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RATINGS: 1470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2004
not my favorite stout. loads of coffee, alcohol well hidden. seemed like it wanted to be a speedway, but has a long way to go. probably wont do more then the 6’er i bought.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1910) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2004
I poured this from a 12 oz bottle thanks to Robertsreality. The aroma was all dark roasted coffee. The flavor matched. Quite a tastey stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Dark black color as expected. Coffee aroma. Taste is creamy coffee with some bitterness. A pretty good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2004
Black w/ thin, frothy light brown head. Huge aroma of coffee, fruit (cherries, pears), chicory, & a hint of smoke. Full-bodied chewy feel. Complex flavour of roasted coffee, green coffee bean, bitter chocolate & dark fruit. Also as a nice earthy hoppiness to it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2004
Roasted coffee and chicory aroma, deepest brown, pours a large, short lived cappuccino head. Roasted coffee/cappuccino are the dominant flavours, full bodied, bitter as can be. Marvellous! Thanks joey_capps.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1995) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 22, 2004
Jet black with strong aromas of espresso and roasted barley. The espresso flavor dominates this beer, but it has an over-roasted quality that makes it a bit astringent. It’s heavy body makes up for the coffee bitterness. A good attempt at this style, but needs some refinement in my opinion.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - AUG 20, 2004
extremely tasty stout. Perfect balance between rich chocolate and coffee tastes combined with bitterness and thick stout finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2004
Bells just keeps climbing the carts in my opinion. This stuff is as good as any stout I’ve had. Perfectly balanced with hops, coffee and chocolate swimming in one pool of goodness.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aurelius (4359) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Aroma is old coffee and serrano peppers. Odd. Not much going on here but coffee and stout. Maybe a bit of lactose, fairly balanced, not really sweet. Not terribly bitter. After having the Mill Street Balzac Coffee Stout in Toronto, this is sadly lacking.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5696) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2004
Pours a jet black with a thin, but long lasting mocha colored head. Aroma is spicy and hot and reminds me of some chili beers I have had - and I finally recognized the aroma - pimento of all things. Coffee flavor is dominant, but it comes across as burnt and somewhat chalky. Some chocolate notes make their way through as well with a little bit of licorice. Mouthfeel is a tad thin and the bitterness of the coffee does not sit extremely well on the aftertaste. A one of a kind unique beer for sure, but not for everyday enjoyment.


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