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RATINGS: 514   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/18/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip

black, easily roused thin tan head, nice lace, light sweet roasted licorish and vanilla aroma, decent body that gets creamy, rich roasted and chocolate flavor, lasting bitterness with a bit of burnt malt bitterness, fleeting hint of sulpher,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrex (3) - - APR 19, 2015 does not count
Compared to other imperial stouts, it's okay but not great. Good chocolate flavors, for once not overpowered by coffee. A bit thin feeling for an imp stout, but some might reckon that's a good thing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (13203) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle shared at chriso’s post-GBBF shindig 2014 - London. Pours deep brown with a foamy, tan head. Dusty chocolate abounds in this one, coloured by notes of earthy bitterness, dark sugars. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with cheap-tasting chocolate. So so.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2446) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
Dark body, creamy off-white head. Had some elements of an Irish dry stout, though sweeter and the body was certainly more lively than, say, a Guinness, though I was reminded of that beer in some ways.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonnyMadison (68) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle. Great aroma, malty and rich. The taste is complex, the malty bitterness balanced nicely with the creamy smoothness. Great imperial stout and not too thick or sluggish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (462) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2015
liked this one easily drinkable....very smooth stout...yummy..........................

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (4329) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2015
Pours very dark brown , good brown head . Smell is roasted malts,coffee . bit of oats . Taste is intense roasted malts , in all its prime . Oats, coffee , bitter chocolate in hints . Aromatic dark malts, roastyness . Simple ( In the meaning of no extra tricks , no barrel , no additives ) Yet very damn good . Which is super impressive to me . Personally , I’d like a way thicker mouthfeel , but tastewise it is spot on

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (2724) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2015
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Black with thin tan head. Big coffee on the aroma right off the bat along with some chocolate, caramel, subtle dark fruit. Tastes of dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, roasty notes, hint of dark fruit. Full body with a dry finish. Tasty.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mittenator (1516) - Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle. Deep brown with a dark head. Dark plum and raisin with dark malts and some boozy heat. Bitter and thin with a metallic aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FestDecBeet (382) - - JAN 17, 2015
Look: pours a dark black. Great dark brown sugar head. Smell: heavy chocolate. Chocolate cream. Low meaty flavor. Roasted malts. Taste: chocolate. Nice roasted malts. Slight bitter coffee. Bitter dark chocolate. Vanilla. Feel: nice dryness. Love the bitter. Medium carbonation. Overall: great beer. Nicely balanced. First drank: home 1/17/15 Vintage: 2014

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5469) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2014
12oz bottle pours a murky black with some cloudy, off white head. Nose has creamy sweet oats, malt, molasses, brown sugar, some distinct yeast, some black pepper. Flavor has sweet oats, brown sugar, caramel, molasses, pencil lead, a little chocolate cake. Full bodied finish.


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