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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zeswaft (1438) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2005
UPDATED: APR 20, 2007 Pours thick black with a fluffy light brown head. Soft chocolate notes on the aroma. Flavor is very reminiscent to Expedition stout but everything is divided by 2. That same sweet chocolate and mocha flavor. Not nearly as much hops. And of course half the alcohol. Relatively thin mouthfeel for such a dark stout. Makes for a very tasty stout. Tons of what looks like powdered chocolate leftover in the bottle. rerate, damn, this is awesome. by the far the best non-imperial-stout-stouts iíve ever had. best when itís a bit warm

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2005
Exceptional for a regular sweet stout. Opaque black with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee, caramel, roaste dmalt, some vanilla. Palate is very thick and silky. Flavor is sweet, but not cloying. Lots of roast and bitter chocolate. Some caramel malt, coffee, slight hops, and lots of residual (I think lactose) sugars. Finishes nice and clean with a bit of lingering sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maawallace (7) - USA - JUL 2, 2005 does not count
I really enjoyed this sweet stout. I didnít quite get the molasses flavor, but did pick up on a rather apparent caramel flavor and aroma. Dark chocolate also very apparent. Poured a beautifully deep dark, almost black with surprisingly caramel brown head. An excellent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
1FastSTi (3342) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2006 So, I had this on tap. It poured to a thick rocky brown head atop a dark black body. The aroma is chocolate, vanilla, cream, rich roasted malts. The palate is creamy, thick, and dry. The flavor is hugely chocolate and roasted coffee malts.
Resampled on 1/7/06 from a bottle. Still as good as ever. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JUN 30, 2005
color is black with thin layer of dense foamy head, umber in color. aroma is roasted toasted chocolate malt, a little vanilla and tobacco too. mouthfeel is very creamy, carbonation is lively. flavor starts silky with smooth roasted malt, a little chocolatey, but goes to a more smokey and hoppy finish in the back of the palate. dryish finish. this is a great stout, someone trade me an expedition now!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Black, opaque with a dark, tan head. Maple, molasses, rich, sweet, and tar-like intensity in the aromatics (some ash as well). Flavor matches the aroma but a solid bitterness and hop flavor encourages drinkability. Alcoholic heat and a plummy, earthiness make for a long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Shag (2655) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Thanks CaptainCougar! This one pours pitch black with a solid tan head and nice lacing. The aroma can only beer compared with sniffing a carton of chocolate milk. This defines smooth. A velvety chocolate and mocha flavor. This is awesome! Bells makes the best stouts hands down!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2008 Bottle. Pours out like motor oil. Very dark with brownish head that diminishes to about 1/4". Taste is of dark chocolate and roasted malt. Finish is creamy and slightly dry. Lightly carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 17, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2009 Pitch tar black pour, with limited tan head. Sweet and salty aroma of almonds, burnt chocolate, and figs with sea salt. Super strong roasted coffee and chocolate, backed with earthy and fruity notes of pears and apricots. A little touch of grass in the background. Oats and caramel show on the back end. Palate is salty and a little oily, smoothing out on the way down, but leaving a dry and somewhat unsatisfying smack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2005
had this one right after sam adams cream stout and I must apoligize to sam for pitting him against such strong opponent, nice and smooth with a nice strong chocolate mocha flavor. slight bitterness to the finish, but mostly a strong nice roasted flavor with a fantastic full body

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