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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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1009) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Pours black with tan head. Flavor is sweet, but less so than other sweet stouts, and balanced with a graininess. Smells of chocolate and slight soy sauce, but soy is absent in the flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7370) - Utah, USA - MAY 22, 2011
12oz bottle from Plaza liquors in Tucson
Appearance: Pours black with a small tan head and some light lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, sweet roasted coffee and chocolate
Taste: Dark malts, chocolate with roasted coffee in the finish
A nice sweet stout, easy to drink and smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2011
12oz bottle. Light-brown one-finger head, nearly pitch-black color. Was putting this one off for far too long because I feared it would be too rich and thick for the summer, but it turns out that this is perfectly drinkable. Doesnít taste too full, very smooth going down. Wonderfully gradual deep-malt aroma. Roasty, with a sweet aftertaste. Special, indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2753) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2011
12oz bottle. Dark brown with a mocha creamy head. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate but mild. Nice and creamy, medium bodied, nice carbonation, slightly bitter at the beginning with a hint of sweet which disappears as you swallow, becomes more bitter, malty and some hops. A good beer although not as sweet as I would have expected (not a bad thing though).

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3574) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours opaque coal black with very small dark brown highlight and one and a half inch light brown head. Some lacing, thick cream body, and well carbonated. Taste is burnt malt, coffee, some chocolate, a hint of vanilla, and light bitter chocolate finish. Pretty good and very creamy.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Bottle. Very solid beer. Night black color, cappucino foam on top. Not much aroma to speak of. Taste is coffee, bitter chocolate, hint of licorice, with a slightly tangy finish, then more lingering bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel. No flaws with this one really.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MBrausen (69) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2012
This beer was poured from a 12oz bottle into a Town Hall sniffer. A. The beer pours a pitch black. About 2mm of a tan head, that faded relatively quickly. Minimal to no lacing on the glass. S. Smells of mild chocolate, toffee and smoke and light coffee. T. Strong toffee/vanilla sweet taste. The sweetness never really fades from your mouth. Smooth, but almost a little bit bitter. M. Full bodied, but a thin feeling on the tongue. It meets it claim, and is a creamy smooth tastes. O. Overall it is a good beer. I wouldnít have a problem ordering this in a bar. However I wasnít blown away by the flavor. It seemed to be very one sided. The initial cream sweetness holds through, but not as many other flavors come out after. I feel like even with a year under itís belt, this beer might not round out.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neckbracesub (31) - Anderson, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2012
This is one of Bellís weakest stouts, in my opinion, but it still is a solid go-to for the value in price in the stout category. Compared to the Java Stout or even Kalamazoo by Bellís, this one is a little more on the extra-bite side. With all of that being said, this is still a quality beer that has a lot going for it. Pours a nice dark head and has decent aromas of chocolate and caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Small aroma and bold appearance with strong cream tones and great mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
acearl (510) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2012
black hue with small tan head, roasted, chocolate, nothing overwhelming, malt sticks around, kind of roasted almost woody but sour aftertaste, smooth, medium to full body, not the best wouldnít but a case but good


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