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RATINGS: 1825   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1805) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
geologyguy (974) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Malty smell, very dark and heavy taste, heavy coffee without the bitterness, and smooth! Quite Good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1143) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kjc51478 (441) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCaptMatey (184) - Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Poured a black colour with a fluffy tan head that left beautiful thin lacing. Aroma is of dark roasted and chocolate malts with a hint of coffee. Flavor of grainy dark malts, slight cream, and coffee. Medium bodied with light carbonation with a smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdtm82 (1200) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle; 33cl; bought from CAMRA Beer Festival 2014. The big one. The colour of the head is beige and the beer is black and opaque. The aroma is grains; tar; cream; bourbon El Salvador coffee; toasted aroma from the malt; oak and leather. Taste is leather; blackcurrant; chocolate; Devon clotted cream; licorish; leather; tar; sticky toffee pudding; gains; raisin and burnt toast. Some smokey elements but not overbearing. Drinkability is good and I love the hoppy finish. Another well-made stout by Bell’s. Great take on the British style. Cheers guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle dated October 30, 2014. Dark brown with a thin ring of a head. Chocolate malt nose, slightly roasty with mild cream / milk. Light aroma hops are earthy and woody. Medium body, semi-sweet, viscous and chewy, thankfully not overly milky or lactic, though the cream character is more like artificial coffee creamer rather than pure cream. Roundness and heft similar to the character given by oatmeal. Carbonic and minerally. Creamier body than Kalamazoo Stout, malt is cleaner and flavor balance more enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2538) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2014
12oz bottle shared by Pizz5116 after work (Christmas Squad beers round 2). Poured black with a small creamy tan head. Aroma and taste mimic each other. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, and caramel. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Solid

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (829) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2014
On tap, poured into a snifter. The aroma is pretty much the same as you’d get from freshly baked brownies. There’s a touch of a licorice aroma late, but still pretty much brownies throughout. It’s a dark, nearly opaque mahogany brown color, with a light, tan soapy head and a medium thick, big soap bubble ring. A dense, sheet-like lace is left behind on the glass. The taste is a medium high sweet and medium bitter. Much as the name would imply, this beer is creamy with a silky/creamy carbonation and a medium-full body that brings to mind German Chocolate Cake. Smokey notes with cola and licorice join the chocolate at the finish with a zesty spicy swell. It’s surprisingly dry for a creamy stout, with a slightly astringent, burnt cookie / brownie and cola aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (5356) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle shared at Chriso’s post GBBF minidig, 16/08/14. Huge thanks to whomever brought this. clear ruby red amber coloured pour with a halo of cream head. Aroma is dark choc, light soy sauce, powdered choc, nutty. Nice milky, nutty, nutella, praline. Palate is low carbonation, milky, a bit dull. Lingering dark choc and light roast.

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