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RATINGS: 1795   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.


3.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gonzo46and2 (108) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2008
This was second of three Bellís stouts Iíve just tried. This has a very powerfull aroma of dark roasted malts with notes of coffee. I couldnít help but taste a bit of overly burnt bitterness that wasnít only from the hops. This stout is average in my opinion.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sja14 (108) - Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2008
This might be the best beer I have ever had. Pours dark brown with a nice brown head. The aroma might be the only area the beer is lacking in with hints of coffee and cocoa. The flavor is a nice combination of everything delicious including coffee and chocolate all melded together by a nice smokiness. Phenomenal beer. Nice because Bell’s lists this beer’s availability as Nov. 1st through March but I got it mid-October at La Cave du Vin which offers it to go at state minimum prices which is an awesome discovery.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
knights97 (107) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 has all the same qualities of the left hand milk stout, smooth, very dark beer with a slight cream taste to it while giving you that stout feel to the beer. Very good and about the same as left hands, only difference for me is this is a little smoother

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Dark tootsie roll brown with no head. Aroma of tootsie roll and light roasted coffee. Very nice soft choclate flavor with a slight burnt toast flaovr. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2007
From bottle. Poured dark brown, but not completely opaque. Chocolate, malt aroma. Medium sweetness. Finish was somewhat creamy / somewhat sticky. It was OK, but Iíd choose a lot more stouts over this one.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
derekbrown (105) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2011
What a wonderful stout! Beautifully chocolatey goodness. Wonderful creamy texture and a Goldilocks texture (not-too-thick, not-too-thin) makes for a great beer. Aroma leaves some to be desired, though. Very little nose at all.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mandalarules (104) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2011
This beer rules and is a good starter for anyone who hasnít had a stout or are not big fans of the style. Bottle. Pitch black with milky aroma and a hint of chocolate. Taste is a hint of creamy chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, sugar. Not overly sweet though just good flavor used sparingly. The palate on this beer is so smooth and creamy, cloudy like, fluffiness. A complex and interesting stout made by Bells, and I wouldnít expect anything less.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - APR 12, 2008
BOTTLE: 6150. Dak pour with excellent beige head and lacing. Aroma is strong roasted coffee. Flavor is somewhat mild but delectable. Livens up the mouth with a short finish. Very drinkable but not very complex or robust.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drseamus (103) - Troy, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2007
This was batch 7808 so that makes it about 8 months old. A: Dark black with ruby notes and a dark mocha head. I served it in a Sam Adams glass. S: Dark roasted malt and chocolate dominate the aroma. There is a bit of sweetness, probably lactose, that is typical of this style. T: This is a pretty sweet beer but with roasted malt in the background. The sweetness is definitely lactose and right in line with the style. M: Medium to heavy bodied and just how i like it. D: A pretty good Cream Stout all around. Damn, I wish Bellís was closer...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imzugzug (103) - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Not special at all in my opinion. Not bad, but definitely not special. Creamy texture for sure with a nice fluffy head that stuck around for a while. Not as sweet as I expected, definite notes of chocolate and coffee but not at all strong or up front. Kinda subtle even.


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