JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 18, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma has bitter chocolate with lots of over-roasted coffee, some creamyness. Dark black color with a big reddish brown head. Flavor is chocolately and bitter, nice thick mouthfeel.
Radek Kliber (6541) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, average head that vanished rather quickly.
Aroma of dark, organic, deep, fine grained coffee. Great mouthfeel, coffee is everywhere here. Dark malts, cocoa, and hops made this even more interesting! Nice.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
shadey (1927) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black color as expected. Coffee aroma. Taste is creamy coffee with some bitterness. A pretty good beer.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
piscator34 (2005) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - AUG 20, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
extremely tasty stout. Perfect balance between rich chocolate and coffee tastes combined with bitterness and thick stout finish.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.