Stella Artois Black
Stella Artois

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From:
Stella Artois
 
Belgium
Style:
European Pale Lager
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
76
Avg:
3.1 | pDev: 21.61%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
16
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 06, 2019
Added:
Jul 31, 2011
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  3
SCORE
76
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Notes: None
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Rated: 3.5 by warpedrevolution from Illinois

Nov 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.28 by sengland70 from England

Aug 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.72 by Determined419 from Ohio

Mar 07, 2016
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

2.83/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
A: The beer is very dark red in color and is black when viewed from afar. It poured with a half finger high beige head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles in the center and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of malt extracts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the malt extracts are a bit stronger and they also lend some sweetness.
M: It feels somewhat more than light-bodied and a bit watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Just like the regular Stella Artois, this beer doesn't have the type of complexity you would expect from a Belgian beer—especially one labeled as "noire"—but it is quite easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle
Nov 08, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by stampfler07 from Colorado

Sep 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by Scottie_A25 from Tennessee

Aug 28, 2014
 
Rated: 2 by NorthernSoul from Canada (SK)

Mar 14, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by Mr_Pink_152 from England

Jan 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by SimonTHGolfer from England

Dec 29, 2013
 
Rated: 1 by pinkysup from New York

Nov 17, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by rmargeson from New York

Nov 08, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by blueiguana86 from Georgia

Aug 04, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by standardcherry from Massachusetts

Jul 30, 2013
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Reviewed by fede_glodo from Argentina

3.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Not very aromatic beer. Too much sweet but it looks nice and it have a nice head mouthfeel is ok, medium body. had high expectations and I must admit I was a little disappointed, probably will not buy it because in the market there are better stouts.
Jul 22, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by Bandi from New York

Aug 19, 2012
 
Rated: 4.25 by hanwong

Aug 06, 2012
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Reviewed by brewskifan55 from Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Enjoyed at the Conan Doyle pub, Edinburgh

A: Clear, darkly golden with a half finger head that quickly dissipates.

S: Citrus abounds, much like the smell of regular Stella. Although some Belgian yeast may have popped up in the mix.

T: Crisp, lager-ish, malty, smooth. A step up from little sister Stella.

M: Medium with medium carbonation.

O: Even better than its predecessor. I was happily surprised. Would drink again.
Jul 28, 2012
 
Rated: 3.5 by falconxman from Illinois

Jul 19, 2012
 
Rated: 3.5 by ChaseTheAce from Texas

Feb 15, 2012
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Reviewed by BlackHaddock from England

3.03/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Half pint taken on the bank of the river Thames in London.

This is a bit drier and has a darker golden hue than the standard Stella: otherwise not a lot of difference. I'm sure the brewery will claim all sorts of differences in the brewing process and ingrediants, but I bet it's from the same base brew and tweaked a little to make it have the changes already mentioned.

You could say (as a previous reviewer almost stated) it is a German Pilsner meets Belgian Lager for the British market.

It was cold and refreshing and not unpleasant, makes a change for me to have a lager when in an English pub.
Oct 29, 2011
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Reviewed by david18 from New York

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I had this beer on a recent trip to England. It is one of the typical non-English ale choices at a lot of the pubs. As another member wrote, the presentation is very slick, with the pretty, custom glass with black logo and obvious nucleation sites.

I felt it was better than Stella and actually not bad at all. It was a little like a combination of a stella and a German Pilsner.

Overall I thought it was pretty good. It was my go-to beer when I wasn't in the mood for a cask pull.
Sep 20, 2011
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Reviewed by PartyBear from England

2.09/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
The glasses are sleek and stylish, as is pretty much everything to do with the presentation and advertising of the beer, unfortunately the beer itself does not follow suit. The best way I can describe it is empty, it lacked any sort of substance or body, it felt like there was the potential to be more but the taste was just out of reach. There was some very light citrusy flavours along with a mild spiciness but this never manages to materialise into anything more than a passing hint, while a bread-like maltiness hovered in the background throughout. It's cold, it's drinkable, and in the end it is just another run of the mill commercial lager but you have to appreciate that the intention to do something different was almost there. Would be interesting to see how it stands up to some spicy food though, it may compliment and bring out the flavours in the beer more but I don't think a curry house beer is the image that A-B InBev were shooting for here but then again I don't really think they knew what they wanted.
Jul 31, 2011
Stella Artois Black from Stella Artois
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 22 ratings