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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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 14/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Tap: deep, deep brown, almost black with a creamy, semi-chunky mocha foam. Aroma is moderated spiced with mild notes of molasses, cocoa, ginger, some faintly roasted malt, & a hint of cola. Taste has heavier notes of molasses & ginger, balanced well with roasted malts, bitter cocoa, & reminders of cinnamon. Easy drinking stout, nice & spiced without being too over the top. Lightly sweet finish. Better than many pumpkin stouts out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (7862) - Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2015 Draft to taster at Eccentric Cafe. Looks good; a dark cola with beige lacing. Smells of dark malt and ginger. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (2115) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
On draft at Eccentric Café. The pour is dark, with reddish qualities. The head is thin, no lace. The aroma is full of the spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg, not really what is expect in a stout. The flavor is also very spice driven. It's similar to a Christmas ale, and not at all what I was expecting for a stout. Based on the spice designation, it's not too bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1182) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Aroma is ok, cinnamon, nutmeg, roasted malt. Appearance is a dark brown with a light tan head. Taste is heavy ginger and nutmeg, Christmas cookie. Mouthfeel is light, carbonated. Overall...meh. Drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cbuk1013 (247) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Tastes like you took all of your Christmas table sweets, including the yams, and threw them in the coffee pot. Unique beer. Try one if you can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2013
On tap at Crunchys. I think Bells really nailed what they were going for here with a strong spice taste, but it is just not a taste that appeals to me that much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Pint at the Bellís tap takeover, Samís, Durham. After the face-shredding beers earlier in the evening, this one was (even at 8%) a mellow, warming, and welcome changeup. Thick, oily black pour with a filmy light brown head. Nice nose of yams, maple, and ginger, all undergirded by deep chocolate. Nice hefty body with a bit of oil and grit in the finish, very appropriate to style. Flavors were big without compromising subtlety, with coffee, spice, and ginger melding together in an organic way rather than the off-putting and artificial manner one often gets with "spiced" beers. Yet another terrific stout from Bells.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2601) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 22, 2013
Great beer. Pours black with tan head. Nice warm spice aromas, along withoak, and toasted malts. Very oaky flavours with some nice sweetness and warming winter spices. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3512) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2013
On tap; this one didnít work for me. Interesting concept and I think they accomplished their designs. Too much of a holiday beer profile, which has never appealed much to me. Ginger and nutmeg do shine through and drinkable for the ABV

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JPDurden24 (1672) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2013
On tap at Flannyís, black pour with a tan head. A nice ginger spice with a tasty roasty cocoa backbone. It is a wonderful brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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