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RATINGS: 1832   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Sweeter and smoother than Kalamazoo Stout. A beer for special winter occasions. Great with chocolate desserts. Available October-March.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
robL (22) - California, USA - JUN 23, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2012 Not as much aroma as I would’ve expected. A little bit of smoke. Tastes roasted. Chocolate, a little coffee, with a little bit of biscuit. Not quite as smooth as a cream stout should be, but great on the palate. Pleasant, welcoming aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dagimp (859) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Poured from a bottle dted 1/25/12 into a pint glass. Pours a very dark brown but not exactly black. Brownish two inches of head and moderate lacing. Smell of coffee and cola. Mouthfeel is thick and decadent but not overly oily or rich. This certainly isn't an imperial stout. Taste is sweet with hints of coffee and sugar. Similar to Kalamazoo but not as bitter ie sweeter and less coffee and no licorice, yay! Very solid stout but too sweet for me. I like mine a little dryer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Black brown opaque body with off white cap of foam. Nose smoke, dark chocolate, coffee. Taste same notes with sweet coffee slight roasted finish. Mouthfeel milky with medium carbonation. Over hyped imo. Grows on you after warms up. Sweetness more noticeable mouthfeel creamier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (4587) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 7, 2012
12 oz. bottle. It pours dark brown with a fine tan head. The aroma is a little on the weak side with light notes of roasted coffee, raisins, anise and a hint of toffee sweetness. The flavor is sweet with mild notes of soda pop, but cut nicely with some dense roasted malt, toffee, and only light notes of fig and dates. The mouthfeel is soft and pretty thick. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4993) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 23, 2012
12 oz. bottle from The Party Source, Bellevue, KY. Served at cellar temperature and it still very weak nose of roasted chocolate malt. Good thing the flavor is nice. Smooth creamy texture with a drying affect. Flavor is rich roasted malt, chocolate and sugar. Some light coffee nuances. Lactose sugar is used here without a doubt. This beer is one-dimensional but that one dimension is done really well. I’d love to try this on Nitro.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2002
Good cream flavor; reminds of cream soda... the coffee flavor quite stong... roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2002
Pour is frothy, color is very dark. Not a bad stout, not very sweet. Chocolately. I guess I should have had this with dessert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Poured very dark with a thin head. Has a roasty flavor with coffee and chocolate. Finishes way too sour for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12498) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Good aroma of grains typical of Bells. Head is good. I thought the taste was a little too sour and a little off. Very malty and full though. Pretty good aftertaste of roasted malts and chocolate. A little overrated.

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