italianjohn (2684) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a ruby hue and tan head with light lacing ... Aroma of fresh coffee beans, dark chocolate, roasted malts and caramel malts very strong coffee aroma .... Taste is of rich coffee, dark chocolate/cocoa, roasted malts and caramel malts .... Has some bitter hop bite on the back end that lingers into the finish which is very dry and rich..... Body is full and the abv is hidden well .... Mouthfeel is slick and oily
gerbewa (243) - - DEC 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another great stout from bells. Had six pack from Holmes. Great aroma of roasted coffee and taste too. Nice thick malty stout with plenty of body. Great beer
hopwine (661) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark chocolate , espresso bean, earthy bitterness, anise, dried blueberry, lingering dry roasty/nutty finish.
Msdrbeat (179) - - DEC 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Smooth mouthful. Low carbonation. Quite bitter like coffee. Enjoyable b
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unclemike (2747) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark body with minimal tan head. Massive coffe aroma. The flavor is dominated by... you guessed it, coffee. Mid-taste some realy nice stout flavors develop to save the day. Had this not happened this would be alcoholic coffee. Since things mellowed out mid-swallow and the finish is so very nice this beer scores well. Those Kalamazoo folks sure do know how to make stouts
samsmith33 (772) - - DEC 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2015 On tap at Max?s, Fells Point, Baltimore. Aroma is coffee. Smoked meats. Dark black, small off white head. Taste is smoke, salt, coffee, roasted barley. Tobacco. Feel is thin, medium low carbonation. Really interesting stout. Love the smoke. Good beer.
Padron4KM (764) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, packaged 11/20/15. Dark black with a creamy tan head. Sheets of sticky lace coat the glass in it’s wake.
Aroma is strong brewed coffee, chocolate.
Flavor is coffee, chocolate, cream, dark roasted malt.
TheBeerBulldog (17) - Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a sweet aroma. Has a bitter roasted flavor with an after kick of dark espresso/coffee.
tightslice (707) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at Evernote in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is spend coffee grounds, old iced coffee, vanilla, tobacco. Taste is sharp coffee with acidy notes. Some sweetness in there and dark leathery bits. A bit too sharp, acidy, old coffee for me.
ARH (1049) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2016 12oz bottle, poured into a shaker. The aroma is rich with chocolate and coffee and has an undertone not too dissimilar to wood resin. The beer is a rich, oily, black brown topped with a brown, dense soap head that has moderate-light retention, and a touch of lace. The beer?s texture is syrupy with foamy carbonation. The medium body carries a taste of moderate bittersweetness with a chocolate espresso flavor profile and a light toffee and nuts undertone. The finish is surprisingly clean and fresh with a chalkiness consistency and lactose flavor this turns to an aftertaste of dark chocolate that?s very light and mellow.