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RATINGS: 1748   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jeppe (2631) - ōlbutikken, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2005
A pitch black beer with a thick brown head. Odd aroma, earthly and creamy with roasted and fruity notes. Sweet and cloying. Roasted and dusty flavor with cream and coffee notes. Watery finish. A strange stout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2006
12 oz bottle. Dark brown body with a very small whitish head. Slight aroma of coffee. Flavor is coffee and bittersweet chocolate, not as bold as I would have liked. Palate was smooth, but could have had more body. A decent stout, but I didnít think it was anything special.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4654) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2006
Bottle (Courtesy of Daalamar): Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice creamy head with better then average retention. Aroma of subtle chocolate and coffee. Taste is less pronounced then expected with some sweet chocolate malt and a very subtle coffee touch. No bitterness to speak of but a nice creamy well carbonated body. The finish is a bit too watery for my taste. Good but may be a bit overrated in my mind.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2006
Completely black and opaque with large dark tan head. aroma is chocolate, coffee, white chocolate, roasted malt, some of that sour milk aroma. mouthfeel is thinner and flatter than it looked like it would be, and flavor is flat coffee, and lactic acidy, with some dark chocoalte and milk chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaxxDaddy (403) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Poured a nice brown/black with a thin layer of bubbly tan head. At first the aroma seemed somewhat muted, but that was probably because it was too cold. As it warmed up, the beer revealed itís lovely sweet coffee and milky aroma, with chocolate creeping in there at times. Unfortunately, the taste didnít quite follow through. I had to really swirl it around for a while before I could get a real definitive taste. Beforehand, it didnít really have much of a taste, maybe a faint milkiness at best. After doing so, there was a bit of coffee and malty sweetness. I let it warm up some more, but it didnít do much good. What it did do however, was accentuate the finish, which also ended up being very good. It was way more pronounced, yielding a delicious sweet coffee flavor without too much bitterness. Based on the aroma I had high hopes for this one, but the taste just didnít deliver. On the bright side, the finish was almost certainly the best aspect of this beer, suitable for all tastes (unless youíre really averse to coffee). I just hope I got a subpar batch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2007
poured a small sample from a bottle. this has always been one of the bells beers iíve never gotten into. black color with nice tan head. flavor is very creamy, low roastiness, chocolate, and sorta sweet. drinkable, fine, but boring.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Poured black with a tan head. Sweet aroma. Had a great sweet malty flavor with very little carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2007
A sweeter, more subdued version of Kalamazoo Stout. Not much in the way of hop bitterness, and the malt profile is also less aggressive in comparison to the Kalamazoo. Still, this is an enjoyable stout and easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kseecs16 (1193) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Bottle. Poured an opaque brown with minimal cola colored head, no lacing. Rich oatmeal amd roasted malt orama. The malt profile has a subtle sweetness and a strong dry bitterness that lingers. Good and easy to drink. Full and creamy mouth feel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - JAN 13, 2008
Bottle at Bellís Eccentric Cafe. Not overly impressed. If I didnít know better, I would never have guessed this is a sweet stout. Tasted very mainstream. Nothing that made me want another. Switched to the Expedition stout-- much better.


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