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RATINGS: 1755   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
v8powered (124) - 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

3.7
   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 didn’t 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 wouldn’t 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 didn’t find this overy sweet at all! Very nice mouthfeel. I think I’ll 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erikh04 (120) - - DEC 23, 2013
12 oz bottle from Holmes with Wayne. Good stout. Sweet malty aroma, extremely smooth finish. ---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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tekhna (118) - California, USA - JUL 18, 2009
I love this beer. Roasty, smooth, a bit sweet and chocolatey. Well-rounded treat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EdPaulsen (117) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2004
a definte above average stout. does NOT contain any lactose and was not as creamy or smooth as i thought. label said contains 10 malts. wow. pretty roasty, but lacking the depth of the normal kalamazoo stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2004
A wonderfully creamy stout. It pours piutch black with next to no head - even if you try to get one. A nice taste and aroma of coffee and chocolate. A definite winner.


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