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

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pilsner malt, Münich, coffee malt, and Special BI; Brewers Gold & Challlenger hops.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (6242) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
RoyceH (1198) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12193) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 5, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Etre Gourmet.
Pours deep deep chestnut, bordering on black with a firm, creamy, off-white head. Complex caramel malts aroma, light vinious, plums, a bit of coffee and liqourice. Medium carbonation, light grainy but lovely dryish and very creamy palate. Flavour has great milky chocolate, some hazelnuts, caramel, light toasted caramel, some mild coffee. A bit vinious and warming with a mild, but firm bitterness towards the end. Lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kschep (1707) - 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

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3911) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 10, 2012
Tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Dark brown with small gold head. Aroma is roasty malt, dark chocolate, bit of smoke and spice, creamy vanilla, and coffee. Taste is creamy vanilla, bit of berries, plum, lots of malt. Bit of boozy liqueur taste too. Thick and creamy texture. Pretty nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26474) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2012
Draught at Moeder Lambic. Black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, hops and dark chocolate with notes of dried fruits and fridge. Sweet and roasted flavour of dried fruits, liquorice and hops. Roasted finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2012
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Pitch black - brown head. Nice burmed, chocolate, light butterscotch, fruity, berries, dark ryebread, coffee, alcoholic, nice hoppy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barrelbelly (748) - BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2011
From tap at Delirium Tap House. Pitch black with almost no head. Srong chocolate aroma and full chocolate and coffee taste. Warm alcohol finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (8397) - 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


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