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RATINGS: 1885   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (11860) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 10, 2006
12-oz. bottle from tjthresh, Batch 7250. Pours opaque with a tiny foamy tan head that mostly diminishes leaving enough for some fizzy lacing. Aroma is deep, rich dark chocolate and coffee malt, yeast (leather) with some faint hops. Malty, moderate acidic, dark sour chocolate, coffee, caramel sweetness, some creaminess, finish is toasty cocoa. Dark bodied, fizzy-tingly, creamy and smooth palate.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (3017) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Poured pretty dark black with a thin ruby tan head. The lacing was ok, not great. The aroma was of strong cocoa beans, reminded me of a grade school field trip to the Port of Wilmington, where I tasted some cocoa beans. The flavor was lots of chocolate, some roastedness, some milk stout lactic flavors, and a balanced level of hops. The mouthfeel was pretty heavy and thick. A nice experience.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2539) - California, USA - MAY 20, 2006
Black body, small tan head. Aroma is roast, chocolate and caramel. Roasted flavor is there but not dominating. Smooth mouthfeel. Tasty, but flavors could be better. Seemed relatively light bodied.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2006 Bottle - Pours thick and deep dark brown with very thin dark tan head. It has a light roasted malt aroma with hints of chocolate and vanilla. A creamy smooth full bodied taste that is easy to drink. One of my favorites!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abel (13) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Very dark, black brown beer. Tan/brown head disappeared quickly. Heavy coffee flaovrs, some chocolate. Very nice, creamy mouthfeel, although not as full as I expected.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6484) - 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


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