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RATINGS: 1746   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2004 Pours nearly opaque black with medium diminishing tan head. Nice aroma filled with roast, buttermilk, coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Medium thick body. Velvety smooth with soft carbonation. Exceptionally creamy. Flavor with heavy roast, lots of sweet lactose tang, coffee, molasses, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, and a hint of dark fruit. The sweet lactose/sour milk/buttermilk quality can become a little overpowering as the beer warms. Even so, it is more proof that bell's knows stouts.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2003
Very dark brown, with a nice light brown head. A hint of coffee to it in both flavor and aroma. Maybe a touch of almond to it. The aftertaste was smooth and mellow. Felt more carbonated than I would have expected.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2007 Opaque and dark. Nose is roasty and a bit burnt, get some tobacco hints. Taste coffee, chocolate, and cream, hoppiness has a subtle tartness to it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2003
From the Kalamazoo's tasting at the brickskeller: A very light black with a light brown foam. Could definalty pick out the coffee and cream flavors. Another quality stout.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - OCT 17, 2003
This stuff was so full of flavor I don't think they could pack any more in. Great dark color. Awesome stoutie flavor that went down so smoothly. I wonder what this would taste like mixed with milk.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2003
Great aroma of apples and malt. Black, no head. Flavor of coffee, apple, and an herbal taste. Kind of thin. Finish of mildly bitter hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thehoff (585) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2003
Very dark. Smells sweet. Chocolate and fruit. Bitter chocolate, burnt marshmallow, toffee flavor. Hops finish. A nice stout but could be a little smoother.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2003
Like the Expedition, but drinkable, oh so drinkable. Pitch black with a perfect tan head that lasted through the entire beer. Pinpoint carbonation. Aroma doesn't climb out of the glass to meet you, but lingers, inviting, with definite aromas of chocolate and pine. The flavors roll through the mouth, spruce in the beginning, followed by loads of semi-sweet and milk chocolates. As it warms, the spruce fades, and black cherries begin to emerge. I wish stuff like this was brewed in my area.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2007 This is still November of 2002’s. Good looking stout, dark brown, opaque, with a somewhat frothy head. Aroma is very much of chocolate. The flavor is chocolate, burnt, and somewhat bitter, almost like the unsweeten chocolate used in cooking. Mouthfeel is not as creamy as you’d expect for the name, slightly thicker than a porter. Finish is somewhat bitter. Good Stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2003
Roasted coffee chocolade aroma with a hint of butter. Lovely buttery roasted taste. Light bitter burned aftertaste. A really nice beer.


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