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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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrockLanders (774) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2006 Bottle. Pours a deep black body with a big light brown head. Aroma is roasty and coffeeish. Flavor is just like the aroma with a healthy dose of dark chocolate and choco-malts to boot. Very rich flavor, smooth....almost velvety on the tongue. Finish is lightly sweet with a nice bitter edge. Much better than I anticipated....another outstanding Bells ale.....no big surprise there.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Turbo kept on hound dogin me that I still had this in the frige. Well now I know why. Poured black with a chocolate head. The roasted flavor and roasted aroma just stands out and makes this a great beer. Havnít had mant stoutís but if there all like this, i know now why everybody is rating these high.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2005
12 oz bottle, compliments of hopscotch. A very nice stout with a rich creamy mocha head. Has a nice chocolate, caramel, roasted nut smell. Wierd, but another rater mentioned strawberry yogurt. I would have never thought of that till I read it, but it really does. Very unique. Perfect balance with just the right bitterness. Pleasent aftertaste. Iíd definately do this one again and again

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McKnizzle69 (89) - Machesney Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2005
Great initial chocolate smell. Nice thick light brown head. Fantastic chocolate and coffee finish

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2005 This stout is AWESOME!! Poured black with a thick chocolate head and lacing that hangs in sheets. Aroma of roast and chocolate, sweet and smooth! Flavor is just great! roaty toasty, chocolate malt. I am at a loss for words, I love this stout and will be having a few cases sent to me from Michigan...thank you god!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2005 Duane, thank you! Poured black, black as night. Poured smooth like velvet With a HUGE brown Foamy, frothy head. As it settled, the lacing was left like the mountains and I could not wait. Aroma had plenty of caramel and roasted malts, chocolate and something I canít place. Oh, smooth, with roasted chocolate malty roasted caramel goodness. THIS IS STOUT BABY! Damn! Wish I had more. Finished dry and the mouth feel was full, like whipped cream. Duane, You ROCK! Thanx again. Yum! Get your paws on this. This was perfect!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2005 Black pour with nice thick brown speckled head. Very strong flavor going down of dark chocolate sweet malts, slight bitterness, some coffee/toffee sweetness as well. Solid aftertaset, lasting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2006 Damn fine stout. Pours black with a medium brown head. Coffee, chocolate, roasty aroma. Full bodied but easily drinkable finish is relatively short and dry leaving a lingering coffee and molasses aftertaste. My only complaint is that he aftertaste wore on me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2005
Quite sweet, very nice feel to it. Smooth as hell, very easy drinking for me, being a stout. Nice balance to this brew, it all comes together well. Canít wait to have again. Thanks to Duane for this one!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2005
bottle. pitch black, mocha head. coffee, chocolate. silky smooth body. very rich complexity. tons of coffee, chocolate. very bitter throughout. This is a phenomenal stout, I should have picked up a few more bottles at Merchantís when I had the opportunity but it was kinda tricky since I already had $100 worth of beer in my cart.


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