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RATINGS: 2314   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2006
No. 32. Bells Kalamazoo. Honestly I was hoping for Bells Expedition but Jason is probably hiding that in a closet somewhere. Hell, Bells is Bells and Bells is delicious. Dark and chocolicious like a stout of this stature should be. Heavy stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6247) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2006
From the bottle: This is the way a stout should look right from the bottle, motor oil-black with a cascading tan head. Little aroma, but there’s a nice roasty flavor ... a hint of coffee, a hint of dark chocolate. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2006
Pours a very oily black with a large brown head. Aroma is very chocolatey, dough, black olives, and slight citrus. Flavor is BIG and very yeasty, black olives, coffee, chocolate, and a slight, basil-like note. Mouthfeel is incerdibly full, almost sticky. Quite a lot more rounded and full of details than the expedition. Almost an imperial, nontheless. I would definitely recommend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2006
Deep dark black color with a creamy brown head. The flavor is everything the aroma promises and more, with its thick roasted malt/chocolate flavors. Excellent Stout!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - FEB 28, 2006
Bottled. Via trade with CaptainCougar. Pours black with a big tan head. Heavy Lacing. Chocolate and roasted malts in the nose as well as a nutty note. Smooth mouth feel with coffee and bitter chocolate notes. Roasted with a slight smokiness. Bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Pours a thin black with reddish tan head. Nose is subtle and roasty with some smooth chocolate notes. Flavor is crisp and roasty with mild bitterness. A little thin on the tongue. An easy yet satisfying drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Vintage 2003 bottle.
Pours dark brown almost black with a fine tan head. Dominating milk chocolate and cream aroma, full with a heavy sweetness that makes it sticky and cloying - I miss some roast and hop in there. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee and chocolate with a dusty dry mouthfeel. Some sourness from the roast. Biding finish. A good stout, but being a top 50 I had hoped for more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anaheim1983 (140) - Anaheim, California, USA - FEB 23, 2006
Poured pitch black with small frothy brown head with nice lacing on the edges. Thick as a brick.Aroma malty with chocolate and toffee in the nose. Big chocolate flavor hits initially, than settles into malty notes with a roasted barley flavor. Slighty bitter through the middle to end of the beer. Thick coffee like mouthfeel. Very nice stout. Bells makes some excellent beers.

   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.

   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.

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