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RATINGS: 1828   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopbag (142) - - FEB 12, 2015
Creamy texture with smooth foamy bubbles. Somewhat average stout flavor -- brown sugar, acidic coffee, chocolate -- but smoother around the edges. The cream/lactose isn’t as prevalent as I was expecting, but it adds a touch of sweetness. Unique for its softness and drinkability. Very approachable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevencon (512) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Nitro tap at shamrock! Its like a chocolate milkshake! Black pour with cascading tan head. Milk Chocolate and light roast. Smooth creamy taste. Milk chocolate smooth. Crazy drinkable. The nitro just adds so much.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jlew715 (20) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle from Bell’s General Store in Kalamazoo. Pour is deep red-black with a thin, short-lived tan head. Aroma is barely present, hint of roasted malts. Taste is thick, creamy, with more roasted malts, and just a touch of bitterness in the finish. Another excellent stout from Bell’s.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
capecod (18) - - JAN 28, 2015
Dark mahogany, tan head that dissipates quickly. Roasted coffee notes to start, then vanilla. I was expecting more sweetness in a cream stout than is evident here. Not off-putting, but tastes more like a typical dry stout to me. Also a tad too much carbonation for style, in my opinion. Good body. Overall it’s decent brew, but only average.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
brock1984 (27) - Troy, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2015
I had this next to 3 Floyd’s Molokolo Stout and Bell’s killed that one! Rich, creamy, notes of bitter chocolate and coffee, a slight bit of sweetness. Two thumbs up. Don’t buy into the 3 Floyd’s mind game!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (704) - Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Very dark brown with brown head. Roast coffee aroma. Ultra-creamy mouth-feel, sweet cream and dark chocolate. Finish has dark cocoa bitterness. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1277) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2015
12oz bottle pours a black color without much head. Smooth stout with lots of roasted malt flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EKGoldings (616) - 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 (593) - 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 (1629) - 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.


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