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RATINGS: 1848   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchHillbilly (62) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Very pleasant smell. Smells almost creamy. Not bitter. Very heavy bodied beer with almost no head. Thick tasting as well. Truly creamy to taste. A+++++


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (514) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Aroma: chocolate, caramel, Appearance: black with a tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cwill (45) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (1185) - USA - JAN 30, 2016
Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is cocoa and a little roast coffee. Flavor is bitter coffee with a mildly sweet cocoa finish. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1229) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Clear 14.75-oz. porter/stout glass From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif. Price: $2.69 Purchased: Jan. 13, 2016 Consumed: Jan. 16, 2016 Misc.: Packaged on Nov. 10, 2015 Really looking forward to this one. I like Bells and I like stouts. I think their six-packs are a bit overpriced out here, but I like the idea of just getting a chance to try it. Prediction is between a 3.90 and 4.00 range. Poured a black color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy, tan head. Below average, spotty, wet lacing. Below average retention. (Sight - 3.50) Smelled a pleasant whiff of chocolate, cocoa, chocolate malt, roasty malts, some coffee malts, Whoppers candy and chocolate milk. Very nice. (Smell - 4.50) Taste followed the nose nicely, although not quite as good. Got fresh chocolate brownies, sugary chocolate malt, smoky fire, char wood, bitter roasted coffee malts, dark chocolate, chocolate milk shake, milky cream and Cinnabon. (Taste - 4.00) Full body. Creamy-to-chewy texture. Average carbonation. Long finish. (Feel - 4.00) Really liked this beer, especially for the style. Definitely some artificial stuff in there, but it works. Special Double Cream Stout is perfect for the name. (Overall - 4.00) 4.09 91 A-

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blueshockey24 (189) - Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with thin tan head. Aroma is Sweet Chocolate Malt. Taste is sweet malty chocolate with a sweet chocolate finish. I really like it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brigg (577) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2016
(Bottle) Black body with a medium to large, dense brown head. Molasses aroma; earthy, milk chocolate, sweet caramel; bitter roasted notes. Flavor of dark chocolate, bitter and dark roasted; moderately sweet with a dry finish; hint of coffee. Full bodied, soft mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Bottle. Black with a mocha head. Rich, creamy, soft, roasty, smoke, espresso notes, chocolate. Excellent. Perfect balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padron4KM (763) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2016
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with ruby highlights. Thick tan head, sticky lace.
Aroma is coffee, lactose, chocolate.
Flavor is bitter roast coffee, followed by sweet milk sugar.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tightslice (707) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle from K&L in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee in there. Taste is smooth, chocolately with mild vanilla creaminess. Has a milk stout quality that I don’t love.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (623) - Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Draft at Frisco ... Black with thin white head. Strong roasted coffee and chocolate presence on the nose and palate... Smooth toffee and cream finish... Yum! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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