Brewed by Brasserie de la Senne
Style: Stout
Brussels, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 399   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Brewed at St. Pieters brewery for the coming De la Senne brewery. (at least until November)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ethereal (2409) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 18, 2008
330ml bottle at Microbar, 8th Jan 08. Black with a small light brown head. Great aroma and flavour of smoky, roasted malt and caramel. Very smooth palate rounds off the experience. Great stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - JAN 17, 2008
pitch black with a thick fluffy brown head, it has toasty aroma of coffee blended with notes of caramel and roasted barley. a spritey mouthfeel anchors a flavor that is bitter and chocolatey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2008
A careful pour yields a wispy, light brown head covering a dark brown to light black hued beer. The aroma is faint through the lifetime of the beer, but enjoyable. It starts, when cold, a little heavy on the minerals (copper, perhaps?) and moves on to a roasted, ashen aroma. Some semi-dry pipe tobacco creeps in along with light cocoa powder and French roast coffee. Still, all very faint at times. The flavour however! The flavour explodes on the tongue and won’t let go! Fully roasted and lightly sweet up front, flavours of dry cocoa give way to a plum-like acidity at mid-palate. The finish is very dry, roasted and bitter with a lengthy, drying coffee finish. Delicate body, medium-light if that, manages to be somewhat sticky and does well with the lively carbonation. I remembered maybe hearing good things about this brewery before, but this was still a lovely surprise! From a 33cL bottle at Gastropub Tuulensuu.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (8250) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 6, 2008
(33cl bottle) Black coloured hue with a thick beige foamy head. Leaving lace-work. Slightly dusty and sweet roast-malty nose with black chocolate, caramel and hints of smoke. Quite bitter flavour with sweetish edges in the middle part; light to medium bodied with a soft well-carbonated mouthfeel. Roasty malty taste with a burnt and hoppy bitterness, notes of dark chocolate and coffee; dry, bitter and slightly sweet roasty and spicy finish with light herbal hops. And a lasting, almost astringent aftertaste. A raw and bitter Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2008
The aroma was milk chocolate and a bit of roast through he tall brownish head. As the head fell the aroma became more roasty with espresso coffee and a bit of caramel. Fruitiness was present at a low level and an herbal hop presence lurked in the background. The beer poured into the glass crystal clear black with a ruby highlight. The head contained all sizes of bubbles and fell back at a steady rate yet laced the glass very well. The flavor was coffee with a strong smokey and roasty nature. The flavor immediately brought to mind cigar smoke and as soon as it touched the palate it was clear that the beer was going to remain dry from start to finish. The chocolate flavor was dark and a grassy bit of hop flavor and fairly strong level of bittering was presence. The finish was dry with lasting light dark chocolate and espresso into the aftertaste. The body was medium at best and with a moderately high level of carbonation the beer was spritzy on the palate. An ok, but highly carbonated dry stout. 11.2 ounce bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jerre (2365) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2008
Bottle, 33 cl; bought @ Willems. Black color, beige head. Aroma strong roasted malts, dark choclat, dark fruits. Medium body. Taste chocolat, very strong roasted malts, dried fruit, black coffee, some liquorice. Dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nuffield (3639) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2007
A smoke note, with ashes in the flavor and low bitterness, but thin and one dimensional. Nut-cream head, not particularly opaque. A palate stuck between an American stout and a Belgian. Not good. A toast was raised for Eric, our friend who could not be with us (we think his first "miss" in the 15 years of the annual gathering)--you were greatly missed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KM (308) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle. Black body, off white head. Sweet dark aroma. Nice and rich chocolate flavour, very dry. (Delirium Cafe, Brüssel, 15.12.07)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2007
Boittle (330ml). Via trade with Ughsmash. Opaque black-brown pour with reddish highlights, huge - I mean HUGE - fluffy tan head. Dry peppery spice on the nose, light milk chocolate, light coffee beans, floral hops - quite sweet. The taste is pretty standard dark roast malt, hints of cream, mint and marigolds. Thin body, very carbonated, surprisingly bitter, the finish is longer than I expected, but the malt gives up long before the dry spice that stays around quite a while. A nice light stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2007
Bottle: Pours an opaque black with hazy dark brown edges and a frothy, airy, light tan head that leaves a lot of clingy lacing behind as it subsides. Aroma of doughy, lightly sweet dark caramel and biscuity malts with a touch of Belgian yeast character. Body starts semi-sweet and earthy with some doughy flavor and finishes more heavily roasted with some bittersweet dark chocolate. Unique and pretty drinkable.

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