chicagobears (448) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2006 Completely black, dense stout. Silky, molasses feel. Strong roasted coffee flavor.
Sharp bitter chocolate bite. Also has a unique smokiness to the nose. This is definetly a nice stocker for the Winter.
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - FEB 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle thanks to Illinismitty. Poured a deep black with a thick, fluffy tan head which faded slowly with nice lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with coffee and chocolate. Nice smooth malty flavor with notes of caramel, and coffee. Very rich lingering mouth feel! I’m not much of a common stout drinker, but this was outstanding. Probably the best stout I have had.
jdouglas3 (31) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color, deep brown head. Strong coffee and chocolate aroma. Strong coffee finish. Very smooth and velvety. Fantastic beer.
mddawso (89) - Normal, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitly one of the better stouts. Very complex taste, theres some molasses and chocolate that really comes out in both the flavor and smell.
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch6666 Poured Black with tan/brown head. Nice chocolate malt aroma up front Flavor was balanced with chocolate malt and molasses. Very good !
Kaervak (2) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2006 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice pitch black with aromas of coffee and chocolate. Very nicely balanced with a slight bitter aftertaste. A very well done stout.
alobar (3432) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks to richlikebeer. Pours a dark black color with minimal tan head. Aroma of coffee, malts, chocolate, caramel and molasses. Taste is complex with caramel, malts and molasses dominating. Coffee and chocolate could be found in the aftertaste. This is a phenomenal stout!
beertime (23) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Nice oily mouthfeel with chocolate and molasses. A hint of espresso in the nose. As times goes on I get more of an alcohol flavor. Another solid beer from Bells.
fordest (2377) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle thanks to Duane. Pours super black with a chocolate brown head. Aromas of chocolate, and molassas. Flavors were classic stout. Some chocolate, but room for roasted malts and a decent hop bittering. Good Good Good.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I made the mistake of drinking Bell’s Expedition Stout before I tried this one, and compared to Expedition, this was seemed a little watered-down. A good, drinkable stout nonetheless.