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RATINGS: 1881   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crackedmachine (478) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Pours black with a tall brown sugar-colored. Aroma of bitter dark chocolate and coffee. Lively carbonation. Flavor is bitter, sweet, and chocolaty,

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Black with beige head, nice lacing. Somewhat dried fruit aroma. Thick mouth feel. Sweet in the beginning. Floral earthy notes in the finish. A very thick and creamy stout.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2011 Pours an imperial stout black. Taste is very light roasted campfire wood and slight acid coffee, with a nice body to it. Good stuff. Like a better Guinness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1007) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Pours black with tan head. Flavor is sweet, but less so than other sweet stouts, and balanced with a graininess. Smells of chocolate and slight soy sauce, but soy is absent in the flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6754) - Utah, USA - MAY 22, 2011
12oz bottle from Plaza liquors in Tucson
Appearance: Pours black with a small tan head and some light lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, sweet roasted coffee and chocolate
Taste: Dark malts, chocolate with roasted coffee in the finish
A nice sweet stout, easy to drink and smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2485) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2011
12oz bottle. Dark brown with a mocha creamy head. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate but mild. Nice and creamy, medium bodied, nice carbonation, slightly bitter at the beginning with a hint of sweet which disappears as you swallow, becomes more bitter, malty and some hops. A good beer although not as sweet as I would have expected (not a bad thing though).

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2892) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours opaque coal black with very small dark brown highlight and one and a half inch light brown head. Some lacing, thick cream body, and well carbonated. Taste is burnt malt, coffee, some chocolate, a hint of vanilla, and light bitter chocolate finish. Pretty good and very creamy.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Bottle. Very solid beer. Night black color, cappucino foam on top. Not much aroma to speak of. Taste is coffee, bitter chocolate, hint of licorice, with a slightly tangy finish, then more lingering bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel. No flaws with this one really.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MBrausen (69) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2012
This beer was poured from a 12oz bottle into a Town Hall sniffer. A. The beer pours a pitch black. About 2mm of a tan head, that faded relatively quickly. Minimal to no lacing on the glass. S. Smells of mild chocolate, toffee and smoke and light coffee. T. Strong toffee/vanilla sweet taste. The sweetness never really fades from your mouth. Smooth, but almost a little bit bitter. M. Full bodied, but a thin feeling on the tongue. It meets it claim, and is a creamy smooth tastes. O. Overall it is a good beer. I wouldn’t have a problem ordering this in a bar. However I wasn’t blown away by the flavor. It seemed to be very one sided. The initial cream sweetness holds through, but not as many other flavors come out after. I feel like even with a year under it’s belt, this beer might not round out.


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