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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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A dark and robust beer brewed in the traditional stout method. Teddy Bear Kisses features an abundance of dark malts and high alpha hops for a powerful impact of roast, chocolate, and sweet bitterness. The lucky few who cuddle up to a warming session with Teddy Bear Kisses sense the velvety malt character, balanced bitter intensity, and soothing chocolate notes created by long aging on fair trade cocoa nibs. Teddy Bear Kisses will make you feel warm and happy inside, but it’s definitely not your childhood cuddle toy.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (873) - Troy, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle. The pour is dark, little head. The aroma is mostly chocolate malt. The taste is a little light and a little harsh taste. Wish there was more chocolate and coffee. Roast is noticible for sure, hides he abv. Overall was expecting more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3022) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2014
A lot of vanilla and cacao stand out on this beer. Pours black with ok head and lacing. Thick consistency with a fairly bitter finish. Some roast malt, but the chocolate and vanilla really dominate this. Bottle thanks to Bmoosey.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1449) - Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Location/Date:Bottle split with Dave and others at his engagement party 3/8/2014. Congrats Dave!

Appearance: Pours dark brown black.
Aroma: Aroma of chocolate.
Taste: A ton of chocolate, faint roast,s weet.
Palate:Medium heavy body.

Summary: A very chocolate forward imperial stout.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2106) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Pitch black and chocolates Cedar chocolate nose Tannic, blackberry cedar and oak. Big chocolate Burst. Bitter English hop finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2411) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle shared by Dmac. Pours out almost black with a small off tan head. aroma is of some sweet chocolate, vanilla, light dried fruits, chocolate pudding, and some mild coffee notes. Taste is some roast, sweet chocolate, mild vanilla bean notes, bitter coffee, creamy mouthfeel with a slightly lingering boozy note on the finish. Solid.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Smurf2055 (1303) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Pours black, two finger tan head Smell coco, centipede (bug like, an odd flavor) Taste sweet yet bitter coco, earth after taste Mid body Poor beer. Do not recommend

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (3757) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2014
22oz bobmer from bmoosey, thanks Bruce. Poured a deep black body with an average sized foamy beige. Aroma of dark chcolate and dark fruits, soy, cola and vanilla extract, burnt toast. Fuller body with softer carbonation and a lingering aftertaste along with a well hidden ABV. Flavor of loads of roastiness, slight touch of oxidation, vanilla extract, cola, charcoal. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle via swap. Pours redish black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee beans, chocolate, plum, and an astringency. Fairly thin body for an impy. Roasted malts, light chocolate, dark fruit, and a linger bitterness. Strange astringent flavor that somewhat throws it off. Some berry notes linger. Decent but was expecting more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (7950) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bomber from queenholly opened Christmas evening. Thanks! Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized dark brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of roast, leather, chocolate, mild notes of dark cherries. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts, mild cherries, currants, tobacco. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness, slight heat, low carbonation, good balance. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2215) - Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2013
22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled in 10/2013. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, raisin, toast, light char, toffee, fudge, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and cocoa nib notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, light char, toast, toffee, fudge, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, light char, toast, toffee, fudge, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and cocoa nib flavors; with a nice roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice imperial stout. All around good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and cocoa nib flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.


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