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RATINGS: 1897   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
anaheim1983 (140) - Anaheim, California, USA - APR 26, 2006
Poured from a 12 oz bottle dark brown to black very warm in taste amlty rcih with toffee notes very full body and great aftertaste

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - APR 18, 2006
Bottle. Almost black in colour with medium brown head. Malty, roasted and sweet. Raisins and dried fruits. Nice and creamy with lingering aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2006
12oz bottle. Poured a dark, dark brown color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of caramel, roasted malts, coffee, nuts and a little earthy. Tastes of chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, and a little nutty. Some lacing left on the glass.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2006
Lots of smooth milk chocolate malts in this one. Smooth and easy to drink. Hints of coffee in the background. Light and easy on the palate. Just enough hop bitterness to finish it off. Nothing wrong with this beer, could almost be considered an Imperial Stout Light.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2006
nice and dark, great hint of chocolate flavor, much in the vein of the kzoo stout, but smoother, sweeter, creamier

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2006
Bottle (Courtesy of Daalamar): Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice creamy head with better then average retention. Aroma of subtle chocolate and coffee. Taste is less pronounced then expected with some sweet chocolate malt and a very subtle coffee touch. No bitterness to speak of but a nice creamy well carbonated body. The finish is a bit too watery for my taste. Good but may be a bit overrated in my mind.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2006
Poured into a standard American pint glass. The initial aroma reminds me of a Hostess Suzi Q. Yum. Opaque black. Formed a fizzy tightly bubbled light brown head, though it faded almost instantly. Aromas of chocolate cake, and fresh ground coffee. The flavor is bitter and roasted. Sweet. Even a bit of hop flavor make it through. The palate is a bit on the thin and fizzy side. I rather like this one. Good job Mr. Bell.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
millerclmb (44) - Boulder, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2006
This was an easy drinking standard stout for me. Perhaps the batch I had was a little too old?

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Pours deep cola black with a short-lived tan, rocky head which leaves a tiny bit of lace. The nose is toasted smoky malt, dark chocolate, caramel, butter, herbal hops and alcohol. Flavor is smoky roasted malt, not sweet, with coffee, creamy dark chocolate, scotch, peat, earth and a bit of medicinal hops. Very creamy with just the right amount of hop bitterness. Full bodied, but not as syrupy as some.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Pours near black with a fully receding tan head. Aroma of coffee, lighty roasted vegetables, and freshly seperated cream. Taste is lighty roasty with notes of toffee, smoke, and raisins. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and creamy with lush carbonation.


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