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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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5537) - 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 (5410) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5347) - ITALY - JAN 12, 2010
scura buona schiuma persitente note tostate malti tostati lieve acidulo caffe luppolo leggermente pepato un tocco liquoroso in bocca caffe e amaro secco da luppolo più che da malti

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5192) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4781) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2012
On tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Black with a very nice, light brown and creamy head. Bitter chocolate aroma galore, hints of smoke and fruit. Well-balanced. Dark and mysterious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (4636) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4553) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4438) - 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]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4391) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (3979) - 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.


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