Brewed by Brasserie Sainte Hélène
Style: Stout
Virton, Belgium


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RATINGS: 90   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (2813) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5067) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle @ Voldby tasting. Pours nearly black with a light brown head. Aroma of hard roasted malt, coffee, little dark chocolate, light sourness and a hint of vegetables. Flavor is heavy roasted malts, strong coffee, dry and a little sourness, hint of chocolate, vegetables, green beans. Thin body, soft carbonation, roasted and dry finish. 170114

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (10103) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
sample at Voldby. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Coffee notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Coffee dominating roast. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Way too much coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (4721) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2014
Bottled. Dark color, short head. Aroma of coffee, biscuit, chocolate, flowery and citrussy hop, bit spicy. Bit dry, bit sweet in taste, medium bitter. Easy drinker, lots of flavor. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grzesiek79 (2974) - Radom, POLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Ladna etykieta z fotokrafia czarnej kobiety, a wlasciwie twarzy. Piwo tez czarne i prawie nie przezroczyste, tylko z malenkim czerwonawym przeswitem. Piany za to brak, jak na stouta powinno byc jej sporo, kolory brazowego i jest gruboziarnista. Jesli chodzi o zapach to Citra na pierwszym planie dominuje i przytlacza palonosc tego stouta, niby w stylu Angielskim, hmm z chmielem amerykanskim, alkohol na poziomie brytyjskim. To lekki stout z niewyczuwalna palonoscia ktora tak lubie w stoutach. Bardziiej przypominalo mi Black IPA niz stouta angielskiego. Lubie za aromatycznosc ale przesadzono tu chyba z tymi chmielami, powinna byc jakas rownowaga miedzy palonoscia stoutu a smakiem chmielu. Lekkie rozczarowanie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erasmus_ro (1192) - Alabama, USA - DEC 7, 2013
750ml bottle @ #HPJ13. Pours almost black with a small, latte-colored head. Aroma is salty liquorice, grapefruit, some roast. Taste is more on the hoppy side with grapefruity salty liquorice. Dry and roasty. Rather light, a bit watery. Decent carbonation, thin body, as you would expect. Alright, but not really that enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4036) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2013
Appearance: Pitch black color with a beige head. Good lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, fruity and hoppy.
Palate: Medium to full body. Slightly sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Dark malt, fruity, coffee, chocolate, hoppy and some roasted malt.
Overall impression: Outstanding stout!
Personal stats: Bottle from Mi-Orge Mi-Houblon in Arlon, Belgium

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
derBreslauer (133) - Wroclaw, POLAND - NOV 2, 2013
Black body. Against the light it’s cloudy dark brown. Rocky and thick head. It has strong chocolate and cocoa aroma with some bready and dust background notes. After the first sip your attention drawn to extremely high carbonation, which bothers you. But taste is cocoa with little sour aftertaste. Bitterness is made from malts and hops and lasts long. Promising but rather average beer. [Bottle]

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShivanDragon (1264) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2013
zwart met schuimige bruine kraag
aroma is zeer beperkt of het komt doordat er nasale verstoppingen zijn
smaken: licht zoet, redelijk bitter, licht zuur, zwakke body, dun van textuur, laag co2.
??? weer zo’n dunne waterige Belgische stout, alles is weer op lichte basis, koffie, geroosterde mout, zuurtje, blijkbaar zijn er liefhebbers van dit lichte genre op ratebeer, maar ik mag hem graag wat voller/sterker. vandaar mijn ’lagere’ dan gemiddelde waardering

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (1193) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2013
Pours a dark brown beer with a good creamy tan head. Smells coffee, roasted and fruity. Tastes coffee, roasted and fruity. Bit dry finish. Average carbo, thin body and a watery and dry texture.

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