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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2005
bottle. pitch black, mocha head. coffee, chocolate. silky smooth body. very rich complexity. tons of coffee, chocolate. very bitter throughout. This is a phenomenal stout, I should have picked up a few more bottles at Merchantís when I had the opportunity but it was kinda tricky since I already had $100 worth of beer in my cart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 11, 2005
Thanks to Beerhandy for this!! Pours a dark black with no light coming through. Has a small frothy chocolate milk head. Sweet chocolate and coffee aroma with some fruitiness. Medium to thick smooth mouthfeel. Sweet chocolate, coffee and a bitter roasty finish. Tastes similar to the expedition without the kick in the tail. great stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2005
I agree w/weissguy that it smells like strawberry, but Iíd say frozen yogurt. Taste is sweet sweet malts, darkened. Rich body with hint of white chocolate. This is one of my new favorites.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WeissGuy (10) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2005
it smells like strawberry Ice cream. and its black as night. It tastes like chocolate chip cookies, its so heady

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2005
Black color with a creamy tan head. Very attractive. The aroma was a great first impression; very impressive. Sweet milk chocolate filled my nose and made me say "wow". The mouthfeel was smooth and the aftertaste faded slowly into chocolatey goodness. Smooth and utterly delicious. Itís reputation is well-earned.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Pours dark brown nearly opaque color with beautiful high lacy brown head that keeps going and going. Faint aroma, but explodes on presentation with a burst of chocolate, roasted coffee and burnt caramel. Long hoppy palate with bitter finish. High in carbonation, full of flavor, a lovely beer. Slightly sweet and robust flavor with bitter finish.

   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maddog (462) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3253) - 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.

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