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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3567) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2009 Pours dark brown with a tanned (yellow) head. Smells bready. Some malty sourness lightly bitter. Aromas of roasted malts, dark fruits, some port and a hint of band-aid. Slightly woody. Medium to full bodied. Lightly bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown color with small brown head. Slight sweetness and slight bitterness. Nice roasted malty feel and also a hint of coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (24774) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2006
Bottle. Clear brown coloured with an off white head. Sweet roasted aroma of dried fruits with notes of coffee. Flavour of coffee with notes of dried fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hezron (612) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Bottle, nice and aromatic with lots of roasty coffee and chocolate. . Very nice. Black with a hint of brown around the edges and a light tan head that things. Sweet chocolate, tons of roasty coffee and a hint of fruity licorice and a nice amount of bitterness. Medium body, slightly creamy. Not super intense, but very nice and drinkable. An enjoyable stout. Thanks to brigadier for the bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2006
Bottled. Dark brown coloured. Fruity and roasty aroma. Smooth chocolate, malts, coffee and fruits in the flavour. Hoppy and roasty bitterness in the finish. Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fordest (2137) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 20, 2006
12 oz bottle thanks to Duane.Pours dark brown with a quickly fading medium brown head. Aromas are coffe at first, then it sweetens up to mocha. Flavors are chocolate up front with a really nice bittering hoppy finish. Really gives ths a bittersweet chocolate flavor. Good Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2006
Bottle 341ml. Appearance: dark brown thin tan head. Aroma: coffee and roast malts. Flavor: coffee, medium chocolate bitterness. Thank Ughsmash.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Bottle. Courtesy of Ughsmash. Aroma heavy with coffee and roast malts. Poured a dark brown thin tan head. Flavor was full of coffee, slight lactic and vanilla. Palate was medium bodied which for this blend works. Overall a solid stout and something I wouldn’t mind having a few more.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3405) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2006 It poured a deep brown with a thin tan head. My first impression was of cherries, chocolate and roasted malt. After letting it sit for a few minutes, I took my first sip to discover a wonderful mixture of chocolate, roasted coffee and a hint of smoke. The alcohol is present but not overwhelming. The taste lingered for a while and I was able to eventually detect the cherry tones. The finish was dry and smooth. An excellent Imperial Stout.

Additional comments
I recently had another bottle after letting it sit for about 45 days. The flavors are much richer and complex, which makes me think this one might improve with a little aging. For that, I’ve raised the score slightly to a 3.9

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - JAN 20, 2006
The aroma immediately after pouring made me very excited about this beer...a strong roasted chocolate aroma permeated from my glass. The first sips were of dark chocolate and roasted coffee but unfortunately as this beer warmed it took on a very strong smoky and almost burnt flavor with medium to strong chocolate bitterness. Standing alone this is a decent imperial but when compared to others it is mediocre at best.


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