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RATINGS: 1833   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Sweeter and smoother than Kalamazoo Stout. A beer for special winter occasions. Great with chocolate desserts. Available October-March.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vandemonian (32) - USA - JAN 8, 2012
Big creamy head and black colour. Roasty malt and lactose. Roasty malt and some lactose. Really milky foamy feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sunni05 (32) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kipper8588 (32) - - AUG 8, 2015
Bell's brewery did a good job with this stout. Taste of cream initially but quickly disappears in the background. Would drink again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steez (31) - Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2014
Pours tobacco juice brown...dark. Pretty. Very little head and no lace to speak of. Toasted malts and espresso. Very nice saddle leather tack shop type taste on the palate. Bought April 15 with cold spell arriving. More carbonation than expected. Nice treat

   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neckbracesub (31) - Anderson, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2012
This is one of Bell’s weakest stouts, in my opinion, but it still is a solid go-to for the value in price in the stout category. Compared to the Java Stout or even Kalamazoo by Bell’s, this one is a little more on the extra-bite side. With all of that being said, this is still a quality beer that has a lot going for it. Pours a nice dark head and has decent aromas of chocolate and caramel.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Passthebeer (29) - Manassas, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Very smooth palate, nice hint of chocolate after every sip. Not much head on this on but does linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShowmemoreBeer (28) - - OCT 16, 2013
Ok this beer is drinkable but really I have only found one beer that was not and it was in the basement of a hermit type guys house. He brewed his own beer and something tells me there was some type of small animal used to make the beer. This beer was not my favorite but its good. Its creamy and tastes like tree root beer thats not sweet. If it were triple cream stout Im sure you would have to eat it out of a butter bowl. I had a tooth removed so I had to hide the scent with a breat saver rather than my favorite Big Red. Very creamy earthy flavored beer that wont get you hammered. Would go good with Fish, steaks, ice cream, or even grits. Keep on drinking!!!!!!!

   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.

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