Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2001
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Larry Bell breaks new stout ground. In the words of Leland Fox íits like a full flavored sauce more than a beerí
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 24, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, a very interesting beer. Intensely spicy aroma. I wish that I had a better repetoire of spices so that I could tell what I am smelling/tasting, but I detected some cinnamon, nutmeg, and pepper, and maybe some allspice. The falvour is very smoky as well. I donít know if I particularly like these type of flavours in a stout, but this is still worth trying because it is so unique.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have a really tough time rating this. Itís so interesting but im just not really sure if i like it. Dark body with a medium head. Thin Bells body. A very peppery/roasted nose. BIG peppery flavor that fades into a light hoppy finish. Really interesting. Im not sure if I like the pepper or not. I suggest trying it though.
fraternie (797) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bizarre bitter fruit malt with some interesting spices, but again, just too thin to be a great stout in my book.
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is indeed very spicy. I picked up a bit of peppery taste in this beer. It was good stuff. Very complex.
FUNK (120) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2001
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good. This is one complex beer. It started with a brandish flavor that mellowed out to allow the other flavors to shine through, decently hopped with a almost indesribable spicy flavor. This is one of Bellís ten stouts of November. What a country.