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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dry stout with chocolate notes and hints of oak. A cross culture of three different yeasts during fermentation delivers a delightfully different body with a soft finish


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2001
As I have said, I am not a stout nut, but this is Bell’s and they are turning me. A bit more bitter and more complex than Susie’s. I liked it not as much as Susie’s but still a great beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tourette (208) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2001
Great stout. A bit of chocolate and coffee flavors. I like it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fraternie (814) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2001
A thin and fairly bland malt with notes of black licorice in the aftertaste. Smooth, but not incredibly innovative.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2001
Had this one directly after the Susies Sweet. A bit more of a bitter chocolate flavor and less of a malty sweetness than the Susie. Tasting all these stouts certaintly works on your tasting abilities.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2001
Strong coffee flavor. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2001
Sweeter than their Kalamazoo Stout. Strong coffee flavour, very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 28, 2001
coffee ice cream, really good. complex aroma, chocolate coffee taste. excellent

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2001
It boggles the mind! Robust flavor so complex I still am amazed. Worth the wait for sure.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bipolar1 (268) - Hancock, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2001
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2005 Just plain AWESOME!!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppyKev (50) - Redford, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2001
What a stout! The coffee smell and flavor are there, plus there is just enough of a hoppy flowery type taste to really add to the mix.


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