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RATINGS: 1795   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.


3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2006
From bottle. Just couldnít get over the nose on this one, which reminded me of dirty socks and something metallic. Other then that, poured black with coffee colored head. Flavor was dry, with a coco bitter and hints of smokiness. Palate was smooth. A very enjoyable beer except for that nose.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Pours very dark brown with a thin tan head. Smell is creamy chocolate and some coffee as well. Taste is strong chocolate with a prominenent cream taste to it that shines through the semi-long lasting aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
FeelingHoppy (3) - Rochester, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2006 does not count
Great label. I once had a guy at the Eccentric Cafe try to tell me that it was a pencil drawing of the veins and capilaries of the human lung. He was bummed when I informed him that it was a bunch of tree branches. But then again, arent tree branches just giant veins and capilaries that carry water to the leaves? Anyways, the beer behind the label is pretty miraculous. The appearance can be easily described : Espresso with a healthy froth of crema. The legs on this beer are long and strong, leaving a blanket of tan lace up and down the glass. The beak detects coffee, dark chocolate, and even a few unexpected dark berry notes. In the mouth this viscous, chewy, velveteen mixture of malt and hops bathes the buds in silky dark chocolate sweetness which bows gracefully to a nice hoppy finish. Bittersweet, and insanely delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5108) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2006
12 oz bottle, via Styles. Black pour with a small chocolate brown head. Sweet chocolate nose with light roasted notes and some lactose. Sweet chocolate flavor as well with a light coffee and roast finish. Not as much flavor as I was hoping for. Nice thick and chewy mouthfeel up front with lots of body and soft bottle conditioned carbonation. This beer really has a great mouthfeel. Over all this beer looks and feels great but the flavor and aroma are lacking in depth and complexity. I was just hoping for a little more from this one.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NewCastle1 (59) - Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2006
Bottle. Very nice chocolate aroma here. Also seems to be a touch or a roasty, caramel. Very nice and thick on the palate. Hs a really creamy, chocolate flavor. I also get a little bit of coffee and caramel. Has a little tan colored head, with a little bite of lace on the glass. A very nice cream stout. I was very impressed with my first Bellís beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2006
12oz - batch 7143 (November 15, 2005) - Aroma is brunt coffee and chocolate malt. Also wet wheat, hazelnut, and a touch of hops. Pours solid black with a small brown head and great lacing. Flavor matches aroma with a bit more roastiness. Palate is creamy, smooth, and a little bitter. As always, thanks to Bellís for making winter tolerable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Bottle. Pours a dark black with a thin white head. The aroma is a little coffee with a bit of chocolate. The taste is nicely balanced between coffee and chocolate malts, with a creamy sweet finish. Not too bad for a sweet stout style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5294) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Batch #6657. The sweet stout pours a deep black color from a 12oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee with hints of vanilla. A medium to full bodied stout. Malts are chocolate and coffee. Lots of coffee flavors in amongst all that chocolate, Very smooth taste, nearly creamy even. Fairly sweet, the only bitterness is from the coffee. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Pours black with a small tan head that quickly went away, nice sweet milk/dark chocolate taste, slight roastiness, slight coffee, not too sweet though, not a bad beer but didnít think it was awesome.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2005
Dark opaque brown with a really nice tall tan head. Sweet chocolate and coffee aromas gently waft up from the glass. There is almost a melted ice cream feel to this in the aroma and also the taste. Itís very creamy (though not as creamy as the name would lead you to beleive). There is virtually no bitterness or hops to this beer. I m almost at a loss to describe this further. Itís full and tasty, but at the same time nearly devoid of anything signifigant or overpowering. As acertain said, itís well balanced - neither sweet nor bitter. Donít get me wrong, itís very good and seems fitting for itís name.


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