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RATINGS: 482   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.


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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 itís 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (1923) - Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, cocoa, & coffee; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, dark chocolate, caramel, some hops, and coffee; Dry finish; Nothing overly complex - but pretty decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
123123123 (1) - - JUN 23, 2014 does not count
black, tan foam, brown foam, caramel, coffee, nuts, roasty, chocolate, medium bitterness, medium sweetness,creamy, lively, long finish,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1217) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle at Lincoln Wine Bar. Pours deep blackwith a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt--a bit of burnt toast. Breadish and chocolate. Bitter and roasted malty finish. A little syrupy in the finish, but nice roasted chocolate malty brew.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
A very good, easy drinking stout. Lots of coffee and cocoa on this one. Very smooth.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1465) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2014
A decent enough stout, but I've definitely had better. Was a little thin and one dimensional. Good not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2014
12 oz bottle purchased at Johnís Grocery and poured into a snifter at home. Black appearance with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruits, licorice, molasses, chocolate, caramel, and earthy hops. Similar flavor, strong, dark and rich, medium sweetness, mild bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation, kind of dry with a light bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReeceG (49) - Iowa, USA - MAR 31, 2014
first offering from central waters, this is a solid brew it doesnt have the thick rich body stouts normally do but it still has a roasty/ slightly chocolate taste in many stouts. it is quite insanely drinkable and would not be too hard to take down a 6 pack despite its 7.5%abv

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1661) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2014
bottle shared with Jeremy, pitch black pour with thin kacki head, aroma is light coffe, taste is coffe, some chocolate, I like it! YAY!!!!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbrock81 (304) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - MAR 25, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Not bad as a beer in general, but not a good imperial stout at all. Weak for even a standard stout, much less imperial. Generic weak roasted aroma and flavor, with little to distinguish it from any other stout. No discernible bitterness or hops, no specific malty notes, just nothing. Generic and not worth purchasing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2014
On tap at The Chicago Beer Festival 2014. Pour is black with a small tan head. Aroma of faint cocoa and roasted malts. Flavor is similar - coffee roast, light chocolate, peat. Finish and mouth-feel are thin and creamy.


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