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RATINGS: 2306   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagobears (448) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2006
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - FEB 17, 2006
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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdouglas3 (31) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2006
Black color, deep brown head. Strong coffee and chocolate aroma. Strong coffee finish. Very smooth and velvety. Fantastic beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mddawso (89) - Normal, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2006
Definitly one of the better stouts. Very complex taste, theres some molasses and chocolate that really comes out in both the flavor and smell.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Batch6666 Poured Black with tan/brown head. Nice chocolate malt aroma up front Flavor was balanced with chocolate malt and molasses. Very good !

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kaervak (2) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2006 does not count
Pours a nice pitch black with aromas of coffee and chocolate. Very nicely balanced with a slight bitter aftertaste. A very well done stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3432) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2006
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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertime (23) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2006
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2377) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2006
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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2006
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.


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