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Sainte Hélène Black Mamba

Brewed by Brasserie Sainte Hélène
Style: Stout
Virton, Belgium


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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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English style stout, hopped with Citra and Simcoe. Called Citra Stout before it got the definitive name.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
paologalloni (89) - ITALY - APR 13, 2014
tape@birrainbo ambra quasi nera. schiuma color cappuccino abbastanza persistente. nella aRoma malti e luppolo si accompagnano. profumi di caffè insieme a note citriche. nel sapore prevale luppolo sul tuo stato comunque amaro. stout estiva

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3228) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2014
330ml bottle [4.3% abv]. Ruby red glowing, quasi black colour with average, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Roasty dark malty aroma with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, a nuttily touch. Taste has minimally tart and minimally bitter, citrusy and grassy hoppy overtones, dry, roasty dark malty background, a nuttily touch. Nice hoppy Stout with resemblance to a Black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Xenomorph (55) - Sundgau, FRANCE - FEB 17, 2014
Bière noire. Mousse brune très épaisse et onctueuse. Bonne persistance. Nez fruité, fruits rouges. Entrée de bouche à l’opposée de l’odeur, bien torréfiée et arrière goût de café très agréable. Fin de bouche sèche. Bière surprenante et très bonne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5300) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer aber schönen bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv röstmalzig nach Schokolade und Kaffee. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, erdig, schokoladig, Kaffe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (852) - PORTUGAL - JAN 23, 2014
Tasted at Richement Bière 2014. Pours a dark brown / light black colour with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and hops. Soft carbonation and thin body, more watery than I was thinking. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter, quite dry. Overall, a nice beer. Not very remarkable, though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
20107589 (297) - randers, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2014
oatmeal, coffee and roasted malt aromas. black color with a small head. light bitter and sweet taste. thin palate with a small aftertaste with bitter notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (289) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2014
Sample from a 75 cl bottle. Pours jetblack with a small tan head. Lots of burnt malts and figs on the nose. Don't get the hoppiness in the taste. Figs, raisins and some chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6196) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2014
@ Voldby. Dark brown coloured with a light brown head, lasting. Roasted aroma, yeasty and dry. Faint notes of coffee, chocolate, laqurice. Faint sweet flavor, heavy dry, moderate bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (9829) - DENMARK - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, little liquorice, hop and a little pine. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, liquorice, hop, thin, caramel and medium bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (2802) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2014
33cl bottle. Pours near black with a dark brown head. Lots of chocolate, cocoa at first, some roastedness and maybe some oatmeal. Inviting aroma really. Taste then, quite similar with chocolate being most evident, espresso notes as it warms up a little. Roasted and dry finish. Can’t really detect the Citra here, but you sure know it is well hopped. For this abv, this is quite marvellous. Thumbs up!

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