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RATINGS: 1748   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.


4.1
   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!

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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnykat (65) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2007
Nice beer, as I continue to try Bells products, I must say I am impressed. Dark color of course, and minimal head. Flavor is chocolate, malt, coffee, and smokiness. More smoke than I expected though, which threw me a bit. Otherwise really nice beer...creaminess at the very end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bilchak (63) - Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2007
pours jet black with a nice brown head, smooth, creamy stout with tastes of chocolate and coffee. very smooth and drinkable, nice finish. prefer this style to the imperial stouts, much more drinkable in my opinion.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mataichi (63) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2010
12oz bottle from CBX. Pours a darker than black color with tan super bubbly head which evaporates quickly. Nice sweet smell of chocolate and roasty goodness. Very crisp and refreshing taste. I get a bit of burnt toast, with a good bit of sweet creaminess and light finish. Very refreshing.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteysmu (63) - USA - FEB 6, 2011
Very smooth tasting cream stout. Not as thick as a stout and has a slightly bitter kick of a pale ale, which I definitely like. It is like a hybrid mix between the two types of beer, enjoy.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchHillbilly (62) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Very pleasant smell. Smells almost creamy. Not bitter. Very heavy bodied beer with almost no head. Thick tasting as well. Truly creamy to taste. A+++++


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