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RATINGS: 1729   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2002
Very dark black color, with some good chocolate and coffee malt tones, mostly chocalte though. I had it on tap at the brewery, and it was pretty sweet for a stout, but not really all that bad. Well worth the try.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (11866) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2008 Black; rich roast in the nose. Slightly fatty body, light fruitiness (a function of the high gravity) - like cherries and grapes; long malty finish. Soft, smooth, slightly creamy and a little bit nutty. Kind of simple.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2002
Black like tar. Very imperial in taste. The ratings for this beer are a bit over-the-top, I think.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2002
pours black with diminishing tan head. choclate and coffee nose. damn good stout but seems alot more like an imperial stout than a sweet or cream stout, but who cares its good

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
AlGreen99 (33) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2002
Very dark apperance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2002
Dark with orange/red hues. Head that died quick. Roasted nose with definite bittersweet,milky chocolate aromas as well. Smooth, bittersweet, roasty flavors with hints of smoke and wood? Decent hops and nice balance. Might be a nice intro to the world of Imperials. Thank you Psychprof.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (18970) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2002
Black, definitely black. Chocolate aroma. Full bodie, soft, very creamy maltiness, slightly roasty. rather sweet with balanced bitter finish. Loaded with flavours. Thanks PsychProf!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2002
yummy! this pours well with a thick cocoa head that stayed nearly the whole glass. Has a sweet/chocolate flavor, I swear I almost tasted (dark)chocolate covered cherries. It’s medium bodied, and finished with a medium roast coffee flavor. I love this brewers dark beers and dislike their lighter ones (anything lighter than their porter). now I need to find their expedition stout........

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kodos (200) - USA - FEB 24, 2002
A fine stout. Smooth, with a chocolate/coffee taste. Drank half and had the other half with chocolate ice cream. WOW!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2002
Another fine beer from bells, I prefer this to the original, malty with hints of coffee and chocolate, very drinkable


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