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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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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


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (11770) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2008
(Draught) Pours a murky brown body with small creamy beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, roasted malt, ginger, nutmeg, clove, and light anise. Flavor of roasted malt, molasses, cinnamon, and brown sugar.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Draft. Creamy large brown head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some nutmeg, roast, ginger, light anise. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, nutmeg, ginger. Soft medium body, low carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2008 Name: Harry Magill’s Spiced Stout
Date: 06/07/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

clear brown, headless, spiced cinimon clove and roasted aroma, sweet malt flavor, touch of spices, hint of soy, light bitterness

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 7/20
Rating: 2.2/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *+/4
-------- /> Name: Harry McGillis
Date: 08/08/2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Maduro

Appearance: black, fine tan head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet dark chocolate and cinamon aroma,
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, lots of cinamon and other spices, light bitterness follows the spicyness, touch of sweetness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10073) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy ginger and nutmeg aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy spice and butter flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Very good complex brew.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Totally black brew. Murky brown when held up to the sun. Small, creamy, khaki head. The aroma is of chocolate and root beer; vanilla and cola. The flavor is of chocolate, vanilla, buttermilk and cola. The alcohol is abundant. Well-balanced. Very lightly bitter. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Alcoholic, lightly bitter finish. Very simple brew. The alcohol is not well-hidden, but very good stuff nonetheless!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2005
12oz bottle acquired in trade with CaptainCougar (thanks!). Poured a dark, dark brown with an averaged sized brown head. Aromas of molassess, spices, light maple, roasted malts, and chocolate. Tastes starts of wih maple leading into other softer spice tastes and roasted malts with a coffee finish. Body a tad on the thin side. Shows its age a little bit but still a good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Tap @ Bells. Black appearance with a brown head. Molasses, ginger, light anise, chocolate malty aroma. Ginger, dark chocolate, anise, thick sugar, light espresso flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7335) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2007
Bottle. Black body with a fast fading brown head. Roasty charred wood aroma, hints of molasses deep down. Moderate roast, barely there spice. Average palate is thin for the style. Decent but I was expecting more complexity.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2003
Opaque black color with a thin beige head. Thin lacing. Nicely spiced cinnamon and roasty aroma. However the flavor really did not do much for me. I like my Stouts more creamy than spicy, and this is way on the tart and spicy side. It is still rather drinkable but not my favorite Kalamazoo Stout by any stretch. It would probably be more tolerable with food.


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