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RATINGS: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


fidelis83's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2196) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Slick black pour with a 1 finger, creamy to soapy tan head, that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma of big grainy roast, nutty notes, toast, caramel, a little toffee and hints of chocolate and light roast coffee. Flavor is again, big on grain roast up front, toasted oats, then some roasted nuts, a little campfire char, smoky dark chocolate, earthy grain, nice light roast coffee notes and a light minerality that crisps it up for the finish. Medium body, creamy, slightly goopy (oats, maybe?) entry, leading to a cream, slightly chalky middle, light to medium carbonation and off dry, sort of floury, chalky finish. Really tasty stuff overall, I really like the nice, grainy flavors, leading into the expanded roasty notes. Quite a nice depth for a 7.5% Impy Stout


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (14006) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle shared at chriso’s post-GBBF shindig 2014 - London. Pours deep brown with a foamy, tan head. Dusty chocolate abounds in this one, coloured by notes of earthy bitterness, dark sugars. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with cheap-tasting chocolate. So so.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2775) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
Dark body, creamy off-white head. Had some elements of an Irish dry stout, though sweeter and the body was certainly more lively than, say, a Guinness, though I was reminded of that beer in some ways.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (622) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 30, 2015
Pours very dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma of malt and coffee. Taste is similar: rich and dark taste of coffee in a good stout. Not as complex as some, but still a solid thumbs up.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (927) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Pours a dark black. Thick dark-brown head. Nose is chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is somewhat bitter. Slightly dry finish. Medium carbonation. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonnyMadison (84) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle. Great aroma, malty and rich. The taste is complex, the malty bitterness balanced nicely with the creamy smoothness. Great imperial stout and not too thick or sluggish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (563) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2015
liked this one easily drinkable....very smooth stout...yummy..........................

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrex (3) - - APR 19, 2015 does not count
Compared to other imperial stouts, it's okay but not great. Good chocolate flavors, for once not overpowered by coffee. A bit thin feeling for an imp stout, but some might reckon that's a good thing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuenSmith (18) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Poured from bottle with approx 1in of thick caramel head. Notes of coffee, chocolate, oats, and toast. Poured dark brown, chocolate to coffee color with good carbonation. This beer tasted like it smelled with chocolate and coffee notes leading to a toasty oaked finish, a very pleasing beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
miyauchi38 (744) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2015
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1866) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle->snifter thanks GenDv138. Dark brown with moderate frothy lite tan head. A: malted milk balls, chocolate. T: roasted malts, oats, cocoa, coffee, toffee. Decent.


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