RATINGS: 546   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Sampler flight at the brewery. Coffee nose with hints of soy sauce. Thick coffee, mild dark chocolate flavor. Deep, opaque brown pour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - FEB 14, 2007
12oz, no date. Pours a dark brown--black in the glass with a two finger beige head. Aroma of big roasted malts almost to the point of being burned, bitter chocolate, charred wood--though not really smoky, molasses, some acidity, and digging deep a hint of vanilla and raisins. Roasty coffee acidity up front in flavor followed by an alcoholic vinous characteristic, and molasses into a bitter chocolate ashy roast dry finish. This tasted stronger than 7.5% in the mouth, moderate fairly smooth carbonation and a medium body. Not too shabby overall, but not great, either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Bottle from 1FastSTi. Dak brown with small lacing type head. Molases,vanilla,coco,and coffee is the taste and aroma of this beer. The body is medium and the carbonation is minimal. Real easy to drink. Reminds me of the new FF Espresso Porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2007
One year old bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a large, creamy tan head, lasting, nice lacing. The aroma is loaded with dark chocolate, fairly vinous with hints of vanilla and molases. The flavor is relatively dry, bakers chocolate, molases, slightly acidic coffee and dark fruits. Medium body, relatively light in the mouth for an IS, soft carbonation and a bitter, slightly astringent finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (4127) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2006
A little thin on the edges; dark brown & ruby. Chocolate, coffee, coke, smoke. Thin body, watery. Merely adequate as an Impy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (6201) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2006
Thanks to Sneagrams3 for this Imperial Stout. Pours very dark brown with a crimson hue when held to the light. It has a soapy / rocky tan head that gives nice lacing. The aroma has heavy cream, vanilla, milk chocolate and coffee - quite rich and clean. Medium / full body with a rich velvety feel and a little more carb than normal for the style. The taste starts with cream and lightly roasted dark malt and vanilla. The finish brings a bit of spice from hops, coffee notes, more roastedness and bits of dark fruit. The bitter roast lingers in the mouth. A solid Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2006
12oz bottle. Pitch black and opaque. Strong coffee and anise aromas. Full and slick. Great cocoa and bitter chocolate flavors. Rather sweet with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2674) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown color with a solid brown head. A big smoked, chocolate, coffee and vanilla aroma and flavor. Roasted malts with a light coffee finish. This one rated #5 out of 8 in our annual Christmas gathering (12/22/06).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Blackened brown tone with a smallish cap of dark tanned froth. Keeps a lighter shade of brown once fading to a light skim and collar. Very small, dotty lacing sticks as most of it runs back in. Aroma is of soft bakers chocolate and oatmeal cookies with a slight burnt edge to it. Taste is good with a nice flow of chocolate and oatmeal sweetness. Well rounded and fairly bold and lengthy. Finish is complex with burnt notes, piney hops, mango, yes, mango, slight peppery spices, and a roasted dryness emerging late with that of which is coffee-like. Slight chocolate dryness is evident as well along parts of the finish. Great finish to this one. Feel is bold and quite full with a nice mild, dark sweetness of oats and chocolate as it has a unique warming texture thats a bit fluffy yet slick and creamy. Whoa, this is some quickly drinkin dark stuff. Gone in no time flat. And at only 7.5% for an Impy stout, youll be reaching for more, bottle after bottle. A solid treat out of Wisconsin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mamabeer (39) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2006
bottle - Licorice and molasses in the aroma. Black in color with a thin head that was quickly gone. Taste was sweet, somewhat caramel, with notes of licorice and bitter chocholate. Palate was a little thin for a stout. Overall a really nice beer.

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