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RATINGS: 1889   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (6004) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2016
330ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Muddy brown color. Small size, tan head, stays as a thin layer. Dark milk chocolate, fruity, grainy, sweet in aroma. Roast, milk chocolate, spicy hops in taste. Spicy hops, roast and chocolate in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Pleasant in mouth. Very well done brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (1139) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
(355ml bottle shared @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, April 21 2016) Pours black with a moderate pale tan head and lace. Aroma of milk chocolate, toffee, stewed fruit, a bit of cake. Flavour is creamy milk chocolate, dark caramel, some toasted grains, light chocolate hints, gingerbread. Fairly sweet to start, slightly drier in the finish. Moderate toast. Low flavour concentration. Smooth and kind of soft on the palate, but still medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Nice enough, but I found it a bit too laid back and just a little too sweet for its body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (2574) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2016
Pours dark with low tanned head Aromas of milk chocolate, nougats, caramel Taste has notes of milk chocolate, burned caramel, brown sugar, , dark fruits

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (13258) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
330ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut
Rather nice porter roast aroma, some graininess. Lovely roasty taste, some mellow coffee aspect, pleasant huskiness. Super drinkable palate - full, but not heavy. Lovely dry bitter hops in the finish. The US is still absolutely nailing the porters. But this isn’t sweet, it’s really well attenuated, just how I like it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (2770) - ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle shared by Mart. Brown beer, smallish tan head. Nose is mild roast and milk chocolate, some coffee. Flavor is sweet milk chocolate, ash, roast. Ashy finish, more roast and chocolate. Lingering roasty acidity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (2799) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle (from mikkeller webshop). Pours dark brown. Aroma is roast, coffee, dark chocolate, slightly oaty. Flavor is sweet and bitter, coffee, roast, oats, malt, lactose. Body is rather light. Overall: very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dorkenstein (393) - - APR 21, 2016
Nice dark chocolate and roasted malt aromas. Taste is sweet dark chocolate, roasted malts, and then cream, roasted malts, and dark chocolate in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3285) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2016
April 20, 2016. Bottle, bottled January 27, 2016.
Black with a large creamy tan head, Aroma is roasted malt, some caramel,roasted ground coffee, salty licorice, coffee, toffee, dark chocolate, hints of ink, vanilla and ash. Taste is light sweet, soft medium roasted bitterness. Finish is light sweet with some toffee notes and hints of vanilla, dry roasted bitterness with cocoa, roasted coffee, some ash notes with a very light earthy note, some salty hard licorice notes. Medium bodied, slightly creamy texture, soft, small bubble carbonation.
Nice, has that finishing sweetness the Kalamazoo stout was lacking and a bit creamier mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (2767) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2016
Pours a very dark brown with a low tan head. Aromas of nutty, roasted malts, roasted chocolate, lactose, vanilla, nougat. Taste is chocolate sweetness with caramel and nutty notes. Mouthfeel is a bit too light bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (3828) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2016
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, vanilla, almonds, nougat. Taste is mild chocolate bitter with a smooth mellow sweet finish. Body is a tad too light but smooth with soft carbonation.


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