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RATINGS: 1821   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (7999) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2011
12oz bottle. Light-brown one-finger head, nearly pitch-black color. Was putting this one off for far too long because I feared it would be too rich and thick for the summer, but it turns out that this is perfectly drinkable. Doesn’t taste too full, very smooth going down. Wonderfully gradual deep-malt aroma. Roasty, with a sweet aftertaste. Special, indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7897) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Bottle thanks to Kosko20. Bottle markeed 8150. Pours a deep brown with a deep head that fades on top of it. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and soot. Tastee is a bit husky with coffee grounds and a bit of lactose. Very creamy mouthfeel with light carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (7636) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Bottle at the Bloomington Beer Festival. Poured black with a brown head. Aroma had a sweet creamy chocolate note as well as a roasted malt note. The roasted malts were more present in the flavor with the creamy chocolate flavor relegated to a supporting note. High point was smoothness of the beer, described by one word... Amazing!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at avrashi’s place. Thanks troubles. Dark to black, not opaque, with a small tan head. Roasty aroma with dark chocolate, a bit of coffee and a smoky note. Sweetish and slightly bitterish flavor, roasty, with dark chocolate, a bit of cocoa, some coffee and a finish with some bitterness and a smoky note. Medium-bodied. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7564) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown with old copper penny highlights and a thick tan head. Aroma sets my mouth watering: chocolate liqueur, milk, treacle. Flavour is like liquid brownies from the pan, chocolatey, a little doughy, creamy and delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (7472) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 BOTTLE: Dark brown/black pour. Aroma is chocolate, malt, and milk. Taste is creamy, roasty, chocolate, toffee, nice full mouthfeel. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7395) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2010
On tap at HopCat while in town for RBSG. Pours a deep black with a medium to thick beige head. Soft toffee, coffee and roast. Smooth and creamy, light chocolate bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7344) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Courtesy of Quake1028. Pours a deep dark darkness with mocha head and decent lacing. The aroma is light with roastiness and faint charred malts. The varied malt bill comes through in the flavor that starts roasty to burnt and slowly becomes sweeter with sweet caramelized malts mixed with chocolate and vanilla. The vanilla gives it a faint cream soda sensation that I’m not a big fan of in a beer. It ends with burnt malts and chocolate malts.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7283) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2005
Deep black pour with an unfortunately short caramel-colored head. Aroma was heavy on the roasted malts.. with chocolate dominating. Powerfully smooth and well-coating on the palate. Coffee-like bitterness on the finish. Flavor was sweet with chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Very fine all around! Only problem I have with it is that I just bought one :(

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (7261) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2008
Pours black, brownish head. Aroma, roasted, some piney hops, malty. Taste, sweet and creamy, light hops and chocolate. Malty, with some nice notes of roastiness. Beer could pass for more than 6.1% and has a nice warming mouthfeel. Aftertaste has some light coffee notes. Gets better with external temperature.


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