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RATINGS: 529   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Aged a few bottles for a year or so. Nice blend of roasted malts. The " satin" on the label is representative of the mouthfeel, somewhat velvety. Excellent of it’s style.Lack a bit of depth and personality to put it in with elite versions of this style but very much what one would expect. I drank this somewhat as a session beer so my only complaint might be that it is a little thin.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (800) - 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 (820) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (321) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle. Color is black with some ruby. Oatmeal raisin cookie aroma with some cinnamon notes. Coffee and chocolate flavors. Some alcohol in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (3279) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle. Nice aroma of toffee, vanilla, molasses, and some coffee. Pitch black with a thin dark tan head. Very sweet complex flavor up front followed by bitter chocolate. A slightly bitter finish with a hint of alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3048) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2015
The aroma is roasted malts, coffee. The appearance is brown/black, thin tan head.. The flavor is coffee up front, roasty, light chocolate, dark fruits, nicer than the aroma implies. The finish is smooth coffee, almost no bitterness, just a tad of roastiness. Medium/thick to thick in body. No bad at all, if not a standout in its field.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (947) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Decent aroma. Thick mouth and slight velvet. Rich of cocoa and coffee. A little tarnish and bitter and sits easy. Bottle

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5321) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Rich deep dark brown coloured body with a nice, tan head, about a centimetre tall. Aroma of roasted malt, light cherries and fruit, some oatmeal and a hint of grain and bourbon. Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence with a thinnish quality, especially for the style. Shows a lot of fruit up front with a touch of chocolate and coffee, but more cherry and apple/pear flavours than I’d expect with a milky, lactose finish. Aftertaste shows light hints of tobacco and earth with a raisin and light pit fruit sweetness, but the malts are light and disappointing and only a hint of complexity comes through. Overall, a decent beer at best that doesn’t show much of the good qualities of an imperial stout and only some of the decent qualities of a sweet or foreign stout. Not worth searching for and definitely not worth aging for any significant period of time. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Good Beer in New York, New York on 19-July-2014 for US$2,39 sampled at home in Washington on 18-September-2015 about fourteen months after purchase.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3722) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Pour is a near black with a small tan head. Aroma is a roasted near a char malt with a little bakers chocolate. Flavor is almost and intense burnt malt with a fresh earthiness to it. Finish is bitter and earthy. If you like you porters with a almost burnt aspect this is for you. It’s worth a sample to check out what they did with the malts here.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopwine (661) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Nose is baking cocoa, earth. Flavor is same plus caramel, toffee, burnt sugar, ash/smoke, flashes of bitterness. Silty/chalky mouthfeel.


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