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RATINGS: 1823   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (1978) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2010
This is a nice heavy beer that was sweet and good on the palate. Nice color and a good lacing after each sip. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GTAEgeek (1443) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2010
On tap at the Brick Store Pub. Pours pitch black with a medium, brown head that leaves tons of lacing. The aroma is light coffee and chocolate, milk and caramel. The flavor is very sweet, with a background of cocoa bitterness. It’s smooth and silky. Overall a tasty and mellow stout.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jethro6191 (492) - Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Almost black with a foamy tan head that contained a slightly red tint. Roasted malt aroma. Roasted malt, dark fruit, cherry, and molasses notes. Somewhat watery mouthfeel. Low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
12oz bottle thanks to savvy1982.
Appearance : Pitch black with a small (even if I worked hard) brown and slightly creamy head.
Aroma : Coffee and roasted malt. Light notes of green olives. Faint nose overall. Light chocolate and light hops. Light alcohol.
Taste : Roasted malt and chocolate. Some resinous hops. Notes of coffee too. Palate is rather creamy but still a bit thin. Great dark chocolate on the finish.
Overall : A little bit disappointing. Perhaps it’s a bit old. Nice stuff but nothing really special. A bit too much alcohol on nose and taste for such a not so high abv beer. Maybe a waited a bit too long to have it.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Great beer. It was like a dessert. Would have enjoyed it with a dark chocolate tort of some kind. Extremely smooth and yes creamy. Full bodied and roasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (9204) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2011
12 oz. bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of sweetened chocolate, a lactate-y quality and slight roastiness. Flavour follows suit, with the roastiness and sweetened chocolate upfront - milky body that leaves the slightly sweetened chocolate lingering. Quite good though nothing overly special.

3.4
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Pours deep brown with a mocha colored head. Nose is roasted malts, burnt sugar and vanilla. Flavor is bitter chocolate, roasted malt and milky sweetness. Palate is silky and smooth, but a touch thin. Very easy drinker.

3.4
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3826) - 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.


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