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RATINGS: 1900   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7016) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3130) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neckbracesub (31) - Anderson, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2012
This is one of Bell’s weakest stouts, in my opinion, but it still is a solid go-to for the value in price in the stout category. Compared to the Java Stout or even Kalamazoo by Bell’s, this one is a little more on the extra-bite side. With all of that being said, this is still a quality beer that has a lot going for it. Pours a nice dark head and has decent aromas of chocolate and caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Small aroma and bold appearance with strong cream tones and great mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
acearl (496) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2012
black hue with small tan head, roasted, chocolate, nothing overwhelming, malt sticks around, kind of roasted almost woody but sour aftertaste, smooth, medium to full body, not the best wouldn’t but a case but good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhilJackson80 (531) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1490) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
darb85 (225) - Canton, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Sweet and smooth with mellow finish. Pours jet black with one finger he’d. Very smooth mouth feel


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