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RATINGS: 1780   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
natedoggkc (164) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 27, 2007
Pored a very dark brown with a mocha head. Aroma was of chocolate, molasses, coffee, and spice. Flavor was chocolate, molasses, slightly bitter dark chocolate finish. A good beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2002
pours black with diminishing tan head. choclate and coffee nose. damn good stout but seems alot more like an imperial stout than a sweet or cream stout, but who cares its good

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Pours A creamy dark brown/black in my pint glass leaving a thin tan head. Aroma is Sweet chocolate with hints of coffee, and roasted grain. Flavor is much the same. Very rich, and smooth. I could drink this all night. Excellent!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2002
Wow, one great stout after another. Today I went to the store and noticed all bells november stouts in singles! I snagged a variety sixpack of them....... As for the rate-- This was a very sweet stout. Not too creamy though..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a thin brown head. Aroma is faint with chocolate, ice cream, and a hint of espresso. Flavor is balanced well with sweet malts, cream, and chocolate. Well carbonate, maybe too much. Finishes very creamy and smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamvin23 (162) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Bottle. Dark opaque with a thin chocolate head. Aroma: chocolate, roast, and toffee. Flavor: sweet coffee and a slight smokiness, yet very smooth.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Bottle purchased from Tiffany’s in Kalamazoo, Mich. A very solid cream stout. I must say, some of Bell’s has been hit or miss for me. But, this beer is spot-on. Well done.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Bottle picked up in Charlottesville, VA. Pours dark black with a nice big beige head. super creamy, but super flavorful too, especially as it warms. Great combination of complexity and quaffability. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pj1855 (160) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Pours black in color with a small tan head. Aroma or roasted coffee and chocolate. Intial malty chocolate flavor and finishes with a burn coffee taste. Pretty tasty beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2007
UPDATED: APR 15, 2007 (bottle) Pours like motor oil with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and hints of mocha. Lots of carbonation, clashing with malts, strong cofee presence; unpleasant chalking taste. Slight bitter after taste thats relatively clean. Overated! Try their porter. ________________________________ I take back what I said! Turns out that the reason it tasted chalky is because I drank it out of mulike stein. Much better in an eglish pint. Very good sout. How could I actually consider that this brewery could make a bad stout! My apologies. My original review was a 2.9 overall.


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