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RATINGS: 537   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (800) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6586) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Draft. Dark pour with tan head. Roasted, dry dark chocolate and mellow sweet aromas. Light roasted, smokey, coffee and toasted malt Flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markducommun (881) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Mildly opaque reddish brown with a minimal tan head. Some darker berries, coffee, caramel. A decent bit bitter, plenty of sweetness, but dry through the finish. Heavier body, some carbonation, reasonably long finish. Quite oily. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (9759) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small tannish head that lasts. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, smoke. Thin mouth, chocolate malt, light roast, some smoke, light boozy finish, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ahuth (299) - - APR 18, 2016
Bottled. Powers dark with a thick head. Has a light palate and a medium chocolate taste. Toasty malt. Average imperial stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dazz3 (1797) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2016
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a big lightbrown head. Smells and tastes smoky, roasted malt, a bit salty with a similar finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tompete (300) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2016
Pours opaque brown with a light brown head. Aroma is biscuit or cracker and roast. Flavour is sharp and metallic and almost too crisp. The body seems too thin for an imperial stout and doesn't hide the alcohol well. Finish is dark chocolate and roast bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfhennig (276) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Opaque dark brown pour, creamy khaki colored head. Smells of strong burnt coffee. Great flavor, hints of cocoa, oats and a bit nutty. This had just the right amount of bitterness. Flavor improved as this warmed. This was purchased as one of a "pick your own six pack", so I’m not sure of the price, but this will go on the "buy again" list. Damn good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (1043) - Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2016
Pours a dark black with a frothy khaki head with good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, roast, leather and some umami with a hint of soy. Taste is a mixture of chocolate and roast with an ashy and savory character. Finishes dry with a bit of roasty, earthy bitterness. Semi creamy mouthfeel, full body and moderate carbonation. Not bad but flavors border on being harsh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (1031) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonmac (1030) - 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.

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