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RATINGS: 1559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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The satisfying elements of both stout and coffee come together in this full-bodied treat. A marriage of Sumatra's best with rich chocolate and roasted malt provides for a truly enlightening beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Bottle. Pours black with hints of amber at the edges and a thin tan head. Coffee dominates the nose, closely followed by nuts, baking chocolate, and some dark malts. The flavor also has a ton of coffee, maybe too much, and some roasted malt. Don’t get me wrong, I love coffee, but it endangers some of the beer aspects. There is some malty, nutty sweetness in there, but the finish and aftertaste are identical to a dark roasted coffee.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Bottle. Hello coffee! Dark black with a thin brown head. Aromas of coffee, ofcourse, along with roasted malts and chocolate that segue nicely to the taste. Finishes with a slight lingering bitterness. I am becoming a big fan of this type of stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2006
black with a brown head. fantastic aroma of fresh ground coffee beans. huge espresso flavor. almost tastes more like a cup of espresso than a beer. medium to full body with a roasted bitter finish. the alcohol is hidden well. i had no idea that this was 7.5%. another great beer from bells.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Pours a robust blackish brown with thin deep tan head. Nose is rich fresh coffee, not a whole lot else going on other than coffee. Flavor is sweet roasty malts with more coffee flavor. The coffee is a little more subdued in the flavor. Nice indeed.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BuckeyeBoy (5031) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 25, 2006
I am not a big java fan. It looks great and smells like a java. pours a very nice black and had a good head. to much java for me. It does tast better once it gets closer to room temp.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Bottle. Pours a dark dark brown with a thin tan head. The aroma is pure roasted malts.The flavor is excellent. Coffee (obviously), smoke, brown sugar. Nice creamy finish. One of the better coffee stouts available.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2006 Bells owns this territory. Big coffee/espresso flavors with sweet caramel/roasted malt/smoke and burnt brown sugar. Very creamy and sinous texture only heightens the experience. Good instead of breakfast.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Batch # 7221. Poured to almost black in color with a tan head. The aroma was a fantastic roasted coffee. But, the flavor was coffee, and kind of tasted like grounds. Very creamy though. A good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2556) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Poures thick like most of Bells stouts and has a dark, almost black hue to it with thin tan head. Has a nice roasted coffee aroma. Flavor is very much roasted coffee with slight chocolate and some malt. The mouth is very thick and smooth. A very interesting and tasty stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (10572) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2006
A fairly thick stout with coffee grounds. Wake up and smell the coffee. Java and roast including burnt ground taste, Ok for some, but not my type of stout. Marvellous appearance, with the dark head. Creamy yet mouth numbing. Bitter and roasty aftertaste.


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