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RATINGS: 1770   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2005
This beer looked good out of the bottle, dark black pour with three finger brown head. Creamy chocolate feel in the mouth, left me wanting something more. Misses on the finish, wish it was more a of "heavy-hitter."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2222) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2005
Draught at Blue Nile. Thereís no way this is 7.5%. If that is the case, it still needs more alcohol. Dry chocolate and coffee aroma. Opaque body, excellent lace. Chocolate is the predominant flavor. Nice lace. Creamy. Significantly overrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lizzy (44) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2005
Pours dark black with thin khaki head. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, malty, toffee, good! Flavor is the same, but with a tangy quality. I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steview (1021) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 11, 2005
english pint, room temp. / the body is blacker than midnight, hence no highlight. the head is huge, sparkly, tight, rocky, and... awesome. a lot of resiny lace is left, also. and whaddayaknow, this is a rich, smooth, sweet stout. an excellent brew with flavors primarily analogous to slightly burnt chocolate chip cookies, a bit of coffee and spice, and a pinch of fruitiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2005
Cheers to MrFacto for generously providing a bottle for our tasting. Black with a thin head that appears light tan in color. Deep aroma highlighting decadent malts (chocolate, coffee, roast) along with a touch of cream for coffee and gingerbread. Rich and chewy malt flavor with notes of chocolate, coffee and brownies. Another very special Bellís stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sethdude (701) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2006 Pours a deep black, yeast sediment very heavy, as is the case with all Bells. Head is apprpriate, lacing is excellent. Aroma is toffee, tobacco, and mild hops. Flavor is sweet, toffee gives way to chocolate, which in turn gives way to coffee, then mild and grassy, and a long, dry, bitter finish. Excellent stuff, but that was expected. Amazing when paired with milk chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Bottle courtesy of Styles: Deep, dark brown, completely opaque, medium brown head that slowly fades to a ring with nice lacing. Aroma is bread, coffee, roasted malt, burned malt, butter. Palate is very creamy, thick, full. Flavor is bitter roasted malt, butter, creamy chocolate, pine & citrus hops, plum, carob, marshmellow, dark caramel, bitter chocolate, mildest alcohol, fruit. Amazing palate, sweet dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2221) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2005
bottle. Pitch black, mocha head and lace. aroma consists of a lot of coffee, bread, and creamy chocolate. creamy mouthfeel. flavour is bursting forth with coffee goodness. very rich. some bitter chocolate in the finish. itís a good stout, but it didnít really blow me away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - FEB 3, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2005 Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of butter and uncooked cookie dough. The taste is also butter with hints of chocolate. I dont know about this beer. It tastes like I should be dipping my lobster in it and not drinking it. Very sweet taste and aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2005
Dark black hue.. dark tan head light cola aroma.. pear and apple blended into the complexity of the aroma and flavour.. Mustiness the 10 malts compeat with eachother to form a complex flavour... Light smooth oily palate.. very good ......light carbonation....

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