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RATINGS: 546   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This smooth, creamy stout and a crackling fireplace are the perfect answer to a wintry evening in Wisconsin. The rich coffee flavor compliments the "warm, fuzzy feeling" you get from the abundant alcohol. Formerly a winter seasonal, named Satin Solstice.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Despite an initially average appearance, this beer does look imminently drinkable. Very brown body with light teak hues. Mostly diminishing beige head. Wonderful rich chocolate surrounds a hearty core of slightly smoky, succulent roasted malts in the initial stages of the aroma. Notes of caramel and campground; this apparent greasy aroma is full and pleasing, even appetizing. A light lactic character and unidentifiable sour fruits round things out. Lovely. Flavor is a little muffled and sticky at first. Very mouth-coating throughout the quaff. Chocolate dominates roastiness in the flavor. Bitterness is medium. the everpresent lactic quality seems to be the only thing detracting from the taste. Mouthfeel is akin to licking an oak barrel that previously housed chocolate syrup, lightly biting. A very long finish leaves substantial and satisfying lightly bitter chocolate notes in the recesses of my mouth. Alcohol is never a noticeable factor. A really fun beer to pick apart, and to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2007
Wow! This one tastes sooo rich. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is creamy bitter chocolate and burnt malts. Just a tiny hint of sourness. Flavor is very robust considering the lower alc%. I would have thought I was drinking something at least 10% alc. Flavor is bitter malts, coffee, cocoa, hints of molasses, faint smoke. Silky mouthfeel. Very impressed overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2007
Dark brown with lots of foamy brown head. Heavy carbonation with a nice chocolate nose. High alcohol taste with chocolate on the taste with burnt coffee on the tail end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2007
Courtesy boboski. Pours a dark brown with a really thin, quickly diminishing tan head. The smell is very roasty, with some smoke, bacon, and dark malts. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, smoke, nuts, and some caramel. I get a fried breakfast meat taste too, more like sausage. The finish is pretty smooth. Somewhat lighter bodied, but the intriguing taste more than makes up for it. Slightly bitter in the aftertaste, but the chocolate appears there too, which covers for it. Nicely done, alot going on with this brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5868) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2007
Picked up a few bottles from Trigs in Wausau, Wisconsin. Pours a black as the "ace of spades" brew with a thick light tan head. Laces very well too. Aromas of dark bittersweet chocolate, sour cherries, oak barrels, wheat biscuits, and then some coffee. Flavor has toffee, and sweet pitted dark fruits. Palate is lightly carbonated, tingly on the tongue tip and a gritty finish. Sweet!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2007
12 oz bottle. Ebony with a toasty tan head. Lace sheeting all around. Nice warm nose of coffee and wood; touch of molasses. Moderate carb with a smooth body. Rich concord grape and coffee. Lacto sweetness and mild grassy drying. Quite tasty. Great for breakfast or dessert.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2571) - Doylestown, PA, USA - APR 3, 2007
12 oz bottle via trade with the Epeeist. Pours a dark brownish black color with a thick foamy brownish beige head. Aroma of roasted coffee beans, rich chocolate, toffee and smoked molasses. Taste is of rich creamy dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans,creamy malts,and toffee with a smoked finish. Excellent !!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2007
12oz bottle-A dark black body with a nice tan head which has an aroma of chocolate, dark malt, and coffee. Taste the same as aroma with more of the malt and coffee flavors. Great tasting imperial stout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2007
From a 12oz Bottle. Pours a dark black color with some faint fuby transparent hues and a well sustaining head of sudsy light tan. Soft aromas of gentle chocolate and a touch of prune. A bit of alcohol heat lingers in the nose, aong with some mild roast coffee and english toffee characters. Medium bodied, effervescent mouthfeel. A light raisiny fruitiness starts out the palate with some faint notes of roast coffee. Almost some musty charred leather characters and burned chocolate in there as well. Funky finish that isnt really off, but just seems overly tannic, grainy, and harsh all at the same time. Finishes with a charred meatiness and herbal euro hop smack. Thanks, Tom!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Got this one as part of the sampler at the brewpub in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Dark brown, opaque pour with a thick, tan head. Chocolate, strong coffee, dark cherries and orange. Balanced. Very good.


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