussels Stout) from Brasserie de la Senne
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 199 ratings