tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
tillmac62 (166) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
natedoggkc (164) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
cwsample (162) - Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Cavie. Pours a nice dark color and smells amazing. Tastes of coffee and heaven. Definitely worth trying.
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - AUG 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
KAME (160) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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...
pj1855 (160) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.