Brewed by Brasserie Sainte Hélène
Style: Stout
Florenville, Belgium


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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   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.

Leighton's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, - JUL 16, 2012
UPDATED: APR 1, 2013 Tap at Moeder Lambic, Brussels. Pours dark, black-brown with a creamy, tan head. Has a dark roast aroma with some burnt sugar and definite citrus poking through. Nice flavor if slightly thin. Lightly sweet with some roast, light plastic, burnt cocoa, and some burnt citrus rind. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Burnt roast malt finish, with some wood, scorched earth, cocoa, mild citrus and grass. Pretty solid. (3.6)

Bottle at the ChrisO Snow Tasting, London. Pours dark brown with a fine, tan cream head. Moderate roast in the nose, some burnt toast. Light sweet flavor with dry and toasty bread, hints of cocoa. Light in body with average carbonation. Somewhat dry to finish with more cocoa and earthy bitterness. Kind of bland this time around. (3.1)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
psilosophy (659) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - APR 7, 2016
Bouteille de 33 cl. Couleur noire opaque, mousse très abondante de belle tenue. Des arômes de café légèrement acidulés, assez légère mais ce qui m’ a frappé, c ’est l’ incroyable carbonnation et texture expansive en bouche. Trouvée à la Brasserie Delneste - Froidmont.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerViking (4104) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle from Belgibeer, pours black with a huge head, light aromas of coffee and cocoa, with a faint note of banana. Dry and burnt-bitter, a bit yeasty, like a hybrid of Irish dry Stout and something, maybe Schwarzweisse?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freretoc (1584) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 19, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl à la brasserie. Couleur marron peu de mousse et peu d’effervescence. Nez sur le café. En bouche attaque sur le café, le chocolat continuité sèche avec des arômes houblonnés qui ressortent en fin de bouche.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (1620) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 2, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Couleur noir. Grosse mousse beige. Arômes chocolat amer prégnant. Saveurs grillées. Finale sèche décevante.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ForlornHope (389) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle at home. Bit of a gusher, some lost down the sink. Pours almost purple-black and opaque with a massive rocky head. This has the unfortunate effect of damaging the aroma, but some funky hop is still there with the dark roasted grain. Bitter to taste with only a short burst of initial sweetness. Roasted malts, chocolate, slightly salty flavours with a long dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2973) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2016
Tap at Brugge beer festival 2016, Brugge, Belgium. A dark brown coloured pour with a huge beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, chocolate, hint of coffee. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (4451) - BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2016
Draught at BBF. Very thick and dense, creamy, nitro-tap like, lacing, yellowish beige head over a black beer with burgundy edges. Aroma of charcoal, roasted coffee beans and dito chicory, bitter chocolate, cold coffee grounds, iron, fig, dried porcini, dried tea leaves. Dry and umami onset (dried seaweed), very subtle salty touch but low in sweetness, rounded and very creamy, soft and bit thinnish body, coffee grounds bitterness, some iron but not overly metallic, peppery hop bitter touch in the end while the roasted bitterness continues. Dubbed and English style stout by the brewer but this seems closer to a classic Irish dry stout in most respects. Whatever it is though, this is convincingly Anglo-Saxon in style for a Belgian stout, have a point for that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vincentvega72 (366) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2015
Donkerzwart bier met mokkakleurige plakkerige schuimkraag. Moutig aroma, gebrande koffie. Diepe volle smaak met bittere afdronk. Ondanks de 4,3 % alcohol een bier met pit, alleen misschien beetje te waterachtig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (2140) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 21, 2015
Bottle 0.33l from Dranken Geers Gent Belgium.09.08.2015.Pour it dark color with big white head.Aroma of spoiled hops.Taste of roasted malt, some coffe, classical, not hoppy flavour at all for me.Ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1271) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 12, 2015
Black colored, frothy tan head, nice lasting and lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, some yeast and citrus hops, bit resin. Taste is medium to low sweet chocolate, some brown sugar, lots of coffee and some roasted malt. Quite bitter coffee dry finish and aftertaste. Medium to light bodied and average carbonation. Hops were more pronounced in the aroma than the flavor which is dominated by ground coffee. (bottle, Delirium Caffe, Brussels)

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