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RATINGS: 1746   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.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatTony (175) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2011
12 ounce bottle- pours out an absolute opaque black, with an incredible syrup-like thickness. Head was almost nonexistent. Aroma was dark fruit and bog. Amazing pallet, thick and smooth Sweet and bitter at the same time, a very complex flavor mix includes cherries, toast and caramel. Rich, defines a stout.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1199) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Pours a deep near black brown with a dark tan head. Aroma of coffee roasted and smokey. Taste is sweet up front with a creamy mouthfeel that carries the beer from sweet to roasted with a clean finish and residual smokiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhilJackson80 (294) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 27, 2014
12 oz Bottle. Tasted on 6/27/14. Beer from Whole Foods Naples, FL. The beer has a sweet roasted scent to it. The taste is smooth & creamy with hints of coffee, cream & licorice. Overall a good cream stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
4theluvofbeer (86) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2014 Chocolate notes, dried fruits and slight coffee on the nose.Heavy malts, some chocolate ....vanilla and sweet cherries.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (913) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Awesome black pour w/ a great tan head that leaves excellent lacing. The aroma is a little faint - w/ some chocolate notes. The taste is kind of plain w/ a touch of bitterness in the end. Light & drinkable - overall pretty solid!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (545) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroma is dark coffee and dried, dark fruits. Flavor is dark chocolate, licorice, dark coffee. Nice and smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Pours black with a beige head, aroma is sticky and glue with chocolate, vanilla and wood, flavor of chocolate, vanilla, wood, sourness, medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (290) - - MAY 25, 2014
11 oz bottle. Pours a roasty dark black with lasting thin white head. Red wine hues when backlit. Aroma is lactose sweetness, chocolate notes, and sweet roasted malt. Flavor is same with sweet lactic milky mouthfeel. Balanced and solid.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhp40219 (299) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 18, 2014
12 oz bottle into a snifter. Pours a dark black with a small light tan head that fades quickly and leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma of cocoa, black licorice, coffee, and dark fruits (plum, raisin). Taste is cocoa and dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, and black licorice. Slightly dry finish of cocoa and bittersweet chocolate. Full body, thick texture, average carbonation. Excellent stout! Everything a good stout should be.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
FestDecBeet (81) - - MAY 16, 2014
Look: pours a dark black. Slightly thinner than I anticipated. Light brown sugar head that disappears quickly. Smell: heavy sweetness almost like candy. Red apples, chocolate, sweet cherries. Chocolate Taste: heavy malt, but still sweet. Premium chocolate, a little coffee. Slight bitterness on the back Feel: thin on the palate not heavy or oily at all. Not heavily carbonated Overall: not a bad beer. Still looking for something sweeter.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tac (112) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Pours dark brown body very thin brownish head, good lacing. Aromas of toasted malt, coffee and chocolate and toffee. Taste is somewhat sweet with balanced bitterness.


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