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RATINGS: 2136   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 25, 2005
Dark as night with mocha colored head. Very rich rosated malt and toasted bread nose with hints of lactose. Rich creamy mouthfeel with light sweetness in the front with a drying finish. Chocolate, toast, charcoal, coffee bean, and more on the palate. Well made rich stout!

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maddog (401) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2005
I had this beer on draft at a beer bar called Firkin in suburban Chicago, and I really enjoyed it. However, I was disappointed by the bottle that I drink at home. I loved the opaqueness of pure black and the chunky brown head, but other than the appearance, it fell short of what a Bellís stout should be. It lacked boldness of body and complexity of flavors. It had a slight malty roastiness, but that was about it. Maybe it was old and stale. Certainly not a 99.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2005
12oz - The first sweet stout I ever had (10 years ago) and still my favorite. Smells like coffee, chocolate, & roasted malts. Black with a small head and decent lacing. Flavor is like it smells, very smooth and long lasting. One sip stays with you for a while making for an enjoyable drink I would recommend to any stout or coffee drinker.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2005
Opaque black brew with a tall mocha colored head. Chocolate, coffee, and loads of roast malt in the aroma. This starts out with a bitterness that lasts right through to the end. The Chocolate, coffee and a bit of sweetness make an appearance, but this one is dominated by the roast malt bitterness. I prefer a Porter over a Stout for the reason of a bit less roast malt bitterness, but for those who like a good Stout with those characteristics, this is a real winner.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2005
bottle. pours a dark, dark brown with a smallish light brown head. interesting and flavorful. a little bit sweet, alittle bit dry and a little bit bitter. Exceptional!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - DEC 29, 2004
Bottle. Dark brown in color with nice brown head. very good lacing. Nice aroma of grain and malt. Nice flavor of some chocolate and coffee but also a definite earthy taste. nice balance. i recommend it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2004
A remarkable stout. This stuff pours out so amazingly dark, youíd think it was ink. It looks like a light-body espresso shot, except in this case, the head is light brown. I hold my glass up to a light bulb and still canít see through it. I notice dark malt aromas with some roasted as well. Definite smells of dark dark chocolate. Taste is smooth, and body pretty cloying. Iím not noticing the coffee flavors as much, but more of the dark chocolate and dark roasted malts. The thick malty body with chocolate characteristics make this beer nice and rich. The lovely aromas and the somewhat intimidating appearance provide for an attractive beer and one impressive stout. Bravo Kalamazoo.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pdoyleusa (17) - Clinton Twp., Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2004
A little unbalanced. Too much malt for my tastes, I prefer the expedition stout, another Bellís offering. This is what an ideal mug of coffee would taste like- you see, no bitterness, slightly sweet and roasted dark flavor.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dermis (20) - Monona, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2004
Pours black with a nice dark brown head. Tastes and smells like a good mocha.Full bodied and leaves a nice bitter afternote. Great for rich deserts!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - DEC 20, 2004
Opaque black with an extremely thick carmel colored head...beautiful. Rich chocolate aroma along with coffee and amaretto. Incredibly rich and creamy chocolate flavors accompanied by the wonderful coffee and bitter chocolate. Very thick and chewy, this could be a meal in itself...near perfect.


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