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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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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 thatís 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 Iíve had. A very nice stout.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (1419) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle. Bottled Jan 2014; Drank Apr 2015 - Opaque Black in colour. Short lived thin tan head. Malty; dark chocolate, lightly roast malts, some coffee, caramel. Creamy and smooth. Sweet dark chocolate and light roast malts throughout. Quite dry into the finish. Decent, but I expected more. (2015-04-09)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StoutBeerReviews (81) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Creamy smooth, very roasty. Mouth feel is nice and thick, overall quite balanced between chocolate and coffee flavors. very nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (478) - - JAN 5, 2017
Pours black with a brown head. Nose of roasted malt. Taste is some bittersweet chocolate, and a really smoky bitter finish. I don't love the smokiness. Makes it tough to really like the beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Percy0103 (758) - MEXICO - JAN 5, 2017
Bottle, 355ml. A dark beer with minimal head. Aroma is lf blac coffee and lactose. Taste is very sweet with low bitterness. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation and a lactose finish. Feels like black coffee with milk and sugar.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (1064) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JAN 5, 2017
Bottle, 355ml. Opaque dark brown, frothy light brown. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits, lactose, light alcohol. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation. Medium sweet, lightly bitter. Sweet roasted and coffee flavors into an acidic lactose finish. Smooth and pleasant.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierMeHoos (587) - Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: 12 ounce bottle. Appearance: pours an opaque black with just a touch of brown at the edge when held to the light. One finger of thick, foamy tan head. Not much retention. Aroma: Strongest note in the aroma is coffee, followed by half and half, and then some melted chocolate. Taste: Both coffee and half & half are equally strongest here, followed by some lingering acidity, and semi-sweet bitter chocolate chips. The finish is heavy on burnt barley and light smoke. Palate: Wet to start, then creamy, and dries out considerably. Roasted, dry finish. Overall: One of the smoothest easiest drinking stouts, Iíve had in a while.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
West12 (4) - sarasota, - DEC 29, 2016 does not count
I donít know how this beer is rated as highly as it is in here. I am very unimpressed. One of those beers where I bought a six pack just to try something new and as soon as I took a sip thought "that was a mistake, should have just bought another unibroue." Watery, no character at all. All you taste is malt and not a very pleasant malt flavor at that. In the same class with Guinness as far as Iím concerned. Might even prefer a Guinness and thatís saying something.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arn8897 (357) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Pours black with small brown head. Aromas of chocolate and malt. Taste the same with a little sweetness from the cream. Very smooth. Little to no aftertaste. Finishes clean. Nice lacing in the glass. Light to medium mouth feel.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (2616) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2016
Bottle. Black color, small brown head. Aroma has milky notes, coffee, cream. Nice roasty body, cream notes, milky notes, latte. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Msdrbeat (582) - East Lansing, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Bottled. Fantastic stout. Pours black with off white lacing. Great malt aroma and smooth mouthfeel. I love that it isnít too smokey.


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