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RATINGS: 1781   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2004
08.16.04 bottle courtesy jsquire. This is one of the darkest black beers I’ve ever seen. On the pour, the beer looks thick and syrupy. Head is small but laces right away. Aromas of chocolate cake batter, hints of buttercream, only slight roastiness. Palate is huge and coating, even my teeth feel oily after a sip. I feel like the flavor does not totally live up to the outrageous aromas, but it is still quite tasty. Rich and roasty, hints of nuts, lots of chocolate. Dark cherry notes are a nice surprise. Doesn’t finish with much luster and makes me wonder what’s missing. Thank you for this treat, Jeff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2520) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Large brown/white head, excellent retention, plenty of droopy, stringy, sticky lace. Black as coal with a ruby red tint. Grainy, roasty nose with some licorice notes. Full body, creamy, lasting. Plenty of roast and chocolate, fruity undertones, cherry and a faint smokiness also. Fairly dry finish. Quaffable stuff. Thanks MrFacto!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - JUL 19, 2004
Cream, roasted malt, and a bit of pineapple sweetness in the nose, Coffe, lactose, chocolate, and raisons in the mouth. Dry finish with green raisons and tannins.

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 (583) - 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 (3346) - 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.


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