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Sweeter and smoother than Kalamazoo Stout. A beer for special winter occasions. Great with chocolate desserts. Available October-March.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19372) - 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!

   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........

   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!

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 17, 2002
Muddy brown with dark orange hues. Thin dark tan head. Moderate carbonation. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts and oak (originally thought it was furniture polish). Light to medium body. Watery malts at first, but they take hold soon after. Sour oak barrel flavor rides the roasted bittersweet chocolate and black malts. Light fruitiness and woody dryness round this out. Interesting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2002
Man do I hate dark beers. But this crap was good as hell. Strong so watch how fast and much you consume. Slight coffee/chocolate flavor which was surprisingly smooth to me. I did have about four other things before this though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2001

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heykevin (1276) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2001
Very smooth strong sweet stout. This bber has an extremely nice thick mouthfeel, but is not cloying in any way. The roastiness is balanced by some hops and the prescence of a very well done sweet maltiness. Good stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2001
Deep dark color, wonderful chocolate brown head and decent lace. Nose is full of chocolate aroma’s along with the wonderful toasted malts. The start is toasted chocolate malts, rich and creamy, the middle full, the finish slightly bitter sweet and dry. Quite a good stout, and one I will savor as this has been one ’SHIT’ filled day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2001
I have only yet had this on a CO2 tap but it was still quite nice, for a stout. Sweet and creamy as the name implies. Not the same depth as some of their other stouts but nice.

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