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RATINGS: 537   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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.


Evangelion2014's rating

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evangelion2014 (13) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Smell is chocolate and a pinch of smoke, pours a dark brown with hints of red peeking out in the light with a somewhat thick head. Body is a bit thin for an imperial, but slick and silky. Tastes more like a heavy porter than an imperial stout, cocoa powder, a sour twang and some roasted malts. Prety tasty and drinkable, but kinda thin for an imperial stout. Pretty good session beer if you want something with enough flavor not to wilt away though.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6267) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Draft. Dark pour with tan head. Roasted, dry dark chocolate and mellow sweet aromas. Light roasted, smokey, coffee and toasted malt Flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markducommun (837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Mildly opaque reddish brown with a minimal tan head. Some darker berries, coffee, caramel. A decent bit bitter, plenty of sweetness, but dry through the finish. Heavier body, some carbonation, reasonably long finish. Quite oily. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (8791) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small tannish head that lasts. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, smoke. Thin mouth, chocolate malt, light roast, some smoke, light boozy finish, very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ahuth (249) - - APR 18, 2016
Bottled. Powers dark with a thick head. Has a light palate and a medium chocolate taste. Toasty malt. Average imperial stout

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dazz3 (1797) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2016
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a big lightbrown head. Smells and tastes smoky, roasted malt, a bit salty with a similar finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tompete (284) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2016
Pours opaque brown with a light brown head. Aroma is biscuit or cracker and roast. Flavour is sharp and metallic and almost too crisp. The body seems too thin for an imperial stout and doesn't hide the alcohol well. Finish is dark chocolate and roast bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfhennig (276) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Opaque dark brown pour, creamy khaki colored head. Smells of strong burnt coffee. Great flavor, hints of cocoa, oats and a bit nutty. This had just the right amount of bitterness. Flavor improved as this warmed. This was purchased as one of a "pick your own six pack", so I’m not sure of the price, but this will go on the "buy again" list. Damn good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (1034) - Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2016
Pours a dark black with a frothy khaki head with good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, roast, leather and some umami with a hint of soy. Taste is a mixture of chocolate and roast with an ashy and savory character. Finishes dry with a bit of roasty, earthy bitterness. Semi creamy mouthfeel, full body and moderate carbonation. Not bad but flavors border on being harsh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (1000) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2016
12oz bottle from surdyks. Near black with medium off white head. Caramel toffee nose. Roasted malt, some booze, caramel light chocolate notes. Sticky medium heavy body. Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonmac (1000) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2016
On tap at Acadia with blondredhead. Pint glass. Deep cola brown. Tannish head. Aroma is rich and has a heavy coffee lean to it. Some chocolate notes too. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety with nearly a light chocolate milk feeling. Taste has warm chocolate undertones with a ever present coffee characteristic. Little bit of a peat element bringing to mind bourbon. Really enjoyable warmth to this beer with a roasted malt nuttiness that I’m loving. This one surprised me. Very, very good.


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