Brewed by Brasserie Sainte Hélène
Style: Stout
Virton, Belgium


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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brew_xls (17) - - FEB 11, 2015
AROMA : strong chocolate, toffee and coffee, med vanilla subtil nuts, roasty raisin from the malt part / floral, citric, lemongrass and subtil orange peel and pine from the hops part. some smokey leather and woody notes. APPEARANCE : Strong dark/black with subtil foam line. Not its strongest asset. TASTE : is well balaced, dry sweet with strong bitterness and little coffee/chocolate acidity. PALATE is a bit disapointing for the density, but goes with the style. medium body, thin and oily feel, soft carbonation, but long finish that makes room for more toffee, curaçao and spicy gingerbread. OVERALL : Great approach of the stout style. Big fan of Black IPA so... Served in Tulip glass from 33cl refrigerated bottle. Got better with the temperature rising.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ulysse (298) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2015
Strong floral hop aroma. First in the mouth with powerful roasted malt. Light ABV but still tasteful. On the coffee side of the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nicolas_M (92) - BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2015
I still find fascinating the fact that the aroma is different when tested from the bottle and from the glass. Here we have a mix of coffee and hops. To sum up, this is a light stout with hops. Great beer easely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
florent.janssens (207) - - FEB 10, 2015
Goût très puissant de torréfaction, puis le houblon arrive. Bière légère qui se boit facilement. Ils osent mettre la couleur et l’alcool dans un même graphique sans abscisse défini. Ça fait mal à la tête

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
LaViolette (115) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
Very nice dark brown colour. Nice nose full of coffee but the taste is very weak, the level of alcohol is too low and the result is a quit unbalanced beer which is more appealing on paper than in reality... For a coffee brown beer, I would suggest a 3Ter by La Goutte d’Or brewery in Paris...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6575) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
75cl bottle shared with friends. decent tan head. Chocholate aroma. Clear black pour. Light hoppy taste. A nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
sdmmb (1253) - USA - NOV 11, 2014
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought at Malting Pot, Brussels. Hoppy stout like beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4829) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: SMÖF 2014.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Coffee, malt, some chocolate.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Coffee, chocolate, malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jspronck (148) - BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2014
Black with dark brown head, strong aromas of coffee with some chocolate, pronounced bitterness, nice creamy texture, very good but don’t drink it if you don’t like coffee

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guiroul33 (255) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - OCT 25, 2014
Festibiere Gembloux 25/10/2014. Une bonne stout crémeuse, amertume prononcée, notes de chocolat et café. Solide.

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