phunkybitch (3) - Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2003 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick, creamy head, an aroma of roasted coffee, and a flavor like strong expresso. This brew is smooth, and leaves just the kind of bitter aftertaste that I love.
WabashMan (1014) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a beautiful coffee stout. Great coffee flavor, nice aroma, and good color make this a great purchase.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, very nice creamy head, with medium size bubbles. HUGE burnt roasted aroma - light alcohol, coffee, chocolate, and more coffee. Creamy coffee flavour. . . though the coffee beans are fairly overwhelming, I do find some cherries and chocolate as the glass empties. . . lingering bitter flavours that have a bit of the creamy start and the dry finish. Nicely done Bells!
Vikingbeau (67) - Albertville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
She gives and maintains solid head. She is also dressed in lace. She is dark as night, which is kinky...and smells the warm camp fire I once smelt with my first lay...oh that's right...wrong venue. Overall a little too much artificial taste (coffee ect.) for my taste. Good beer if your looking for a caffeine fix.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer poured as black as the night and formed a hug foamy cascading style head that speaks of a lot of carbonation present. Circular lace just hangs on the glass with this one as it subsides. An aroma of malt and burnt coffee. A flavor of malt and burnt coffee. A rather light body for a stout. The finish had a touch of bitterness to it. My fourth of the November Stouts line.
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2007 Black color with a medium tan head that quickly falls. Aroma is like bitter chocolate and espresso. While this is definitely more coffee than stout, the underlying beer appears to be fairly well hopped with American varieties (citrus and pine). The malt doesn’t stand out as much as I expected. High quality, albeit one dimentional.
shorlin (692) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - JAN 24, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep, deep brown/black. Carbonation lasts a long time. Aroma is very bitter, but not hoppy bitter. Coffee bitter, with loads of roasty malt. Tastes almost imperial to me, but my imperial stout experiences are somewhat limited. So bitter.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
If you have never had a chance to try Sumatra coffee you should and then try this beer, a great coffee from Africa. I liked this one alot simply because I like an espresso flavoring to my stouts, makes them taste almost like a cold coffee. Darkly dark, even smells like a coffee shop. A little bit of a flat finish which was kind of disappointing, but overall very enjoyable.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/19/03: bottle. medium, tan head. black in color. strong, black coffee smell. full- coffee, coffee, coffee flavor. packs a coffee buzz for a moment or two. makes me wonder… why not just go to starbucks and grab a coffee?
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black like coffee and it actually looked like coffee too.
Smells like chocolate and coffee. Some toffee undertones too.
Tastes like coffee that was brewed with malt. I"m not a coffee fan but I like this stuff.
Low carbonation but not pseudo-flat like some of the others (Expedition & Cherry Stout). Full and smooth on the tongue. Nice.