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RATINGS: 1889   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.


3.8
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
phillybass (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2016
This beer was available on draft on mad for mex which tends to ruin beers so perhaps it could be better. Very smooth stout with decent roastiness. Actually some aroma which is a welcome addition. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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 hasn’t 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 wouldn’t expect anything less.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
eaglebones (104) - Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black, with medium tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Medium body and carbonation and creamy texture. Taste is sweet with hints of dark chocolate, coffee, and smoke. Slightly bitter aftertaste. This is a wonderful stout.

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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dand645 (103) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2009
dark brown pour, offwhite head...nice creaminess, good anount of balance between sweet and bitter...nice

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slayer02348 (103) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Pours out black with a small tan head. Aroma is slightly sweet, with notes of coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is similar to the aroma, chocolate with a creamy vanilla taste also present. Pretty damn good.

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.

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 Bell’s was closer...

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnMan (102) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2010
Dark Pour. High head. Roasty, caramel, slight bready aroma. Medium body, would have preferred more body. Roasty, chocolate, coffee, faint burnt with a smooth and creamy texture from the lactose sugars. Very tasty beer. Highly recommended for stout lovers.


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