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RATINGS: 1769   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.


3.3
   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 (9221) - 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 (1813) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (3499) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2002
Black with a thin head and big bubbles. Dark, oily alcohol nose. Vanilla, with vinous acidity. I found not much flavor and too much pucker. Maybe my bottle was a little old, but it wasn’t that old. Bell’s have many better stouts than this one.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 17, 2002
ReRate: semi sweetened chocolate and toasty nose. Pitch black, big rocky brown head. perfect presentation. slightly vinous, very smooth and subtle. very creamy as you would expect, an absolutely incredible body, a joy to drink. This is going great with some intense Street Fighter 2. Ryu may be a pacific islander but Blanka’s brazillian badness is untouched.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 15, 2002
Rerate: Slightly sour aftertaste this time knocks it down a notch. In fact, this tastes like the Cherry Stout with 1/4 the cherries. Excellent. Very smooth all the way down and at 7.5% it is easy to get carried away with this beer because it goes down so well. Recommended.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
igneous1 (1500) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 14, 2002
opaque..huge beige head.big coffee/chocolatey aroma..sweet. flavor is sweet, but there is some bitterness there to offset it. almost more of a sour feel than bitterness.


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