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RATINGS: 1901   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.


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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cwill (66) - Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Dark brown pour with a minimal head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee. Tastes like a milk stout, but it is completely dairy-free; cocoa and espresso and roasted malts. As advertised it has a smooth, creamy texture. Not terribly impressed with this one.

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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
kenter2000 (65) - , Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Great Majestic dark stout. A fine refreshing drink. I would recommend not having more than one in an evening. Heavy. Something to sip on. burnt Carmel undertones, creamy, thin coffee-ness, mild chocolaty taste. Good to let it breath in a glass. Not happy with the palate, a bit too sharp. A fine beverage overall.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gearz (64) - Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2014
Poured from cask at Fuel Woodfire Grill in Port Huron, MI. Pours a motor oil black with a limited amount of tiny bubbles. Not much on the nose. Insanely silky mouthfeel with only the smallest bit of carbonation. Tastes of bitter chocolate and tapers off with an alcohol finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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.


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