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RATINGS: 2107   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 7, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2004 Black with a beautiful dark brown head. Has a strong chocolate and coffee aroma that resembles a chocolate expresso. The flavor is dominated by sweet chocolate with a nice touch of slighty bitter coffee to compliment it. Has a wonderful creamy mouthful that leaves the mouth satisfied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Pours a deep black with a halo of an off-white head. Aromas of Roasted nuts, chocolate, espresso and a little hay. Mouthfeel is medium bodied wih a creamy finish. Flavors chocolate, caramel, a slight charcoal-y roastiness and again, espresso. Very nice for a sweet stout. Reminds me of an oatmeal stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2004
I had to double-check to make sure I wasn’t pouring from a bottle of Bosco, this stuff poured out so thick and dark, dark brown. Then I remembered, Bosco doesn’t have a head, and this has a thin, dark brown head... for a while. The aroma is heavy with coffee, chocolate, and perhaps a hint of licorice. This is a very creamy drink. The taste is roast coffee and chocolate and caramel and maybe even a hint of sweet malts. Has a dry coffee finish... and leaves your lips sticky.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2004
A pretty good stout. Wasn’t too strong which made me enjoy the flavor a little more. Nice dark appearance with very liitle head. A very good beer here.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2004
10.27.04 12oz bottle compliments of jsquire. Black licorice color with dark brown, lasting head. Aromas of hot cocoa with cream, hazelnut, slight coffee roastiness. The palate is quite thick and creamy, not at all sticky like an oatmeal stout might be. Espresso flavors with double shot of hazelnut sweetness, vanilla, woody, too. As usual, an outstanding stout from Bells/Kalamazoo. The aftertaste is sublime. Sorry to see it go at the end of the glass.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4441) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2004
This black bear has a very large tan head that stays until the end of the beer. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and alcohol. Flavor is coffee and chocolate, and malt. A heavy palate. Like syrup with a palate similar to the expedition but with minimal complexity. I get the feeling this is rated as high as it is because it has the Bell’s name. As for the style, it seems to have the one dimensional qualities of a porter.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2004
It looks good, tight head with tiny bubbles sitting on top of an opaque brew. Sip lines were left on the glass. Particles of the head remained at the last swallow. It was slightly bitter, not smooth. It seemed somewhat less than full-bodied. There didn’t seem to be any qualities that stood out.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MIBRomeo (2559) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2006 thick dark brown nearly black pour with a thick tan head. Nice smooth creamy texture. the scent was mostly of cofee and hints of hops (i think) or maybe something else that I just could’nt quite make out. Flavor was strongly of roasted coffee & malts w/ a bit of a nutty undertone... hints of hops with no real bitterness... a very well made beer

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brucebeacher (16) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2004
Lovely dark and creamy tasty beer. Flavour of chocolate and malt with a slightly creamy texture. NICE!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2004
poured out dark. hints of malt, chocolate, nutty, and coffee all swirling around in the nose. tastes all similar but alot more mellow then i expected. almost to the point of being creamy. nice stout, but its really gotta stink to be SO outshined by your bigger brother (expedition).


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