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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pilsner malt, Münich, coffee malt, and Special BI; Brewers Gold & Challlenger hops.


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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grima (2189) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bierkrug (2132) - - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1999) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1755) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2012
75cl bottle. Pours a pitch black liquid with medium tanned head. Nose : tart, wood, wet laundry, cheese, toffee milk coffee. Sip ; medium density body with creamy texture. Dark chocolate sweet with coffee and nuts flavor, creamy coffee. Some bitter hops on the end. The aftertaste is a mix of aromatic hops and burned toast or caramel with the after feeling of sweet coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansjelaah (1731) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
#1401 draught; nose is decent heavily roasted malt, some sweet licorice, broad, mellow somewhat moldy malt, feel is mediumbroad, carb is medium, taste is dry roasted malt galore, some mint, medium licorice, cough syrup, then sweet alcohol

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
back (1603) - Holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2010
Aroma:humle malt brændt chokolade karamel citron grape Ud.:kaffesort uklar Skum:cafe au lait kort E.smag:sød lidt bitter meget Krop:medium For.:cremet Brus:livlig flaske f1fan 22/10-10

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TEJA (1556) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2012
Bottle @ omhper, thanks. Thick brown lasting foam. Dark red-brown color. Dry chocolate aroma with a dry coffey taste with some dark chrystal malts. Medium body. Low bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - APR 21, 2012
Bottle, Mi-orge, Mi-houblon. Black with thin brown head. Nose is big on the malts, ever so slightly undertoning acetone, ash, plenty of spice, dark fruits, hazelnut, fresh tobacco. Mouth is slightly thin considering the nose, green, malty, liquorice, very heavily charcoaled. Thin end, with a smoky charcoal filling at the swallow. Quite solid, but the smoke disguises the subtleties.


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