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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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - JAN 13, 2008
Bottle at Bellís Eccentric Cafe. Not overly impressed. If I didnít know better, I would never have guessed this is a sweet stout. Tasted very mainstream. Nothing that made me want another. Switched to the Expedition stout-- much better.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2010
This is a nice heavy beer that was sweet and good on the palate. Nice color and a good lacing after each sip. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GTAEgeek (2046) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2010
On tap at the Brick Store Pub. Pours pitch black with a medium, brown head that leaves tons of lacing. The aroma is light coffee and chocolate, milk and caramel. The flavor is very sweet, with a background of cocoa bitterness. Itís smooth and silky. Overall a tasty and mellow stout.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jethro6191 (508) - Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Almost black with a foamy tan head that contained a slightly red tint. Roasted malt aroma. Roasted malt, dark fruit, cherry, and molasses notes. Somewhat watery mouthfeel. Low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2152) - Quťbec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
12oz bottle thanks to savvy1982.
Appearance : Pitch black with a small (even if I worked hard) brown and slightly creamy head.
Aroma : Coffee and roasted malt. Light notes of green olives. Faint nose overall. Light chocolate and light hops. Light alcohol.
Taste : Roasted malt and chocolate. Some resinous hops. Notes of coffee too. Palate is rather creamy but still a bit thin. Great dark chocolate on the finish.
Overall : A little bit disappointing. Perhaps itís a bit old. Nice stuff but nothing really special. A bit too much alcohol on nose and taste for such a not so high abv beer. Maybe a waited a bit too long to have it.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Great beer. It was like a dessert. Would have enjoyed it with a dark chocolate tort of some kind. Extremely smooth and yes creamy. Full bodied and roasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (15404) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2011
12 oz. bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of sweetened chocolate, a lactate-y quality and slight roastiness. Flavour follows suit, with the roastiness and sweetened chocolate upfront - milky body that leaves the slightly sweetened chocolate lingering. Quite good though nothing overly special.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
steadyj (87) - Kentucky, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Aroma is dark roasted malt with a little bit of chocolate. Taste is sweet with a strong malty character including biscuit and dark fruit. Carbonation seems a little high. Also the mouthfeel is a thinner than I would normally expect from Bellís. Very good, but Iím not sure if the price reflects the quality.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Pours deep brown with a mocha colored head. Nose is roasted malts, burnt sugar and vanilla. Flavor is bitter chocolate, roasted malt and milky sweetness. Palate is silky and smooth, but a touch thin. Very easy drinker.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Bottle. The aroma was a typical coffee noted stout, but then a basement-like peat floated out on the finish. Strange. I sniffed a quarter, half, and upon finish, and still found the same mixed aroma. The appearance was a deep dark brown, a frigginí bear, with a light tan head that was barely there at all. The jerk. Palate wise, it was a medium bodied creamy texture (duh!). The taste had an acidic bitter finish with that musty basement peat filling out the bulk of the taste, a foundation of coffee/chocolate laid beneath.


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