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RATINGS: 1934   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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3.4
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - JAN 13, 2008
Bottle at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe. Not overly impressed. If I didn’t know better, I would never have guessed this is a sweet stout. Tasted very mainstream. Nothing that made me want another. Switched to the Expedition stout-- much better.

3.3
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2007
For a beer with 10 different types of malt in it this was a disappointingly one-dimensional beer. Faint aroma of coffee and liquorice, and with a taste of cold coffee and mollases. Really malt sweet upfront, but a thin, watery body - nothing like the fat, chewy character of its big brother the Expedition Stout. A poor relation in my book.

3.5
TheCaptMatey (213) - Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Poured a black colour with a fluffy tan head that left beautiful thin lacing. Aroma is of dark roasted and chocolate malts with a hint of coffee. Flavor of grainy dark malts, slight cream, and coffee. Medium bodied with light carbonation with a smooth mouthfeel.

1.1
skatanarchy (212) - - AUG 12, 2015
벨스 브루어리 - 스페셜 더블크림 스타우트 6.1% ABV 별로 스페셜하지도, 별로 더블 크리미 하지도 않은 스타우트 맥주. 놀라운건 레이트 비어 기준 99점이라는 것이다 최고점이 1000점이었을리ᇛ 없고.. 원래 칼라마주라는 1세대부터 활약하던 브루어리인데, 그래서 빨아준건가 싶기도 하고, 오래전부터 점수가 쌓여서 그런건지 싶기도 하고, 하여간 타베로그도 그렇고 음식평에 있어 점수는 믿을게 못된다. https://twitter.com/MaekJuBot

3.5
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2005
(draft) A nice roasty chocolate flavor. The extra alcohol, as compared to similar stouts, seemed unnecessary to me, and annoyed me a little. A beer this good doesn’t need the alcohol gimmick.

4.4
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - JAN 19, 2012
Great beer. I have never tried anything from Bell’s brewery but look forward to discovering other great beers.

4.3
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2011 Cask at Fries Cafe. Pours black with a nice creamy head and excellent lacing. Chocolate and sweet malts in the nose with excellent roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, fruit, and smoke on the tongue. Medium bodied, smooth, and creamy with lingering balanced roast. A terrific stout.

3.8
mjmcend (209) - USA - APR 2, 2010
Aroma is of strong coffee with cream in it. Besides the temp, I’m not sure I could have told the difference. Appearance is jet black with a medium tan head. Taste is of coffee, chocolate, and some hops.

4
Beerapprentice (208) - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Pours a dark, almost black cola colour with quickly dissipating tan head. Has a smooth, milky finish with a roasted malt, chocolate, lactose and coffee flavor. Aroma of malts, sweet chocolate and coffee. Nice sweet stout!

3.2
mallons72 (208) - livonia, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2010
On tap at Ashley’s Westland. Bell’s is the best. This is a very smooth creamy/chocolatey/coffee stout. Somewhat lower rating due to poor finish.


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