BuckeyeBoy (5781) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Hollywoodt (240) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Capa (2616) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Sammy (11040) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 17, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
"Bells just gets better and better. Pours a black black huge think head that was a tan to brown. laced perfect. Aroma was of coffee. Flavor was like expresso and beer mixed. Mouthfeel was creamy and thick. nice nice beer."
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - FEB 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Dickinsonbeer’s NJ January gathering. black body, brown at edges. sienna tan foamy head. roasted/charred coffee aroma. flavor is cigar and coffee, roasted malt finish.
cdog69 (28) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice roasty coffee aromas. Nice dark black color with a creamy tan colored head. Strong flavors of coffee with some chocolate overtones. Coffee flavors dominate the front of the palate and finishes with a slight bitter coffee aftertaste. This is a pretty good beer. The aroma and flavor are a nice touch.
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - FEB 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I really dug this beer...and I don’t even like coffee that much. Poured a decent sized cocoa colored head and was black as hell (amazing creamy lacing). Smell was COFFEE, COFFEE, COFFEE, and a little bit of malt. Taste was even more COFFEE than the aroma, with a bit of alcohol and a nice bitter finish. The best part of this for me was the mouthfell...it was creamy like all Bell’s stouts...gotta love that shit. Definitely going to try and make a float with one of these bad boys.