thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Well, the honeymoon is over...A Bellís product that I donít like. Appearance is black with a frothy brown head. Smells of yeast, licorice and corriander. Palate is medium and oily. Strong anise taste and that corriander comes through as well. Very strong aftertaste. A mixed up mess in my humble opinion.
demitriustown (1175) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle: Pours an opaque black with a large sized tan head. The aroma was of cloves, plums, a bit of chocolate and a definite alcohol presence. A fruity raisin and plum mixture nicely spiced with a woodsy note. There is a definite chocolate taste and some roasted malts. Palate is medium bodied, somewhat sticky, and lightly soft. Overall, I thought this beer was a departure from what Bellís usually brews and is a welcomed change in my opinion
thedm (5355) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Whats in a name? Would a stout my anyother name taste as good? Ok whereís the hops then? This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized brown colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation black colored body. The mild dark malt aroma contained mild chocolate and dark malt notes. The mouth feel was thick semi-flat and smooth. The flavor contained notes of dark malt mild licorice and brown malt. A decent one but not one that I would consider buying again.
dkoonce (911) - Peopleís Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick and dark, almost stout like in the slowly developing thick brown head. The aroma is not stout like, combining malt and sour yeast. Thick and heavy, with a flat, almost metallic flavor. A short dry finish.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick pour, dark brown color. Smell of honey, coffee, chocolate, male, cherries and alcohol. Smells almost like robitusium cough syrup. Taste of malt, coffee, honey, chocolate, hops, rye, alcohol, fruit, and a very dry bitterness at the end .Very different beer here but I like it.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown body with medium sized, tan head. The aroma is figs, raisins, brown sugar and cloves. The flavor is molases, prunes, roast, cocoa, spice and a touch of alcohol. Medium body, fairly dry, smooth texture and a warm finish.
McBeer (12) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice color, it looked more like a stout. As it warms up I tasted a lot of cinnamon which made this taste spicy. As for lacingÖnone. It is worth trying but not I would not spend a lot of money trying to get your hands on this one.
hopdog (10731) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Poured a dark, dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, chocolate and some roast. Tastes of stronger dark fruits (plums and raisins), cocoa, and roast. Medium sweet with light alcohol in the finish. Light lacing left on the glass.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz - batch 7673 - Very roasty dark malt aroma with some coffee, chocolate and a touch of hops. Pours cola colored with a small lasting brown head and great lacing. Flavor matches with an alcohol bite I didnít expect for 7.7%. Palate is sticky and chalky. More of a porter IMO. Still pretty tasty.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of hippie4beer Dark pour. Much darker than I expected. Tons of chocolate, coffee, and licorish. Doesnít fit well into the style. Not what I was expecting.