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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Poured into a snifter. Pours a pitch black sea into my snifter with a dark tan head that recedes at decent rate. Chocolate of the bat in the nose. Very sweet aroma from the 10 different malts. Also has a very roasted aroma. The double cream stout has an extremely rich flavor. So much flavor with all the malts. This is perhaps my favorite beer from Bell’s. Coffee, Chocolate and molasses are all over this one. This beer makes the mouth salivate. Great sweetness with matching bitters. That roasted flavor is lingering for a while. At 6.1% this could become my new session stout if it wasn’t so limited. Pick this up, you won’t be disappointed.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
properhops (88) - - OCT 31, 2011
Video review at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dECGUAE-DIA

Appearance: Jet black + red transparencies skimming bottom, minimal head, minimal lacing

Smell: Burnt coffee, raw cinnamon, bittersweet chocolate, earthiness

Taste: Incredible body, amazing cloud-like mouthfeel, burnt coffee, chocolate fudge, molasses, roasted carmel malts, black licorice, oak bark + chocolate milk + cardboard residual, hint of raisin + vanilla bean, well balanced, mild carbonation, drinkable

Pairings: Aperitif w/ brie + fresh bread, bruschetta

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerathon (1159) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Amazing! Sweet coffer and chocolate aroma. Heavy on the tongue. Very sweet, but just right. Great beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 25, 2012
For a sweet stout (not my favorite style) this is great! The chocolate and caramel roasts dominate, but the smooth feel and overall character of the beer are pleasantly surprising.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - OCT 24, 2012
12 oz bottle. Huele a chocolate y un poco de cafe. Sabe igual, con demasiado cafe pa’ mi. De todas formas sabe riquisima y es tan suave como indica su nombre.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fattybladdy (555) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2013
12oz bottle, pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma is very coffee and chocolate forward. Taste is sweet chocolate, roasted coffee, very smooth. Fantastic stout.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Caytinator (943) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2013
Black color, opaque, big buddy tan head. Extra good, malty goodness, laces well, complex for a cream stout, this is no one-trick pony. Roasty-toasty soft, great palate. I really love this beer, it approaches perfection.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2013
This was like boozy chocolate milk! Nice taste throughout. Very sweet and creamy! I could drink this forever

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
N3lson1 (186) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Nice delicious cream stout. Pours dark, thin head with brown malty color. Very smooth, refreshing finish.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 14, 2010
(12 oz bottle). Pours black with red hue and explosive caramel head that cascades a bit-pillowy on top. Aroma of roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, some caramel (sweetness). Brilliant! Taste is sweet/sour balance with a dry roasted after taste. Medium bodied with creamy texture. Carbonation is low and the finish is bitter and becomes more prominent as you keep drinking. This is a wonderful beer. It has the perfect mix of sweet and dryness-many stouts emphasize the dryness which is not to my liking. Well done again!


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