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RATINGS: 1825   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.


3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (10498) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Bottle. Aroma of coffee, sour milk and dirt is not too appetizing. Pours black with tan head, small and with a little lacing. Cream is right! Mouthfeel is almost like milk. Still a little sour tasting, but a good effort. THis is 4 of 4 of my Bellís stout-fest. Iíd rank them 1) Expedition 2) Java 3) Double Cream 4) Cherry

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2008
Pours deep black with dark brown lacy head. Aromas of roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is mostly roasted malt but finishes with traces of coffee and caramel. Nice brew overall, but lacking something.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark brown/black, small brown head that didn’t stick around long. Aroma is sweet chocolate, malt and maybe a touch of coffee. Flavor was again chocolate, malt and coffee. Finish was abrupt, no real lingering of flavor on the tongue.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Batch 8902. Creamy lactose aroma with dense caramely malt. Very black, small white head. This is a good beer but kind of misses the mark for me. Not too sweet, thinnish body, little rough in the finish. Little dusty concrete finish. Looks like Iím in the minority for this one. Good, not great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2010
12 oz bottle. Ours a dark brown with dark tan head. Roast malt and ripe fruit aroma. Roast malt with slightly complex flavors, some cherry notes as well. Nutty, or toffee finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wolfenkopf (180) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
This oneís aroma is overwhelming with coffee. There is a clarity of this note, but no dynamics, which means it smells like coffee and nothing else. The tan head never forms fully, even if aggressively poured. The brew is black. The taste is more than just that of coffee, but barely so. There are vague hints of chocolate and nuts, but just that. It is robust in that coffee flavor and it is to be appreciated for that. A bit carbonized on the palate, the brew is heavy and filmy, though it does not take away from it. This stout is enjoyable and well done, but of a singular hook.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sucker (27) - Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Roasty smells. Dark, it is a stout. The head is oily. The taste is pretty sweat and roasted. It feels a little too fizzy on the tongue. It is what it is, if you like lots of cream, then you will like this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olsonerr (37) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Rich, dark apearance and aroma. Heavy body, with creaminess throughout and minimal roasted character. This isnít my favorite style, but this one is a pretty good option for the category.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1594) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle. Strong roasted coffee aroma, deep burnt taste, brown color, light. Is okay but not one of Bellís better options.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2012
Had this in the bottle as wasnít impressed. Iím actually surprised I hadnít rated this before. Tonight itís a tap flight at Bavarian Lodge. Very dark brown, almost black, in the glass. No head. Light coffee aroma. Taste is thin but has decent roasty flavor with aromatic hop balance. Itís nothing like I was expecting and is NOT A MILK STOUT for ay of you that might mistake the style because of the name. I like the roast but thatís about it. Black IPA fans might like this because of the hoppiness but there are literally hundreds of beers I would choose before taking his one again.


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