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RATINGS: 1517   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2688) - 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 (11588) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - DEC 9, 2004
Bottle. Deep black color. Thin brown head. Big coffee aroma coming off this beast. Side notes of roasted malt and chocolate. Full bodied. Smooth. Very coffee in taste. Bitter, whether from hops or coffee I donít know. A nice beer if you know what you are getting into.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - DEC 9, 2004
Thanks to Mr. Facto for this beer!

Poured like motor oil: a thick, onyx black with a brown head that left a lacing on the glass. Some creamy stout aroma, though not as strong as I thought it would be. Taste is coffee, jo, coffee, some roastedness, coffee, java, cafe, some cream, chocolate, and coffee. It tastes like someone crushed fresh coffee beans into the beer. I used to eat fresh coffee beans whole, so I like this a lot. Becomes somewhat sweeter as it warms, balancing out the heavy roasted bitterness. This stuff is really unique and enjoyable. Iím glad Iíve got two more bottles! Thanks again, Matt!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2004
Looks great...deep brown with a tan head that floated for a decent amount of time...the smell was another story though...it was the scent of the used coffee filter on the next day when you go to make the next pot. The flavor is heavy, heavy roast and coffee, and a little on the harsh side. I like coffee, and I like beer, so I thought this was gonna be a festive bottle, but the bottom line is, Iím glad I only have one bottle.

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