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RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This smooth, creamy stout and a crackling fireplace are the perfect answer to a wintry evening in Wisconsin. The rich coffee flavor compliments the "warm, fuzzy feeling" you get from the abundant alcohol. Formerly a winter seasonal, named Satin Solstice.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2008
This was at Festival Foods in east Appleton, in the case. I thought to myself, they’re definitely talking winter solstice, but I’d better pick it up anyway because I can store an Impy and see what it’s like come February when it’s actually more appropriate to drink this style. 5 minutes after I get home I crack one open :) Rich aroma of coffee, cocoa, a little nuttiness. Flavor is strong, with a lot of different tastes running around. It’s busy but good, and the presence of alcohol taste (bourbon maybe?) reminds me not to drink them all in one sitting. And so the other 5 go into storage till winter.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (644) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle. Opaque black/brown with small brown head. Aroma of chocolate, brown sugar, light roasted malts, and a little alcohol. Medium body with roasted malts, chocolate, some grain bitterness, medium sweetness, some chalkiness, and a dry bitter chocolate finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (1924) - Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, cocoa, & coffee; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, dark chocolate, caramel, some hops, and coffee; Dry finish; Nothing overly complex - but pretty decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
123123123 (1) - - JUN 23, 2014 does not count
black, tan foam, brown foam, caramel, coffee, nuts, roasty, chocolate, medium bitterness, medium sweetness,creamy, lively, long finish,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1217) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle at Lincoln Wine Bar. Pours deep blackwith a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt--a bit of burnt toast. Breadish and chocolate. Bitter and roasted malty finish. A little syrupy in the finish, but nice roasted chocolate malty brew.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1222) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
A very good, easy drinking stout. Lots of coffee and cocoa on this one. Very smooth.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2014
A decent enough stout, but I've definitely had better. Was a little thin and one dimensional. Good not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2014
12 oz bottle purchased at John’s Grocery and poured into a snifter at home. Black appearance with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruits, licorice, molasses, chocolate, caramel, and earthy hops. Similar flavor, strong, dark and rich, medium sweetness, mild bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation, kind of dry with a light bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReeceG (49) - Iowa, USA - MAR 31, 2014
first offering from central waters, this is a solid brew it doesnt have the thick rich body stouts normally do but it still has a roasty/ slightly chocolate taste in many stouts. it is quite insanely drinkable and would not be too hard to take down a 6 pack despite its 7.5%abv

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1671) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2014
bottle shared with Jeremy, pitch black pour with thin kacki head, aroma is light coffe, taste is coffe, some chocolate, I like it! YAY!!!!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbrock81 (304) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - MAR 25, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Not bad as a beer in general, but not a good imperial stout at all. Weak for even a standard stout, much less imperial. Generic weak roasted aroma and flavor, with little to distinguish it from any other stout. No discernible bitterness or hops, no specific malty notes, just nothing. Generic and not worth purchasing.


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