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RATINGS: 1880   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sweeter and smoother than Kalamazoo Stout. A beer for special winter occasions. Great with chocolate desserts. Available October-March.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6318) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2011 I rather like this brewer. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick, black and oily with a medium sized dark brown head. The aroma is strong sweet chocolate, molasses and coffee. The mouthfeel is super creamy yet crisp. Almost like bubbly milk. The flavor is strong roasty malts with sweet chocolate and a bit of malted milk. Tasty but the flavor does not quite live up to the aroma and mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2006
From a 12 oz. long neck brown bottle with short blurb and batch number, 7186, packaged on 12/22/05, on the back label. Made a good appearance, poured an creamy opaque black coffee color with a foamy tan head that settled into a thin lacing, moderate carbonation overall. Had a sweet lightly dark roasted malty nose, hints of chocolate and vanilla. A slick, creamy smooth full bodied mouth feel, good drinkability. Sweet roasted malty taste, chocolate powdery, dark fruity with a sour cherry flavor, milky vanilla, a subtle warming alcohol presence in the palate, a little burnt chocolate towards the end and a dry sweet roasted malty finish. Another good stout from Bell’s, tasty and very quaffable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pbjclimber (150) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Pours a very dark blown, almost black with a tan head. The taste is of light hops with a complex malt flavor of roasted malts and chocolate, the flavor is rather creamy, almost chewy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Bottle. Pours almost black with a chocolate brown head. Aromas of chocolate and roasted malts and hints of coffee. Vanilla, roasts, chocolate, molasses and brown sugar all come through in the taste. Finishes slightly sweet. Another nice stout from Bell’s.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours an almost black, opaque with a creamy, brownish head. Very roasted aroma. Full-bodied with loads of chocolate and roasted malt. Soft, smooth finish. Thanks to Yogi_Beera and pivo for this. 170406

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
reedcd2 (47) - USA - MAY 5, 2006
First stout of the night courtesy of Zeswaft. Very dark pour, tiny bubble tan head. After drinking Bud light all day, the chocolate and nutty aroma was a welcome change. Very smooth taste - definitely a great stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutlvr (52) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Pours black with dark brown head. Aroma is a little rusty, flavor is chocolaty coffee with some fruit notes, but reduced itself to a bit of a steel taste on the palate. Decent beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (18057) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2006
Black color; thick creamy head. Soft cheesy aroma. Sweet malty taste, very smooth, with a lot of caramel and some liquorice. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Bottle - Pours thick and deep dark brown with very thin dark tan head that vanishes almost immediately. Aroma is sweet malty chocoalte. Palate is silky smooth with medium thickness. Taste is roasted black coffee with bitter chocolate on the finish. Another very good stout from Bells.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2006
I think the palate is the real draw on this one. VERY smooth. Nice maltiness. Not quite the backbone of the Kalamazoo or Expedition but nice and rich nonetheless.


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