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%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2986) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2011
Bottle @ Essen Kerstbierfestival 2011. Black coloured beer with a medium brown head. Strong alcoholic roasted malty hinted aroma. Very aggressive. Full light creamy hinted palate. FInish is strong, malty roasted (almost burned) and alcoholic touched. Longer bitter roasted ending. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2011
Bottle @ Kerstbierfestival 2011 in Essen (B). A black colored beer, with a dark beige head. The aroma of coffee with chocolate malt. The taste is dry bitter, coffee, a little sweet. The aftertaste is bitter for a while with some sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2011
Head: small, espresso
Colour: black
Smell: spices,cumin,hops,anise,mint,chocolat
Taste: very bitter start,chicqory,coffee, roasted,end is dry, roasty and very bitter, good !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Allara (148) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Suggestion by the bartender at Delirium Cafe in Brussels on 12-09-10. Bottle 225 of 700. Pours deep black in color with a rich, sweet and dry finish. Solid barrel aged Belgian stout, but not too outstanding from American barrel aged stouts. Notes of chocolate, slight woody notes with definite cognac/boozy notes. Very well balanced, not too dry or boozy. Great limited release stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ggaughan (100) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, LUXEMBOURG - FEB 5, 2010
Dense black body, deep tan head, fluffy bubbles. The nose was slightly less chocolate character when compared to the regular Jean Chris Numero 2 which I sampled side by side. Floral character to the beer as well. Taste is stronger up front than the base beer. Slight alcohol character provided by the cognac barrel but not overpowering or over present as there was only 2 months of aging in the barrel. Just enough time to provide some additional character to the beer but not so much that the wood takes over the taste of the beer. Well done. I am looking forward to trying this again in a few months when the beer has matured further.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rvdoorn (13) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2012
Thanks to my French friends for this one! Brought Look: the beer pours a dark brown color with a small head. Smell: Full of roasted malts, dark chocolate, typical Belgium yeast and some wooden oak tones. Taste: Dark and bitter chocolate malts, with oak in the bitter aftertaste. Only very slight cognac flavor are present when the beer warms up Mouthfeel: medium-thin body with medium carbonation Overall: A nice beer. Deep in my heart, I expected more though. A bit too single dimensional IMO, but still enjoyable. I would never turn one down

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