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RATINGS: 1885   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12921) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2008 (1/1/08, 12oz bottle, thanks Peregrinari) Small tan head atop cola brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some roast/coffee, light vinous. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, coffee bitterness. Smooth medium body. (8/3/7/3/14)

(Brickskeller Bells 10/03) Dark brown with tan head. Aroma is creamy, rich, coffee, chocolate, tobacco. Taste is coffee, light chocolate, light sweet. Medium body. (8/3/7/3/14)

(WCC2003) Black body with small brown head. Aroma is coffee, medium sweet, some chocolate. Taste is rich, coffee, light chocolate, medium bitter. Full body, fairly creamy. (8/4/8/4/16)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (12863) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2011
12 oz. bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of sweetened chocolate, a lactate-y quality and slight roastiness. Flavour follows suit, with the roastiness and sweetened chocolate upfront - milky body that leaves the slightly sweetened chocolate lingering. Quite good though nothing overly special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (12806) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a lingering brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roastiness, coffee anbd a hint of vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, roastiness, vanilla and light coffee with a smooth lingering roasty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12593) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a black body with a small creamy chocolate-brown head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and roasted malt. Creamy, soft mouthfeel. Flavor of roasted malt, rich chocolate, and lactic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (12544) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Sampled @ ChrisO after GBBF day 2. Very dark brown to black color, small brown head. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, chocolate. Taste malts, roasted malts, bitter, roasty bitterness, dark chocolate. Medium body and carbonation. Quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (12019) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2008
Bottle from dkachur, thanks Dan! Deep dark brown color. Malt, cacao, cream and chichory in the aroma. Sweet and creamy milk chocolate and grapes in the flavor. Hint of licorice. Fairly thin, but also tasty and aromatic. Liked it very much.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (12010) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2007
12oz bottle-pours a thin brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-cocoa, milky. Taste is dark malt-cocoa, milky, secondary hops bitterness.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11930) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 15, 2009
Bottle, bought @ Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam.
Pours very deep brown with slight red edges. The head is a thing of beauty. Four fingers thick, extremely creamy, wonderful beige-cappucino colour. Truly a stunning beer to behold. Sweet aroma, lots of dark chocolate, roasted malts, some milk, some coffee and Nutella. Lowish carbonation, rather elegant mouthfeel. Though it is not fat, it maintain a good degree of fill. Flaovur is very well-balanced. Lots of chocolate, cold coffee, roasted malts and a milky edge. Tastes like a good bar of dark chocolate with slight chips of coffee nibs. NICE!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (11825) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 10, 2006
12-oz. bottle from tjthresh, Batch 7250. Pours opaque with a tiny foamy tan head that mostly diminishes leaving enough for some fizzy lacing. Aroma is deep, rich dark chocolate and coffee malt, yeast (leather) with some faint hops. Malty, moderate acidic, dark sour chocolate, coffee, caramel sweetness, some creaminess, finish is toasty cocoa. Dark bodied, fizzy-tingly, creamy and smooth palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (11740) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
On draft at the new growler joint in Savannah. It pours darkest brown with a small tan head. The nose is light roast, toast, rich chocolate, caramel, sugary coffee and cake. The taste is smooth, mellow roast, earth, chocolate, caramel, cocoa powder, lactose and coffee with a bitter-sweet finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not a whole lot if depth, but very tasty and drinkable.


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