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

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RATINGS: 515   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian Stout in the Irish style with 4.5% alc.: light, dry, and freshly bitter with complex roasted notes. The scent is pleasantly fragranced by the presence of an English aromatic hop particularly appreciated by connoisseurs.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgiskOlklub (979) - Viby J, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2009
Small brown diminishing head and a hazy brown body. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and lots of hops. Creamy texture and a bitter finish bite. The taste is medium/heavy bitter and medium sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 15, 2009
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The color is a bark black with about two and a half fingers of light brown head. The smell is a bit has a strong milky sour chocolate flavor. Is a bit sweet with some dark malt flavor and a small plastic flavor that is giving me a hint that this beer may be hitting itís shelf life. The taste is a bit off with a bitterness that seems to take over for a bit before releasing to a bit of a chocolate flavor that is enjoyable. Has a bit of a premium dark chocolate flavor and some dryness that does take a bit off the flavor. The feel is a bit light but is also a bit crazy on the palete at the same time. It does leave a little to be desired in the way that there is a nice chocolate feel but dries off to a grape feel and leaves the tongue a bit chapped. It was a pleasant experence but still left a little to be desired.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Sampled on 10/23/2009. This stout pours a medium black color from a 33cl bottle. Small sized white/beige foamy head, which quickly diminishes. The aroma is chocolate and coffee. A medium bodied stout. The malts are chocolate and coffee, touch of vanilla. Hops are earthy. Seems a touch thin tasting, but a decent drinking stout. Mouthfeel is a little thin. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eManu (495) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2009
Pours a black color with a light red inside with a nice tan head. Aroma roasted malts, brown sugars and liquorice. Flavors of cocoa and roasted malts, some liquorice, coffee and spices. A creamy, bitter and dry finish. A nice stout, very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11364) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of charcoal, roasted malt, coffee, bakers cocoa and light vanilla. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of coffee, roasted malt, charcoal and bitter chocolate with a smooth dry roasty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2009
I donít get excited when I hear the words Belgium and Stout in the same sentence. Big brown head on dark liquid. Peppery, chocolate dark malt aroma. Big body. Light chocolate and coffee. Thick and interesting. Definately Belgian in character rather than English or American.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
staldor (5) - , NORWAY - OCT 7, 2009 does not count
Pours modestly with a small head. Appealing smell, and slow attack but really kicks in with a nice solid but balanced coffee and chocolate aroma. A big beer to be 4.5% vol. Hop is nicely balanced and I would like another one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (11475) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle conditioned, 330 ml at Brasserie Verschueren, Brussels. Black with tan head. Big beer for 4.55, there is plenty going on, coffee husk, roastiness, bitter chocolate while still remaining easily drinkable. Good tongue coating body, sipped away in the fuggy atmosphere of a lovely Brussels bar with the buzz of happy drinkers all around, great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2009
Bottle 33 cl.. The lable work makes me think of old school russian communustic art and sculpture work. Bombastic and hard working men pushing things forward. With a surname of "The Brussel Stout" it promise quite a lot. The Pour is dark brown and seems almost black when he glass is filled. The head is nice and fluffy with a tanned attitude. The nose is nice burned malty with coffee notes and some lacorice and tar. The tste is surprisingly mild compared to the aroma. The palate is watery and light with a taste that are somehow bitter and sweet at the same time. Coffee and burned notes dominates with a bitter finish

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3324) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2009
33 cl bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep brown-black with a fair greyish-tan foam. Aroma: Some nice chocolate and coffee notes, slightly bright, somewhat fruity, a little nutty, fair molasses, a little vanilla, a touch earthy, some floral honey, some dark dried fruits, fairly Belgian and quite inviting. Palate: Medium body, soft but fairly full effervescence. Flav.: Chocolate and vanilla, dark dried fruits, more stern and dry than the nose, much less fruity, a touch more organic acid tang, a bit vinous and woody, light bubblegum esters; dry with appreciable bitterness and a fairly abrupt finish.

The flavour canít quite match the nose. Still an interesting Stout.


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