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RATINGS: 1935   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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McKnizzle69 (89) - Machesney Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2006
Bottle: Batch #7182: Poured very dark brown that verry little light can be seen through. Long lasting medium brown head. Has great dark chocolate, sweet maltand some coffee tones in the smell. Taste is as it smells PERFECT!

4.3
luiss (89) - Elmsford, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Pours out like old tar combined with my grandfathers old engine oil. Very creamy look to it with a caramel color head. Hints of wood, chocolate, coffe compliment this beer. Very light sweet after taste which is refreshing to the palate.

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dra19 (89) - holland, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and little bit of chocolate. Good Chocolate taste with some vanilla and malt. Great Bellís beers.

4.5
properhops (88) - - OCT 31, 2011
Video review at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dECGUAE-DIA

Appearance: Jet black + red transparencies skimming bottom, minimal head, minimal lacing

Smell: Burnt coffee, raw cinnamon, bittersweet chocolate, earthiness

Taste: Incredible body, amazing cloud-like mouthfeel, burnt coffee, chocolate fudge, molasses, roasted carmel malts, black licorice, oak bark + chocolate milk + cardboard residual, hint of raisin + vanilla bean, well balanced, mild carbonation, drinkable

Pairings: Aperitif w/ brie + fresh bread, bruschetta

3.9
pjwalsh2 (87) - Palos Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2011
1. Look - A black beer with a small tan head. 2. Sniff - It has a big roasted chocolate aroma. 3. Sip - This full bodied stout is very smooth, swet, and creamy. 4. Another Look - This is a good looking stout with above average lacing. 5. Evaluate - Overall, this is a very enjoyable stout. It has a sweet creamy taste with a mild dry finish. I would absolutely recommend to my family, freinds, and especially those who only drink Guinness.

4.2
Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Bottle. Pours like used motor oil...a brown head appeared and quickly fled the scene. Inky black in color, with a faint amber glow around the edges. Aromas are of faint earthiness, and choco-coffee ice-cream. Flavor is fantastic...with an exceptionally complex yet smooth palate. Sweet, but not too malty, chocolate and coffee flavors. Nice bubbly bite, but finished smooth and creamy. Thank you, Bellís...once again.

3.4
steadyj (87) - Kentucky, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Aroma is dark roasted malt with a little bit of chocolate. Taste is sweet with a strong malty character including biscuit and dark fruit. Carbonation seems a little high. Also the mouthfeel is a thinner than I would normally expect from Bellís. Very good, but Iím not sure if the price reflects the quality.

3.8
stimulus (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2010
A: Pours a deep brown with beige lacing. S: Smells very sugary like molasses with some chocolate notes T: Heavy dark chocolate with a strong malty profile. P: A bit sticky with too much carbonation.

1.7
BorksBabe (85) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Aroma is about as good as the dog kennel of a humane society. Looks decent... tastes like roasted burnt chocolate with a hint of feet. Smooth on the palate.... but bitter finish. I donít like stouts. íNuff said.

4.7
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2004
enjoyed the rich coffee like taste and the dark and appealing visuals bells best stout effort


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