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RATINGS: 1510   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2005
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alexandros (4) - Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2005 does not count
Great Brew! I canít say enogh good things about it. Overall, this is my favorite Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2005
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2636) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2004
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pdoyleusa (17) - Clinton Twp., Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2004
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?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 16, 2004
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2004
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2004
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - DEC 9, 2004
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.

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