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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1708) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Pitch black pour with a solid khaki foam top. Lace. Huge coffee aroma. Dark roasted flavors with a nice creaminess. Notes of liquorice, smoke, chocolate and vanilla bean. Burnt campfire marshmallows. Body reads just a bit thin but has a nice silky finish. A very nice coffee stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstonerock24 (142) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle 09/09/2013. Pours dark brown black with a small light brown head. Aroma is coffee, cream, vanilla, and roasted nuts. Flavor is strong coffee and creamy vanilla. The coffee stays strong throughout like a nice cup of high test in the morning.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mintzmeet (217) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Whoa! This packs a punch. Tastes decently caffeinated. In fact, tastes like a carbonated cup of joe! A tiny bit spicy. intense espresso notes and subtly sweet malts. Iíve had better though...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (1327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2014
an incredible stout from Bells. tastes like a cup of dark black coffee. pours black in color with a tan head. smells like black coffee. has a burnt taste as well. had out of a bottle at home.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazyvin (1977) - New York, USA - AUG 1, 2014
A nice pitch black body with a thin brown head that had excellent retention. Aroma was a nice mix of roasted malts, coffee and some leather. Flavor was really heavy on coffee, Roasted malts seemed to add an almost smoky quality and a bit of molasses in the finish. Really smooth and easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Fantastic stout! Pours darkest brown with a tan persistent head and good lacing. Roasted malt in the nose with a hint of coffee. Big cocoa front end, roasted malts in the middle and namesake java on the back end. Solid mouthful. A delicious desert beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Criz (123) - - JUN 22, 2014
6 oz pour from 12 oz bottle into snifter. Pours deep chocolate brown with a thin tan ring that lasts around the perimeter of the glass. Notes of toffee, espresso, finished with vanilla. Flavors of sweet alcohol, roasted coffee, dark chocolate. Would be amazing agreed in a barrel. Awesome Stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrodooo5 (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Wow! This is an incredible stout! Pours black w/ a tiny head that leaves awesome lacing! The aroma is an incredible burst of roasted coffee notes! The taste is chocolately upfront w/ some nice coffee roast at the finish. Clean, smooth, well balanced, & an absolute delight!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RussianDragon (505) - - JUN 2, 2014
On tap at Whole Foods. Pours a dark brown/nearly black with no light passing. Lingering thin beige head and sugary lacing. Aroma is cold brewed coffee, with bitter sweet chocolate notes. Flavor is overall mild, slightly cigar or tobacco like bitterness dominating the coffee aspects. I am a big fan of Bellís, but this seems below their usual standard of quality. Iím reminded if day old grounds being reused with this one; a slightly watery mouthfeel. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sturdywrists (9) - - JUN 1, 2014 does not count
A bottle of good coffee, unboozy, pitch black cup of Joe, easy to like, do you like coffee, coffee!

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