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RATINGS: 1901   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Sweeter and smoother than Kalamazoo Stout. A beer for special winter occasions. Great with chocolate desserts. Available October-March.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhrankSlovacek (54) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2004
Pours very dark brown, with good brown head. Rich, sweet, creamy,malty aroma. Smooth creaminess, sweet and malty. Some chocolate and vanilla, and light roasted flavor, with a nice balanced bitterness. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - DEC 16, 2004
Densely opaque, black body, thick chocolate mousse head formation. Roasted chocolate and berry aroma. Strong chocolate and vanilla flavor, fairly roasted, good bitter finish. Pretty well balanced with sweet strawberry touches. Good complex mix of flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2004
Jet black; thick; monstrous, super-dark brown, almost reddish head. Aroma has some dark fruit but mostly is chocolate with vanilla and caramel; actually smells creamy. Flavor very good, with chocolate and vanilla; not much roastiness, which is fine by me. Nice and thick; bit sticky. Excellent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2004
Gorgeous deep brown with about 3/4 of an inch of tan head that faded down to a thin layer that rested on top for the whole bottle. Actually smelled like cream, not milk, but a cross between a beer and a container of cool whip. Very smooth taste, a blend of malts, chocolate, coffee, and the obvious cream. No bitterness on the tail end, but the feel is a little on the heavy side as it hits your stomach. A serious improvement over their Java Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2004
A super brew, pour was dark with a nice laced white head. Aroma full of chocolate, malts, and very mild spices. Taste was similar and overall very drinkable. And of course nice and creamy. Another great outing from bells.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
roder60 (1289) - 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.

   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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   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.

   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.

   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.

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