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Brewed by Brouwerij Kees
Style: Sweet Stout
Middelburg, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Chocolate Oatmeal Stout with lots of strawberries!

Ingredients: water, barley malt, strawberries, milk sugar, hops, yeast. Motueka, Kohatu. Pale, Caramel, Chocolade mout

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3.7
SimplySike (1508) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2016
33cl. Bottle.
Pours black with tan head.
Aroma strawberry, milk, oats, some caramel and chocolate.
Taste strawberry milky sweets, roasted bitter.
Mouthfeel creamy.
Great brew.

3.9
Stuu666 (13614) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle at the flat. Pours black, nose is chocolate, toffee, strawberry, taste is sweet, chewy toffee, chocolate, oatmeal, strawberry, little artificial.

4
MelvinKalksma (1574) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2016

Aroma:
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, strawberry, chocolate and roasted malts.

Appearance:
Opaque black beer with a slight/medium dark brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts slightly/medium sweet with malts, caramel, strawberry and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts.

Overall:
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. The strawberry is more noticeable in the aroma than in the taste, but the flavour is great nonetheless. Could have been higher in the alcohol, making it more intense.

3.2
Zlotta (3407) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2016
0.33 l bottle from ’De Hopduvel’, best before December 2018. Clear, very dark red to black with a thin, frothy, slowly diminishing, beige head. Sweetish, artificially fruity and slightly roasty-malty aroma of mainly strawberry yoghurt, accompanied by hints of dark chocolate and a touch of licorice. Moderately sweet, quite roasty-malty and rather artificially fruity taste of strawberry yoghurt, dark chocolate, hard roasted coffee, licorice and hints of ash, followed by a rather long, quite roasty-bitter, earthy finish. Almost medium-bodied, quite effervescent mouthfeel, average carbonation. Strange stuff, tastes quite artificial, way too much strawberry, and the first sip was not really pleasant. But I get used to it with every sip, it’s quite drinkable actually and less sweet than I would have thought, but still not what I expected from a beer that I highly anticipated.

3.1
ZodiacM (1210) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2016
Uit de fles geschonken. Beetje een tegenvaller. Te kunstmatig van smaak. Combinatie aardbei en koffie vind ik niet de lekkerste. Het bier wordt wel beter naarmate het glas leger raakt, dan wordt de balans beter.

3.4
Borresteijn (7268) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2016
33cl Bottle at The Black Smith. Almost black colour, dense beige head. Aroma of strawberry milkshake or ice cream, quite sweet, roasted malts, caramel. Flavour is medium sweet, artificial strawberry, but also quite dry and bitter, ashy, roasted malts, brown malts, light hoppy, strawberry ice cream, bitter finish. Light bodied, creamy mouthfeel. A bit overdone, but certainly enjoyable.

4.2
caesar (7165) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle from De Caigny, btch# 16.41, BB 12/18, large sample. Dark brown color, short frothy brown head. Aroma of strawberry milkshake, slight milk chocolate, bit flowery, vanilla ice cream. Lots of caramelly and toffee sweetness, slight strawberry fruitiness, bit roast, slight malty bitterness. Wow. I think there is a lot of the caramel fudge stout in this one, together with a strawberry milkshake. I hope the strawberries hold up well, but I wonder if the beer would be a good one to age. But I had it fresh at least. I also dont think all people will like this one, probably a hate or love, but I actually love these kinds of experiments.

3.4
Erasmus_ro (3060) - Alabama, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Tap @ Craft & Draft, Amsterdam. Pours dark brown with a good, slightly brown head. Aroma is strawberry, wild strawberries. Taste is slight chocolate, strwaberry, wild strawberry, strawberry ice cream, some roast, slightly sweet. Strawberry.

3.3
bierkoning (13387) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2016
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Strawberry aroma. malty. Malt, caramel, soft roasty note and strawberry in the flavor. Sweetish. Roast and chocolate in the finish. Not bad.

3.2
deanso (10150) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - SEP 3, 2016
33cl bootle courtesy of and shared with kermis from flink gegist. Medium creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Strawberry aroma. Decent


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