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RATINGS: 1879   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2005
poured dark brown with thin creamy dark tan head that stayed around edge of glass and made for nice lacing. smelled sweet with scents of roasted mals, coffee, and chocolate. the taste was of the same with nice sweetness. a definite earthy flavor as well. an interesting brew for sure. enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erikh04 (153) - - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holtguy (152) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Black with tan head. Malty aroma with slight chocolate. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is malty, chocolate/coffee and mild. Dry finish. This beer got better upon the second and third tastings.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2007
Bottle. Nice. special. creamy. stout-like. Buy it, it’s one of the nicest stouts you’ll ever drink. Well balanced. Not too nutty, the chocolate-flavor isn’t too strong. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2007
Drank a pair of bottles with my ex-boss tonight. Poured a 1-finger head, very dark. Smooth enough to almost be mistaken for an oatmeal stout, with a nice roast malt edge. Mouthfeel is wonderful, rich but not excesively sweet. A little lacing left on the glass.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2001
I have only yet had this on a CO2 tap but it was still quite nice, for a stout. Sweet and creamy as the name implies. Not the same depth as some of their other stouts but nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2004
Bottle. Pours very dark, nearly opaque, even when held to the light. Nice thick, frothy coffee colored head that takes it’s time going down. A roasty malt and chocolate smell. My wife says ’chocolate covered coffee beans’. Nice full mouthfeel, goes down smooth. Tastes of chocolate and bittersweet tones. Good stuff, very smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pbjclimber (150) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Pours a very dark blown, almost black with a tan head. The taste is of light hops with a complex malt flavor of roasted malts and chocolate, the flavor is rather creamy, almost chewy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
phiconners (150) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Pours thick, thick black. Not much head. Flavor is sweet, malty. A very rich beer. Enjoyable, but one is enough.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2009
velvety smooth, like a guinnes with a ting of carbonation. a good stout, but which it were a little more stand-outish, cheaper and higher in alcohol. i also wish there were no more world hunger, bigger airline seats and a chance to redo one event. beer, making people happy for decaded and decades.


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