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RATINGS: 1923   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Absolutely opaque black in color. A simple dark tan head holds for several minutes and then drops to a thin surface covering and very nice collar. The aroma reveals licorice, sweet milk chocolate, creamy coffee, mild buttery biscuit, and a touch of raisin. Roasty. An interesting fruity tasty up front becoming quickly mildly sweet and creamy like a rich sour cream. The bitterness deepens as the beer warms and breathes on the palate. There is a touch of alcohol but it burns off quickly leaving a dry finish that’s loaded with lingering bitterness, dry coffee-like roastiness, and a light touch of mildy tart dark fruitiness. The body is medium. The texture is softly fluffy as the beer seems to expand on the palate. Oily on the finish. Drinkability is high, because this beer invites you back with the promise of another intriguing sip. One of the best I’ve had. A very nice stout.


3.9
sinfull (1847) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2018 Almost black. One finger thick, beige head. Chocolate and toasted malt in aroma. Well balanced taste with some chocolate sweetness and moderate roasted bitterness. Full body, smooth mouthfeel.

3.8
BColan (34) - - DEC 27, 2017
Very well balanced. Love the flavores although it could have a bit more heavy flavor on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
MavDunk (140) - - DEC 27, 2017
Out of the bottle. Deep black in color with khaki head. Smell is chocolate and sweet cream. Taste is roasted malts, mocha, and cocoa. Velvety mouthfeel. Heavy body. Decent stout.

4
jflopsu (1862) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2017 Pours black with tan head. Strong roasted malt aroma. Creamy taste with chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. A lingering roasted malt afteraste.

4.7
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.

3.9
Cakes (498) - 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.

3.8
bubbleflubber (2244) - 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!

3.7
CraftBeerNick (2982) - 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.

3.9
BeerRenter76 (1055) - 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.

3.5
GregMooreNH (267) - 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.


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