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RATINGS: 1750   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedXIII (127) - Powell, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2008 poured a rich black color with a light brown head that didnít last very long. Aroma nice blend of roasted malts and chocolate. Flavor is delicious balance of smooth chocolate and perhaps creamed coffee. Also got some oat flavors mixed with the malt. Wasnít as creamy as I expected, but tasty and easy to drink. Another nice one from Bells.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2002
As always, the Bells yeast is present. I usually drink the lighter stuff where the yeast kind of overpowers things. Not really the case here. Slippery mouthfeel, deep black color, not a lot of head (probably due to a soapy residue glass). Roasty malt flavor, maybe a little overbalanced in the hop direction. Moderate alcohol presence.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WSSmiles (124) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2007
This beer poured black body but not as black as other stout, more of a dark brown, and had a lighter head than your typical stout. The nose was coffee, vanilla with a hint of alcohol, overall not a bad stout, will have again, not as heavy as other stouts.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CP (124) - USA - FEB 9, 2008
This offering was a bit of a let down compared to other sweet stouts like Left Handís Milk Stout and Too Cream Stout.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebrowner88 (123) - Rice, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2011 Man, i must be way out of wack on this one, but i didnít care for it. (still drank the entire sixer). Too sweet for me and i like a finer, longer lasting head on my stouts. The taste is a nice complex one, but the sweetness comes on too strong. Still, a bad Bells is better the 75% of the beers out there. I wouldnít kick it out of my fridge, i ya know what i mean., **UPDATE** Had another this afternoon waiting for the "rapture" My tastes must have changed because i didnít find this overy sweet at all! Very nice mouthfeel. I think Iíll have another.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
resevil787 (123) - Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark black with light brown head, good lacing. Aroma is heavy malts, roast, chocolate, caramel. Taste is moderate sweet, light to moderate bitter. Body is medium to full. Texture is creamy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
v8powered (123) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2012 in the bottle: Nice roasted malt and chocolate taste and aroma. Very smooth and creamy. Some bitterness but smoother than your traditional stouts. Nice winter beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2007
Dark brown with small bubbly head. Flavor is sweet and nutty chocolate with a smooth roastiness and enough bitterness to balance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jndubbs (120) - Austin, Iowa, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Pours dark. Smooth, creamy tasting stout with the slightest bite at the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zer0crew (119) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with some head that mostly fades away leaving only a long lasting ring of foam. Tastes very creamy and thick with a little bit of chocolate flavor. Has a very long and complex aftertaste. A good stout but not up to the hype, in my opinion.


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