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Brewed by Brasserie Sainte Hélène
Style: Stout
Virton, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English style stout, hopped with Citra and Simcoe. Called Citra Stout before it got the definitive name.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MonsterMagnet (859) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (1391) - Poznañ, POLAND - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle. Black, beige head. Hoppy aroma of flowers and resin, roastiness in the back. In taste roasty, hoppy notes of resin, medium bitter. Very tasty american stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (7132) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle from Det Gode Brygg, Sandnes. Pours black with a big creamy beige head.Strong roasty aroma with tar and citrus hops. Taste is roasted, dark malts, dry charcoal, some chocolate and citrussy hops, dry lingering finish, very good stout imo.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SVD (1137) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2015
Sample at Zythos 2015, black beer, aroma is coffee, some fruit, taste is coffee, ok

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Draft at Liberty. Pours a hazy dark brown color with a small tan head that settles into a ring and leaves some spots of lace. Notes of chocolate and toasted malts, nuts, tobacco, earth, and some dark and tropical and citrus fruits. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a roasty, earthy mouthfeel. Pretty rich.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (6235) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Sampled at ZBF 2015. Black with beige head. Roasted malt aroma with coffee, tobacco. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (4577) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2015
Some fruity and citrus notes in aroma. Flavour has very roasted, almost burnt malts. Some coffee in the finish. Very full flavoured for only 4.5%.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2853) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2015
Flaska från Saveur-bier. Skummar ut flaskan, stort långsamt sjunkande skum. Småbubblig i munnen, som alla belgiska stouts. Lätt kropp, lätt sötma och men också riktigt torr p g a rejäl beska. Stora rostade dofter som inte är lika markanta i smaken. Mörkt bröd, med lite vaxig honung, aska, läder, hårdrostat kaffe, torr bitter choklad. Lite felsmaker i bakgrunden men annars trevlig.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DwarfeD (2080) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Very dark brown with a small off-white soapy head. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice bitterness with some sweet tones. Hops, dark chocolate, pine, brown sugar, caramel, coffee and herbs. A tad too watery, but still a very nice tasty brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brew_xls (18) - - 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.


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