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RATINGS: 1916   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sweeter and smoother than Kalamazoo Stout. A beer for special winter occasions. Great with chocolate desserts. Available October-March.

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3.9
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2003
Black body with a thin, tan head.
Smelled malty with a hint of sourness.
Tasted milky and sweet. CH3CHOHCOOH acid is apparent in the flavor.
Low carbonation serves this beer well.
This is easily one of my favorite beers of the moment!

4.2
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
Thanks to my man Hhawk06 for this sample. This beer pours a jet black color that looks very devious in nature yet delicious. It leaves a sudsy tan head that is clinging to my snifter. The smell is hoppy sweet chocolate, roasted nuts, creamed sugar, vanilla and herbal spices throughout. The taste is smooth, it has a bittery hop feel up front followed by a medicinal chocolate herbal taste on the palate finished with some nice malty chocolate creaminess. This is a smooth beer that coats the tongue and tickles it with dark chocolate malts dipped in a creamy milkiness.

3.5
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Bottle from Hoppymeal: Pours black with highlights and a quickly dissapating 1 finger off white head. Aroma of malts, chocolate and cream. Flavor is slightly sweet and very creamy milky with a slightly roasty and chocolaty finish. Very creamy very smooth. It lives up to its name but i was dissappointed by it not being rich and roasty enough for my tastes. Still very good for style.

3.5
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2011
I poured a 12 oz bottle, aged approximately one year (batch #9446), into a snifter. This poured inky black with a thin khaki head that quickly dissipated and left little lacing. As expected, the age on this added some complexity to the beer. Its aroma of prunes and roast malt now mingled subtly with flavors of stone fruit, espresso, and Belgian-ness. Some of these flavors certainly are surprises for a stout, but I attribute that to the aging, and I hastened to add that they did not in any way diminish the beer. This is a decadent treat at any age.

4
jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2007
Faint, but pleasant but pleasant nutty, sweet, malty aroma with anise and cherry. Tin, very dense tan head over extremely dark brown but not black body. Tastes starts mild with coffee and chocolate like a typical cream stout, but then grows sweeter as it fills your mouth. Finally the bitternes takes over and you find roasted barley. Overall very mellow, yet plenty of taste. The palate is amazingly smooth and really rolls around your mouth despite the moderate carbonation.

4
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2006
Dark with a small light brown head. Smells like chocolate, raspberries and cherries, very malty and very sweet. The name was not a let down, it was very creamy, which is probably the first thing that comes to mind when I take a sip. The fruity aroma is not at all apparent in the flavour aside from maybe a hint of cherries- instead I just taste rich creamy milk chocolate, and some roasty notes (especially in the finish).

4.5
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - OCT 17, 2003
This stuff was so full of flavor I don't think they could pack any more in. Great dark color. Awesome stoutie flavor that went down so smoothly. I wonder what this would taste like mixed with milk.

3.7
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2008
Pours a very dark brown with a small, light brown head. Smells like a lighter Kalamazoo. Aroma is lightly sweet chocolate, espresso, and caramel. Taste is good, very creamy, the start is light chocolate, and turns a little bitter sweet as it finishes with some coffee. I guess I was expecting a little more.

3.7
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Bottle. Black with small tan head, not much lacing and appears to be a little thin. Smells like a strong cappucino, roasted coffee, chocolate, and creamer. Soft sweetness throughout. Very easy to drink just somewhat of a thin watery texture though. Otherwise good.

3.9
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2003
A very creamy, carbonated stout. Good roasted, sweet flavors. Nice dessert beer, as advertised.


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