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RATINGS: 1934   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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3.6
cmr1517 (35) - New Haven, Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2007
Firs t beer ever rated! Has a coffe/nutty aroma. Initial bitter taste but becomes sweet and smooth. Good Stuff!

3.6
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s, sampled with the Mad Indian. Pours dark with a light tan head. Aroma of roasted chocolate malts and coffee. The flavor is smooth, sweet, chocolate, roast, and coffee. Good brew.

3.6
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Bottle. Pours dark, dark brown... almost black. Nice nose: roasted malt, coffee, vanilla sweetness. Creamy with a hint of carbonation on the palate. Flavor-wise, we get notes of roasted sweet malt, coffee and smoke. Quite drinkable.

3.6
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Pours like iodine w/ a medium sized, creamy froth. Head retention is good and reduces slowly to a full canopy and a fluffy ring. Aroma is weak w/ mildly roasted, creamy malts. Full nectar w/ creamy residual effers. Mildy roasted w/ a balanced sweet and creamy malt backbone. Not real complex but very drinkable. Theres a slight souring that takes place mid-palate. The finish is long w/ a mild souring.

3.6
Nejhleader (1561) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2007
very dark colour, has a bit of a roast toffee aroma, fairly smooth body, seems to have a hint of chocolate in it.

3.6
JorisPPattyn (10004) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2007
Black beer with dark amber-beige head. Chocolate, and dried wine or brandy barrels; sweet, near-fruity. Dark-brown sugar aroma. Sweet, coffee & cacaopowder; roasted finish, breadcrust. Retronasal like unsweetened cocoacream. Quite velvety MF, despite lively carbonation. Medium bodied, slick. Sweet, but warming stout, nice. Once more thanks to DaveDave

3.6
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 Bottle thanks to miketd. Poured a deep brown/black color with a nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Begins super smooth and leads into flavor that matches the aroma. Hints of cocoa in the finish. Very creamy and easy to drink. I wish I had a few more to enjoy on Christmas by the fire, because for some reason that is what this reminds me of. Big thanks to Mike for hooking me up with thus beer.

3.6
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - NOV 2, 2007
bottle. pours like a thick oil. no head. aroma is chocolate with some roasted notes and a light alcohol. mod bitter hop in taste. bittersweet on exhale. great carbonation - fine prickly bubbles. starts out moderately thick and thins as you drink. ended up tasting like a dopplebock toward the end. definitely a solid beer. i had ’the poet’ a couple nights prior, and this one felt slightly lackluster in comparison. definitely worth tasting though.

3.6
sthlm (790) - Blank, Alabama, USA - NOV 6, 2007
[Bottle] Pours dark brown with a small dark tan head. Aroma is very sweet with malt, a little fruitiness and some brown sugar. Taste is a little bitter, with a lot of burnt malt and only a hint of the sweetness in the finish that the aroma had. A very subdued sourness is in there that reminds me of one bottle of cherry stout that I had. Fairly thick, quite smooth. This one had potential, but I just couldn’t get past the burnt taste.

3.6
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2007
Bottle. Very dark brown body, small tan head receding rapidly, big roasty nose with coffee notes. Roasty, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, less richness than the nose suggests, very drinkable.


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