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RATINGS: 1753   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigbish (528) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2003
A great beer. Nice smooth malty flavor, with some coffe and a little chocolate. There is very little carbonation, which I approve of in this beer. The arroma is somewhat lacking but the flavor makes up for it. Another great beer from Bell's.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - JAN 21, 2003
Tart roasty aroma with no head. Medium body. Starts sweet with a roast finish. Bad bottle?

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2003
1/19/03: bottle. thin head with full bodied black color. sweet malt smell with some toasted hints. sour malt- (lactic acid sourness.) similar to bell’s cherry stout. like it a lot.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2003
Black body with a thin, tan head.
Smelled malty with a hint of sourness.
Tasted milky and sweet. CH3CHOHCOOH acid is apparent in the flavor.
Low carbonation serves this beer well.
This is easily one of my favorite beers of the moment!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2003 Poured like oil, smelled weak. Taste like Starbucks chocolate frappachino with alcohol. Goes great with t-bone steak.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2003
UPDATED: APR 3, 2004 The nose of this is rather strange, somewhat reminds me of canned stew, but I dont know why. No real bite, but a rich malt flavor throughout. As soon as it was opened, the aroma of coffee was very present, but faded after a while. Would go extremly well with a desert or a nice rich meal, but not something I would go for on it's own.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2002
Gooey, ooey, rich and chewy. If you like a full flavored, chocolatey stout you can’t go wrong here. Just bowls you over with the endless flavor

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9041) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009 Bottle... This beer rocks!... The nose is of milk chocolate, weak coffee and berries in cream. The color is black for the most part. Deep, dark copper when held up to a halogen bulb. Small, well-tanned head with a copper tint. Fully diminishing. The flavor is of cocoa powder and buttermilk up front. Even more intense tartness on the backside. Liquid joy. Liquid Fun. Full-bodied with lively carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Long, tangy, pungent finish with a small hint of prairie grass at the wee end. World class sweet stout.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMerritt (1786) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2002
A nice looking stout. Typical roasted malt and coffee flavor. Very smooth and filling. I wish I could have tried this somewhere other than that smokey bar, because I suspect the aroma and flavor would have popped a bit more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2002
As always, the Bells yeast is present. I usually drink the lighter stuff where the yeast kind of overpowers things. Not really the case here. Slippery mouthfeel, deep black color, not a lot of head (probably due to a soapy residue glass). Roasty malt flavor, maybe a little overbalanced in the hop direction. Moderate alcohol presence.


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