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

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RATINGS: 552   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trappist1 (646) - Diest, - APR 7, 2014
very dark brown with beige head.nose: roasted malts, chocolate. taste: coffee, malts. bitter but alas bit of a wattery finish. average stout, but low alcohol percentage is a plus. on the other hand, lacks some punch. overall, another fine beer of this brewery !!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (6112) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2016
330 ml bottle, from Vaaland, Bryne. ABV is 4.5%. Very dark brown colour, nearly black. Moderate beige head. Aroma of mildly roasted malts, blackcurrants, chocolate and mild coffee. Light bodied as expected. Dry roasty flavour, notes of coffee, one-dimensional. A hint of berries in the finish, noticeable hops in the aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
enidlesim (37) - - FEB 7, 2016
Bought from craftbeer.de. Great bottle art. Pour is frothy and black with a great deep tan head that laces. Taste is rich espresso with treacle and black molasses. This thing is treacly. But it’s offset with a pungent ale style hoppy bitterness. You wouldn’t say this is sweet. Given its 4.5% it’s a fantastic feat. But it’s a little too in your face. It’s rich and indulgent like a good stout , then bam...it’s an Ale. The lasting taste is sour and English bitter...not bad for sure, but then it’s neither a great Irish stout nor a great English ale. I’d rather have a great half of Guinness followed by a great Fullers London Pride. This tastes a bit like both thrown in the glass together. Certainly not bad by any means...but...

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12733) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle. Poured ruby black color and an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with very good lacing. Moderate dark roasted malt aroma. Medium body with with a dry smooth rich texture and flat carbonation. Medium roasted dark sweet flavor with a medium dark sweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (4570) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2016
13 oz pour on draft at The Sovereign, served in a snifter. Black with tan head. Aromas of roast, dark chocolate, licorice, coffee. Tastes of roasty notes, dark chocolate, licorice. Medium body with a dry finish. Somewhat creamy. Tasty, nice flavors for a sub 5% ABV stout.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (3985) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2016
(De la Senne Stouterik) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 4.5% Dark brown colour on the body, tall but fizzy beige head with low retention. Aroma of roasted malts and light coffee. More coffee on the taste, roasted malts, coffee grounds, liquorice. Medium thin body, high carbonation. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1767) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2016
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 06/05/16 Deep dark brown/near-black body, creamy tan head persists. Moderate intensity nose - cocoa, toasted nuts, burnt crust, bread dough. Quite lean/short for a stout, nice creamy carbonation & texture redeems the mouthfeel though. Nutty, toasty malts on the body, cocoa, weak milky instant coffee, touch of licorice/molasses, subdued bitterness for style, dry finish. Different sort of stout; nice flavours, could be quite sessionable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tenval (20) - FRANCE - JAN 17, 2016
Pretty good beer. Aromas and taste are petty average, heavy coffee/capucino flavours et aromas. Appearance is fine, nice foam for a stout ! And lovely on the palate, nice bitterness and that coffe taste is good. It would probably be better with another malt (oat as instance) and a bit more alcohol.

2.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
goofy34 (22) - Saint jean de vedas, FRANCE - JAN 7, 2016
Belle couleur noir, aucune odeur... En bouche un peu fade pourtant une très grande longueur au palet avec des aromes de café et chocolat...je ne comprend pas cette bière.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6711) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Tallahassee, Fl - Beer Stop - 11.2 oz bottle. Deep, dark brown pour, sticky, mocha colored head, nice legs of lacing coat the side of the glass. Aroma has some pleasant cocoa accents, a touch of creosote. Flavor has some nice chocolate accents, a touch of espresso, some licorice in the finish. Mouthfeel has a nice chalky dryness to it, Better than expected.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (2462) - NORWAY - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 01.01.15. Ebony. Persistent brown head and lacing. Aroma and taste of roasted barley, dark chocolate, coffe and pine. Medium bitterness. Dry and refreshing!


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