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RATINGS: 1935   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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3.8
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2016
Bottle at home. Black - offwhite head. High malty. Sweetness. Ok burned. Ok sweetness. Cocoa. Chocolate. Smooth body. Some vanilla. Bitter burned. Some licorice. Nice.

3.8
bhensonb (15088) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Bottle numbered 8150. Dark brown/black color with a tan smear for head. Aroma of dark toasted malt, and something like vanilla. Near medium body with mild, smooth carbonation. Flavor is dark toasted, near burnt, malt with coffee and a touch of vanilla. Then it seems more like anise, and sucking on dark chocolate. The finish is nearly dry, and bitter like bakerís chocolate. Now the body seems fuller. This is strangely variable stuff. Tastes really good.

3.7
Ferris (15013) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle - Dark chocolate, cocoa and a bit of molasses. Jet black with a bubbly rich brown head. Lots of molasses, some coffee and a chocolate finish.

3.8
gunnfryd (14820) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt. Flavour is coffee, roasted malt, hop, fruit, chocolate. Medium to full body. Nice beer.

3.7
DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at avrashiís place. Thanks troubles. Dark to black, not opaque, with a small tan head. Roasty aroma with dark chocolate, a bit of coffee and a smoky note. Sweetish and slightly bitterish flavor, roasty, with dark chocolate, a bit of cocoa, some coffee and a finish with some bitterness and a smoky note. Medium-bodied. Very good.

3.5
Ratman197 (14674) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a lingering brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roastiness, coffee anbd a hint of vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, roastiness, vanilla and light coffee with a smooth lingering roasty finish.

3.8
Scopey (14505) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
On draft at the new growler joint in Savannah. It pours darkest brown with a small tan head. The nose is light roast, toast, rich chocolate, caramel, sugary coffee and cake. The taste is smooth, mellow roast, earth, chocolate, caramel, cocoa powder, lactose and coffee with a bitter-sweet finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not a whole lot if depth, but very tasty and drinkable.

3.3
djd07 (14366) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is a faint light roast and chocolate. Thin mouthfeel with a strong vanilla flavor and cream. Easy to drink a good sweet stout from Bells.

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Tmoney99 (14365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2005
BOTTLE. MODERATE MALTY, LIGHT BREAD AND LICORICE AROMA. MEDIUM FROTHY, LIGHT BROWN HEAD THAT HELD TO FINISH. MODERATE SWEET FLAVOR. FINISH WAS FULL, CREAMY WITH LIGHT ASTRIGENT.

3.5
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2008 (1/1/08, 12oz bottle, thanks Peregrinari) Small tan head atop cola brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some roast/coffee, light vinous. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, coffee bitterness. Smooth medium body. (8/3/7/3/14)

(Brickskeller Bells 10/03) Dark brown with tan head. Aroma is creamy, rich, coffee, chocolate, tobacco. Taste is coffee, light chocolate, light sweet. Medium body. (8/3/7/3/14)

(WCC2003) Black body with small brown head. Aroma is coffee, medium sweet, some chocolate. Taste is rich, coffee, light chocolate, medium bitter. Full body, fairly creamy. (8/4/8/4/16)


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