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RATINGS: 504   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


CorneliusBunkr's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CorneliusBunkr (10) - Oakwood Hills, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
bottle poured into Big Eddy snifter. pours very dark brownwith a nice thick off white/cream color head. aroma is coffee and chocolate with a little char in there as well. taste is coffee, chocolate, caramel, roasted malt with some mild booze heat. feels nice on the palate. medium bodied stout that is easy to drink. definitely worth picking up some of this brew


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
outlawskies (424) - - NOV 15, 2014
Julie says it is very nice. It is very sweet malt and very smooth. She gives it a 3.6.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (637) - - NOV 2, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mstrcrwly (317) - New York, USA - NOV 1, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter..dark with a thin tan head..aroma of coffee,roasted nuts,malts..dry,malty..not an imperial stout..the name is definitely misleading..underwhelming.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3644) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 27, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, malt, and alcohol. Taste is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and bourbon barrel. Worth the money.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6964) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle, shared around the table at Revolution Brewpub. Dark brown with amber highlights. Chocolate, ashy roast, thinnish body, bitter finish. Weíve had a lot of great beers tonight, and this didnít really stand up. Simplistic and thin for an impy stout.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6016) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
iím goin a little against the grain here - i was prepared for a light sissy version of an irs, though all the CW darkees iíve had so far have been great. i was surprised that the beer looked brown as it poured (but closer to black in the glass) and the feel was a little thin for the style, but just a little. the flavor and aroma were huge, and fitting of an irs. lots going on...licorice, bitter coffee, malted milk chocolate, heavily roasted malts and dark fruit. warming despite the lower abv for the style. not elite like some of their others, but quite good. thanks yet again John. underrated on this site."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3509) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2014
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, soy sauce, hints of anise, and some roasted malts. The beer is not too heavy or too extreme, and it is not likely an imperial stout either, seeing as the alcohol is a mere 7.5%. That said, it is a nice bittersweet beer with a pleasant body and excellent balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1114) - 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 (259) - 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 (6635) - 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.


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