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RATINGS: 121   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - APR 12, 2012
big marshmallow, chocolate, coffee and some roasted barley nose. Nice bitterness, with the cocoa standing out. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle with Steve and the Foco BA crew. Deep brown appearance with a light brown head. Somewhat organic, earthy, woody, dark chocolate, light coffee aroma. Earthy, rich toasty, chocolate malty flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 2/23/2011. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Teddy Bear Kisses pours a near black mahogany color, with walnut edges. A nice coffee colored head fades quickly, leaving a few spots of lace on the glass. The aroma is quite light for an imperial stout. Dark roasted barley, dark chocolate, Dark roasted malt gives off a nearly burnt flavor. Some dark chocolate and espresso add some bitterness, with molasses and raisins adding some sweetness. The finish is sweet, but with a little coffee as well. This has a medium to full body for the style, with a slightly sticky yet still dry feel. Light to medium carbonation. Overall I thought this was good, not great. Although that might be an unfair comparison given what it was going up against.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Pours opaque black with a big brown head. The huge nose is full of roasted notes and sweet chocolate. Plenty of alcohol in the nose as well. Same flavors, but not as robust as the nose. Very fizzy with a warm finish. Good stuff, but it could be so much better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanfolty (1842) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Date: February 17, 2012 Mode: Bottle Source: Crown Description: Opaque black pour with large tan head and some lacing. Aroma was malty, chocolate, coffee and some alcohol. Taste was similar with a strong alcohol presence at end and a dry overly bitter finish. This was way too carbonated for an impy stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4888) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Bottle sampled during the Coldest Day of the Year Stout Tasting on 1/21/12. Pitch black pour with a thick tan head. Nose consists of chocolate, roasted malt and apple. Flavor starts roasty, then moves to apple and chocolate before a boozy and roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Pours pitch black with a thin wispy mocha head. Notes of sweet chocolate, dark roasted malt, pepper, thick chewy caramelized wort, and mdoerate herbal resins. Full to heavy bodied with moderate alcohol and lively carbonation. I enjoyed this one quite a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8119) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Sample at the 4th Annual Coldest Day of the Year Stout Tasting on 01/21/2012: Pours black with a medium tan head that dissipates steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate malt and coffee. Medium body with a bittersweet mocha character and flavors of roasted malt and hops in the background. The finish is roasty with a coffee aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Big thanks to Ryan for letting me pull this out of his cellar. Not sure how old this was but it was still pretty damn tasty. Nice chocolate malt presence in the aroma and flavor. ABV is masked very well which makes for an incredibly easy sipping beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VRBJG (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Pours a beautiful black with a nice tan head. Smells chocolate, coffee and a bit of yeast. The chocolate is in the front of the taste, followed by a slight hoppiness and ends with a little bit of alcohol heat. A decent brew.

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