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RATINGS: 1473   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.


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 (4381) - 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 (5713) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3453) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2004
Deep and dark brown with a big-bubbled head. Huge coffee nose was very inviting. Smooth and velvety body. Cold coffee flavors ... good thing I love coffee. Hints of wood and chocolate. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 27, 2004
RBSG 2004: Ruby/black with a small light brown head. Coffee aroma that is a bit too much and ends up smelling a bit like cigarette ashes. Starts and ends sweet with a lighter body than you’d guess.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sethdude (703) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2004
A pretty freakin’ good beer. Pours a pitch black with a brown head resting atop. Lends good lacing all the way down the glass. Aroma is strong roasted coffee with a touch of yeast. Flavor is similar to a cappucino, starting with strong coffee, chocolate, and sweet malts. Then, there’s this nice dry section, with a grassy finish and a chocolate aftertaste. A real winner!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Aroma on this thing absolutely won me over, the most amazing coffee aroma on a beer i have ever found. Rich chocolate and coffee, mocha like nose. Taste was very bitter coffee with great mocha flavors that just really give this stout a unique edge. Great roasted flavors in this thick black brew, very smooth and well done imperial stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 16, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2004 Mmm coffee, though I didn’t taste as much as it sounds some others have. I for one found Java to be balanced- a great stout. Though this is twice now that Bell’s stouts have given me the shits....

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUL 13, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2004 HOLY COFFEE! Aroma is coffee and choclate, very thick body, pitch black with a big dark brown head. Flavor is Coffee big time, with choclate, malt, and toffee hints. I love coffee and I love this beer!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 22, 2004
Coffee grounds nose with chocolate. Thick head and syrupy dark color. Very esspresso like with some berry and carmel. Slightly bitter finish, incredible...


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