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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2004
Black body small tan head. Roasted malts and day old coffee filter aroma. Flavors are strong black coffee with a nice bitter sweet ending. Medium body is slightly creamy. Excellent bitter finish. if you don't like coffee this is definitely not your brew. Good stout. Thanks BBB63.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (166) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottled 8/30/13. Coffee is the predominate flavor with a medium body. A heavier texture and additional malt sweetness (higher malt bill/flaked oats) would improve this beer from very good to outstanding. The coffee needs balanced with sweetness. To taste what I’m talking about, pour a half and half of Java and Expedition - the result is an OUTSTANDING coffee stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
natedoggkc (164) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Pours very dark with a raosted head. Aroma is of coffee bean and chocolate. Lots of coffee and chocolate on the palate. Definately some roastiness. Not bad if you like coffee.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2002
This one was better thsn I expected... The coffee flavor was not to overpowering, it was a perfect blend. Another quality product from Larry B.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cwsample (162) - Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Courtesy of Cavie. Pours a nice dark color and smells amazing. Tastes of coffee and heaven. Definitely worth trying.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle purchased from Tiffany’s in Kalamazoo, Mich., and poured into a pint glass. Coffee notes are very subtle, much to my disappointment. Also, it tastes metallic.... like tinfoil on my cavity. All in all, I will probably pass next time.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle brought back from Chicago. Nice simple coffee stout, extremely well balanced. Love that bells makes such a good non-imperial coffee stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - AUG 9, 2006
On tap @ Bells! Very dark. has a sweet coffee flavor. fine bubbles give it a tangy - tart flavor. coffee is STONG -- like espresso and mocha. Chocolate aftertaste lingers for a while after each mouthful.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAME (160) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2007
I, like Gregis, really don’t see how this beer can be so highly rated or popular. When I think of a good coffee or java stout, I think of Beer Geek Breakfast or Speedway Stout. For me, this was really like drinking day old Folgers on the rocks. Very bitter, burt coffee aroma with a very metallic presence. Flavor is of burnt coffee, tobacco, and finishes with a "the caffeine in this drink isn’t worth the effort to finish it" that I often experience when drinking my coffee after it has gotten cold and bitter. Oh well, I’m not a fan, but it appears than many are...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pj1855 (160) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2009
Pours a dark brown with very little head. Aroma of chocolate, malt and coffee. Taste is initially a sweet blend of chocolate and malt finished off with a little burnt coffee. Another nice one from Bells.


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