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RATINGS: 1934   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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4.8
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2001
Behind that nondescript packaging that looks so unassuming on the store shelf (as if the design hadn’t been completed and they slapped on some temporary labels) is one of the best cream stouts you could ever hope to have. They call it special and it is, but it is also a marvelous everyday libation. What’s not to love?

4.4
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Excellent Stout. Not too sweet like some other stouts. Excellent Black pour, dark creamy head. Wonderful aroma and taste. Leaves a great complex and smooth taste lingering. Wonderful, somewhat cheaper choice over the pricier Imperial Stouts, delivers great complex flavors like the Imperial Stouts.

4.1
fattibobatti (246) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2008
bottle, market square liquor tallahassee. an amazing dark brown or black body with a thick creamy khaki head. aroma is fulll of chocolate, coffee roast, espresso and caramel. sweet flavor of espresso and chocolate. lasting finish of coffee.

4
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Pours out an opaque black with a tall brown head that almost overflowed. The head sticks around for the majority of the brew leaving rings of clumpy lace around the glass. Damn it seems bells really knows how to make their stouts look really damn tasty. Scents of dark chocolate, cream and roasted malt combine to form a very pleasant aroma. Roasted malt starts off the taste before giving way to bittersweet dark chocolate and coffee flavors. The after taste is a creamy roasted lingering one. Body is about medium with a creamy feel to it. Very drinkable and tasty stuff here, this went great with some dark chocolate.

2.9
billb (245) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2001
and here comes the spoiler. Nice aroma and appearance, but falls short big time on flavor. I keep waiting for a nice blast of warm maltiness but I get nothing but a weak hop tingle. It won’t stop me from trying the other highly touted Bell’s brews.

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kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - DEC 12, 2008
This is a solid brew that I picked up while in DC. Very full bodied fill for only 6.1 ABV. Worth a try.

3.9
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Pours a nice black with a fair cocoa head and some lace. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malts, caramel. Nice flavor, roasted malts, chocolate, caramel. Smooth, some carbonation, sweet.

3.5
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Purchased at Capone’s in PA. I didn’t think it was as good as Rogue’s Chocolate or LeftHand’s Milk Stout, but still a good offering from Bells. Dark pour, rich tan head and sweet brown sugary aroma. Coffee and chocolate dominate, as expected. As the folks at Bells indicate, smoother than Kalamazoo.

3.7
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Very creamy (ya think?) mouthfeel and a rich sweet roasted chocolate flavor but I was expecting something a bit more "over the top."

3.4
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2008
dark pour - looks like the kalamazoo and expedition stout - full head - aroma was not very strong - palate was a bit thin - taste is Malt and Milk and butter?- When oh when will I stop buying the MOCHA - Cream - Vanilla stouts - they all just don’t work for me.. I did like the FFF Mocha Stout though... Probably a well made beer but too weak for me - not complex enough- too smooth for me. I cerntainly enjoyed this but will not be jumping back to this...


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