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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - JUL 19, 2004
Coffee, hazelnut, and roasted malt in the nose. Big falvors of chocolate, coffee, and hazelnut with a touch of anise and plum wine. Finishes dry wiht coffee and chocolate liquor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2004
Pours a dark opaque black, full brown head, retentive. Roasty aroma along with some nice chocolate and a bit of coffee. Full flavored, more pronounced chocolate, some roast, molasses, light coffee, long finish. Velvety mouthfeel, rediculously drinkable. Excellent. Thanks NorthYorkSammy for picking this up for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2004 I found this one at Gomers and I just couldnít resist. Iíve really began to develop a sweet tooth for stouts. Iíve had some very very good ones of late. Iím sure that has something to do with this. Freaking Awesome beer!!! Definitely changes my mind on Bells. Oberon I thought was bad. Cherry Stout was ok, but its a stout not a fruit beer. Kalamazoo is terrific. Restores my faith in this breweries ability to produce great beer. Chocolately, roasty, smooth, creamy, Iím enamoured once again with Bellís. If I had this one before Oberon, I would have said like many it has to be a bad bottle. Nothing bad about this one. Scores very high marks with me

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2004
Very good stout. Malty chocolate aroma. Flavor is lightly sweet, very malty, hints of chocolate and carmel, just a hint of raspberry and a touch of hoppy bitterness. Very smooth and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUL 13, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2005 Pours a very dark born, almost black with a small head of butterscotch. Flavor is a burnt, dry coffee start that develops into a choclate, malt, very smooth taste, very evenly balanced. What a stout...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Pours very dark soda-brown with a foamy tan head. A bit dry tasting at first. Chocolate expresso aroma and flavor that feels a little oily going down. Very good stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhrankSlovacek (54) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 6, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Pours very dark brown with dark tan head. Looks and smells very good. Roasty, coffee, carmel aroma. Malty, roasty tastes dominate. Some coffee flavor, and a hint of sweetness, and creamy, bitterness in the finish. This is a damn good stout. A definate top 10 in my book.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2004
roast coffee and chocolate. smooth with a bitter finish. a really good stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2404) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2004
This beer definitly has a coffee aroma but not the freeze dried garbage but some fancy coffee that I never actually drank. Pours with little head. First sip goes down easy but leaves a little bit of bitterness. Complex flavors: you can come up with the adjectives but its good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2004
Opaque black with a medium head. coffee aroma and roasted malts. Creamy chocolatey start, some coffee too. Buttery. End has a nice hoppy bitterness to bring you back. Very solid brew.

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