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RATINGS: 1763   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 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 (1202) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DWestrick (434) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Good stout. Better than the Kalamazoo but not the Java or Expedition. Smooth and malty. Definite roasted finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Bottle, batch 8150. Pours a motor oil black with half finger tan head that settles to a soapy layer. Nose is roasty malts and chocolate. Palate is a lot like it smells, with some coffee added for good measure. Medium mouth feel Ė not as creamy as I thought it would be given the name. I prefer K-Zoo over it, but itís still a solid Bells Stout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vikingguy (805) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2008
Bottle. Pours jet black, no light comes through if held up to a light. Medium thick frothy brown head that disapates in a few minutes. Taste of nutty chocolate. Velvety mouth feel. A slight warming sensation due to the relatively higher ABV. A nice hoppy finish. First beer from Bells, but wonít be my last.

3.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gonzo46and2 (108) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2008
This was second of three Bellís stouts Iíve just tried. This has a very powerfull aroma of dark roasted malts with notes of coffee. I couldnít help but taste a bit of overly burnt bitterness that wasnít only from the hops. This stout is average in my opinion.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2008
dark brown color, tan head. smells like chocolate and coffee and malt . tastes the same. the palate is very weak. it is very easy drinking

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5840) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Bottle batch 8314. Dark brown with a frothy tan head. Smells of sour tobacco juice and burnt malts. Smooth medium body. Nice blackened malt flavors with a lightly sweet milk chocolate taste to finish. The flavor was much better than the aroma here.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garmonbozia (426) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Nice sweet chcolate smell. Mouthfeel was kinda thin. Taste was interesting with the sweetness and coffee combo. It drank very smooth.


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