Brasserie de la Senne: STOUTERIK
Style: Dry Stout
Brewed: Brasserie de la Senne, Brussels, Belgium
Tested: bottle, July 2016
Today, a small update on the portfolio of beers offered from the Brasserie de la Senne (see also: http://beerlander.blogspot.com/2016/07/brasserie-de-la-senne-taras-boulba.html). It was not easy to get Stouterik; apparently they have stopped the production (don’t know if its true). This usually means that the beer was bad, therefore I was not expecting too much.
And was wrong all the way.
Stouterik is another proof that Brasserie de la Senne knows how to use hops. This may be the bitterest stout I have ever tried in my life (sadly, but in unwritten agreement with the majority of Belgian brewers company is not telling you the IBU or giving any information about the hops they use). Stouterik is beautiful, dark with a small brownish head. Fine aroma of coffee, maybe some chocolate. Flavor mostly chocolate, coffee. But the hops make it really exceptional. Most Stouts are rather smooth but this one has for sure 70IBU and it makes it a rough stout. And, surprisingly this is not bad. It is good. Dear Brasserie, keep doing (and tell me where can I get the rest of your beers ASAP).