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RATINGS: 1753   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.


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

3.7
   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.

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.

3.5
   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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zaprozdower (66) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Got a 6 pack of this for $6.99, how lucky am I? Other than needing a fuller head and a bigger mouth feel, a fantastic beer. An aroma with mocha and chocolate and a taste that is sweet and creamy. Excellent, excellent beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsetlock (66) - Hartland Twp, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Deep/dark brown pour, mocha almost purple head. Roasted everything, yet balanced well by a creamy sweetness, with vanilla sugary quality, good with the spent coffe ground notes and light bittering finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roborb (66) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2009
12 oz bottle poured into a normal pint glass. This beer pours dark black with a then espresso colored head. It smells of chocolate, some sort of dark fruit, and dark malts. The taste is very nice. There is a a nice chocolate bitter coffee taste up front that changes to a sweet creamy finish. The carbonation is fine and this beer is top notch. It is a little thin so those that prefer their stouts thick should tread lightly. This is a great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ddfrazee (66) - Flat Rock, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Pours black. Very slight, tan head. sweet, malty, incredible flavor, a bit of coffee, very creamy. Excellent taste easy to drink. Unfortunately I think I had it a bit too cold. Should have left it out for a minute. Cheers!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dhrjericho (66) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Pours a dark black with a brownish kahki head. A mild chocolate and sugar arome. The flavor is a very mild stout with light malts and hints of chocolate while being exceptionally smooth. It has a mild roasted nut aftertaste. Pleasant.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2005
Awesome stout. Where their Kalamazoo is heavily roasty, this one is smoother, with a silky character. Definite chocolate bar and caramel flavors. Rich and wonderful. One of the more underappreciated stouts.


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