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RATINGS: 1822   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sandler (10) - - MAY 6, 2014
This one smells better than it tastes. The deceptively sweet and creamy smell causes the normal beer bitterness to be a bit of a surprise -- unpleasant if you were hoping for a sweet flavor, just odd if you were expecting something smoother.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
coachd (265) - Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Smells of black licorice, milk chocolate, coffee and malt. Basic looking stout; black with light tan head that disappears quickly. Tastes highly carbonated, smoky, roasty with slight hop bitterness. Hoppy and coffee flavored aftertaste. I thought it would be sweeter, like a milk stout. Palate was just ok. I must say this is kind of a weak stout, but I am biased by bigger, thicker, higher ABV stouts. Sacrilege, I know, but this is an average offering by Bells.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimmis (10) - - MAY 2, 2014
Great beer, dark chocolatey flavors mixed with some vanilla, and a roasty finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gingerdoc (1) - - APR 29, 2014 does not count
This beer is absolutely delicious-- creamy, sweet, with just the right amount of bitter. Perfect as a desert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1785) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
Pours a nice dark black, minimal head. Roasted malt and espresso on the nose, follows onto the palate with a little bit of cocoa. Delicious in the winter in the north.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gearz (44) - Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2014
Poured from cask at Fuel Woodfire Grill in Port Huron, MI. Pours a motor oil black with a limited amount of tiny bubbles. Not much on the nose. Insanely silky mouthfeel with only the smallest bit of carbonation. Tastes of bitter chocolate and tapers off with an alcohol finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steez (29) - Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2014
Pours tobacco juice brown...dark. Pretty. Very little head and no lace to speak of. Toasted malts and espresso. Very nice saddle leather tack shop type taste on the palate. Bought April 15 with cold spell arriving. More carbonation than expected. Nice treat

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craven5000 (103) - Westville, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2014
Very dark brown body under a towering light brown head. Slightly slick mouth feel. Smooth going down.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (767) - Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with tan head. Nose is chocolate and vanilla. Very smooth flavor. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamT (237) - North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2014
12oz bottle from Tasty Beverage in Raleigh. Black hue, zero visibility with fully diminishing dark brown head. No lacing. Dark chocolate, dark fruit, mild alcohol aromas. Moderate bitter coffee up front with a dark malt and coffee finish. Creamy texture on palate.

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