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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.


KajII's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (780) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a rich deep dark black with an average sized (1-2 finger) light brown frothy head that lasted just a little while but left behind just enough residue to create some excellent lacing that sheeted the glass. The aroma was of a burnt dark bread malt, a very mild herbal hop and a chewy bitter leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, molasses and a mild scent of alcohol. The taste was lightly sweet and malty with a nice chocolate note and a touch of molasses early on the progressed to a slightly bitter yet still sweet flavor with a nice strong coffee note and a mild alcohol finish. The flavor laid on the taste buds for a good long time letting the sweet warming coffee taste to be fully enjoyed. Mouthfeel was full and bold in body with the texture being creamy yet a little dry and having a soft carbonation. Overall an exceptionally balanced brew with the high alcohol content blending so well with all of the flavors, that it is barely noticeable other than a warming sensation at the end.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (595) - 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 (2422) - 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 (46) - 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 (702) - 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 (2208) - 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 (694) - 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 (1974) - 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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