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RATINGS: 1874   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33f (23) - Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Poured into an English pint glass. Appearance: Poured black, but appears to be a very dark brown with a red tinge when held underneath a light. Poured hard for about 1 finger of tan head. Lacing is nice. Aroma: I’m not getting a very strong scent, just a little malt, and a little coffee. Taste: Nice and malty with a bit of semi-sweet chocolate, with a milk and coffee aftertaste. Palate: Slightly thick, and very smooth, leaves the palate with a pleasant milky coating.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zak_garcia (2) - - MAY 1, 2016 does not count
Una Stout que se deja beber muy bien gracias a sus 6,2 grados. Espuma cremosa marronosa, que se puede comer con cuchara! Olor penetrante a café y tabaco. Con final seco Densidad baja que sumada a sus 6 grados hacer que sea bebible y...¿refrescante? Recuerda a una negra Munich con todo lo que ha de tener una stout ...

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3731) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2016 Bottle at home. Pours an opaque black with a small beige head and lacings. Sweet with a mellow bitterness. Aromas of toffee with toasted malts towards the end. Medium bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Bitter finish with tiny hints of chalk. Well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeadyDE (690) - Delaware, USA - APR 28, 2016
Bottle pour..light black color..minimal head as expected..nose is roasted malts with toasted almond nutty presence..mouthfeel is good with lactose cream and some undertones of milk-dark chocolate..leaves some stout aftertaste that would be expected from a bigger abv offering, not a giant fan of the style but this is decent overall, more nutty roastiness than anything else..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1908) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 28, 2016
Bottle from Biercab shop. Black colour with small brown head. Chocolate, malt aroma. Sweet, chocolate, caramel, malt taste, slightly roasted. Medium to full body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
20107589 (621) - randers, DENMARK - APR 26, 2016
pour black without a head. light nutty, and roasty aromas, taste light bitter notes, soft sweetness. medium bodied, average carbonation. light dry finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (5332) - 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 (1100) - 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 (2283) - 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 (12725) - 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 (2589) - 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.


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