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RATINGS: 1825   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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tac (144) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Pours dark brown body very thin brownish head, good lacing. Aromas of toasted malt, coffee and chocolate and toffee. Taste is somewhat sweet with balanced bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstonerock24 (142) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, raisins, and hint of vanilla. Flavor is roasted raisins with a sweet bitter finish. Flavor is rich and it stays with you through the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPAaLLtHEwAY (142) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2008
It definately has a good name. The flavor however is all but short lived. IT comes in the end and then its over with.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erikh04 (142) - - DEC 23, 2013
12 oz bottle from Holmes with Wayne. Good stout. Sweet malty aroma, extremely smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hrking (140) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2008
On draft at the Dilli Deli in Cincy. Smooth beyond belief of coarse this was cask pulled from a beer engine so it was extra extra creamy chocolate and with a very faint hop presence maybe some oat to smooth out the edges as well. Bells delivers its excellence again and does the stout category justice again highest praise..

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopbag (140) - - FEB 12, 2015
Creamy texture with smooth foamy bubbles. Somewhat average stout flavor -- brown sugar, acidic coffee, chocolate -- but smoother around the edges. The cream/lactose isn’t as prevalent as I was expecting, but it adds a touch of sweetness. Unique for its softness and drinkability. Very approachable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Nice dark color, subdued aroma, mostly malty. I smell a subtle sourness that concerns me, but in the taste it translates to a subtle fruitiness. Rich and creamy like a milkshake. Fruity with a bitter, dry finish. Quite quaffable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2005
Pours dark with little tan head. Smells sweet with a sweet malty taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
anaheim1983 (140) - Anaheim, California, USA - APR 26, 2006
Poured from a 12 oz bottle dark brown to black very warm in taste amlty rcih with toffee notes very full body and great aftertaste

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joekfsu (138) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a thick nearly black color with 2 cm brown head that is mostly diminishing. Aroma is dominated by chocolate, some hints of sweet malt. Flavors of chocolate, cream, and smoky malt. Medium body, significant lacing, no real alcohol detected, and lasting aftertaste. Very tasty and drinkable, almost a pop feel.


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