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RATINGS: 1821   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours dark black/brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is typical stout-smell... chocolate and coffee with neither overwhelming the other. Incredibly smooth mouthfeel and flavor, chocolate, coffee, vegetable soup (Bells stouts tend to remind me of vegetable soup for some reason...?) Well balanced, full-bodied. This is a good beer, but there’s really nothing especially unique about it. If I had to teach someone what a stout tastes like, I would choose this to sample first.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkBeerChick (155) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
Tried this courtesy of Tim at a tasting at his house in Dallas. Aroma is of coffee, raisins and dark cocoa. Deep brown in color with a light tan head and delicate lacing. Tastes of raisin with a touch of cocoa. A little more bitter than expected with lots of carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2004 Aroma is primarily the burnt, roasted malts. Flavor is smokey and coffee. There appears to be some fruity notes underneath the smoke, but its hard to tell. Some dry hops up front and a fairly bitter finish.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2007
Bottle. Batch 7684 (packaged on 10-16-06) I cellered this one for about 6 monthes. Pours Black with a average frothy light brown head. The lacing is very good, it leaves a film from the top of the glass to the bottom, with a head that stays around for the whole beer. When looking at the bottom of the bottle once it is poured, this one is bottle conditioned, but looking through the glass I couldnt tell because it pours so black. The aroma in the hops isn’t much, but the malt aroma is awsome!!! There is a really nice roasted coffee aroma along with a slight hint of chocolate. There is also a hint of brown sugar. With the first taste it is very sweet with light bitterness. Then the finish is also quite sweet with a little bitterness to back it up. The duration of the finish is pretty long, (the bitterness is that of a medium roast coffee.) The body is extreamly full with a silky smooth creamy texture and very soft carbonation. Overall this is a awsome beer. I will have to taste it fresh to see if there is a differance, I also have one bottle left of this batch that I will keep in the celler for a while longer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkofron (155) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2007
Pours near black with little brown head. Sweet creamy stout with mild coffee flavor. Enjoyed it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewTaylor (154) - Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Pours black with a thin creamy darker head. Aroma is roasty with strong chocolate. Taste is thick and creamy with sweetness and evident chocolate hints. Very good sweeter stout.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Bottle - black pour with brown highlights and a brown cola head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, caramel and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malts/coffee, chocolate with a sweet favor that gives way to a slight hop dry finish. Single bottle sample.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2005
poured dark brown with thin creamy dark tan head that stayed around edge of glass and made for nice lacing. smelled sweet with scents of roasted mals, coffee, and chocolate. the taste was of the same with nice sweetness. a definite earthy flavor as well. an interesting brew for sure. enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2001
I have only yet had this on a CO2 tap but it was still quite nice, for a stout. Sweet and creamy as the name implies. Not the same depth as some of their other stouts but nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2004
Bottle. Pours very dark, nearly opaque, even when held to the light. Nice thick, frothy coffee colored head that takes it’s time going down. A roasty malt and chocolate smell. My wife says ’chocolate covered coffee beans’. Nice full mouthfeel, goes down smooth. Tastes of chocolate and bittersweet tones. Good stuff, very smooth.


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