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RATINGS: 1901   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Sweeter and smoother than Kalamazoo Stout. A beer for special winter occasions. Great with chocolate desserts. Available October-March.

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3.8
mmather (186) - Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Nice classic cream stout. As Colonel Potter said, "Not enough o’s in smooth to describe this one" The roastiness is there, but subdued and lots of flavor here. One of the few stouts that I could use as a session beer.

4.1
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Opaque black body with a large mocha head. The aroma is a huge sweet malty assault. Tons of chocolate. The flavor is equally as massive. Chococlate, sweet malts, a decent hop presence. Medium to full body, fairly soft palate. Very nice beer from the king of stout brewers!

4.1
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Nose is super maple brown sugar/cream. Milky flavor - perhaps a bit too ’creamy’ Maple & malt. Nice buttery finish.

4
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2005 Mocha like aroma, distinct but not heavy, stong but mellow cream coffe taste, like a fine malted starbucks concoction, smooth rich aftertaste. Definitely on my A list

4.2
obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 19, 2004
Dark as night with mocha colored head. Sour cherry mocha icecream nose with lactic undertones. Heavey weight with light sweetness in the mid palate and a dry coffee finish. CREAMY, wow that’s an understatement with mocha coffee notes and bitter chocolate. Very rich but not cloying or heavy. Awesome beer!

3.9
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2004 Bottle pours a luscious black with an Aveda Spa air brush tan head and some psychedelic lace. The aroma is of bitter chocolate and malt. The flavor is malt, sweet, bitter chocolate, and very smooth and creamy. They were right on with the name. This is one creamy stout. Overall, if I wanted to gain tons of weight, I would drink this.

4.2
heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 19, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2007 Poured black as can be with just a trace of a khaki/ orange head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. There is also some peanut butter. The taste is not near as sweet as I would have expected. A full mouthfeel with some notes of dark chocolate and some malts. Also, some roasted character that is very strong. There is a hint of roasted almonds in the finish. It is creamy and smooth. Another very solid stout from Bell’s.

3.7
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2008 Black pour, almost no head. Roasted cocoa and coffee aroma. Flavor mimics aroma. Not bad.

4
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2004
Beautiful dark beer with a rich light brown head.Nose is like drinking a rich delicious cup of hot chocolate,not that cheap Swiss Miss crap either.Has a wonderful taste of roasted malts and a chocolate dessert.

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Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2004
Nice dark brown color,small tan head that faded slowly leaving very little behind.Nice malty caramel and toffee aroma with a decent sweet side coming through and maybe a bit of coffee as well.Nice bitter chocolate taste some toffee and the coffee flavor manages to come on the scene late in the pallate.There is a slight alcohol presence but it is fairly mild and doesn’t make to much of itself known.Over all a very nice brew and well worth having a few more around.Thanks go to Robertsreality for sending this fine brew my way.


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