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RATINGS: 2296   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a full-bodied stout with plenty of roast flavor as well as hints of molasses and chocolate. Ridiculous amounts of black and caramel malts make this stout smooth, creamy, and utterly opaque.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAR 31, 2006
The aroma is very coffee like with hints of chocolate. The color is a deep, dark, black with a thick creamy tan head. There is a nice roasted coffee flavor with a background of chocolate and some hop. The finish is creamy and smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2006
Bottle. Tasting session with omhper and ante. Thanks MI2CA for the bottle!
Small head. Burned aroma. Lovely roasted taste without the common offtastes of bacon and rubber. Dark caramel, salmiak, cookies. Sweet fullbodied and clean taste. Beautiful.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (22766) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2006
Bottled. Opaque black, brownish head. Smokey coffee aroma. Dryish and very roasty with medium body. Strong sooty tar flavour, some dark chocolate in the finish. Interesting and rather complex.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2006
Black with a low beige head. Roasted aroma, notes of vanilla, cocoa, cracker and walnut. Flavour of coffee and dark chocolate with sweet undertones of cookies, blueberr jam, almond and nuts. Long aftertaste of dark chocolate, breadcrusts, roasted coffee and cocoa. Nice stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeteOvertone (13) - Ingleside, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Very thick, looks like syrup when pouring into a glass. I was a little surprised for a 6.5% to have such strong flavor, a little to strong. It wasn’t as smooth as I was hoping. Definately a sipping beer. However, I still enjoyed it and would buy it again.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Pours black with a small brown head. Nice hop aroma with touches of coffee and roasted malts and caramel. Moutfeel is gritty, oily and much more carbonated that I expected. Tastes of chocolate, coffee beans, rye bread, and a long lingering roasted hops finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
direwolf600 (37) - Philadlephia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Bells has routinely impressed me. This one is not only not an exception, it was a pleasant experience on all fronts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 4, 2007 Pours balck with a 2 finger thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and some slight chocolate notes. Flavor is coffee-like, sweet, roast, chocolate and a bitter finish. Good body, good brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2006
Another gem courtesy of Styles- Opaque oily black pour leaving lots of nice belgian style lace. Head is mocha, initially large, and fades to a thin ring. Aroma is mostly coffee and malts, with vanilla and molasses. Semi sweet coffee and coffee beans bitterness are well integrated with molasses and vanilla extract. Bitter sweet coffee finish. Lingering coffe flavours are nice. I almost prefer the other stouts from Bells that I have had, but this one, while not being the monster that the others are, is very well balanced and drinkable, and that’s where it scores its points. Thanks Chris!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HomesickAlien (20) - Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Pours black with a medium creamy brown head that dissipates quickly, some lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, coffe, soy sause. Flavor is not as intense as I expected, coffee, chocolate, roasted goodness with a touch of sour in the finish. Mouthfeel is a bit watery, carbonation is just right.


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