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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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A dry stout with chocolate notes and hints of oak. A cross culture of three different yeasts during fermentation delivers a delightfully different body with a soft finish

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4.2
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2002
I kinda expected this stout to be more 'hard-core' but this one was good. I don't know about any 'dryness'. Tasted wet to me. The color is blacker than cola. The head is small and yellow. The first thing you taste apon drinking this stout is the coffee flavor. Its different flavors blend together very nicely.I can definetly taste the 'hints of oak'. I'll have to try all the other november stouts!

3.6
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2002
For a stout, a fairly light body. Dark brown in color w/ a roasted coffee nose. Nice flavor, very drinkable

4.2
hotbod47 (26) - flint, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2002
This was the second time that i had tasted this beer. The first time i thought that it was disgusting. However upon further inspection i came to realize what a truly great beer this was. The taste was very chocolatey with something else that i can't quite explain. I only wish that it had more head to make it feel more like a stout

3.3
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2002
Sweet malty aroma, clean, dry roasted flavour surrounded by coffee. Pretty nice.

2.6
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 Ug, I must have gotten an old or bad batch, because it tasted like weak day-old coffee. Not at all enjoyable. I've got a sixer so I'll most definitely re-rate if the next gets any better.

4.3
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2002
Another excellent stout offering from Bell's. Pours out to a jet black color in the glass with virtually no head. Taste is that of roasted malt, with slight coffee overtones. A wonderful smooth, yet lightly hop-laden finish.

3.6
jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2002
This must have been one of the first batches to come out. Dark chocolate tones. Not the best stout from Bells, but still rather good.

3.8
JoeM500 (1909) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2002
Dark and murky, try hard and you'll get a small head. Chalky, chocolate nose, like a Necco. Smooth and sweet taste. Tastes of very expensive chocolate with a great dry hoppy end. This was a VERY young bottle, may get a point or two in aging. This is part of Bell's "Ten Stouts Of November". Enjoy!!

4.2
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2002
another winning stout from bells, dark brown with medium sized brown head, not an overly thick stout, but great aroma of roasted coffee. great mouthfeel of roasted caramel malt with a pleasant bitter hop finish, nice.

3.6
Jokes (1455) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2002
A brown stout which is sort of light in color. A dark tan had poured about a half inch thick which disappeared quickly but left some nice lacing. The aroma is like roasted coffee and soda crackers. A bit of chocolate and a lot of dry come through in the mouth. A bit thin, but enjoyable. A nice level of bitterness in this dry stout.


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