ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Expectedly gorgeous black pour. Aroma sadly redolent of church-basement decaf Folgers. A daring and successful blend of stout and coffee, certainly, with the only shortcoming being that the coffee did not taste like a clean, solid, full-body roast that might accompany a clean stout. Alas, I was trained on coffee before I freelanced into beer. However, VERY well done, Kalamazoo, and the flavors blended better than I could have hoped for. The hops were also well balanced. I may not try it again, but it was a fun experience.
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark dark brown with a thin tan head. The aroma is pure roasted malts.The flavor is excellent. Coffee (obviously), smoke, brown sugar. Nice creamy finish. One of the better coffee stouts available.
Strife21 (315) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with brownish thick head. Smells of chocolate, fresh coffee and roasted malt. Super smooth tastes of sweet chocolate, roasted malt and a cup of dark roast coffee. Pretty amazing. Light body medium carbonation. Only negative is it could become a bit sweet if you were to have a few.
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2012 Tap at eccentric.
S: Like sniffing a chilled cup of heavily dark roasted coffee, slight chocolate bitterness
A: Just like Kalamazoo with a slightly darker head
T: Cold carbonated coffee.. this is just too much for me, and I am a heavy coffee drinker
P: Medium bodied, lingers too long considering the taste
O: I respect this beer, but it is not for me
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with minimal brown head. Powerful roasted coffee aroma with just a bit of malty sweetness. Sweet and roasted coffee flavors. One dimensional but it is what itís supposed to be.
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle black pour brown head .One of the biggest coffee mocha flavors i ever had it sticks with you on the back end
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bellís Java Stout
12 oz bottle
Moderate pour in an English pint
Packaged 12/06, percolated 01/07.
Served at room temperature.
Poured black, with clear mahogany highlights, with a large mostly lasting light brown frothy head with good lacing.
Smelt of strong rich coffee roast, with anise, vanilla cream and dark chocolate accents.
Taste was upfront strong creamy rich bitter and moderately sweet coffee followed by more strong coffee bitterness, soy sauce, black earth, and a moderate amount of dark chocolate sweetness on a long bittersweet finish. Palate was medium bodied, creamy, lively carbonated and lightly astringent and alcoholic.
Overall, first off coffee stouts are my thing. This version has monster coffee taste with a chocolate finish, but the strength of the coffee overshadows other tastes. Tasty and drinkable overall.
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - MAY 14, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
had this a couple of times so its time to rate it. pours black with thin tan head. aroma is a wonderful earthy and spicy coffee blended with some sweet malt and choco lining. taste is a wonderful smooth coffee with great sweet malt supporting. finish is a cold coffee ground. this beer showcases coffee beautifully. the best non imperial coffee beer ive ever had.
1010 (309) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours a deep black with a thick tan head. Aroma of you guessed it coffee! Great blend of coffee taste with a hint of nutty chocolate. Really a great stout blending two of my favorite things.
12 oz. bottle
stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 3, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A lot of coffee flavor in this one with an export style stout backbone. Pours black, rich head. Coffee, chocolate and roast dominate. Very unique. For the coffee lover.