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


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Pilsner malt, Münich, coffee malt, and Special BI; Brewers Gold & Challlenger hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14122) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 18, 2011
750ml bottle (Alvinne webshop)
6 On opening a fruity estery aroma, but also some acetone. In the glass it’s a bit of a stodgy chocolatey mashiness. Some soy.
4+ Slightly cloudy dark brown. Large dark bready head, fairly persistent. Some bits in suspension are the only downside.
7 Rich burnt taste, quite a lot of liquorice, bitter and barky. Salty almost. Bitterness is quite tangy. Slightly sweet, but well attenuated.
4 Smooth and full palate, pleasant soft carbonation. Finish is very bitter and liquoricey, saccharine as well. Something almost buttery too.
13 Very solid beer. Not so much a typical stout at all. Bitterness and liquorice perhaps a bit over-the top. Covers 9% very well. Glad I had Minna and Janne to share this with, 750ml of too much for two people.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Pours a deep dark brown color. Aromas of chocolate, espresso, and a scattering of hops. Flavor is bold bitter roast malts with a smooth chocolate like finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (3235) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2011
Taste from bottle 75 cl. @ WBF Tasting 06.08.2011. Hazy almost black color, with beige head. Aroma good roasted malts, licorice. Medium to full body. Taste sweet, roasted malts, liquorice, bitterness. Nice stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9530) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2011
Good, reasonably stable, thick-set, dirty cream-coloured head over virtually black beer, if with a reddish sheen. Heavy, aromatic nose with old wood, dark chocolate and an alcoholpunch with deliberate spirit (Bourbon, whisky)character. Superbly "praliné", but with full chocolate. Ashy, dry, roasted malt/stoutflavour with just a hint of alcoholsweetness retronasal. Bit of sweat, paprika, and of course, chocolate, ultra-dry but for the alcohol. Warming up, I seem to get some coriander. Surprisingly thin for its stamina and ABV. Probably very attenuated. This is a dry stout, on the verge of an I.S., and to my tastebuds, barel-aged.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (23724) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2011
Bottled, thanks baggio! Cloudy near black, rich beige head. Aroma of salted winegums, viokla and licorice. Mid sweet with soft mouthfeel and full body. Flavours of licrorice, marzipan and tobacco. Lots of dusty resiny bitterness. Typical Belgian stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (9684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2011
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgie April 2011 consumed outside Frank (camper) at Camping Igueldo, Igueldo Nr San Sebastian, Basque Country, Northern Spain 04.07.11 Pours murky brown with tan head that is liberally dotted with specks of yeast. Malty on the nose but also quite beefy bit like an oxo cube has been crumbled into this. Full flavoured beer with elements of chocolate, some tobacco, loads of yeast and some fruit. Really likeable beer, I’m well into this. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2011
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured hazy amber with a beige head. aroma was spice, pepper, and rubber cement. flavor was spice and grassy bitter with a medium and smooth body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bierkrug (2130) - - MAR 13, 2011
750 ml bottle in Germany. I got this bottle from Chris himself. Pours murky dark brown with a huge biege head. Dark malty, light herbl hopps and roasted flavor. Roasted malty and burnt wood notes. Lingering dark malty into the palate. A nice beer ends a bit tart for me but still nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Courtesy of bu11zeye. Hazy dark amber color/ tan head. dark caramel, pit fruit, spicy sweet aromas. medium bodied. Toasted caramel, dark bread, pit fruit, mild spice flavors- good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (6073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
(750ml bottle bb Oct 2011 thanks to bu11zeye) opaque ruddy orange-brown with thick creamy tan bubbles. Nose of brown sugar, mossy, cherry. Taste is peppery, light smoke, moss, peat, brown sugar, caramel and maple. Creamy body, lightly bitter finish. Really nice!!

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