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RATINGS: 1748   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUL 14, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2004 Pours a very dark brown with a nice small sand colored head. Taste and aroma is a very smooth choclate coffee flavor. Key phrase: VERY smooth. Very easy to drink and the alcohol is barely noticable. Awesome stout!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 1, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2004 I like the cream addition to this stout as it makes it very smooth. Also very roasty and sticky, nice mocha head.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Dark Brown Coloring. Small Head. Sweet. Not overpowering like Crack Dealer Susie...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChazyRPh (582) - Chazy, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2004
opaque black with a medium tan head. Almost smells like one of those chai things you can buy at Dunkin Donuts. Has a definate earthy aroma in my opinion. Nothing discernable to start, the middle starts to flavor chocolate. Finish is slightly hoppy with choco-hints. A decent offering.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DYCSoccer17 (3302) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 21, 2004
Well, I basically tasted this side by side with the Kalamazoo and I noticed that this one was a little thicker and roastier. Everything else is pretty much the same. I did not appreciate more sweetness in this one though per the description on here

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2004
Huge brown head with staying power. Opaque to extremely dark brown beer. Nice sweetish aroma of dark chocolate (not roasted barley). Malty as all hell but balanced by roasted malt and hops bitterness. Yes some coffee flavors too. I like it better than the Kalamazoo.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2004
Thick brown creamy head. Very dark brown body. Aroma has a rich chocolate coffee feel... but its light. Big flavor. Very smooth. A rich chocolate taste with some sweet licorice, raspberry, and bitter tobacco. Nice bitter coffee finish that hangs around a while.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2004
Opaque ebony body with a medium brown foamy head. Aroma of chocolate and sweet roasted mocha. Creamy and medium-bodied. When I bought this, I thought that it would be too malty, as they use ten different kinds of malt, but it’s actually very well balanced. Not as good as the Java Stout, but definitely delicious nonetheless.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2545) - GERMANY - JUN 5, 2004
Light nose - roasted coffee. Dark dark brown-black color and a foamy tan head that disappates. Smooth sweet syrupy malt initially with some licorice notes, becomes bitter - like black coffee that lingers on your teeth after the swallow. Fairly simple profile, but a good balance and enjoyable overall.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2004
Nice sweet chocolate and cantelope aroma with some roasted malts. Very thick black color with a clingy, foam head. Sweet cantelope flavors through-out with some chocolate in the beginning and a dark roasted coffee finish. Excellant stout.


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