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RATINGS: 477   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2012
Tan head. Pitch black color. Caramel toffee fruit alcohol nose. Roasted malt chocolate and coffee flavor. Surprisingly light. Long warm finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2005
My 200th rating! Had fresh at the brewery. Brewmaster Clint was a wonderful host, and many thanks to my future father-in-law for arranging the trip at his former student’s brewery. Dark, with a thick creamy head and a wonderful hop nose. Aroma of oats, chocolate, and raosted malts. Taste is rich, complex, and inviting. A little roasted flavor but coffee is the predominant flavor. Aftertaste has hints of chocolate, licorice, and a terrific balance of hops and malt. Mouthfeel is excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jebert (469) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Pours an opaque black with a thick creamy tan head. Aroma is molasses and toffee. Texture is rich, hearty and creamy. Coffee notes hit the taste buds first, with caramel and molasses following. Sweet malt rounds out the taste bouquet. A rich, smooth, velvety stout that can be enjoyed alone as a banquet unto itself or paired with rich macademia nuts for a real taste treat.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonhall (57) - - SEP 2, 2012
4 oz pour at Radio Maria. Very nice. Immediate notes of toasted coffee. Smooth and not bitter. Dark red brown black ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fordest (1961) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogfishho (586) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Pours a "not-quite-black" brown color with a medium dark head that sticks around for the duration. The aroma is fantastic. There are notes of cookies, caramel, brown sugar, and coffee. The flavor is very rich, but not quite as super complex as the aroma. The flavors are similar as there are chewy malts, chocolate, and the characteristic roasty, woodsiness of stouts. The mouthfeel is rich and easy. Very nice texture. Overall, a fantastic beer. Best I’ve had in a while.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
reggaedog (7) - stevens point, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2013 does not count
I really like this beer, it was far better than I expected, really nice smooth taste, not as bitter as other beers I’ve tried.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2156) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2006 3/25/06 Re-rate. Draught at the brewpub in 11/05. Rich, sweet, coffee, alcohol aroma. Opaque brown body looks thinker than the Farmhouse Coffee Porter. Wonderful, tan, sheet lace. Oh yeah. This is the best CW brew in the sampler I had at the brewpub. Full flavor and packs a punch. 9/22/03: Very rich aroma. Bourbon barrel cask notes with molasses. Opaque body with thin tan head. Very thick and rich. Very good. Somewhat sour and salty mouthfeel. Chocolate notes. A little cloying and sour but enjoyable. Ar 9, Ap 4, Fl 7, Pal 4, Ov 15.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2004
Tons of sweet dark chocolate in the aroma, smells like icing on a cake, very rich and warm. Some roasty coffee notes sit behind it as well. Pours ebony with a tall light tan head that leaves thick lacing behind. Taste is very coffee/chocolate rich mocha, sweet roasty and rich. Very impressive richness to this brew, smooth but still very powerful. Lots of hops in the finish to balance out the sweetness a bit. Bitter coffee trails off in the aftertaste. Very well done stout, alcohol hidden very well, nice thickness, and damn good overall personality.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shag (2559) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2008 A dark black appearance with a dark beige head. Aroma is chocolate, malted milk balls, and some coffee. The flavor is rather sweet with some milk chocolate, oatmeal, and a hint of coffee. The finish is slightly bitter but mainly sweet.


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