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RATINGS: 1920   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Sweeter and smoother than Kalamazoo Stout. A beer for special winter occasions. Great with chocolate desserts. Available October-March.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours a nice black color with a thick, bubbly tan head. Thick cocoa aroma with caramel in the background. Milky texture with some sweet chocolate notes. Really good, but not heavy. So a year round kind of stout.

1956fordf100 (2) - - DEC 10, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2017 Dense, dark poor with super creamy richness unlike any I've tried so far. My newest favorite.

Cakes (496) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2017
On Tap at Jean Bonnett Tavern. As good as I had hoped. Bells proves it once again with another outstanding brew. Creamy, dark brown. Flavor of chocolate and coffee.. The aroma really reaches out to you. I enjoyed drinking this sitting by a fireplace in an 1763 historic tavern.

bubbleflubber (2241) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2017
Pours into the glass an opaque black, with a creamy head that retains a light eggshell cap. The nose is of dark and semi-sweet chocolates. Flavors run similar, of dark, semi-sweet and baker's chocolates, alongside (just) hints of dark esters. The full body and smooth, creamy mouthfeel make for a substantially rich, albeit semi-dry finish on the palate. Truly, a great pairing with desserts or chocolates. Another hit from Bell's!

CraftBeerNick (2877) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2017
Tap at Blue Palms BrewHouse, Hollywood, 21st November 17. Pours black. Aroma is sweet, chocolate. Taste is sweet, rich, yes creamy, it's not my style and this is the last of a big night, but quite good.

BeerRenter76 (1043) - Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2017 Nice smooth flavors of oats, roasted black coffee, milk chocolate and pecan. Palate is smooth and creamy with a light carbonation bite on the backside which mingles with the coffee aftertaste. Overall I think this is a pretty nice stout, bought this as a single but wouldn’t hesitate to buy a sixer.

GregMooreNH (165) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2017 Pours dark with a rich head. Aroma is chocolate and roast. Taste is chocolate and coffee with a hint of vanilla. A solid stout.

ttutony (945) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2017
Deep dark brown with an offwhite head. Slight sweetness but not overwhelming. Nice roasted malt to balance things out. Full body but not overdone.

Mattseward (28) - - NOV 11, 2017
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basaywhat (314) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours deep brown with an average tan head. Aroma slightly roasted malt, chocolate and coffee notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with bitter notes.

Murrow (112) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - NOV 1, 2017
Pours black with luxurious light brown head. Mild aroma. Coffee, chocolate, tart fruit. A little sweet up front, but not at all cloying. Dark malt with a mix of roasty bitterness and sweetness on the finish. Nice carbonation, accentuates the flavors. Creamy texture. Nicely balanced sweet stout.

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