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

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Pilsner malt, Münich, coffee malt, and Special BI; Brewers Gold & Challlenger hops.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (6158) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2012
18/VII/2012 - 75cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ De Dochter van de Korenaar brewery - BB: n/a - (2012-725)

Dark brown to black beer, beige to brown head, unstable, irregular bubbles, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of dried fruits, raisins, mocha, coffee, caramel, sweet brown sugar. MF: soft carbon, medium body, soft velvet like texture. Taste: bit caramelly, lots of mocha, coffee, little sour, some red berries, cocoa powder. Aftertaste: mocha, coffee, bit of caramel, raisins, dry hoppy ending.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a hazy brownish-red color with a tan head. The aroma is brown sugar, toffee and some dark fruit. The flavor is slightly more complex. I get some iced tea notes, as well as some brown sugar, Belgian yeast, cherries and some earthy and piney hops notes. There is very little bitterness from the hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5861) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2012
Draught (Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels) - Black with a foamy tan head. Roasted and chocolatey aroma with notes of cocoa and liquorice. Rich, chocolatey and slightly sweet taste with notes of chocolate, hops, coffee, soap and liquorice. Very rich and full-bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5776) - 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!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2011 75cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2009, from Geers Oostakker, complex brew, spicy, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, rocky head, very good brew

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (5746) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle from Etre Gourmet, bought in 2012. (BF Nov 2012) Black with a large, nice tan head. Roasted aroma of chocolate, licorice and some light "candy". Similar taste. A bit sweet and with a full body. The finish was bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5494) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2012
Black colour with a beige head. Coffee, roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Medium body and a dry texture. Low carbonation. Rich coffee and roasted malt flavour. Not very fit together with food, but nice in the evening with a good book.
[Bottle from Mi-Orge Mi-Houblon in Arlon, Belgium]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (5320) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (5299) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2011
25 cl. draft @ Delirium Tap House: dark brown with a tanned head & nice lacing – smells sweet with syrup, chocolate, dark fruits & hops, tastes very syrupy with chocolate sauce mixed with dark fruits upfront (lots & lots of plums as well as some prunes & touch of dark grapes), aftertaste is strong almost like cognac-like but only slightly alcoholic but also sweet with chocolate, spices, slight ash, sweet/bitter syrup aftertaste – B: slick, oily, syrupy – great Belgian stout worth getting if you can

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5263) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2012
Bottle: Dark brown to black pour, a black body with a nice medium tan to light brown head which changes slowly into a closed and vast lacing. Looks good! The aromas are almost imperial stout like: liquorice, coffee, dark chocolate, rum, tar and coffee roast The flavour is coffee, dark roast and burned rubber at first, than it changes minimally into a fine mix of dark chocolate, coffee/espresso, roasted/burned barleys malts, roasted/burned wood, dark chocolate drenched hops/herbs. There’s an overall good growing bitterness in this beer which results in a long bitter roasted almost burned aftertaste with a touch of dryness. Low carbo, full body, watery to a light creamy mouthfeel and a light watery texture. Really good beer; lot of roast, bitterness and a fine body.


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