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RATINGS: 1927   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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 íthe poetí a couple nights prior, and this one felt slightly lackluster in comparison. definitely worth tasting though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sthlm (1285) - Duluth, Minnesota, 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 couldnít get past the burnt taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2007
batch 8150 bottle from miketd...thanks. pours a very dark brown with a creamy cocoa head. aroma is cream...both soured and lacto sweetness, chocolate and heavily roasted malts. flavor is full of dark roasted malt ashiness, wood chocolate and milk flavoring (the kind added to stuff to make it taste more like real milk). thereís coffee on the finish with some lingering bitterness. medium/low body. definite "milk spit" in the back of my throat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2007
12 oz bottle: Pours a clear very dark brown almost black with a solid tan head. The nose is driven by roast, chocolate and dark caramel. I get a lot of coffee, come dark chocolate and slight hop bitterness on the finish. The palate is medium light and disappears fairly quickly. Itís good but it doesnít begin to measure up to the other Bellís beers Iíve had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jzzbassman (1588) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Styles. Wish I had not just had Kalamazoo, because this seems somewhat muted in comparison, although still very nice. The pour is impressive, slightly more opaque and darker than the Kalamazoo with a nice bit of lace that clings all the way down the glass. Smokey aroma, with a hint of chocolate, and a bit of sour cream of all things. Flavor is heavy on the malt, with a big lactic backbone giving it just a bit of sourness that I typically would think of more in a dry stout rather than a sweet stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2008
This one really left me asking why, in a DOUBLE cream stout, I could not detect the "cream" at all. Compare to something like Left Handís íMilk Stoutí and there is no comparison on which is creamier. This one had a really nice aroma, choclate, roasted malt, cream. Pours a nice black, with a small but good looking head, and a little lacing. Alcohol is a little too up front, despite only being 6.1%. Thick, but not creamy. Some nice flavors going on here (coffe and hops along with the choclate and malt), but just a bit boring. Maybe my expectations were too high.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mixinnixon2000 (226) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2008
bottle. nice lower alcohol contend beer considering itís a Bells stout. good amount of malts and smoothness

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1878) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Tap @ HopCat for RBSGí10 - dark pour with tan head. vineou, roasty chocolate goodness. Not finding the body especially creamy, however. Hops stick to the tongue. Molasses with plenty of carbonic tartness. Mixed feelings about this one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gormanb (174) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2010
aroma- dark rich chocolate, heavy cream, alcohol, toffee, coffee. pours black with brown/cream head. taste is cream, coffee, dark chocolate, some sugar, slight bitterness in the finish. palate is slightly acidic and slick. body is light with little carbonation.


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