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RATINGS: 1895   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Pours black. Small head. Deep chocolate scent and flavor. I donít taste, see, or feel the cream - definitely not double. Bitter chocolate finish. May have to re-rate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BossHossBikes (148) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Bottle thanks to NachlamSie. This brew pours dark with hints of ruby on the edges. The aroma is of cocoa, coffee, molasses, oatmeal, and brown sugar. As it hits the tongue, coffee is dominant with cocoa close behind. I can also taste some milky qualities as well. The finish has a nice coffee-like bitterness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Aroma is creamy and almost sweat with hints of molasses and coffee as well as a sour note. Appearance is very thick reddish black with zero transparency. Flavor is full and rich with strong coffee. All of it is evened out by a very smooth creamy flavor (and texture). Finish is slightly sweat and coffee with no bitterness. Overall I would buy this beer again and again. It seems to have become one of my favorite stouts (though I have only had it twice).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NaturalIce (148) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2009
12 oz bottle; Pours out dark like your typical stout with a light to medium tan head that laces nicely. The aroma is a sort of metallic coffee/chocolate. I agree with fredandboboflo in that the flavor represents semisweet chocolate (not sure about peanut butter though!). Carbonation is lively at first pour then goes flat. Good beer - although Iím not usually big on sweet stouts.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Allara (148) - New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2011
12 oz bottle from PA: Pours midnight black with a quickly dissipating tan head. Notes of bitter cocoa upfront with slight notes of licorice and caramel. Nice creamy medium body. Well balanced stout that isnít overly sweet. Nice toasted notes upfront give way to some bitter cocoa, vanilla, and slight roasted coffee and a very slight dry finish. Not a typical sweet stout in that itís not sweet like others such as Youngís Chocolate Stout or Southern Tierís Choklat, however really great! Overall: (A)

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Weevo (148) - Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle, great beer. Pours dark brown with thin tan head. Hints of chocolate. coffee, toasted malts, both on the nose and pallet. Creamy smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Poured black with a tan head. Sweet aroma. Had a great sweet malty flavor with very little carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kpresley77 (147) - Jackson, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Bottle courtesy of colemgm8 pours black with little quick diminishing tan head. Aroma is chocolate and chocolate malt. First taste is sweet light coffee and nuts, then a great chocolate flavor takes over and finishes really nice. The mouthfeel is creamy with little carbonation which really complements this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - APR 24, 2005
If theirs one thing Bells can do right its the stout. Dark, sweet and oh so tasty, If you have access to the Bells line, pick this one up, or six or eight.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
smboselli (146) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Pours black with thin chocolate brown head from a bottle. Roasty, malty aroma lead to a similar creamy flavor profile. Not as thick as expected, and the high carbonation was a little unpleasant to the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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