edgallow (3190) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2012 12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma is basically coffee and a hint of sweet chocolate. Coffee is a major component of the taste. Great beer
coachd (434) - Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of black coffee, oak and roasted malt. A bit one-note, but nice. Looks great - Midnight black with the slightest amount of light tan foam. Taste is strong coffee bitterness with undertones of roast, cream, oak and vanilla. Underwhelming palate. Good beer, but I could use more. A thicker palate and higher ABV would help. The coffee just overpowers everything.
blueshockey24 (175) - Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours black with thin tan head. Aroma is Coffee, Chocolate and Malt. Taste is sweet malt coffee up front with a coffee finish. I like it.
sudomorph (994) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle bottled 09/11/14. Pours a near black with a thin tan head that thins to a ring. Aroma has big, smooth notes of roasted malts, coffee, nut shells, dark chocolate, and traces of caramel. Taste is balanced with lots of cold-pressed coffee, dark roasted malts, chocolate, slight dark fruits, and an espresso bitter ending. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a bone dry finish. Overall a really nice coffee beer. Still lots of coffee with smooth roast. Highly recommended.
daleharshman (1009) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from Bine & Vine, purchased 14 months ago ($3.49). "Packaged 09/11/14." POURS dark brown (almost black) with a half finger of brown foam. AROMA of rough-ground dark coffee, roasted and lightly smoky malts, roasted nuts, with some fading chocolate. FLAVOR mainly of strong coffee (creamy espresso-laden cafe au lait comes to mind), with additional notes of vanilla, creamy chocolate, and Kahlua (though this is not very sweet at all). Some lingering coffee-bitterness. A nice creamy mouthfeel. Not particularly complex but really very well executed, and that goes a long way. (1532, 1001)
Dorkenstein (254) - - JAN 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, and milk chocolate. Taste is roasted malts and coffee, also some milk chocolate in the finish.
parkerj (49) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid beer, but the coffee flavor doesn’t come through as much as I’d like in a (borderline) Imperial Coffee Stout
jflopsu (910) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black. Has a strong chocolate, coffee, and malt aroma. A nice mixed flavor of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, caramel and a malt bitterness. A sweet but dry aftertaste.
k0mpsa (2106) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from whole foods, orlando. Black color, brown head. Aroma has black chocolate, coffee, vanilla and spices. Full roasty body, vanilla, coffee, chocolate and spices. Very nice.
italianjohn (2677) - 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 (240) - - 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