Stout is a dark beer style with a typical taste of roasted malts, which has its origins in England. Belgian stout beer is mainly characterized by its variety: there are sweeter and bitterer versions and the different Belgian stout beers also tend to vary in terms of alcohol content. While the traditional stout beer has an alcohol content of around 7%, some Belgian stout beers exceed the 10%.
Although stout is not a typical Belgian beer style, Belgium offers quite a few unique stout beers. The best known ones are Hercule Stout by Brasserie Ellezelloise, Buffalo Belgian Stout by Brewery Van den Bossche, Black Albert by de Struise Brouwers and Stouterik by Brasserie de la Senne.