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RATINGS: 1885   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9063) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2002
UPDATED: APR 27, 2011 Chocolate milk, toasted bread, caramel and a handful of black grapes coalesce in this cohesive Sweet Stout...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2003 a thick black, creamy beer. slight tan head that recedes quickly. smells like coffee and roasted malts.... goes down smoothly, with a savory and sweet roasted chocolate flavor with a bit of a bitter finish. smooth. creamy. delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2004
Dark with no head. Aroma is of dark chocolate. Flavour is full creamy, roasted and malty. A bit of fruit and a well malted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2004
opaque black with a medium tan head. Almost smells like one of those chai things you can buy at Dunkin Donuts. Has a definate earthy aroma in my opinion. Nothing discernable to start, the middle starts to flavor chocolate. Finish is slightly hoppy with choco-hints. A decent offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lamas (1539) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Bottle courtesy of CharlesDarwin. Batch ID #6657. Packaged on: November 3, 2004. A thin light-brown head sits atop a jet-black body. Chocolate, vanilla beans, coffee, cocoa, caramel and rich malts make up the aroma. Smells almost like a chocolate cake. Medium, oily body. Slightly bitter coffee tastes throughout. A sour maltiness is also present. A cocoa-powdery finish. I suspect this bottle is past its peak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2006
Poured into a standard American pint glass. The initial aroma reminds me of a Hostess Suzi Q. Yum. Opaque black. Formed a fizzy tightly bubbled light brown head, though it faded almost instantly. Aromas of chocolate cake, and fresh ground coffee. The flavor is bitter and roasted. Sweet. Even a bit of hop flavor make it through. The palate is a bit on the thin and fizzy side. I rather like this one. Good job Mr. Bell.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2006
nice and dark, great hint of chocolate flavor, much in the vein of the kzoo stout, but smoother, sweeter, creamier

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2540) - California, USA - MAY 20, 2006
Black body, small tan head. Aroma is roast, chocolate and caramel. Roasted flavor is there but not dominating. Smooth mouthfeel. Tasty, but flavors could be better. Seemed relatively light bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5924) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Bottle. Black bodied with a small tan head. Nose is roasted malts, light coffee and dark, bittersweet chocolate. Taste is bitter chocolate, oily coffee, and roasted malts with a touch of burnt cookie. Body is creamy and smooth with a dense carbonation and a medium overall feel. It just slides down easy. Finishes with more roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate. Nice stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mephisto (1285) - TAIWAN - DEC 25, 2006
a solid chocolate stout, pitch black with a dark brown head that quickly disappears, the brew is creamy and rich. it is very chocolatey with a hint of coffee and caramel, i really enjoy this brew.

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