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RATINGS: 517   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1211) - Iowa, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Burnt brown with a reddish tint. ONe finger off white/kaki head. Light lace. Sweet aromas of chocolate, sweet breadyness,dark fruit, molasses,vanilla, cookie, some herbal/earthy. Smooth, chocolate, med roast, more roast in end, herbal/ pine bitter, dark chocolate, pine. Malty caramel. Semi sweet. More roasty than rich/smooth but pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigda83 (377) - Jamestown, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is some coffee, licorice, dark fruits, and dark chocolate. Taste is coffee, mild chocolate, and sweet and roasted malts. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7366) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2014
Tap at Proletariat. Nose of cocoa, oysters. Black with a high, fine head. Flavor is cocoa, umami, soy, oysters, dry but rich. Smooth and light.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12172) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle shared at Chriso’s post GBBF minidig, 16/08/14 as Satin Solstice from an IP trade. Opaque dark mahogany brown with moderate tan edgeing. Nose is cocoa nibs, bourbon barrel notes, dark toffee. Taste comprises dark toffee fudge, spice, earthy roast, chocoalte. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with lightly roasted vibes. Ok a bit past its former glory perhaps.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
orangesol (963) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle poured into a globe.

A - Pours deep, dark, brown; bordering on black; with a nice one finger tall khaki colored head leaving light lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of rich coffee, sweet chocolate, dark roasted caramel malt, light smoke, and some dark fruit. A very faint hoppyness creeps in as it warms but it is gone before you know it.

T - Starts off with a nice chocolaty sweetness quickly giving way to a mix of dark roasted caramel malt, coffee grounds, and some dark fruits. A bit of smoke and a very dull hop bite come through as it warms up. The finish is a mix of sweetness and dark roast, lingering for a short period of time.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth feel with a good amount of lingering roast.

O - I enjoyed this one. It had just enough going on to keep me interested in it. Glad I got to try it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1394) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle. Solid, pleasant, middle of the road imperial stout. More chocolate and sweet than coffee and bitter. Creamy, full body, nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2441) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Cherry coffee and licorice in the nose. A bit of bubbly retention, not much head. Dark, a bit clear, not much off color. Very rich gritty palate, chocolate and coffee, and roasted malt. Not super complex but tasty. Bought at American Burger Bar and Beer Bistro. W00t!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (768) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Pours a dark brown with beige head fading to a ring with not much lacing. Aroma is medium roasted honey sweetness with licorice and only slight coffee. Taste is sweet mild roasted malts, some chocolate, some coffee, mild earthy hops in the end. Not bad, not great. Maybe better in winter?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3010) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle as Satin Solstice, deep brown, thin head, leather and tobacco nose, dry-sweet with cocoa, gravy and old leather notes, dry finish with old wet barrel notes.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jahshuwuh (483) - USA - AUG 13, 2014
A dark brown with a khaki head that lingers on the surface. Smells of slightly vegetal hops, licorice, chocolate, coffee. Taste is chocolate sweetness with warming alcohol, coffee, tobacco, toffee, caramel malt, low earthy hop bitterness. Malty creamy but slick mouthfeel, alcohol apparent. Nice sweet warming stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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