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Brewed by Brasserie Sainte Hélène
Style: Stout
Virton, Belgium

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.


Benzai's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (10618) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, - MAY 11, 2013
Sampled from bottle thanks to the Bierkoning crew @ Amsterdam. Opaque dark brown to black color, medium sized white to off-white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly roasted, hops, lightly bitter. Dry finish, a bit thin, nice flavor though.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4985) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
0.75 litre bottle: bought at De Bierboom, Brugge and shared between five at the Aug 2015 Shrewsbury bottle exchange evening. It was a gusher, so each glass had a huge rich tanned head on it’s swirling black beer. Nose of chocolate and tobacco, earthy and peaty. The taste followed the aroma closely ending with a dry finish. Good effort and plenty of flavour for such a weak ABV Belgian beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BobyFischer (165) - FRANCE - AUG 11, 2015
Super agréable cette stout ni trop dry ni trop impériale. Généreuse, douce et crémeuse, sans excès de : torréfaction, douceur, alcool, amertume. Par contre la mienne à abondamment moussé à l’ouverture : gaffe !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7105) - Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Draft to taster at Liberty’s from notes. Pours dark brown in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, nutty character, some chocolate, earthy, a splash of citrus, mild to moderate earthy bitterness to the finish, decent for a lower abv stout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (7163) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle at Rootz. Pours dark brown with massive lively tan head. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate, overripe dark fruits and a touch of citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodies with way too high carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MonsterMagnet (633) - 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 (1040) - Poznań, 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 (6625) - 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 (977) - 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 (7667) - 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 (6030) - 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.


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