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RATINGS: 1749   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beyond (23) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Pours very dark with a small tan head. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee. Balanced. Sweet but not overpowering. Understated alcohol with a smooth pleasantly bitter finish. Very nice and I’ll say it again: balanced.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (518) - - JUL 29, 2014
Pours black. Aroma is chocolate and sweet roasted malts. Taste is sweet, creamy, and follows the nose.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (1031) - Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Dark black. Tan head. Pretty sweet at first but dries out. Complex malt build. Quite smooth. Like milky chocolate. I enjoyed this one. Thanks Seymour. This would be interesting with mint or strawberry.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Deep dark very nearly black beer with a big tawny colored head that lingers on for quite awhile. It appears to be well carbonated. Aroma is that of sweet roasted malts also chocolate and coffee. Definitily has a sweet roasted malt character to it. I get a nice complex roasted malt flavor upfront. then turns mellow and sweet. A very nice mouth feel with a smooth soft mellowness and a dry finish. Nice lacing from the sticky foam head. I taste tasted this beer waiting for my kids to come home from school. It was a cool blustery day with clouds in the sky. My flag was waving in the breeze in front of a brillant red maple turning quickly in the autumn sky. That was a good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1208) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Pours a deep near black brown with a dark tan head. Aroma of coffee roasted and smokey. Taste is sweet up front with a creamy mouthfeel that carries the beer from sweet to roasted with a clean finish and residual smokiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhilJackson80 (300) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 27, 2014
12 oz Bottle. Tasted on 6/27/14. Beer from Whole Foods Naples, FL. The beer has a sweet roasted scent to it. The taste is smooth & creamy with hints of coffee, cream & licorice. Overall a good cream stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
4theluvofbeer (90) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2014 Chocolate notes, dried fruits and slight coffee on the nose.Heavy malts, some chocolate ....vanilla and sweet cherries.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (947) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Awesome black pour w/ a great tan head that leaves excellent lacing. The aroma is a little faint - w/ some chocolate notes. The taste is kind of plain w/ a touch of bitterness in the end. Light & drinkable - overall pretty solid!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (564) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroma is dark coffee and dried, dark fruits. Flavor is dark chocolate, licorice, dark coffee. Nice and smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Pours black with a beige head, aroma is sticky and glue with chocolate, vanilla and wood, flavor of chocolate, vanilla, wood, sourness, medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (339) - - MAY 25, 2014
11 oz bottle. Pours a roasty dark black with lasting thin white head. Red wine hues when backlit. Aroma is lactose sweetness, chocolate notes, and sweet roasted malt. Flavor is same with sweet lactic milky mouthfeel. Balanced and solid.


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