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RATINGS: 1881   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Aroma smells like a double shot of cream got dumped in my glass, but there is a very nice malt backbone in the background. Pours very dark, almost, if not black with a big tan head that refuses to go away. Ther is nice lacing all the way around my glass at present. Flavor is initially cream, but that quickly give way to bitter chocolate and a strong coffe flavor. Finish is a bit thin IMO. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3409) - Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2004
Light, flash-in-the-pan phead the fades to a ring of foam around the edges but stirs up easily with a small swirl. Chocolate and char on the nose. The flavor has an odd dry powdery flavor (can't quite describe it actually), that seems to intertwine itself with the chocolate malt flavors to give the impression of a mouthfull of cocoa powder. A bit milky in the flavor. I really imagined a stout called Double Cream to be a bit thicker, but it's not exactly thin. Definitely improves as it warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2004
Draft - black brew with a surprisingly light colored head. Still brown, but lighter than many. A beautiful beer! Roasty and chocolaty with a creamy mouthfeel. I love it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2004
(sampled at Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden) Black with a small creamy beige head. Coffee, cocoa, vanilla and spicy hops in aroma. Chocolate, sweet coffee, burnt sugar and cocoa in flavour. Smooth finish. Almost too drinkable. Excellent stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2004
Pours black with little tan head. The smell is tremendous. Scents of mocha, roastedness, and slight yeast. The flavor is in line with the nose with a sweet roasted and chocolate taste along with just the right amount of coffee flavor. Alcohol is hardly noticeable at 7.5% This is a good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Poured black with no head. So i swirled the last inch or so of the beer in the bottle in order to garnish a head. The beer proceeded to bubble out over the top of the glass. Fortunately this generated a prominent aroma of sweet, roasted chocolate. Flavor was very sweet and smooth, coffee and chocolate, with a pleasant sweet finish. Quite good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2004
enjoyed the rich coffee like taste and the dark and appealing visuals bells best stout effort

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Smells like vanilla and oak with a great frothy head on top of a soft and slippery dark body. Taste is 4 fricking lbs. of Colombian roast jammed into a 4 ounce sample. WAY too much coffee for me, with a wierd porter-like tang on the finish. This is my second lactic stout and I have to admit that I'm just not getting them.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Dark brown/red. Medium,khaki head leaves lasing ring of cream. Clean aroma of caramel,chocolate,vanilla,with slight roasty and hop undertones. Fizzy,creamy mouthfeel. Texture a touch watery. Flavors of chocolate,caramel,cream,and a nice roasty presence. Finish is clean,with roasty,vanilla flavors. Long and lingering finish. Aroma is a bit more interesting than the flavors,but still a great stout!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raymow (1344) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Excellent sweet aroma and nice chocolatey flavor which is a bit sweeter than a regular stout. Beautiful deep dark color. Great winter beer. Loved it - one of the best stouts that I've had.

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