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RATINGS: 1728   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raszputini (71) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Sweet and creamy. Not particularly thick. Notes of roasted malt and chocolate. A nice session stout.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jjg226 (71) - Staten Island, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Inky black with a thick, mocha head. Roasted/burnt malt prominent on the nose and palate. Rich mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. This stout is a crash course on malt! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisFields (70) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Pours a nice dark brown with a very thin head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is sweet with chocolate, hints of cream and roasted almond. Taste comes on roasted malt with an excellent finish of creamy chocolate. Medium body with low carbonation. I am a big fan of Bell’s as a brewery and this dessert stout does not disappoint. Recommended indeed.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rowefam3 (70) - kendallville, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2008
This is a dessert beer in itself. Lot’s of chocalate. Very good like all of Bells stouts.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
darkstar (69) - Eureka, Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Beautiful pour with nice lacing down to the last drop. Smoky, coffee, chocolate. Mouthfeel is super d duper. Smooth. Very very drinkable. Great stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
timbeer (69) - Rosemount, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2009
[12oz bottle] Dark thick and rich looking. Viscous with good carbonation which leaves a good bit of lacing on the glass. Strong roasted barley, a bit of smoke and bitter chocolate aroma. Some sweetness but well balanced and not overbearing and a bitter finish. Creamy and smooth but not as heavy on the palette as I would have thought. A decent beer but not overly complex.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrunkCaleb (69) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2003
The best word to describe this beer is creamy... creamy pour, creamy head, and creamy mouthfeel... more than hints of mocha and bitterness. Good on special nights but the rule of too much of a good thing applies with this beer. A little to specific for a staple beer, but deliscious the same

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MBrausen (69) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2012
This beer was poured from a 12oz bottle into a Town Hall sniffer. A. The beer pours a pitch black. About 2mm of a tan head, that faded relatively quickly. Minimal to no lacing on the glass. S. Smells of mild chocolate, toffee and smoke and light coffee. T. Strong toffee/vanilla sweet taste. The sweetness never really fades from your mouth. Smooth, but almost a little bit bitter. M. Full bodied, but a thin feeling on the tongue. It meets it claim, and is a creamy smooth tastes. O. Overall it is a good beer. I wouldn’t have a problem ordering this in a bar. However I wasn’t blown away by the flavor. It seemed to be very one sided. The initial cream sweetness holds through, but not as many other flavors come out after. I feel like even with a year under it’s belt, this beer might not round out.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wj94 (69) - Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Pours black with light head, lacing consistent throughout. Smells of roast coffee, cream, chocolate. Smooth, velvet-like texture but not quite on the level of a good RIS mouthfeel. Good beer, would buy again. Bargain at $1.80/bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stiffy42j (68) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Pours dark brown/black with lacy chocolate head. smells of sweet malts and dark fruits. Flavor is sweet and creamy with a strong chocolate and roasty aftertaste. Very drinkable..a nice stout but I was expecting something more


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