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RATINGS: 1931   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (1520) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Very dark beer. Smells roasty, with hints of chocolate. Has a slightly creamy feel and a roasty taste. Not a stout I would rate among my favorites, but itís not bad either.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ronritter (326) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2017
on tap pours black with tan headtaste isbalanced between chocolate and coffee flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabic (467) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Ar: Cocoa and light char, a touch of smoke; cherry and blueberry notes, some sweet coffee. Ap: Deep brown-black, opaque; small tan head with low retention, leaves a ring of bubbles and a thin cap of foam with a big middle sud. T: Sweet, cocoa and coffee up front; light herbal bitterness; medium caramel and sweet bread crust; nice toasted malt finish. P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation; finish is moderately dry. O: Excellent sweet stout; nice blend of roast and caramel flavors--very multidimensional--with a well-balanced sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcon25 (747) - Duvall, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2017
Bottle pour at home. Black pour thin head, semisweet chocolate aroma little coffee, almost nitro like body, rosted coffee and coco, smooth drinking beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brownaler (607) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Power milk aroma with a caramel cream body velvety finish with a bit of coca.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2651) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle. Bottled Jan 2014; Drank Apr 2015 - Opaque Black in colour. Short lived thin tan head. Malty; dark chocolate, lightly roast malts, some coffee, caramel. Creamy and smooth. Sweet dark chocolate and light roast malts throughout. Quite dry into the finish. Decent, but I expected more. (2015-04-09)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StoutBeerReviews (105) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Creamy smooth, very roasty. Mouth feel is nice and thick, overall quite balanced between chocolate and coffee flavors. very nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (478) - - JAN 5, 2017
Pours black with a brown head. Nose of roasted malt. Taste is some bittersweet chocolate, and a really smoky bitter finish. I don't love the smokiness. Makes it tough to really like the beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Percy0103 (761) - MEXICO - JAN 5, 2017
Bottle, 355ml. A dark beer with minimal head. Aroma is lf blac coffee and lactose. Taste is very sweet with low bitterness. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation and a lactose finish. Feels like black coffee with milk and sugar.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (1071) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JAN 5, 2017
Bottle, 355ml. Opaque dark brown, frothy light brown. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits, lactose, light alcohol. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation. Medium sweet, lightly bitter. Sweet roasted and coffee flavors into an acidic lactose finish. Smooth and pleasant.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierMeHoos (587) - Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: 12 ounce bottle. Appearance: pours an opaque black with just a touch of brown at the edge when held to the light. One finger of thick, foamy tan head. Not much retention. Aroma: Strongest note in the aroma is coffee, followed by half and half, and then some melted chocolate. Taste: Both coffee and half & half are equally strongest here, followed by some lingering acidity, and semi-sweet bitter chocolate chips. The finish is heavy on burnt barley and light smoke. Palate: Wet to start, then creamy, and dries out considerably. Roasted, dry finish. Overall: One of the smoothest easiest drinking stouts, Iíve had in a while.


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