bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a murky brown body with small creamy beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, roasted malt, ginger, nutmeg, clove, and light anise. Flavor of roasted malt, molasses, cinnamon, and brown sugar.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The big problem with cardamom isn’t its flavour - I like the flavour. It’s the application. Maybe I just don’t cook the right foods, but it takes me forever to use even the tiniest amount. Larry Bell, evidently, has the same problem and decided to get rid of his entire stock in this beer. Extremely dark brown; aroma of allspice and cardamom, coffee; similar flavours, with perhaps a citric element; fruitcakey finish.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Creamy large brown head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some nutmeg, roast, ginger, light anise. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, nutmeg, ginger. Soft medium body, low carbonation.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2008 Name: Harry Magill’s Spiced Stout
clear brown, headless, spiced cinimon clove and roasted aroma, sweet malt flavor, touch of spices, hint of soy, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 7/20
Name: Harry McGillis
Appearance: black, fine tan head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet dark chocolate and cinamon aroma,
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, lots of cinamon and other spices, light bitterness follows the spicyness, touch of sweetness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Tmoney99 (9981) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by shigadeyo.
Poured dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy ginger and nutmeg aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy spice and butter flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration.
Very good complex brew.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Totally black brew. Murky brown when held up to the sun. Small, creamy, khaki head.
The aroma is of chocolate and root beer; vanilla and cola.
The flavor is of chocolate, vanilla, buttermilk and cola. The alcohol is abundant. Well-balanced. Very lightly bitter.
Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Alcoholic, lightly bitter finish. Very simple brew. The alcohol is not well-hidden, but very good stuff nonetheless!
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with CaptainCougar (thanks!). Poured a dark, dark brown with an averaged sized brown head. Aromas of molassess, spices, light maple, roasted malts, and chocolate. Tastes starts of wih maple leading into other softer spice tastes and roasted malts with a coffee finish. Body a tad on the thin side. Shows its age a little bit but still a good beer.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Bells. Black appearance with a brown head. Molasses, ginger, light anise, chocolate malty aroma. Ginger, dark chocolate, anise, thick sugar, light espresso flavor.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black body with a fast fading brown head. Roasty charred wood aroma, hints of molasses deep down. Moderate roast, barely there spice. Average palate is thin for the style. Decent but I was expecting more complexity.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark oily black with a thin tan creamy head. Strong roasted aroma with some ginger, but not much. Very robust and full-bodied, this finishes sweet and spicy. A good style and done very well. Another great Bells beer.