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

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RATINGS: 69   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (3469) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3448) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Bottle: Poured a reddish orange amber with a off white head. Aroma is hops, spice, and fruit. The taste is similar in that there is loads of spice and fruit with a hint of veggie and hops in the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3313) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (3225) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2013
Draught @ Little Delirium Cafe, Brussels. Black coloured beer with a huge brown head. Very nice toasted roasted caramel malty hinted aroma. Full light creamy palate. Finish is slightly alcoholic coffee roasted bitter hinted with a longer bitter roasted ending. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2012
Black colour, firm tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, bitter coffee and roasted malts. Light bitter coffee flavour, bitter roasted malts, mocha, loads of coffee. Quite creamy, low carbonation. Coffee finish.
Rather nice, well made beer.
(From 75cL bottle. Thanks for sharing, tderoeck!!)

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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (2365) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bierkrug (2109) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grima (2035) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2012
Sorry for the german rating, but this is a lousy rating from my "newbie" time (2007-2009), and it’s not worth of being translated. I just added it for the statistics, and to complete my backlog!
Beim Öffnen schäumt die Flasche über, und sie hört eine halbe Ewigkeit nicht auf zu schäumen. Wenn sich alles gelegt hat, landet im Glas ein sehr dunkelbraunes, fast schwarzes Bier mit hoher, mittel-feinporiger, standhafter Cremekrone. Der Geruch ähnelt dem eines guten Stouts. Röstmalzig, dezent rauchig, sehr schokoladig und karamellig. Das Bier startet sehr rezent, röstmalzig, sehr würzig, leicht schokoladig und kaffeeröstig bitter, mit starken Karamellnuancen. Ein wahres Aromenfeuerwerk. Zur Mitte wird das Bier immer belgischer, der Hopfen kommt besser durch, vor allem der Challenger ist erkennbar. Die 9% Alkohol sind zu keinem Zeitpunkt spürbar. Im Verlauf wird das Bier deutlich bitterer, da der Hopfen immer mehr die Macht übernimmt. Trotzdem bleiben die herrlichen Schokoladenaromen stets dominant. Ein geiles Bier, welches durchaus mit namhaften Größen mithalten kann!


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