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RATINGS: 1757   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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joekfsu (138) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a thick nearly black color with 2 cm brown head that is mostly diminishing. Aroma is dominated by chocolate, some hints of sweet malt. Flavors of chocolate, cream, and smoky malt. Medium body, significant lacing, no real alcohol detected, and lasting aftertaste. Very tasty and drinkable, almost a pop feel.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
movezig (137) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2008
A very good sweet stout. Light to medium body. Great aroma. Nice and easy on the palate. A sweet stout should be less complex and sweeter than a darker more complex stout and bells really nailed that here.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle from Sharrett’s Liquor Store (Saint Paul, Minnesota, 25/11/12)
Chocolate, caramel, and coffee on the nose. Dark brown/black with a small tan head. Taste has a medium sweetness and a slight bitterness. Medium bodied, thick texture (for the style), average carbonation, and a bitter finish that seems a little out of place. Good, but not spectacular.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2005
First, I have not been a fan of Stout’s in general. But this is the CREAM of the crop. A perfect balance of sweet & bitter (bitter is better) Hint of chocolate, mocha ...nice after taste Chicago in the winter Yah

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
toby00777 (135) - California, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Black with a thin head that appears light tan in color. Deep aroma highlighting decadent malts (chocolate, coffee, roast) along with a touch of cream for coffee and gingerbread. Rich and chewy malt flavor with notes of chocolate, coffee and brownies.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SavageElvis (134) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Pours out almost black with a very nice thick tan head. Smells of dark chocolate, caramel and vanilla. Has a nice substantial mouth feel of sweet milky coffee malts with a nice slight finish of bitter. A very good cream stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NayTron (133) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Pours black with tan head. Smells of milk and bitter chocolate. Very creamy mouth feel that turns to a semi-sweet chocolate. Finishes with a sharp bitter that is well balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajwilliams (132) - , Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Pours black with dark brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, lots of roasted malt. Flavor is true to the aroma, with a big creamy character of malts and coffee. Simple, yes, but very tasty. Sometimes, damn it, you just want a solid beer. This is it, with no frills. Could use some more hops though. Smooth mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerBB (132) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2006
very much a coffee and molssas stout. had some prune in the aroma. not as heavy as some other Bell’s stouts but very good. very well balanced with just enough hops to keep it from being too sweet. will try again in the winter.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shackinetics (132) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Pours a dark iodine color with thin mocha head. Sweet roasted chocolatey coffee notes with thick, syrupy and very smooth mouth feel. Good to great stout.


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