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RATINGS: 1789   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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2003 Poured like oil, smelled weak. Taste like Starbucks chocolate frappachino with alcohol. Goes great with t-bone steak.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
hvac4sl (31) - Dowling, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2003
On tap at the brewery. Poured deep brown with a little head. Chocolate-malt aroma. Taste was yoo-hoo thick with a medicinal taste. The label on a bottle and the thick taste take me back to the 1800's and make me think that this beer could cure the common cold or at least the sniffles.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2004 Aroma is primarily the burnt, roasted malts. Flavor is smokey and coffee. There appears to be some fruity notes underneath the smoke, but its hard to tell. Some dry hops up front and a fairly bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2004
Pours a dark brown/black with thin, evaporating head. Aroma is sweet, but nothing too noticeable. Flavor has lots of sweet cream to it, along with some malt and a little chocolate. Oddly enough, some bitterness as well. Good, but not great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Dark Brown Coloring. Small Head. Sweet. Not overpowering like Crack Dealer Susie...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - FEB 3, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2005 Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of butter and uncooked cookie dough. The taste is also butter with hints of chocolate. I dont know about this beer. It tastes like I should be dipping my lobster in it and not drinking it. Very sweet taste and aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2005
This beer looked good out of the bottle, dark black pour with three finger brown head. Creamy chocolate feel in the mouth, left me wanting something more. Misses on the finish, wish it was more a of "heavy-hitter."

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2005
Smooth and pleasant roastiness in the aroma. Almost completely black body, with no head. Sweetish flavor, roastiness and plums. Decent one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2005
Very dark to no surprise but, there wasn’t as much head as I expected. This was really smooth almost a oil taste to it. This was better than I expected since I really don’t like the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1787) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 20, 2005
bonus brew from richlikebeer (thanks!) pours super black with a nice chocolate looking head.chocolate (bolth sweet and bitter) make up most of the aroma.along with some fudge.much is the same in the flavor,although i got a huge rush of sourness....im not sure if this is normal or not.very interesting.


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