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Strato - Benelux Brewpub & Café

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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 13.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Benelux Brewpub & Café visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 09-07-2009)
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Reviews by duracell:
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3.6/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cask at "Soirée des Grands Crus" Microbrasserie du Siboire, Sherbrooke (QC), Candada. 5.9% ABV.

A - Pours a black color with copper hues on the side of the glass. The head is limited to a ring at the surface.

S - Light malty and roasted notes upfront which disappear quickly to reveal a strong hoppiness (medicinal, citrusy and grassy).

T - Taste is pretty similar to the smell. The hop flavours are rich and complex but the malt is too discrete in my opinion.

M - Good mouthfeel, very smooth with a low carbonation as expected from a cask. Medium bodied, in my opinion this beer would benefit from being a bit heavier.

O – A good Black IPA which features a stong hop character and an excellent drinkability. Perhaps a higher maltiness would be interesting to get a better balance.

duracell, Apr 22, 2012
More User Reviews:
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3.7/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Festival Bières et Saveurs 2009. This brewery rotates 50 recipes so I was happy to get the basics. A very decent stout, medium mouthfeel, a tad sour, with chocolate up front. Black without significant head. Roasty, and chocolate, aroma. Hops are right there. As good as any stout in Quebec.

Sammy, Sep 07, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

juliendesrochers, Apr 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

jsnoek, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of oldp0rt
2.38/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the brewery. Identified as Strato Black IPA 6%

A- Beer looked good, poured a nice black with a quick to dessipate head. Leaving some lacing.

S- Notes of roasted malts and some floral hops but nothing close to your average black ipa's.

T- Roasted malts again, Very faint hint of coco. Hardly any hop taste to it.

If this is a black ipa, it's not what it should be. Off the style and i regret getting this.

If this is simply a stout then it's also very ordinary. I can enjoy a good stout and i love black ipa's but this isn't it.

Try it for yourselves and see.

oldp0rt, Nov 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

mattmarka1, Jan 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

wizo, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of 4ster
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

4ster, Oct 13, 2012
Strato from Benelux Brewpub & Café
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.