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RATINGS: 1816   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2004 Pours an opaque black with a tad bit of reddish brown if held up to the light. Nice amount of foamy tan head. Aroma is very complex mixture of sweet malts, roasty coffee, and sweet caramel. A little too sweet I would say. Taste is very smooth, sweet and almost milky, and some roasted coffee flavor. Very well balanced. Overall, this is a very good beer. On another note, my buddies who are BMC fans said they felt like they were drinking alcholic syrup.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2005 Nice. Pours a dark, dark, dark brown color with a short-lived brown head, soon readuced to a halo & some lacing across the glass. It’s got a lightly roasted aroma with coffe scents and chocolate coming through. Smooth and creamy in the mouth, this tastes of roasted malt, caramel, toffee, coffee, and chocolate with some mild spicing underneath. There’s a touch of the hops and some nice roasted malts in its long, satisfying finish. Nice job, Bell people.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2004
This had a difficult aroma to place for me. Smelled creamy with wood and grains. Looked great! Very opaque, dark brown/black with a lite off white/borwn head. The taste started to remind me of charcole bu quickly moved into a lite sweet candy/molassas taste. It moved back again to a lite hop finish with roasted malts. Underneath you could tast some spice like anise or clove. It was complex but not my favorite. Creamy body though, oily and substantial mouth feel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Pours black with big off-white fluffy head. Butter/caramel aroma reminds me of a yankee candle. Flavor is everywhere Sweet malt,caramel,butter and chocolate. Very smooth body and mouthfeel. Very well done.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Wow. Bells hit a home run again; they’re so good at making stouts and porters......this one’s so creamy, I expected it to be cloudy white with whipped cream in it. great roasted flavors, subdued bitterness, ends with a mild hop flourish and lingering roasted maltiness. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3192) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Thanks to MrFacto for this delicious brew! Deep black with a ruby tint that appears when strongly lit from behind. Thick creamy tan head. Malty chocolate aroma that repeats in the flavor with a coffee finish. Easily earns it’s place among the other Bell’s Stouts and Porters.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmather (145) - Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Nice classic cream stout. As Colonel Potter said, "Not enough o’s in smooth to describe this one" The roastiness is there, but subdued and lots of flavor here. One of the few stouts that I could use as a session beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Opaque black body with a large mocha head. The aroma is a huge sweet malty assault. Tons of chocolate. The flavor is equally as massive. Chococlate, sweet malts, a decent hop presence. Medium to full body, fairly soft palate. Very nice beer from the king of stout brewers!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rudolf (2342) - 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


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