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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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2004
Pours very dark brown with a tan head. Coffee aroma. Really roasty. Full bodied, coffee and cream like flavor. Nice coffee aftertaste. Enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 21, 2004
Bottle. Poured dark brown and almost entirely opaque (however allowing garnet highlights when held to light) and giving rise to a small tan head that diminished quickly to a ring of creamy foam around the rim. Aroma is dark roasted malts without smelling charred, bitter chocolate and cream. Flavor is unlike any other stout I've had I think, sweet yet bittingly bitter upfront, charred malt taste, coffee and generous earthy hops. Rich and smooth, a real pleasure to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2004
12 oz bottle courtesy of TCHROME. Pours very dark brown with a tan head. Coffe and cream aroma, with a touch of caramel and butterscotch. Full bodied, with a coffee and cream like flavor. Malt bitterness lingers in the finish, and so does a nice coffee aftertaste. Thanks Tad!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6122) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2004
Deep dark brown with small tan head. Rich malty aroma, almost vinous as it warms, definitely a touch of grapes in there. Bold chocolate and luscious cream. It smells thick. Full and generous sensuous mouthfeel with a gentle carbonation, as creamy as it gets, rich in flavours, very malty without much hop profile to balance, but not overly sweet. Rather short finish with a very mild trace of roast and bitterness, almost bland with not much going on. I like this more than I expected and I think it's the first stout my mom enjoys. Perhaps a little too rich/creamy toward the end from my point of view. Sounds like a fitting name for such a smooth beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (5594) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2004
limited sample. Burnt aroma dominates. Completely black, low creamyhead. Somehow I couldn't really become friends with the flavor profile, all I got was a burnt wood taste which stopped at a surprisingly light body and petered out into a ashen aftertaste. I don't know, must be me or the small sample....

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2004
Oh, Mama! Pours a beautiful opaque black with a rich, foamy, dark tan head. Tantalizing chocolate aroma. Roasted chocolate malts in the taste. Great mouthfeel. This is an excellent stout for any stout lover.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2004
Pours pitch black with a dense tan head. Aroma is rich coffee beans, dark chocolate, and roasted malts. Flavor is heavy on the coffee, with a decent bit of bitter dark chocolate. The roasted malts mellow towards the middle of the glass and the chocolate comes out to play a little more. It finishes slightly sweet but plenty creamy. The mouthfeel is smooth, slick and creamy. The body is rich and the carbonation is calm and unimportant. Drinkability is okay, it's a great brew but it's heavy, thick and I have a hard time drinking multiple roasted brews like this one.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2004
A superb stout. Dense, luscious, tan head. Nearly impermeable to light. Very well balanced. An appropriate level of roastedness. Sweet and smooth but perfectly and crisply muted by the carbonation leading to a refreshing finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2004
Roasted coffee bean, dark chocolate malt (H); light aroma of smoke. Tall, creamy/frothy tan head is slowly diminishing and sits on an opaque, black body. Heavily sweet, lightly acidic flavor becomes a moderately sweet, moderately bitter, lightly acidic finish. I think the bitterness is from the roasted malts, not hops. The acidity helps balance the sweetness quite nicely. Heavy body, creamy/oily texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: why don't I live in Michigan?

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2004
Delicious! Wow, what a stout. Smells of choclate and coffee. Tastes like the ideal cup of coffee: creamy, chocolaty, smooth.


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