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RATINGS: 1822   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
steadyj (87) - Kentucky, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Aroma is dark roasted malt with a little bit of chocolate. Taste is sweet with a strong malty character including biscuit and dark fruit. Carbonation seems a little high. Also the mouthfeel is a thinner than I would normally expect from Bell’s. Very good, but I’m not sure if the price reflects the quality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Bottle. The aroma was a typical coffee noted stout, but then a basement-like peat floated out on the finish. Strange. I sniffed a quarter, half, and upon finish, and still found the same mixed aroma. The appearance was a deep dark brown, a friggin’ bear, with a light tan head that was barely there at all. The jerk. Palate wise, it was a medium bodied creamy texture (duh!). The taste had an acidic bitter finish with that musty basement peat filling out the bulk of the taste, a foundation of coffee/chocolate laid beneath.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3707) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2012
(Une courtoisie de JulienHuxley) Un liquide brun foncé. Une robe aux contours rouges. Une tête crémeuse et solide. Une dentelle. Des parfums de chocolat au lait et de caramel qui réussissent à contenir des grains rôtis qui développent une certaine âcreté. Des saveurs crémeuses et maltées, du chocolat brun et du caramel qui s’étendent sur la langue. Un retour des notes rôties âcres qui dérangent le spectacle. Une bouche plutôt moyenne. Une effervescence faite de petites bulles piquantes. Une texture qui manque de consistance. Une finale un peu courte sur des notes douces et chocolatées.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - APR 24, 2012
Pours dark brown with little to no tan head. Aroma is roasted and sweet malts. Taste is bitter dark chocolate, caramel malts, other things that are dark. Finishes pretty bitter. It’s ok, but certainly not their best stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2511) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 29, 2012
Dark brown with brown head, nice lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee. Taste is sweet coffee ice cream. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2013 Black with a tan colored head about 1 1/2 fingers worth. Aroma was mostly cocoa chocolate with some roasted malts. Flavor was sweet with milk chocolate up front with coffee following And some burnt malt on the finish. Had a thin almost water mouthfeel. Overall an ok nothing special stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2012 Not one of my favorite stouts... This starts straight roasted malt for me not much else. Pours deep brown with light lacing and heavy carbonation (less CO2 and I would like it a lot more). Palate is medium to heavy. Overall, not gunna buy it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StoeckleJason (22) - - NOV 27, 2012
Thick creamy body, slight coffee smell. Tastes like a good milk stout, with a nice coffee finish. Doesn’t knock me over, but a decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1934) - - JAN 2, 2013
Pours black with quickly dissipating khaki head. Aroma is dominated by roasted malts and coffee, with a slight chocolate note. Taste starts sweet but quickly reveals some hop bitterness and finishes with strong roasted malt. Nice beer but nothing revolutionary. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slatermcs (61) - - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle to pint glass. Dark opaque appearance, light tan head. Sweet malty aroma. Smooth milk upfront, light roasted coffee aftertaste. Not a miss, but was looking for more robust flavor. Average overall

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