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RATINGS: 1895   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16080) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle at Taska Gau, Ponce, PR. Dark, almost opaque color, tiny beige head. Coffeish, bready aroma. Medium-bodied. Light coffee, even light tart note. Lingering dark chocolate. Not in Bell’s standards.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (15728) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 19, 2010
A: The pour is just about black. Very little highlights, if any, that I can see. A nice tan/mocha colored head perches itself on top. S: The nose is full of roasted malt and sweet milk chocolate. T: A very interesting flavor profile. A light roasted malt flavor with a very sweet finish. There is quite a bit of chocolate coupled with a mild bitterness. M: A very creamy, smooth mouthfeel. The body is medium, and there’s a moderate level of carbonation. D: The Milk/Sweet stout is a style that’s beginning to grow on me. Generally I am more of an RIS fan, but the sweetness is quite a welcomed change of pace. A great beer, and I’m glad I have another.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15483) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2008 Black; rich roast in the nose. Slightly fatty body, light fruitiness (a function of the high gravity) - like cherries and grapes; long malty finish. Soft, smooth, slightly creamy and a little bit nutty. Kind of simple.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15469) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2016
Bottle @ Mikkeller. Poured black with a creamy beige head. Coffee and chocolate. Some vanilla. Smooth and soft with a dry roasted finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (15247) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
Draught, 6.1%. Roasted aroma, sweet and salty liquorice. Black colour. Good stable brown head. The flavour is milder but fuller than the aroma. Good mild coffee note with only a little bitterness. Very creamy flavour and mouthfeel. Really good and well-balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (15165) - DENMARK - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, liquorice and medium bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15116) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2016
Bottle at home. Black - offwhite head. High malty. Sweetness. Ok burned. Ok sweetness. Cocoa. Chocolate. Smooth body. Some vanilla. Bitter burned. Some licorice. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14700) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Bottle thanks to secret Santa. Pours black with small tan head. Nose is milk, lightly toasted malts and creamer. Taste is very smooth cream, chocolate and lightly roasted malts. Very satisfying stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (14046) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt. Flavour is coffee, roasted malt, hop, fruit, chocolate. Medium to full body. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13978) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Bottle numbered 8150. Dark brown/black color with a tan smear for head. Aroma of dark toasted malt, and something like vanilla. Near medium body with mild, smooth carbonation. Flavor is dark toasted, near burnt, malt with coffee and a touch of vanilla. Then it seems more like anise, and sucking on dark chocolate. The finish is nearly dry, and bitter like baker’s chocolate. Now the body seems fuller. This is strangely variable stuff. Tastes really good.


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