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RATINGS: 1821   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EKGoldings (603) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2015
On tap @ Sharkey’s Radford. Pours mahogany, good head that doesn’t hang around. Smell is dark malt and chocolate, taste is rich but with a reasonably dry finish. Very smooth, really nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (471) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2015
pour is black with nice creamy head...very light lacing....nose is very light licorice and smoke....mouth is same yet smooth...slight bitter finish...decent.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1606) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2015
On tap at Barcade Philly.
Appearance: Pitch black body, creamy tan head.
Aroma: Very light aroma highlighting the lactose. Reminds me a bit of chocolate milk.
Taste: Mellow flavor as well, light chocolate milk presence.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Nice to drink, doesn’t impress, but I’d order it again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Changed (369) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
12oz bottle, pours black with tan head. Smallish head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, slight hop. Taste is typical stout, cream, vanilla slightly, chocolate. Medium body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy mouthfeel with chocolate roast finish. A typically good Bell’s beer.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hitit345 (25) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Stout. Slight licorice aroma. Black but not black as night. Soft flavor, coffee. Great carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Motobashi (106) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
Poured very dark with no head. Sweet caramel aroma. Lightly carbonated. Moderately sweet flavour. Slightly bitter finish. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1793) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2014
Packing plenty in for a 6% beer. Sweet chocolate cake, wood and some bitter coffee notes to finish. All in good balance and indeed elegance.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
geologyguy (902) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Malty smell, very dark and heavy taste, heavy coffee without the bitterness, and smooth! Quite Good!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1030) - Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle into oversized snifter glass, opaque deep dark brown color with tan lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate, roasted malt, light nuttiness, faint coffee and some earthy hops. Taste adds notes of cream, grain, dark chocolate and coffee grounds. Medium body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy with chocolate roast finish. Very well done sweet stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kjc51478 (440) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2014
12 oz bottle. Appearance is dark brown color with little to no creamy, beige head. Aroma is cocoa and molasses. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, sweet licorice, and slight pine. Palate is heavy, smooth, creamy texture, and sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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