OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black as any good stout would a very thick nice brown head laces the glass as you drink it. Fantastic aroma of toasted malt and coffee. Flavor is just like it smelled. Very toasty coffee goodness abound in the flavor. Some dark chocolate comes through and sweetens it up a touch. The palate is very smooth and creamy for a stout and just bitter enough at the end to let you know it is a stout. Better than a great cup of coffee very smokey and enjoyable. Fantastic and drinkable stout. Bellís never disappoints! This is not quite the expedition stout, but still a very good drink!
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A flavorful toast and nice chocolate greets your nose at first, pouring reveals a black stout easing into tan foam. A generous full body, lively drinking brew.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of csbosox: Black body that appears dark brown when held up to light, small, tight light brown head that fades to a small creamy ring. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Full bodied, creamy, somewhat oily and sticky, medium lively carbonation. Taste has a lot of roasted dark malt, some bitter bakers chocolate, light coffee, and caramelized sugar. Finishes with some roasted bitter malt notes and just a hint of sweetness. A great bottled stout.
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Balck body medium brown head. Roasty smell. Bitter coffee coupled with creamy chocolate flavor. Nice body with almost no waterness. Slightly smoky and delcious. NIce coffee finish. This beer is good throughout.
thehinge (282) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 26, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is almost like an Imperial Stout....in fact, I can hardly tell the difference. Pours black as night with a tan head with lots of lacing.
Taste is medium bodied with a roasty front end and chocolatey finish. Very nice....but I swear itís almost identical to the Expedition Stout.
liquidcrack (45) - Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. maybe if i would have tried this before the Expedition Stout, i would be more impressed. Nice dark pour, tan head. well balanced of chocolate and coffee. above average stout, but not in my top 10
SourKrause (3) - USA - APR 20, 2005 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Honostly...not a real big fan of the stout beer. However...i can certainly see how a stout drinker would enjoy this beer. Very dark, creamy, strong tasting beer.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep dark brown in color with a nice tan head. Very roasty aroma. Coffee like. Malty. Chocolate and caramel notes. Very creamy. Well balanced. Smooth tasting. Nice beer.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a tan head and some lacing. Nice chocolate and roast nose with some coffee notes. Smooth and silky texture. Nice chocolate flavor that is very well balanced. Nice stout. Thanks for the bottle Josh!
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Springslicker for the bottle. Pours opaque black, small light brown head. Caramely roasted malt aroma. Syrupy sweet nose which dampens to a set of caramel flavors combined notes of coffee and unsweetened chocolate. Slighty bitter finish interplayed with residual sweetness. Mouthfeel is full and sticky, which has the effect of retaining the sweet character in the flavor profile even in the parts where it isnít overly emphasized.