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RATINGS: 1897   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dsm (109) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Roasted flavors dominate the aroma and the taste, complemented by chocolate. It is medium to full bodied. The carbonation is excellent - the bubbles are just right on the tongue. Slight bitterness, very smooth. A great stout.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WinoInTraining (109) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2009
Insanely roasty toasty. Lighter and with more acid edge than the Exp or Kalamzoo. yum

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tilldeath (109) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Aroma boozy coffee roasty. Lactose makes it sweet for sure, little sour bitter finish. Great smooth full body mouthfeel. Good middle and excellent finish the aroma and inital taste through it from above 4 for me. Would be a regular drinker for me if I could get it.

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 Bell’s stouts I’ve just tried. This has a very powerfull aroma of dark roasted malts with notes of coffee. I couldn’t help but taste a bit of overly burnt bitterness that wasn’t 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
livelaughlovep (108) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2009 Aroma:Toastiness, burnt, coffee, chocolate.
Appearance: Nearly black, oily.
Flavor: Iced Coffee. Some chocolate, burnt & toasted malts.
Palate: Creamy, full mouthfeel, smooth. Very dry finish.
Overall Impression: Little too coffee like for me to return to, but not bad at all.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Motobashi (107) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
Poured very dark with no head. Sweet caramel aroma. Lightly carbonated. Moderately sweet flavour. Slightly bitter finish. Not bad.

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 I’d choose a lot more stouts over this one.

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.


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