barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. pours a dark coffee black. the java flavor is quite overpowering in this one with very subtle hints of chocolate. a decent stout but not balanced enough for my taste
Alexandros (4) - Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great Brew! I canít say enogh good things about it. Overall, this is my favorite Stout.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is by far the most coffee-ish of the coffee stouts that Iíve had to date. From the bottle this pours a thick, chocolate brown with a two-fingered brown head. The aroma is freshly ground Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee beans. (Sure, I know they say Sumatran, but I drink the Jamaican more.) This is almost like drinking a carbonated cup of dark black coffee except for its slight chocolate undertone and touch of hop bitterness. Very dry coffee finish. This is definitely a good breakfast stout, 7.5% abv and all.
sloth (2636) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small brown head, decent retention with spotty lacing.A mostly black brew. Chocolatey, roasted nose with a strong coffe grind aroma and some rubbery notes. Full bodied. Full roast flavor, light smoke, hints of charcoal, chocolate and of course large coffee notes. Finish is on the dry side and somewhat chalky. Still a neat brew. Thanks SS!
pdoyleusa (17) - Clinton Twp., Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2004
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Outstanding. Lubiere said it best in his previous review. Like my favorite combination of cigar, port, and beer, comined with caffiene.
Alcohol and caffiene. Why do so many ratings ignore quality of intoxication?
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black, opaque with a moderate tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is coffee grounds, cigarette smoke and dust - smells like a stale break room to me. Flavor is much more appealing, chocolate, lots of coffee and roastiness - very dry. Nice full body, mild carbonation. Pretty good, but the smell put me off a bit.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer poured a very dark brown, blackish color with a thick orange and tanned head and very small amounts of lacing but apparently an active carbonation level. The aroma wafted strong at first but weakened dramatically as it warmed...fairly strange. Aroma of coffee beans, chocolate, malt, a hint of alcohol and perhaps licorice. Flavor-wise thereís quite a mid and finish hop bite here to counter the sweet coffee and chocolate malts. Fairly mild carbonation, medium to almost light mouthfeel....coats the tongue thorougly though, and you can almost feel the caffiene kicking in! Bitter dry finish, sweet and nicely balanced, a thin mouthfeel as it warmed however and a lack of significant aroma. A pleasant beer to have a sixer of sitting around however.
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark stout with thin white head. Dark chocolate aroma with lactic points with ashes. Dry bitter chocolate with anice nutty finish which lasts, covers the sweet character of the malt. Medium bodied. Bitterness increases as beer warms up.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a huge rocky brown head. Aroma has a giant burnt coffee aroma. Flavor has the Bellís stout taste to it accompanied by a "coffee thatís been sitting on the warmer too long" taste. Bitterness comes from the roasted grain. After the initial flavor shock, this was pretty tasty.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - DEC 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, very dark, thick creamy brown head, very nice lacing, definite aroma of coffee, taste of chocolate and of course coffee, leaves an earthy bitterness. i like it.