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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.


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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1594) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bomber from Discount. Pours black with a tannish head. Very little lacing even when I try. Aroma has cocoa, chocolate liqueur, caramel and a bit of soy. Smells luscious. Gets more and more milk chocolatey through the bottle until it is quite overwhelmingly sweet chocolate. Taste is of roasted malts, chocolate, burnt malts and alcohol. Very bittersweet, and progressively bitter. Quite chocolate and slightly thin, but a solid stout, in a chocolate-strong mode.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Advocate_Ames (471) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2015
Pours dark with a defined foam head that dissipates. Tastes of sugary dark roasted malts and chocolate. There is a pleasant bitterness to this brew. The finish is flavorful and the body was rather good, not too thick. The alcohol is hidden nicely but present with a good warming feel. The aroma has a mild intensity of roasted malts, some chocolate, and earthy scents. Overall a good drink and worth trying for the stout fans out there.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2862) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
[Bottle] Black pour with an inch of medium brown head. Nose is of chocolate, charred malts, coffee grounds and mild earthy hops. Notes of espresso, bakers chocolate, chalky roasted malts, toffee, Nutella and brown sugar. The alcohol is well disguised. Medium bodied. Tasting notes from Big Blue Craft Beer Festival in Sheboygan on 10/18/14.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vinylholic (18) - Uniontown, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Pours a deep brown color with a dark tan head. Aroma of solid chocolate and coffee with a very faint hint of sweetness. Taste is initially sweet with a bitter finish. Full body goes down smoothly. An excellent beer, good for winter evenings.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (870) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2014
12 oz bottle at Sergio's. The pour is a darker brown/light black with a light tan head and no lace to be found. The aroma is all roasty malt and light chocolate. There is a little bit of cracker notes present and I'm just not picking up anything else. It's pretty plain. The flavor is somewhat similar. Heavy roast and bready malts with a lingeringly bitter cocoa type of aftertaste. The mouth feel is pretty thin with a lingeringly bitter roasty aftertaste. Not bad. Not great, but I'd have it again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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.

4.2
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark cola brown with a thin tan head. Roast and cocoa. Warm roast, a touch ashy, cocoa and chocolate. Lingering roast and a touch of chocolate.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Frank (3219) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2014 Sorry Upland, this beer smells like cabbage. It is okay otherwise, not too sweet with a reasonably creamy texture. I could say a bit more but, honestly, the whole story of this beer is the gross autolyzed yeast and cabbage nose so, you know, maybe it’s good w/o these two elements but I really have no way of knowing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
4theluvofbeer (112) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
Dark roasted aroma. Chocolate and coffee with a bitter finish. Not one of my favorite imperial stouts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlbeer (845) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Tap. Dark pour with a little tan head. Smells of chocolate and slight coffee. Tastes of the same with a slight sweetness and slight alcohol burn. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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