Brewed by Brasserie Sainte Hélène
Style: Stout
Virton, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.

Leighton's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (12175) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
LaViolette (106) - 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 (5816) - 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 (1044) - 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 (4156) - 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 (114) - 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 (119) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - OCT 25, 2014
Festibiere Gembloux 25/10/2014. Une bonne stout crémeuse, amertume prononcée, notes de chocolat et café. Solide.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radzik5555 (465) - Gdynia, POLAND - OCT 9, 2014
Wygląd: Ciemnobrunatne, prawie czarne. Piana beżowa, średnioobfita, lekko znaczy szkło.
Aromat: Intensywny aromat jak piwa domowego, piwniczny, mysi (pachnie fementorem) i lekki alkohol (co dziwne). Jakby lekko dziki, wiśniowy. Prawie nie ma paloności w aromacie.
Smak: W smaku zdecydowanie bardziej palone, lekko estrowe, niska palona goryczka. Lekko kwaśne.
Odczucie: nasycenie CO2 średnie-, ciało niskie.
Całość: Smakuje jak domowe, średniej jakości ciemne lekko piwo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EddyBeer1 (949) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2014
Noire de noire, effervescence faible, col brun clair très fin. Malts torréfiés, chocolat noir, légèrement fruitée, moka léger, bonne petite amertume houblonnée, un peu aqueuse, alcool se fait sentir malgré un abv peu élevé.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (2935) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2014
with yves at his home 0.75L bottle of black-colored body with an off white head and a roasted malt coffee aroma a roasted malt coffee fruity bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
15th August 2014
GBBF Day 4. The great Harrisoni/madmitch76 walkabout. Bottle. Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Crisp and dry palate. Mild dark malts and light earthy coffee. Touch of roast. Mild floral note. Subtle orange hop before a dry finish. Roasty linger. Okay. Start to get a bit chewy despite it’s thin palate.

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