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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2005
Poursa deep brown hue with a halo of an off-white head. Aromas of coffe, chocoalte and anise. Flavors of the same with a lingering tofee/caramel finish,

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2005
Pours a thick, crackling head. Nose is mostly of coffee and alcohol, and taste is similar. The flavors are rough and not extremely complex, just prolonged notes of coffee and charred grain, spiked by the occasional peak of alcohol and licorice. Ends with crisp, dry aftertaste of dark coffee.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (2598) - North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2005
Bottle, 12oz, from trade with Silphium. Good nose, Cocoa, toosie roll, little earthy, yeasty. Dark orangy brownish black color, small to no head. Bitter flavors, grapefruit, coffee, chocolate. Thinner body, lite oily creamy mouthfeel, bitter fry finsh. Good brew, though kinda one sided. Thank You, Silphium

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2005
Pours with a dark brown to black body topped by a medium thick head with some lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and slightly bitter with roasted coffee notes, a little anise and a touch of chocolate. The flavor is sweet yet bitter and very roasty with a touch of coffee. Full bodied and smooth with a touch of dryness.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Dark brown. The nose is just as every Imperial Stout should be, full of rich malt aromas (oreo, chocolate, coffee, roast) along with a touch of charred fruit and the perfect amount of hop aromatics, barely any at all. The flavor is fairly deep and chewy, although it isnít as rich as the aroma suggested. Still very balanced between the coffee, chocolate and charred fruit flavors. A good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3387) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2005
dark beer with a creamy brown foam head that left moderate lacing and settled into a motled hazy on the surface. The aroma was of molasses, burnt grains and alcohol as it warmed. It had an oily mouthfeel with a little alcohol burn on the tongue. The flavors were mostly burnt coffee beans with a molasses sweetness to it and some hop bitterness in the finish. Pretty mild for an imperial stout, but not a bad beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2005
Coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate on the aroma. Thick dark colour with a surprisngly small tan head, but then again Iím not using the best glass. There is a lot of roast and coffee flavour. It seems to be on the lighter side for an imp stout, but it is pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2005
Pours very dark with a creamy tan head.Has a nice foamy lacing.Nose is dark chocolate,expresso and molasses.This is a good tasting brew but after having itís big brother,you know why they do the Bourbon Barrel.This is a real good brew with the coffee and chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Poured black with a large long lasting creamy dark tan head. Roasted malt aromas. Coffee, chocolate, and tobacco ash and alcohol as it warmed. Flavor continues with the roastedness. Malty, sweet, and a moderate hop finish. Medium bodied and creamy with a nice warming sensation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2447) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2005
FactOH ! Thanks man! Medium sized light brown head, good retention and a nice stringy laceing. Berrrlack brew. Malty, milk chocolatey nose thats fruity with light vinous notes. Full/medium body, silky mouthfeel. Delightfully roasty and chocolatey, lotsa coffee and a hint of raisins, plums in the background. Fairly dry finish, roasty. Thanks Matt!


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