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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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjmcend (209) - USA - APR 2, 2010
Aroma is of strong coffee with cream in it. Besides the temp, I’m not sure I could have told the difference. Appearance is jet black with a medium tan head. Taste is of coffee, chocolate, and some hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Pours a dark, almost black cola colour with quickly dissipating tan head. Has a smooth, milky finish with a roasted malt, chocolate, lactose and coffee flavor. Aroma of malts, sweet chocolate and coffee. Nice sweet stout!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 31, 2008
batch 8150 - very faint aroma, a dry plywood scent. Very woody taste. Burned wood, roasted creamed coffee, dry woody malts. Not sweet, smooth at fiirst, and a little harsh going down. I had very high expectations for this, so maybe thats why i’m a little disappointed. I don’t taste much of any cream. A little bitter in the finish also, which i don’t care for in stouts.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours a dark reddish-black with a thin mocha-colored head. Aroma is sweet and spicy, with smells of caramel, molasses, chocolate, syrupy hops, and spices. Taste is creamy and full, with a strong but not overpowering taste of caramel and roasted malt giving way to a long finish of chocolate and coffee. A marvelously balanced and creamy stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kodos (205) - USA - FEB 24, 2002
A fine stout. Smooth, with a chocolate/coffee taste. Drank half and had the other half with chocolate ice cream. WOW!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - OCT 21, 2008
12 oz bottle. malt, coffee, dark black pour, minimal head. probably drank a bit too cold. lingering taste. tasted a lot bigger than a 6% beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Nice sweet chocolate aroma. Chocolate and coffee flavor with a nice mouthfeel. Sweet chocolate and roasted finish. This is a pretty good sweet stout.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mallons72 (202) - livonia, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2010
On tap at Ashley’s Westland. Bell’s is the best. This is a very smooth creamy/chocolatey/coffee stout. Somewhat lower rating due to poor finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gad905 (202) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle at home from GBBF. Clear dark brown pour with ruby highlights, medium beige head that sinks, leaving some lacing. Complex roast and chocolate aroma, toasted nuts. Sweet milky chocolate initially, followed by dry roast and more toasted nuts, touch of acidity, cocoa, some hop bitterness. Fairly full body, softish carbonation, creamy texture, long bitter chocolate and hop finish. Really solid stout this, great complexity for the ABV and great drinkability considering how big it feels. Do Bells brew bad beers?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCaptMatey (202) - Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Poured a black colour with a fluffy tan head that left beautiful thin lacing. Aroma is of dark roasted and chocolate malts with a hint of coffee. Flavor of grainy dark malts, slight cream, and coffee. Medium bodied with light carbonation with a smooth mouthfeel.


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