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Big and bold, this stout will warm you with flavors of maple, ginger and molasses. Perfect for complimenting your holiday cheer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 20, 2002
Dark black color, small head. Chocolaty aroma. Dark roasted malts. Subtly spiced, with nutmeg and ginger. Earthy and slightly oaky. Full bodied. Good flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2245) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 20, 2002
Slightly tart, strange in a stout, spices are subdued but present and complementary, tannic an very roasty, slight nutmeg, ginger, drinkable gentle and beautiful, blooms very warm. remarkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2003 '01Nov.Black with no light to be seen.Rocky,khaki,lacey,and aromatic head.Cinnamon,nutmeg,roastiness and maple are just the start of this complex aroma.Palate could be a bit thicker.Sweet malts and spices are all over the mouth.Great finish is dry and bittersweet.Also a little spicy alcohol to the finish.Hop presence is still there also.This is still excellent.Even after almost a year of improper storage on a shelf at a liquor store.Tough Stout!!!Unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2002
When I first tried Sam Adams now defunct Old Fizziwig, I discovered the marvel of spiced beer. I am glad that geniuses at Bellís applied this knowledge to one of their fabled stout line-up. Smooth ... the roasted barley seems minimal to create little malt bitterness. A gentle touch of spices ... ginger, cardamom, cinnamon? Serve this cold, but delight in the warming process. A new beer for Thanksgiving pre-Turkey extravaganza! Should take the edge off of watching the Lions lose this year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2002
Pours very thick and black with no head. There are many things to be found in this one. Loads of different spices compliment the roasted, chocolate and coffee of the malts. Some hops compliment the roasted finish. Unique and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tourette (217) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2002
Another solid stout from Larry Bell. This one isnít his best, but still better than many others out there. The flavor profile is really great. A bit thin, but other than that its a solid beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2002
Very strong flavor. Very dark. Very bad. Definitely has that íChristmasyí feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2571) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 13, 2002
Bottle. Looks black to me with a thinly laced brown head. Swirl this around in the glass and the aromas kick up in intensity. I picked up some ginger, pepper, and cinnamon sugar, and a host of others I would have no idea how to identify. Initialy picked up the smoke flavor then a bitter chocolate and barley flavor. Somewhat thiner than some of the other Bells Stouts, but it makes up for it with all the spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2002
The big problem with cardamom isnít its flavour - I like the flavour. Itís the application. Maybe I just donít cook the right foods, but it takes me forever to use even the tiniest amount. Larry Bell, evidently, has the same problem and decided to get rid of his entire stock in this beer. Extremely dark brown; aroma of allspice and cardamom, coffee; similar flavours, with perhaps a citric element; fruitcakey finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2002
Another good effort from Bells, Interesting stout that off the beaten bath a bit

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