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RATINGS: 1890   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Sweeter and smoother than Kalamazoo Stout. A beer for special winter occasions. Great with chocolate desserts. Available October-March.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JDBaker11058 (1844) - Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Appearance: dark coffee, with a short tan creamy head that shrinks to a baby collar with nice lacing. Aroma: toffee, dark bittersweet chocolate. Taste: rich bittersweet chocolate, hint of coffee, lightly dry. Finish: surprisingly short and clean, crisp and sweet, and a little bit dry. Notes: Wow, great beer. Very rich, very complex; like an unsweet dessert. Amazingly full-bodied. Winter canít come again fast enough. I was foolish enough to only buy a single bottle. Next time I find this bad boy, Iím going to get a case to last me for the whole year. This is a year-round kind of stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AMBeer (15) - USA - NOV 17, 2010
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours like motor oil. Thick and pitch black. One finger mocha color head. On the nose, im getting chocolate, coffee beans, and roasted malts. The taste is very nice! Bittersweet dark chocolate and roasted malts. Light hops and coffee bitterness on the finish. Lingers for a second or 2. Thick mouth feel. Reminiscent of a milk creaminess. A very nice beer to sip on and savor. The thickness makes it kinda of weird to down one after another.

   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 Bellís. 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 wasnít so limited. Pick this up, you wonít be disappointed.

   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerathon (1682) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Amazing! Sweet coffer and chocolate aroma. Heavy on the tongue. Very sweet, but just right. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (4060) - Omaha, Nebraska, 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.

   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 paí mi. De todas formas sabe riquisima y es tan suave como indica su nombre.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
N3lson1 (930) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Nice delicious cream stout. Pours dark, thin head with brown malty color. Very smooth, refreshing finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erussell (7) - - FEB 20, 2015 does not count
Creamy, sweet and smooth with a pleasant aftertaste. Great with chocolate flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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