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Sweeter and smoother than Kalamazoo Stout. A beer for special winter occasions. Great with chocolate desserts. Available October-March.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
hvac4sl (31) - Dowling, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2003
On tap at the brewery. Poured deep brown with a little head. Chocolate-malt aroma. Taste was yoo-hoo thick with a medicinal taste. The label on a bottle and the thick taste take me back to the 1800's and make me think that this beer could cure the common cold or at least the sniffles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Edward104 (31) - Herrin, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2011
Smell: slight chocolate, airy, NestleQuik Taste: milk chocolate; balanced with a little hops; vanilla mocha notes; Mouthfeel: watery, little creamy Overall: Okay. Enjoyable but doesn’t stand out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sunni05 (31) - Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Very smooth, creamy taste. Rich dark color with a cream color head. Similar to Expedition Stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
appgrad22 (29) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Vanilla chocolate and a bit of nuttiness good beer for the late winter to prep you for the looming warmer weather! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DeppityBob (28) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2008
Probably the best stout I have ever had... Silky, smooth, creamy, with a lovely cocoa-colored head (not too long lasting), an aroma of sweet nuts, vanilla, caramel, coffee, and malt, and an almost-opaque color. Drinking is the same, with a lot of vanilla, good hearty coffee, some sweetness, but little to no bitterness. Definitely a treat, to be had with dark chocolate or espresso cheesecake, savored in small sips once it has warmed a tad. Just lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sucker (27) - Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Roasty smells. Dark, it is a stout. The head is oily. The taste is pretty sweat and roasted. It feels a little too fizzy on the tongue. It is what it is, if you like lots of cream, then you will like this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sleepingbear (27) - Lake Leelanau - Detroit, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout Holy Larry! This is why Bell’s is loved so much by Michiganders- great beer for the Great Beer State. What a gigantic Johnson this Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout is! Rich decadent darkness yields to deep coffee and cacao nib spice laced perfectly on a robust rich body. I can only compare this beer to the likes of Trappistes Rochefort 10 meets Lion Stout. Thank you Larry for making it easy for me to be proud of my state’s beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
falkirk005 (27) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Overall quite a nice brew. Sweet, but not over the top. Thick, creamy taste and feel with a pleasant, roasted finish. I look forward to drinking the rest of the 6-pack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaross (27) - - DEC 25, 2012
Molasses and plumb smell. Deep sweet molasses taste with plumb and dates. Bitter aftertaste. Still fairly dry. Very drinkable and balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BunnyHops (27) - Newark, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Pours almost black with a dense foamy head. Aroma is of a smoky coffee with a hint of chocolate. Palate feel and taste is a creamy smoky aftertaste that stays with you until sip.

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