Kaapse Brouwers

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Stout - Oatmeal
Ranked #377
Ranked #31,943
3.75 | pDev: 10.93%
Kaapse Brouwers
Very Good
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 22 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Sigmund from Norway

3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 9.8%, 46 IBU. Black colour, small beige head. Roasty aroma, notes of roast malts, coffee, oatmeal and chocolate. Very moderate carbonation. Moderately sweet flavour, notes of roast malts, chocolate, liquorice and coffee, hints of caramel and oatmeal. Moderate hop bitterness in the finish.

Jan 27, 2021
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle - wow, more of an Imperial oatmeal stout, eh?

This beer pours a solid oily black, with loose orange-cola basal edges, and two fingers of puffy, rocky, and bubbly brown head, which leaves some dissolving iceberg profile lace around the glass as it quickly sinks away.

It smells of bittersweet chocolate, bready and doughy caramel malt, sugary tropical fruit, cafe-au-lait, a bit of free-range ashiness, black licorice, and some very tame earthy, leafy, and gently perfumed floral green hop bitterness. The taste is semi-sweet, bready and grainy caramel malt, oaten cereal, medium cocoa nibs, some berry-forward dark fruitiness, weak day-old coffee, vanilla-flecked cream, and more plain leafy, weedy, and floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly understated in its low-fi frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, with a nice creaminess settling in pretty much from the get-go. It finishes sweet, with the malt, milked-up coffee, and fruitiness carrying the day.

Overall, this is a pleasant enough amped up version of the style, with the near 10 points of boozy-booze keeping their grubby mitts to themselves, for the most part. Tasty, and very suitable as a sipper with dessert, or, y'know, simply as dessert itself.

Feb 04, 2017
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Ciocanelu from Romania

3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown color with just a bit of brown foam. Aroma is quite roasty with some brown sugar. Taste starts sweet with some brown sugar. Heavy body with low carbonation. Overall it's quite good with a well hidden ABV but it's also quite simple.

Dec 03, 2016
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BlurryVisi0n from New York

3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a chalice from the bottle at Cerveceria Esparte in Conil, Spain.

Appearance: Medium to heavy bubbles on a brownish black body. With a straight tan head rising just about an inch, super thick and drops only after the first sip.

Smell: Light mocha and heavier coffee with pretty evident malts. Super light though.

Taste: Hops and chocolate with an even bitter coffee, not as complex as I would like it to be the malts take over a bit.

Mouth: Medium stickiness, the sour notes confuse you a bit but well done. Might remind you of a black ipa at the end.

Overall: Descent brew, definitely some room for tweaking. I don't want to insult the Brewers but I've had much better for a lot less. Salud!

Jul 21, 2016
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leitmotif from Romania

4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark black with ruby red hints. Creamy foam that doesn't last very long. The smell is full of toffee, milk, caramel, cherry jam, some roasted malt and a nice touch of coffee. Taste follows with sweet malt, milky finish. Chocolate in the background. Really nice stout. Not boozy at all.

Jul 07, 2016
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Marius from Netherlands

3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Bondgenoot Craft Beer Festival. Pitch black with a thin tan head that disappears almost immediately. Dark cherries, roasted malts and a bit of coffee.

Nov 17, 2015
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Jeffo from Netherlands

3.39/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The missus bought me this one for my birthday. Thanks babe!

From a bottle into a snifter
23* Plato
EBC: 148
EBU: 46
Best Before 8 October 2024

APPEARANCE: Clear dark brown body yields a two finger, somewhat thicker looking, creamy, light tan head with great retention. Transparent black body with no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full wisp and leaves some lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Roasted barley, cacao aromas, chocolate chip cookies, oats and sweet cream on the nose. Medium strength and very nice.

TASTE: A little sharp perhaps. Some roasted and oat flavors up front, with cacao and some roasted flavors at the swallow. Bolder and lingering aftertaste of roasted barley, chocolate cookies, oats, bitter roasted coffee, some alcohol and slightly unpleasant bitter, burnt undertones. Mellows out a bit over time.

PALATE: Medium body with medium levels of carbonation. Plenty creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly mouth-coating. A bit of a burnt and alcoholic bite at the swallow and a touch of heat lingers.

OVERALL: This is actually pretty nice, and the nose is really good, but there is a burnt, slightly alcoholic quality to it that gets in the way a little. If that could be taken care of, this would be a really nice brew. As it is, it’s worth checking out for sure, but not something I’d go back to over and over again just yet. The potential is definitely there, however. Give it a chance if you come across it. Cheers!

Apr 29, 2015
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interzen from England

3.09/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle poured into a tulip glass

Look: Dark brown, almost black - opaque when held up to the light. Absolutely no head to speak of, in fact barely an sign of life other than brief foaming round the edge of the glass and even that didn't last. Settles to something that looks disturbingly like flat cola.

Smell: Again, fairly flat - slightly metallic tang with the merest hints of dark fruits and a hint of coffee and chocolate. If there's anything deeper going on, I didn't get it.

Taste: Quite strongly flavoured - there's a considerable alcohol feel which manages to overrun the background flavours of coffee, roasted grains and chocolate syrup. Without the overpowering alcohol this would be quite tasty - as it is, the booziness kills it stone dead for me.

Feel: Fairly smooth and dry - again, though, the up-front alcohol ruins it. It's quite possible for a beer of this strength, a stout in particular, not to drown the palate in alcohol (think Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, Kernel Imperial Brown Stout etc.) but this doesn't.

Overall: The second Dutch stout I've had, after De Molen Rasputin, and I'm not impressed. The flavour profile is there, but the excessive booziness and lack of anything like carbonation ruin it. Pity - Kaapse are capable of much, much better.

Mar 08, 2015
Gozer from Kaapse Brouwers
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 22 ratings