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RATINGS: 1915   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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Murrow (111) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - NOV 1, 2017
Pours black with luxurious light brown head. Mild aroma. Coffee, chocolate, tart fruit. A little sweet up front, but not at all cloying. Dark malt with a mix of roasty bitterness and sweetness on the finish. Nice carbonation, accentuates the flavors. Creamy texture. Nicely balanced sweet stout.

4.1
dsm (109) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Roasted flavors dominate the aroma and the taste, complemented by chocolate. It is medium to full bodied. The carbonation is excellent - the bubbles are just right on the tongue. Slight bitterness, very smooth. A great stout.

4.3
knights97 (109) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 has all the same qualities of the left hand milk stout, smooth, very dark beer with a slight cream taste to it while giving you that stout feel to the beer. Very good and about the same as left hands, only difference for me is this is a little smoother

4
WinoInTraining (109) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2009
Insanely roasty toasty. Lighter and with more acid edge than the Exp or Kalamzoo. yum

3.6
tilldeath (109) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Aroma boozy coffee roasty. Lactose makes it sweet for sure, little sour bitter finish. Great smooth full body mouthfeel. Good middle and excellent finish the aroma and inital taste through it from above 4 for me. Would be a regular drinker for me if I could get it.

4.1
derekbrown (109) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2011
What a wonderful stout! Beautifully chocolatey goodness. Wonderful creamy texture and a Goldilocks texture (not-too-thick, not-too-thin) makes for a great beer. Aroma leaves some to be desired, though. Very little nose at all.

3.9
hopasaurus_rex (109) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2012
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a dark brown almost black with a small tan head that goes quick. Aromas of coffee, cream, cocoa and a nice burntness. Flavor is slightly bitter up front from the coffee and slight hop bitter. Finishes with a nice coffee/cocoa flavor. Mouthfeel is very oily. Overall a pretty solid beer.

4.4
sja14 (108) - Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2008
This might be the best beer I have ever had. Pours dark brown with a nice brown head. The aroma might be the only area the beer is lacking in with hints of coffee and cocoa. The flavor is a nice combination of everything delicious including coffee and chocolate all melded together by a nice smokiness. Phenomenal beer. Nice because Bell’s lists this beer’s availability as Nov. 1st through March but I got it mid-October at La Cave du Vin which offers it to go at state minimum prices which is an awesome discovery.

3.4
livelaughlovep (108) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2009 Aroma:Toastiness, burnt, coffee, chocolate.
Appearance: Nearly black, oily.
Flavor: Iced Coffee. Some chocolate, burnt & toasted malts.
Palate: Creamy, full mouthfeel, smooth. Very dry finish.
Overall Impression: Little too coffee like for me to return to, but not bad at all.

3.4
gonzo46and2 (108) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2008
This was second of three Bell’s stouts I’ve just tried. This has a very powerfull aroma of dark roasted malts with notes of coffee. I couldn’t help but taste a bit of overly burnt bitterness that wasn’t only from the hops. This stout is average in my opinion.


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