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RATINGS: 1821   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
liquidcrack (45) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2005
bottle. black body, nice creamy head. good roasted aroma with chocolate and sweet cream flavors. another good stout from Bell’s.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2006 Thanks Chuck! Appearance is a thick bubbly creamy tan head. Black body with pretty decent lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, light bits of dark fruits and chocolates, grass hops, lactose sugars. Flavor is strong roasted malts, bitter chocolate, cream, light grass hop. Palate is full, sweet, had good flavor duration, and perfect carbonation.

Rerate dropped it down 3/10ths. Ah well. (1 palate and 2 overall)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2005
Pours a thick rich black color w/ a drak brown thick head that stays well and laces pretty well too. Big roasted malt aroma hints of chocolate and a bit of bitterness I can’t place.. it made my mouth water. Palate is a little light and very creamy a touch of carbonation very smooth finish. Flavor is firstly sweet then roasted malts the sweetness feels like it comes from chocolate a very simple sweet tasty stout. I liked this beer a lot and it was great to sit back and enjoy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2005
Dark, rich, and sweet. Didn’t even notice the alcohol. The description is right, it’s oh so smooth. Wouldn’t drink too many, but what a great dessert beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - APR 24, 2005
If theirs one thing Bells can do right its the stout. Dark, sweet and oh so tasty, If you have access to the Bells line, pick this one up, or six or eight.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2005
Rich dark color with a gorgeous chocolaty head. Aroma is chocolaty malt, but rather subdued. Flavor is quite malty with chocolate tones, and rather sweet. Very smooth and creamy, a little too much so. Finishes with a very light bitterness that is a little lacking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisfrey (15) - Franklin, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2005
Pours thick and dark. Initial smell of cream and a hint of chocolate. A presence of coffee is the first initial taste following by sweet cream and chocolate. There is not a strong alcohol taste. A good beer to have with desserts.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
thehinge (279) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 11, 2005
Aroma has hints of chocolate. Pours black with a small tan head. No lacing at all. Taste has coffee in the front end and a bitter chocolate taste in the end. It’s not as good as some sweet stouts I’ve had....I wouldn’t drink it again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 5, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Opaque dark brown with hints of ruby. Fully diminishing brown fizzy and creamy head. Cappucino, bittersweet chocolate, and faint alcohol aroma. Roasted coffee flavour dominates from the start, building to a deep roasty bitter finish, with light chocolate and vinous flavours joining in the fun as it warms. Medium bodied with a creamy and smooth mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cathcacr (642) - Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2005 Re-rate (down-grade) 5/18: A little more watery than creamy. Smoky and sweet, but not strong.

Yessss, a sweet stout. Swirly head with really nice retention. Very Smooth palate, just slides down. Blow on the head just right and you can make an outline of a mushroom cloud. Dee-lish. Currently playing: Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life. Life is good.


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