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RATINGS: 1901   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (3234) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2006
What a great stout! I usually prefer the dry, but this sweet was awesome! Poured a thick black with small tan head. It looked as great as it tasted. Aroma and taste was like a chocolate covered coffee bean with whipped cream. Cramy and delicious. I will buy again..

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hangover (1117) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Pretty black pour with a nice and frothy tan head. Aroma has coffee, alcohol and chocolate in the background. Semi-sweet chocolate first off, coffee in the middle. Nice milk chocolate dominates the finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Long and lingering bitter finish. This is an exceptional stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (6010) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Bottle. Black bodied with a small tan head. Nose is roasted malts, light coffee and dark, bittersweet chocolate. Taste is bitter chocolate, oily coffee, and roasted malts with a touch of burnt cookie. Body is creamy and smooth with a dense carbonation and a medium overall feel. It just slides down easy. Finishes with more roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate. Nice stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJC (238) - USA - DEC 10, 2006
Nice color, but lacking much of a head. Faint aroma; in fact, it was kind of hard to find (I hate that). Flavor is right on target, though, and the profile consists of caramel, chocolate, roasted nuts, and a good coffee. Chocolate and roasted nut aftertaste, with a subtle bitterness. If this beer had a decent head, and more aroma, then it would definitely get a 4+ rating.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Bottle, Dark brownish black. Roasted malty aroma. Sweet roasted carmel flavor with light bitter coffee dark chocolate finish. Thick and creamy body and palate. Very drinkable. Excellent mouthfeel and flavor. Very good overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Deep, dark ruddy-brown body with a fading light brown head. Rich depth of malt in the nose with notes of cinnamon, dark chocolate, vanilla, and rum raisin. Flavor is rich and lush, but complex and interesting as well. Medium-high lactose and brown sugar sweetness with good balancing roast and moderate bitterness. A great sweet stout and very nice as a lush winter warmer. Iím intrigued to lay a few of these down for a little while.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 6, 2006
12oz bottle, batch# 6707. Pours a very dark black center; medium tan head with decent lacing. Full, layered aroma: bitter chocolate and burnt malts up front, followed by hints of coffee and some smoke. Medium mouthfeel (but not at all watery): milk and dark chocolate, roasted malts, smoke; dry finish showing chocolate and charred malts. A bit more easy-drinking than Kalamazoo.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2006
12 oz. bottle (7219) via trade with lukin013 - Pours a a deep, dark brown color with an average size tan head. Light spotty lacing. Has a sweet chocolate malt aroma. Has a bitter sweet toasted malt and light chocolate flavor. The roasted bitterness lingers on the palate. Medium body. Has a smooth, dry finish. A good beer. Thanks Jon.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Bottle, pours a thicker black with a slight tan head that disappears quickly, minimal lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and an interesting sweet creamy cherry. Very smooth nice roastymalt taste with some chocolate, molasses and a crisp, clean finish; just enough sweetness to be interesting but not too much. Nice stout, recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1362) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Bottle. Nutty oatmeal aroma. Nothing outstanding, but okay. Appearance is solid with a thick tan head over a dark brown body. Flavor is smooth...Bells is pretty good with their stouts, and this is no exception. All in all a very solid offering. I see no flaws in this beer. Didnít realize the ABV was 7.5%. The alcohol is extremely well hidden. I would have thought this was more in the 5% - 6% range.


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