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RATINGS: 1890   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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.

fidemaster's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidemaster (296) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2013
It pours a rich black color. It is one of the best smelling beers I have ever had. Rich chocolate cream, with a hint of malt. I was really excited. The taste is pleasant but boring. It starts off sweet and creamy which is great. Then it goes to lite bitter coffee finish. The taste is not that complex and goes quickly. One of the other beers I just had (chocolate oatmeal stout) was much more complex and had 5 different complex flavors and then had a similar bitter finish. Although that beer was much too bitter at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zoret (293) - Badalona, SPAIN - JUL 29, 2016
D’ampolla al BBF-Lab Barcelona 2016. Cervesa amb aromes torrats, de xocolata, cacau, i cafč.Cos mig-baix i sedós amb carbonatació baixa. Molt bona.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15098) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2016
Bottle at home. Black - offwhite head. High malty. Sweetness. Ok burned. Ok sweetness. Cocoa. Chocolate. Smooth body. Some vanilla. Bitter burned. Some licorice. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOne (310) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Pours dark opaque coffee brown, creamy cappuccino head. Coffee and roasted malt aroma. Coffee and roasted malt flavor, nice slightly bitter/ashy finish to balance. Palate creamy. Overall, chewy, creamy, rich, while not overly sweet, with slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ozzy70 (654) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 6, 2016
Tap at Whole Foods, Omaha. Poured black, creamy tan lasting head. Aroma was chocolate, roasted coffee, nutty. Taste was sweet, creamy, coffee, chocolate. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15435) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2016
Bottle @ Mikkeller. Poured black with a creamy beige head. Coffee and chocolate. Some vanilla. Smooth and soft with a dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (4489) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle in Seattle. Thanks Andrew. Tiny head, quick foam. Deep brown, lactic, deep milk chocolate, mocha. Rich, creamy, delicious, ok spicy alcohol. Tasty but not outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Listigovers (855) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2016
Nice roasted flavour with some oats. Pours black with thin tan head. Tastes really nice rich malt flavour with little bitterness or astringency. Interesting mouth coat, lots of flavour, good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (5173) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2016
Black with quick fading head. Aroma and flavour have are intense but certainly not overpowering. Smooth and creamy texture. Flavours of sweet coffee with milk and some chocolatey notes too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewje41 (2719) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2016
12 oz bottle poured. Pours a near black with a loose bubble head. Aroma is initially sweet, with a caramel malt and chocolate settle. Flavor is rich chocolate, some vanilla, but masked by a roasted finish. A little empty on the finish. Some late chocolate, cocoa reminder. Pretty good, but expectations were not quite met.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (627) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle shared at tasting. Dark black pour, almost no head. Sweet malty aroma. Taste is a little thin but nice flavors. Very good.

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