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Sainte Hélène Black Mamba

Brewed by Brasserie Sainte Hélène
Style: Stout
Virton, Belgium


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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
English style stout, hopped with Citra and Simcoe. Called Citra Stout before it got the definitive name.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vincentvega72 (217) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2015
Donkerzwart bier met mokkakleurige plakkerige schuimkraag. Moutig aroma, gebrande koffie. Diepe volle smaak met bittere afdronk. Ondanks de 4,3 % alcohol een bier met pit, alleen misschien beetje te waterachtig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (1559) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 21, 2015
Bottle 0.33l from Dranken Geers Gent Belgium.09.08.2015.Pour it dark color with big white head.Aroma of spoiled hops.Taste of roasted malt, some coffe, classical, not hoppy flavour at all for me.Ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (860) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 12, 2015
Black colored, frothy tan head, nice lasting and lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, some yeast and citrus hops, bit resin. Taste is medium to low sweet chocolate, some brown sugar, lots of coffee and some roasted malt. Quite bitter coffee dry finish and aftertaste. Medium to light bodied and average carbonation. Hops were more pronounced in the aroma than the flavor which is dominated by ground coffee. (bottle, Delirium Caffe, Brussels)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (3243) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2015
75cl bottle @ Shrewsbury Beer Share, Aug 15, courtesy of Mademoiselle Haddock. Pours black but gushy. Herbal plummy aroma. Quite a complex taste considering it’s just 4.3%. Grains, coffee with a big, dry tobacco finish. Not too much citra but still quite an interesting one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (5851) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2015
33cl Bottle from Vonk. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of hard-roasted malts, salty caramel, tar, cocoa. Flavour is medium sweet, berries, roasted malts, burnt malts, tar, caramel, cocoa, chocolate, coffee, firm bitter finish. Light bodied, firm carbonation. Very tasty low ABV stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (5387) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
0.75 litre bottle: bought at De Bierboom, Brugge and shared between five at the Aug 2015 Shrewsbury bottle exchange evening. It was a gusher, so each glass had a huge rich tanned head on it’s swirling black beer. Nose of chocolate and tobacco, earthy and peaty. The taste followed the aroma closely ending with a dry finish. Good effort and plenty of flavour for such a weak ABV Belgian beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BobyFischer (208) - FRANCE - AUG 11, 2015
Super agréable cette stout ni trop dry ni trop impériale. Généreuse, douce et crémeuse, sans excès de : torréfaction, douceur, alcool, amertume. Par contre la mienne à abondamment moussé à l’ouverture : gaffe !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7742) - Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Draft to taster at Liberty’s from notes. Pours dark brown in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, nutty character, some chocolate, earthy, a splash of citrus, mild to moderate earthy bitterness to the finish, decent for a lower abv stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (8485) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle at Rootz. Pours dark brown with massive lively tan head. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate, overripe dark fruits and a touch of citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodies with way too high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MonsterMagnet (850) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle, pours dark brown with a beige head. Coffee, roast, resin, citrus, brown sugar. Medium sweet and bitter, suprising body given the abv (4.3% on the bottle), lingering bittersweet roasted coffee finish.

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