RateBeer
overall
99
99
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1746   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sweeter and smoother than Kalamazoo Stout. A beer for special winter occasions. Great with chocolate desserts. Available October-March.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BossHossBikes (148) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Bottle thanks to NachlamSie. This brew pours dark with hints of ruby on the edges. The aroma is of cocoa, coffee, molasses, oatmeal, and brown sugar. As it hits the tongue, coffee is dominant with cocoa close behind. I can also taste some milky qualities as well. The finish has a nice coffee-like bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Allara (148) - New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2011
12 oz bottle from PA: Pours midnight black with a quickly dissipating tan head. Notes of bitter cocoa upfront with slight notes of licorice and caramel. Nice creamy medium body. Well balanced stout that isn’t overly sweet. Nice toasted notes upfront give way to some bitter cocoa, vanilla, and slight roasted coffee and a very slight dry finish. Not a typical sweet stout in that it’s not sweet like others such as Young’s Chocolate Stout or Southern Tier’s Choklat, however really great! Overall: (A)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Poured black with a tan head. Sweet aroma. Had a great sweet malty flavor with very little carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mrnoluv (146) - long beach, California, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Aroma is very mild, not a very complex beer, good aftertaste though that gives a good linger on your palate, but overall i would have to say i was disappointed in it. Expected a more creamier taste, didn’t really get it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NaturalIce (146) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2009
12 oz bottle; Pours out dark like your typical stout with a light to medium tan head that laces nicely. The aroma is a sort of metallic coffee/chocolate. I agree with fredandboboflo in that the flavor represents semisweet chocolate (not sure about peanut butter though!). Carbonation is lively at first pour then goes flat. Good beer - although I’m not usually big on sweet stouts.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joechristenson (146) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Dark brown/black color with mocha brown head. Aroma is lighter than I expected from a double cream stout. There is some toffee, milk chocolate, and roasted malt in the aroma, but they’re more hints than reliable signposts of flavors to come. On the tongue the beer is more bold with its flavors, but they’re more subdued than they are balanced. Balanced boldness is what I wanted, but I was disappointed. The sensation of this beer on the palate are definitely pleasant and uniquely creamy, but instead of being a "wow" sensation it was more of a simple sensation of comfort. Definitely nice on a cold day.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - APR 24, 2005
If theirs one thing Bells can do right its the stout. Dark, sweet and oh so tasty, If you have access to the Bells line, pick this one up, or six or eight.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmather (145) - Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Nice classic cream stout. As Colonel Potter said, "Not enough o’s in smooth to describe this one" The roastiness is there, but subdued and lots of flavor here. One of the few stouts that I could use as a session beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Peregrinari (145) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Aroma is creamy and almost sweat with hints of molasses and coffee as well as a sour note. Appearance is very thick reddish black with zero transparency. Flavor is full and rich with strong coffee. All of it is evened out by a very smooth creamy flavor (and texture). Finish is slightly sweat and coffee with no bitterness. Overall I would buy this beer again and again. It seems to have become one of my favorite stouts (though I have only had it twice).

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kpresley77 (145) - Jackson, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Bottle courtesy of colemgm8 pours black with little quick diminishing tan head. Aroma is chocolate and chocolate malt. First taste is sweet light coffee and nuts, then a great chocolate flavor takes over and finishes really nice. The mouthfeel is creamy with little carbonation which really complements this beer.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 144 145 146  147  148 149 150 » 175


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50