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Sweeter and smoother than Kalamazoo Stout. A beer for special winter occasions. Great with chocolate desserts. Available October-March.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bag (105) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2007
From bottle. Poured dark brown, but not completely opaque. Chocolate, malt aroma. Medium sweetness. Finish was somewhat creamy / somewhat sticky. It was OK, but I’d choose a lot more stouts over this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pfriesen (105) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2010
Pours black with tan head fading to a strong lace. Good oak notes balance bittersweet chocolate. Strong velvet cream mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
derekbrown (104) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2011
What a wonderful stout! Beautifully chocolatey goodness. Wonderful creamy texture and a Goldilocks texture (not-too-thick, not-too-thin) makes for a great beer. Aroma leaves some to be desired, though. Very little nose at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mandalarules (104) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2011
This beer rules and is a good starter for anyone who hasn’t had a stout or are not big fans of the style. Bottle. Pitch black with milky aroma and a hint of chocolate. Taste is a hint of creamy chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, sugar. Not overly sweet though just good flavor used sparingly. The palate on this beer is so smooth and creamy, cloudy like, fluffiness. A complex and interesting stout made by Bells, and I wouldn’t expect anything less.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - APR 12, 2008
BOTTLE: 6150. Dak pour with excellent beige head and lacing. Aroma is strong roasted coffee. Flavor is somewhat mild but delectable. Livens up the mouth with a short finish. Very drinkable but not very complex or robust.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dand645 (103) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2009
dark brown pour, offwhite head...nice creaminess, good anount of balance between sweet and bitter...nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slayer02348 (103) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Pours out black with a small tan head. Aroma is slightly sweet, with notes of coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is similar to the aroma, chocolate with a creamy vanilla taste also present. Pretty damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drseamus (103) - Troy, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2007
This was batch 7808 so that makes it about 8 months old. A: Dark black with ruby notes and a dark mocha head. I served it in a Sam Adams glass. S: Dark roasted malt and chocolate dominate the aroma. There is a bit of sweetness, probably lactose, that is typical of this style. T: This is a pretty sweet beer but with roasted malt in the background. The sweetness is definitely lactose and right in line with the style. M: Medium to heavy bodied and just how i like it. D: A pretty good Cream Stout all around. Damn, I wish Bell’s was closer...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imzugzug (103) - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Not special at all in my opinion. Not bad, but definitely not special. Creamy texture for sure with a nice fluffy head that stuck around for a while. Not as sweet as I expected, definite notes of chocolate and coffee but not at all strong or up front. Kinda subtle even.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnMan (102) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2010
Dark Pour. High head. Roasty, caramel, slight bready aroma. Medium body, would have preferred more body. Roasty, chocolate, coffee, faint burnt with a smooth and creamy texture from the lactose sugars. Very tasty beer. Highly recommended for stout lovers.

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