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RATINGS: 1749   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Nose is super maple brown sugar/cream. Milky flavor - perhaps a bit too ’creamy’ Maple & malt. Nice buttery finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2005 Mocha like aroma, distinct but not heavy, stong but mellow cream coffe taste, like a fine malted starbucks concoction, smooth rich aftertaste. Definitely on my A list

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 19, 2004
Dark as night with mocha colored head. Sour cherry mocha icecream nose with lactic undertones. Heavey weight with light sweetness in the mid palate and a dry coffee finish. CREAMY, wow that’s an understatement with mocha coffee notes and bitter chocolate. Very rich but not cloying or heavy. Awesome beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2004 Bottle pours a luscious black with an Aveda Spa air brush tan head and some psychedelic lace. The aroma is of bitter chocolate and malt. The flavor is malt, sweet, bitter chocolate, and very smooth and creamy. They were right on with the name. This is one creamy stout. Overall, if I wanted to gain tons of weight, I would drink this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5098) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 19, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2007 Poured black as can be with just a trace of a khaki/ orange head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. There is also some peanut butter. The taste is not near as sweet as I would have expected. A full mouthfeel with some notes of dark chocolate and some malts. Also, some roasted character that is very strong. There is a hint of roasted almonds in the finish. It is creamy and smooth. Another very solid stout from Bell’s.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
temporrari (381) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2008 Black pour, almost no head. Roasted cocoa and coffee aroma. Flavor mimics aroma. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2004
Beautiful dark beer with a rich light brown head.Nose is like drinking a rich delicious cup of hot chocolate,not that cheap Swiss Miss crap either.Has a wonderful taste of roasted malts and a chocolate dessert.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2004
Nice dark brown color,small tan head that faded slowly leaving very little behind.Nice malty caramel and toffee aroma with a decent sweet side coming through and maybe a bit of coffee as well.Nice bitter chocolate taste some toffee and the coffee flavor manages to come on the scene late in the pallate.There is a slight alcohol presence but it is fairly mild and doesn’t make to much of itself known.Over all a very nice brew and well worth having a few more around.Thanks go to Robertsreality for sending this fine brew my way.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2585) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Hoo hah more Bell’s stouts compliments of The Factonator. This one poured pitch black with a rather large tan head. The nose is milk chocolate, coffee, and some licorice notes. The flavor is slightly sweet and fairly bitter with some chocolate, coffee, and toffee. This one manages to be a very smooth yet complex stout that hides the fact its a 7.5% ABV very well. Wish I had another one. GRRRREAT!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 29, 2004
Pours as black as coffee and makes a nice tan head. Aromatics are dense of rich roasted coffee beans and chocolate. Flavor is quite large, with more roasted malt character, coffee and chocolate in the blender making me a mocha surprise. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky on the palate. This is a nice drinkable stout... its really similar to a homebrew porter that I made, so I am stoked!!!


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