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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.


3.7
   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

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.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
movezig (137) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2008
A very good sweet stout. Light to medium body. Great aroma. Nice and easy on the palate. A sweet stout should be less complex and sweeter than a darker more complex stout and bells really nailed that here.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle from Sharrett’s Liquor Store (Saint Paul, Minnesota, 25/11/12)
Chocolate, caramel, and coffee on the nose. Dark brown/black with a small tan head. Taste has a medium sweetness and a slight bitterness. Medium bodied, thick texture (for the style), average carbonation, and a bitter finish that seems a little out of place. Good, but not spectacular.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erikh04 (136) - - 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
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2005
First, I have not been a fan of Stout’s in general. But this is the CREAM of the crop. A perfect balance of sweet & bitter (bitter is better) Hint of chocolate, mocha ...nice after taste Chicago in the winter Yah

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tac (135) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
toby00777 (135) - California, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Black with a thin head that appears light tan in color. Deep aroma highlighting decadent malts (chocolate, coffee, roast) along with a touch of cream for coffee and gingerbread. Rich and chewy malt flavor with notes of chocolate, coffee and brownies.


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