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Brewed by Brasserie Sainte Hélène
Style: Foreign Stout
Virton, Belgium

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Pilsner malt, Münich, coffee malt, and Special BI; Brewers Gold & Challlenger hops.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fabivan (13) - Attert, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2014
Impérial stout, arôme et gout de café prononcés. Très bonne bière,pas trop lourde pour un stout. Malheureusement plus disponible à ce jour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansjelaah (1509) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2014
Gedronken op Borefts’13. Iemand had een fles meegenomen en gedeeld. Zwarte kleur met een grote bruine schuimkraag. Ruikt naar chocolade, koffie, roasty. Smaakt koffie, beetje ijzer, chocolade.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2013
(Draught at Little Delirium Café, Brussels, 26 Oct 2013) Black colour with creamy, pale brown head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of black coffee, dark chocolate and cocoa. Malty, roasted taste with black coffee, dark chocolate, liquorice, black rye bread and a dry finish with a generous roasty bitterness. Almost full body, quite dry. Well made and tasty stout. Excellent beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Deu (723) - Nantes, FRANCE - NOV 6, 2013
On tap at le sur mesure in Nantes. Black colour with a medium beige head. Full body and medium carbonation. Aroma of coffee. Roasted taste with a long finish. Nice. N

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bov (9810) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 1, 2013
courtesy of Carole and Anna - black beer with a quite long lasting dark beige foam; roasted aroma of mocha and vanilla, some undefined spices; medium-bodied, pretty fair sweetness underneath; finishes dry and bitter with a strong spicy, medicinal herbs-like touch - a bit weird

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1771) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle @ BBF ’13, courtesy of Iluvatarmilan & Countbeer, thanks guys! Black color. Aroma’s: roasted malts, sweet, dried fruit. Lots of fruit retronasal, sourish, tar. Flavor is roasted, light sweet, medium bitter. Body is light to medium. Finishes with hints of tar, moderate bitter. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2013
From bottle. Black and opague. Roast, licorice and onions in the aroma. Sharp citrus flavor, roasty with coffee and licorice. Very tasty, but out of balance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9960) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle shared at Borefts ’13, thanks to Kamiel (Countbeer), 27/09/13. Light black with a thin tan head, floaties are evident. Nose is roast malts, slightly lactic notes, cocoa, earthiness, mineral notes. Taste comprises cocoa powder, mineral bite, roast malts, dark fruits, tarte fruit tang. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, dry finish. Ok - nothing I’d revist.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4311) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle @ Borefts ’13 thx to Illuvatarmilan (if I spelled that correctly). Pitch black coloured beer with a full sized, dark brown head (which looks lovely). Smells some iron, roasty and coffee. Tastes coffee, again iron, liquorice, slightly salty and roasty. I’m not a fan of liquorice taste in beer, but this beer does it quite nicely. Medium to full body and soft carbo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (4928) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
75cl Bottle at BBF’13, thanks Kamiel/Milan. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, quite sweet, malty, chocolate, pipe tobacco. Flavour is also quite sweet, chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits, some sweetened coffee, roasted and light hoppy bitter finish. Medium-bodied. A bit simple, but nice.


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