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RATINGS: 1829   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joelly3d (46) - Kentucky, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Nice and smooth. Very drinkable and has a great earthiness to it. Lightly smoked tasting. Tastes almost like a porter that is as smooth as a milk stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpar73 (754) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle. Pour dark brown with a tan head. Taste and aroma of chocolate, malt, coffee and tobacco. Nice smooth stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (3725) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4 oz draft pour at B Side into a snifter. Black with tan head. Aromas of big roasty notes and chocolates. Tastes of roasty notes, caramel, vanilla, creamy notes, chocolate. Medium body with a dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel, medium-low carbonation. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1423) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown almost black. Aroma was coffee, chocolate. Taste was burnt toast, coffee, chocolate, roasted grains. Not as sweet as one would imagine.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
darb85 (172) - Canton, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Sweet and smooth with mellow finish. Pours jet black with one finger he’d. Very smooth mouth feel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3220) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2014
12 oz undated bottle poured into pint glass (from Jan. 2011 notes). A - Opague black/brown with dark mahogany highlights. Smallish tan head that too quickly turns to a small ring. Limited lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with undercurrents of vanilla, coffee, chocolate. T- mainly dark roasted malt, with hints of coffee, chocolate and vanilla, in diminishing order. This stout has a definite sweetness to begin, but ends with a long but mellow bitter and slightly dry finish. Rich and interesting flavor. Mouthfeel is soft, smooth and creamy. Decent carbonation. Medium body. Seemed smoother as it warmed. Another good beer from a great brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstonerock24 (142) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, raisins, and hint of vanilla. Flavor is roasted raisins with a sweet bitter finish. Flavor is rich and it stays with you through the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Dirty dark brown, shade of light tan head. Nose is shoelaces and tobacco. Soft choc then a tight but thin bitter thread. Light milkiness but a tinny bitterness glazes over, a bit more of a spongey dark malt chaser than I’d been expecting. Finishes light nutty but is a long way off what I’d been hoping. Doesn’t overpower and passes quickly.

Bottle from the Garvie USA haul, Beers Of My Youth Tasting

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (18082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
bottle at home ... deep black .. thin tan lacing ... soft chocolate ... dark chocolate ... soft malts ... soft roast... dark malts ... bit thin ... soft sweet malts ... light tobacco ... soft thin roast ... nothing exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (6986) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of coffee, light chocolate. Taste is more of the same, something pruney. Thin body.

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