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Sainte Hélène Black Mamba

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Brewed by Brasserie Sainte Hélène
Style: Stout
Virton, Belgium

bottled
common

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available

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English style stout, hopped with Citra and Simcoe. Called Citra Stout before it got the definitive name.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JDBaker11058 (1230) - Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Appearance: near black, with a creamy chocolate milk-colored head. Aroma: light pine and dark chocolate. Taste: bitter dark chocolate, resin, light citrus, and almost overwhelming chalk. Finish: extremely dry, almost talc-like; slightly metallic, and a bit roasty. Notes: Not exactly my cup of stout. Overly dry and overly light; not much chocolate or roast character, likely from a too-conservative malt bill. On draft at Birch and Barley, DC.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (822) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Tap. Dark pour with a big head. Port, raisin, bread, coco, spice. Light smooth watery body. Nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Csouye (34) - OLNE, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2014
Houblonnage discret mais délicat, donnant un bel équilibre avec le malt torréfié, donc une bière bien structurée!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (2890) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle 0,33ltr: Opaque black colored brew with an dry bitter taste and with hints of chocolate, roasted malts and some coffee.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrewFace (736) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Dark pour nearly black color, light brown huge rocky head. Big roasty, light chocolate, malty, grainy aroma. Very roasty, astringent though, spicy notes - almost peppery/vegetal, watery mouthfeel, dry finish. This is a mess.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBoom (93) - POLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle. Great black colour, with small, stable, beige head. In aroma chocolate, but mostly american hops. In taste is too watery with some roasty notes. Low bitteress.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4436) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2014
Bottled. 35cl sample. The aroma has roast, chocolate, some coffee, citric hops. Black coloured with a good lokking, bit creamy beige head. The taste is light bitter, roasty mostly. Hops are more on the background. Body is quite thin, could be a little bit better even for a 4.5% I think. But luckily this light beer is not massively overhopped, resulting in a nice balance compared to its body. Very sessionista.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
poech73 (152) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2014
23.5.14. Delhaize@Florenville. Bière brune de facture originale: d’aspect dense mais légère à boire, amère mais arondie par des saveurs surettes de fruits des bois. Le nez est ample développant des senteurs de grains d’orge, de malt grillé, de levure et de cacao. La bouche est d’abord surette, amère citronnée et puis adoucie par une levure fruité, accompagnée aussi un léger sirupeux boisé assez court. En fin, la gorgée est plutôt astringente mais sans longueur, et laissant un grain sur une langue rêche avec un palais sec. Plutôt gouleyant!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClaudeB04 (111) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - MAY 25, 2014
Pours deep black with only a small head. Refreshing stout with coffee and roasted malts with some hoppiness and a long bitter finish. A nice beer for hotter days as it is not so heavy on alcool and still really strong in taste.


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