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RATINGS: 1753   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DeppityBob (28) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2008
Probably the best stout I have ever had... Silky, smooth, creamy, with a lovely cocoa-colored head (not too long lasting), an aroma of sweet nuts, vanilla, caramel, coffee, and malt, and an almost-opaque color. Drinking is the same, with a lot of vanilla, good hearty coffee, some sweetness, but little to no bitterness. Definitely a treat, to be had with dark chocolate or espresso cheesecake, savored in small sips once it has warmed a tad. Just lovely.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (8104) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1654) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark reddy brown/black with an off white head. Aroma is lightly milky chocolate, with light coffee, light booze and a little sherry/rum. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Milk chocolate, light treacle, grass, light coffee cake, touch of rum, a little liquorice... A touch on the thin side. Aside from that it’s well balanced and pretty tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2014
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and light caramelish. Bitter and toasted. Dark malty and dense chocolate malty. Bitter and toasted malty into a breadish and light herbal roasted dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigguns22 (660) - Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Pours a dark brown to black color with a medium tan head that disapates quickly. Aroma is lite but has the chocolate and coffee notes that you look for in good stouts. A easy but flavorful beer to drink that has the perfect amount of bitterness for a every day drinker.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (656) - - JUL 29, 2014
Pours black. Aroma is chocolate and sweet roasted malts. Taste is sweet, creamy, and follows the nose.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (1065) - Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Dark black. Tan head. Pretty sweet at first but dries out. Complex malt build. Quite smooth. Like milky chocolate. I enjoyed this one. Thanks Seymour. This would be interesting with mint or strawberry.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Deep dark very nearly black beer with a big tawny colored head that lingers on for quite awhile. It appears to be well carbonated. Aroma is that of sweet roasted malts also chocolate and coffee. Definitily has a sweet roasted malt character to it. I get a nice complex roasted malt flavor upfront. then turns mellow and sweet. A very nice mouth feel with a smooth soft mellowness and a dry finish. Nice lacing from the sticky foam head. I taste tasted this beer waiting for my kids to come home from school. It was a cool blustery day with clouds in the sky. My flag was waving in the breeze in front of a brillant red maple turning quickly in the autumn sky. That was a good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1229) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Pours a deep near black brown with a dark tan head. Aroma of coffee roasted and smokey. Taste is sweet up front with a creamy mouthfeel that carries the beer from sweet to roasted with a clean finish and residual smokiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhilJackson80 (307) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 27, 2014
12 oz Bottle. Tasted on 6/27/14. Beer from Whole Foods Naples, FL. The beer has a sweet roasted scent to it. The taste is smooth & creamy with hints of coffee, cream & licorice. Overall a good cream stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
4theluvofbeer (90) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2014 Chocolate notes, dried fruits and slight coffee on the nose.Heavy malts, some chocolate ....vanilla and sweet cherries.


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