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RATINGS: 490   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alassio (71) - USA - MAY 27, 2011
I was surprised to see an ’Imperial Stout’ in this price range, so picked it up. It makes sense now. I guess I’ve been spoiled by malt monsters, hop hammers, and alco-whores, but this one is thinner on the palate, dryer in the malt, and tamer in the hops. It’s not all that well-integrated either. But I suppose you notice things like that when you’re not slapped in the face by the flavor, mobbed on the palate by the texture, nor gob-smacked by a sumptuous finish. Just not my style, I guess. The other 5 bottles in the pack might be sitting in the fridge for a while, as other things clamor for attention.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (596) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Pours a dark brown with beige head fading to a ring with not much lacing. Aroma is medium roasted honey sweetness with licorice and only slight coffee. Taste is sweet mild roasted malts, some chocolate, some coffee, mild earthy hops in the end. Not bad, not great. Maybe better in winter?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2427) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle as Satin Solstice, deep brown, thin head, leather and tobacco nose, dry-sweet with cocoa, gravy and old leather notes, dry finish with old wet barrel notes.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jahshuwuh (375) - USA - AUG 13, 2014
A dark brown with a khaki head that lingers on the surface. Smells of slightly vegetal hops, licorice, chocolate, coffee. Taste is chocolate sweetness with warming alcohol, coffee, tobacco, toffee, caramel malt, low earthy hop bitterness. Malty creamy but slick mouthfeel, alcohol apparent. Nice sweet warming stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
teemoney (47) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Poured from bottle into snifter. Pours dark dark brown, with thin tan head. Smell has carmel and dark malts, with a little bit of coffee undertone. Taste has some sweet-ish dark malts, with the slightest coffee undertones and slightly bitter finish, with no apparent booze burn at all. Nice, smooth feel. Pretty good beer from a pretty solid brewery. Kind of lower abv than I’m accostomed to in an imperial stout, but doesn’t take away from the experience at all.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (1506) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - AUG 2, 2014
Pours a deep dark black/brown with a rich head. The smell is mocha, dark fruit, molasses. The taste is roasted malt, char, molasses, coffee, chocolate ending dry and slightly bitter. Medium body with slightly below average carbonation level. Pretty nice stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (703) - Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle brought back from Wisconsin by my wife. A: Dark, lightless black with an expansive cappuccino head. N: Char, cocoa, toast, coffee, black peppercorn, vanilla, and some caramel. Nutty almond and some pecan. Toast and molasses. T: Moderate bitterness and sweetness. M: Medium-heavy body. A touch of alcohol. O: A pretty nice Impy stout. Plenty of char and coffee notes; good for a morning breakfast or an afternoon cup of Joe.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2209) - New York, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Bottled. Dark pour tannish head. Rich and toasty. A bit of bitteer chocolate. Pretty decent imperial

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (714) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle. Opaque black/brown with small brown head. Aroma of chocolate, brown sugar, light roasted malts, and a little alcohol. Medium body with roasted malts, chocolate, some grain bitterness, medium sweetness, some chalkiness, and a dry bitter chocolate finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (1976) - 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,


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