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RATINGS: 1755   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7124) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2005
Deep black pour with an unfortunately short caramel-colored head. Aroma was heavy on the roasted malts.. with chocolate dominating. Powerfully smooth and well-coating on the palate. Coffee-like bitterness on the finish. Flavor was sweet with chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Very fine all around! Only problem I have with it is that I just bought one :(

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Thanks to OhioDad for this one. Sharp coffee and roasted malt aroma with a hint of beef boullion and soy sauce. Deep black with a finger thick mocha head. Much less flavorful than other Bellís stouts I have had. Mild coffee and bakerís chocolate flavors that finish bitter. Whole thing is understated though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2005
Pours a pitch black color with a thin light brown head. Aroma and flavor of roasted malt with lactic notes. The body is light to medium with a creamy and dry texture and soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Pours dark browm with a large tan head. Smells of vanilla and roasted malt. Taste is of coffee and chocolate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2005
12 oz bottle pours black with a short brown creamy head. Aroma is of sweet chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is much chocolate, roasted malts, and a touch of coffee bitterness followed by a sweet lingering aftertaste. Palate is smooth and creamy and mouthcoating, but not real thick. Not quite as good as Expedition or Kalamazoo stouts, but another solid stout indeed from Kalamazoo brewing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1886) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2007 Black color with thin creamy mocha head. Creamy roasty flavor. Light roast aroma. Almost a horse shit aroma. Weird. Light alcohol flavor. Full body. Tasty but nothing great. 6/4/7/4/17

RERATE: Courtesy of Styles. Pour is a glossy black with wisps of dark tan cream. Aroma is nice creamy rich chocolate. Flavor is delicious chocolate, but isnít quite the same as Kalamazoo (which I like better). Not noticing the less than pleasant horse manure smell I picked up last time. Body is smooth and a little sticky. A very nice stout, but Bells is the king of stouts, so the bar is pretty high for them.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUL 22, 2005
A chocolate and roast aroma. Nice brown head and deep chocolate appearance. A flavorful roast flavor with a touch of bitterness and a sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 20, 2005
bonus brew from richlikebeer (thanks!) pours super black with a nice chocolate looking head.chocolate (bolth sweet and bitter) make up most of the aroma.along with some fudge.much is the same in the flavor,although i got a huge rush of sourness....im not sure if this is normal or not.very interesting.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcr (2198) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2005
This stout reminds me of dessert. Chocolate and malted roasts predominate, both in aroma and taste. Smooth and, not unexpectedly, creamy. Pours black with dark tan head (that didnít last long). Just right amount of sweetness for this style for my taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a black body with a small creamy chocolate-brown head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and roasted malt. Creamy, soft mouthfeel. Flavor of roasted malt, rich chocolate, and lactic.


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