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RATINGS: 1769   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlephNull3 (114) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Pours a chocolate brown almost black with a very small almost non existant tan head. Aroma fills the nose with coffe and small hints of coca. Taste a mixture of coffee and a splash of soda water or cream soda. Dry tingling finish. Not as good as expected, but solid beer. Must try at least once if you are a stout lover.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheChampion (114) - Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Pours a dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla and toffee. Very sweet roasted taste from the malt, with a bit of chocolate and a hint of coffee. Extremely smooth and creamy body, exactly how a cream stout should be. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ILoveNewBeer (113) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2008
It has a little bit of a coffee taste that is common to stouts. It has a good frothy head to it that leaves fairly quickly compared to other beers. The froth a a mildly bitter flavor to it that is quiet enjoyable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
lweiberg (113) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Soft and easy on the tongue, reminiscent of Spotted Cow. Not as hearty as other stouts and not something to drink if you’re looking to tie a buzz on in a single drink.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gueuzeisgod (113) - Graham, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2008
Nice fine carbonation creates a pillowy head that adheres to the glass. Smells of dark chocolate, roasty coffee/chickory, faint molasses and hops. Tastes moderately roasty, chocolatey, has a very smooth mouthfeel, nice full malt body and sweetness, dextrinous. Very drinkable beer, delicious and would probably still be pint after pint after pint-

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pfriesen (112) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
birderbeerer (112) - Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Pours heavy black, labors out of the bottle. Frothy, dark tan head on the pour but little head lingers and the lace slides down the glass. Smells sweet, licorice and molasses with some coffee. The malt lingers subtly under the other scents. Smells like a roast-enhanced syrup. Chewy beer. Roast is the primary taste with sweet edges. Chocolate, molasses, with a licorice tinge. Dry aftertaste. This beer is most notable for its thickness. Chewy, malty, mostly roast flavor with sweet edges. Tastes more of a high abv beer than what it is. It becomes smoother and roastier as it warms.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fredjaz (112) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2008
A nice stout, similar flavors to the kalamazoo and expedition but a little lighter bodied smoother and sweeter, not nearly as bold and complex as expedition but enjoyed it as much, or more, as the kalamazoo.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PackPride (112) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Aromas of caramel, chocolate, coffee. Appearance is black, cloudy, frothy head. Taste of medium bitterness. On the palate full body, creamy, long finish. Overall a good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dsm (109) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Roasted flavors dominate the aroma and the taste, complemented by chocolate. It is medium to full bodied. The carbonation is excellent - the bubbles are just right on the tongue. Slight bitterness, very smooth. A great stout.


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