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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2004
This stuff is pretty darn good. Big brown frothy head that is long lasting. nose is malty and creamy and chalky. The taste is bitter and creamy and somehwat chalky and the middle is rusty but finishes creamy and bitter with some roasted malts. Quite good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2004
Fully dark in color, a deep, deep black, and a sturdy cocoa-y brown head. Aroma is rich and roasty, toasty, but still rather light. Perhaps that's where the cream comes in, I'd guess, though it's on the subtle side. Mouthfeel gets a great initial hop blitz , that mellows soon after., but not before giving off blasts of cherryish sweetness. Slight bitterness continues with every swallow, but is ultimately subsided. All in all, a very tasty, unique stout, soothing and delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2004
A wonderfully creamy stout. It pours piutch black with next to no head - even if you try to get one. A nice taste and aroma of coffee and chocolate. A definite winner.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 14, 2004
A black body with a brown beaded head. Great lacing through the whole beer. Aroma of lactose and milk chocolate with some vanilla in the backgrouond. The body is a little thin and is perpetuated by the amount of CO2. Not as good as other Bell's stouts. By the way, as a homebrewer I can guaruntee that this does in fact contain lactose.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EdPaulsen (117) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2004
a definte above average stout. does NOT contain any lactose and was not as creamy or smooth as i thought. label said contains 10 malts. wow. pretty roasty, but lacking the depth of the normal kalamazoo stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 12, 2004
From bottle. Nice brown head, lasts a while with nice lacing throughout. Very roasted, malty aroma. Rich mouthfeel, with a nice malty finish. Smooth. Nicely carbonated.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7741) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2004
Pours very dark blackish, with a great head and great lacing. Smells of coffee, prunes, dark chocolate, cognac, and licorice. Tastes very roasty and creamy malty. Finishes very smooth, with a creamy, roasty flavor. Very bold. This one reminds me of the Lancaster Milk Stout. Very nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Bottle pours coffee black with a frothy tannish head.   Lacing appears to be uber sticky.   Sour cherries, semi-sweet chocolate, and cheesecake of all things greet the nose.   Up front I get a large burnt malt flavor that quickly turns bitter towards the finish.   Mouthfeel seems a tad thin, but not bad.   Midway through an appearance by some bittersweet chocolate and sour cherries show up.   Lingering burnt malt after the finish.   Tastes like the blending of creamy cheesecake with sour cheeries and coffee.   Quite enjoyable.   Thanks goes out to TChrome for the trade!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2227) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2004
Deep, deep brown in colur with a thin coffee coloured head. Aroma was very roasty, with dark chocolate, coffee, cream and sugar. The flavour was roasty, lots of chocolate malt, cream, pretty much a coffee beer. Finishes with a short medium bitterness. Thanks Michael.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2004
Well I know it sounds like taking the easy way out, but holy smokes was this ever creamy. The rich dark dark brown body released the obligatory roasty malty coffee smells...but it was all enveloped in a buttery smoothness. And the flavour was more of the same with some chocolate tucked into the creaminess too. coats the tongue nicely and lingers without much bitterness at all. Yummy.


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