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RATINGS: 1934   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.


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Lager43 (46) - Watertown, Connecticut, USA - JUL 18, 2017
A smooth great porter . Very tasty at 6.1 seek it out. I find it in NY state. Worth the drive from CT. Nice, smooth malt flavor. It you like Porters , you'll love this one. Cheers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. great lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Flavor was smooth and creamy with roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, roasted coffee, caramel and a touch of cream.

3.9
shawnmurphy (495) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2017
12-ounce bottle pours black with ruby hues. Moderately dark-tan creamy head. Aroma: molasses, raisins, dark chocolate. Flavor: raisins, figs, dates, molasses, smokiness from roasted black patent malt, espresso latte’. Mouthfeel: smooth, creamy from lactose.

4.8
Sun33 (28) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 17, 2017
Stout muy especial, tiene los aromas típicos de cualquier stout, sorprendiendo en el sabor.

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llepafigues (1) - SPAIN - MAR 1, 2017 does not count
Una Stout que és bona, i que si no fos per la baixa graduació seria una Imperial Stout en quant a cos i sabor. Té gust a licor de café i el sabor de les Imperial Stout envellides. Té cos mig/alt. De color negre nit. Fa escuma baixa, amb bombolla petita. Amargor nul·la, és gairebé dolça. Olor a licor de cafè i xocolata. Recomanable.

2.1
ghostbeer (215) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Pitch black and incredible smooth and unctuous. I was drinking this with other stouts so any aromas or nuanced flavors were really lost for me. Disappointing but I would like to try this again on its own.

3.4
Ronritter (729) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2017
on tap pours black with tan headtaste isbalanced between chocolate and coffee flavors.

3.9
Jabic (588) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Ar: Cocoa and light char, a touch of smoke; cherry and blueberry notes, some sweet coffee. Ap: Deep brown-black, opaque; small tan head with low retention, leaves a ring of bubbles and a thin cap of foam with a big middle sud. T: Sweet, cocoa and coffee up front; light herbal bitterness; medium caramel and sweet bread crust; nice toasted malt finish. P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation; finish is moderately dry. O: Excellent sweet stout; nice blend of roast and caramel flavors--very multidimensional--with a well-balanced sweetness.

3.9
tcon25 (848) - Duvall, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2017
Bottle pour at home. Black pour thin head, semisweet chocolate aroma little coffee, almost nitro like body, rosted coffee and coco, smooth drinking beer.

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brownaler (663) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Power milk aroma with a caramel cream body velvety finish with a bit of coca.


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