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RATINGS: 1772   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Sweeter and smoother than Kalamazoo Stout. A beer for special winter occasions. Great with chocolate desserts. Available October-March.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1647) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a nice tan head that fades to a ring..Nose is nice bitter chocolates, roast, spice, earth..Taste is bitter chocolate, roast, silky, peanutbutter, Some sweetnlow

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (6162) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at avrashi’s place. Thanks troubles. Dark to black, not opaque, with a small tan head. Roasty aroma with dark chocolate, a bit of coffee and a smoky note. Sweetish and slightly bitterish flavor, roasty, with dark chocolate, a bit of cocoa, some coffee and a finish with some bitterness and a smoky note. Medium-bodied. Very good.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thebos (35) - Eatonton, Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2014 Black pour with brown head. strong, slightly bitter roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Intense flavor. Bold roasted coffee malt flavor with chocolaty finsh. palate thick and creamy. Delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sregnar35 (974) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2014
On tap at the abbey. Pours dark brown with a small head. Nutty and sweet, not overly roasty, nice clean stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
N3lson1 (224) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Nice delicious cream stout. Pours dark, thin head with brown malty color. Very smooth, refreshing finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Jet black in color and I don't see any light getting through this brew. I see a wisp of light brown foam on the top of this beer. I smell rich dark malt,roasted barley, and black licorice. The mouthfeel is silky smooth and is a nice contrast to the bitterness from the roasted barley that fades into a light sweetness at the back of the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (784) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
Black pour with small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, and cocoa. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, faint lactose, low bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation, became more smoother as it warmed. Top notch stout that was very good but not too sure why they labeled it as double cream stout?? Was expecting a creamier taste and mouthfeel I guess.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBeforeH20 (128) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2014 Very smooth creamy flavor with hints of toffee ,chocolate, and a nice lactose/malty base. Great beer, Bells doesn’t disappoint.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle pours black with a thin off white head. Aroma is nice with carmel, condensed milk, and a light black patent malt note. Roasted coffee rides a sweet sugary note that finishes dry. Moderate carbonation, mildly crisp mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewHaMeister (170) - - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle pours a dark coffee brown with a quickly dissipating brown head. Very smooth lactose chocolate and coffee flavor. Fairely clean finish with lingering roasted malt flavors.


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