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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Bottle courtesy of stlfun. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, some dark fruit. Tastes roasty and lightly bitter with some nice dark chocolate undertones. Velvety, full body. Great beer!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Krej (151) - USA - OCT 5, 2014
This is a very good stout. Smells very chocolatey. It’s black as shit and has a nice thick bit small foam ring around it. The beer looks a little like Jupiter from the top. Nice and creamy mouthfeel thats a little thin, but still has some body to it. Tastes great!.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malkyore (266) - - OCT 5, 2014
Stouts have character! This stout is no exception. Sweet enough to be balanced, with a complex chocolate coffee flavor. For 10% its way too drinkable. You could pound one of these, its that kind of good...

4.2
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyReynolds (1020) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roasted malts, brown sugar, maybe some caramel. Taste is sweet. Pretty damn good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
arn8897 (105) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a dark kahki head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee. Thinner than most ostmeal stouts at this high an ABV. Goes doen way to easy. Almost no booze taste at all. Hops come out a little more as it warms. Very drinkable. Will definetly try again. Growler fill at Middletown Fine Wine and Spirits.

4.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonnyMadison (68) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle. Poured out black with almost no head. Every aspect mentioned in the brewer’s description is precisely what you get -- velvety chocolate malt, but not too sweet with some bitterness, roasted but absolutely smooth. Left you feeling warm and satisfied as a stand alone, dessert-like experience. Loved it! Only low score is aroma, which was mild compared to rich flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown with a head that shrinks to nothing.

Aroma: Cola, dark roasted malt, anise, caramelized dark fruit.

Taste: Dark roasted malt, black coffee, dark chocolate, ripe dark fruit. Spicy hops.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Average carbonation.

Overall: Absolutely nothing wrong with this beer, a perfect example of an Imperial Stout.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DalzAle (2001) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Bottle thanks to Stfun. Dark black pour, very little carbonation, some sweet vanilla, chocolate and roasted dark malt. Flavor is heavy peat, smoke, bitter chocolate and slightly hoppy and very dry on the aftertaste. Really enjoyed this one, thanks again Josh!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2010
[Bottle] shared by Dalzale. Thanks! Pours a clear super deep brown with a smallish soapy tan head. Aroma is fairly sweet, lots of chocolate, quite nutty, dry cocoa powder, lightly roasty. Flavor is a bit more roasty than the nose suggests. Sweetness is well balanced, the chocolate is very strong and a mix of light and dark, and there’s a bit of noble hop. This is the best new imperial stout I’ve had in quite a while.


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