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RATINGS: 1483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.


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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fattybladdy (626) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle to pint, pours thick oily black with a tan head, great looking brew. Aroma is great as well, good amount of coffee on the nose. Taste is spectacular...roasted coffee to the max. Very well done, one of the best stouts out there.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jlew715 (12) - Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle from Bellís General Store in Kalamazoo. Pour is black with a thin, creamy, beige head. Aroma is coffee with hints of vanilla and cocoa. Taste is thick, smooth coffee and coca. Faint touch of bitterness on the finish but barely noticeable. Very thick, full body. Overall one of the best stouts Iíve had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (1903) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2015
I wish Bells brews were available somewhere closer to home and this one is a fine example why. Pours black with a thin, creamy head. Espresso and char aroma. Excellent coffee taste with chocolate and some caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (925) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2015
12oz bottle pours a black color with a bit of head. Lots of coffee but not too bitter. Smooth. But still, too much coffee for my liking.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (797) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours an opaque black color topped by a small dense creamy tan head. Aroma is rich with notes of roasted malt, charred wood and dark coffee. First sip yields a bittersweet roasted malt flavor that has lotís of coffee flavor. Slightly smoky and intensely bitter. Resiny hops are certainly there as well. A huge stout full of flavor, yet very drinkable. The finish is chewy and bitter with more smokiness. Outstanding.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (999) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 12, 2015
Somehow this has eluded me for a few years of looking. Thick black pour with khaki head. Lots of fresh coffee aroma. Tastes like a nice coldbrew with a light vanilla and and caramel. Love this stuff

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (375) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2015 pours blacker than motor oil almost like a syrup...no head...nose is coffee dominant...flavor is good but only if u r a black coffee person....some may be put off by this ones coffee like qualities.... personally i think it would be better for breakfast and a nap..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (546) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Has a nice strong coffee flavor and looks dark as night in the glass. Another excellent Bells.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrinkinWell (304) - - DEC 31, 2014
Pours dark, dark brown, hardly any head or lacing. Rich aromas of roasted coffee beans, oak, and dark fruit. Slightly creamy. Hints of chocolate, sweet malts, coffee. Wonderful stout!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1629) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Pours a very dark brown with tan head. Coffee, espresso, raw dark cocoa, and roasted malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice lightly sweet chocolate and coffee note.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersammich (58) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2014 Pours a very dark coffee color, with a small head. Smells of roasted malt and coffee. Has a nice roasted malt flavor, good amount of coffee flavor and some dark chocolate. An enjoyable beer. Had from a bottle


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