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

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Cognac barrel aged version of Jean Chris Numero 2 which was brewed at Sainte Hélène by Christoph Gillard, the owner of Mi-Orge Mi-Houblon and Jean Francois Vaux of Jean Le Chocolatier. Limited to approx. 700 bottles of 37.5 ml each.

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3.8
Dedollewaitor (16387) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle @ Really late Summer Tasting Ulfborg, 2012. Bottle #8 /300. Pours nearly black with a creamy beige head. Nose is oak, cognac, dark fruit, vague roast and caramel. Flavor is wood, ashes, vague roast and caramel. Full bodied. Alcohol well hidden. Very enjoyable without being overly complex.

3.8
Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Black - light brown head. Smokey, chocolate, high bitter chocolate, light boozy, nutty, red berries, vegetables, milkey notes, milk chocolate, smokey aroma.... light smokey taste, white sugar, wooden notes, light tartness. Nice.

3.7
Christian (13823) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2013
Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of chocolate and licorice, oak and cognac. Dry and roasted flavour with coffee and dark chocolate, with an ashy note. Roasted bitterness and a bit of hops in the finish

4.3
thewolf (12803) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Moeder Lambic, St. Gilles.
Pours completely black with a nice, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has definite cognac notes, chocolate, mild roasted malts, nuts and mild oak. Medium carbonation, nice dry and creamy if somewhat light mouthfeel. Flavour has chocolate, cocoa, oaky dryness, nuts and lots of coffee. Soft, velvety and delicious with a long, dry and bitter finish.

4.1
77ships (11051) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2011
Sampled 75 cl. bottle @ Kerstbierfestival 2011: beautifully wrapped bottle, this looks quite impressive – apparently limited to 300 bottles – bottled in April 2011: A: black with a mocha head – S: coffee, dark malts, bitter chocolate & cognac – T: cognac, syrup, dark malts, cold coffee, winter spices, touch sweet pureed dark fruits, booze aftertaste – frankly this is a tuned down version of the regular one & not a boost – B: closing on thick, full definitely, low carb – nice but the regular version is much nicer

3.6
sebletitje (10293) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2011
Sample @ Kerstbierfestival ’11 Essen. First sample from a 75cl unlabeled bottle, second was from a paper wrapped bottle which indicated bottle #202/300. Not sure if this is a second run of the original Cognac Cask. Brune foncée, col ocre. Arôme est léger avec une pointe boisée de fût, graisn et caramel, cognac donne une profile doux mais qui reste trop en retrait. En bouche, le cognac est léger et se noie un peu dans le profile plus malté de la bière. Malt grillé léger, laissant un côté grains; froment/avoine. Le tout conserve une pointe d’amertule houblonnée. Un peu décevante car j’aurias aimé voir le Cognac jouer un meilleur rôle.

3.9
douglas88 (9632) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Bottle number 223/700 at Delirium. Pours a dark brown color with a huge beige/brown head. The aroma is sweet tart bitter chocolates, some woody cognac, roasted notes. The flavor is very nice; a rich cognac woodiness, some tart sour yeast, rich chocolates, bittersweet chocolates, roasted almost porter like malts. Odd and interesting.

4.1
BlackHaddock (7690) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
37.5 cl Bottle # 031: bought at the Alvinne-Pre Zythos Fest a couple of years back (4 Euros) and I’ve been saving it for the last day of earth (tomorrow at 12.12 I am told). Hope the beer hits the spot. Poured slowly into a Westmalle chalice @ home on 20 Dec 2012. Looks impressive in the glass: creamy feel to the tanned head and a body that has a brown base with a dull red hue to it. The nose is chocolate with attitude: as is the taste, the barrel obviously gave the beer a slightly wine/port/cognac flavour but never having had an un-barrel aged ’Numero 2’ I can’t say how much it has influenced the taste. I hope this isn’t my last beer on earth: but if it is or was then at least I can tell everyone in the afterworld I’ve had a fine beer just before the earth fell apart!

3
Wim (4160) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2012
black coloured body with a off white head a roasted malty aroma a roasted malty fruity bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish

3.4
Yves (3134) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2011
@ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2011. Black coloured beer with creamy bronw coloured beer and no carbonation. Strong roasted aroma with some malty hints. Full creamy palate. Finish is malty creamy ending roasted bitter.


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