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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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alehead (17) - womelsdorf, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2004
very full flavored, chocolate, light coffee,caramel and an ever so lovely nice creamy bitterness. very smooth and satisfying. I could easily drink this every day for the rest of my life ! my favorite stout....so far and I’ve tasted about 15 diff. micro stouts. this even tastes better than some impy’s I’ve had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Tons of carmel and chocolate. Nice black body, with a thin mocha head. Taste has coffee that strengthens, hops, slightly nutty with toffee. Not as rich/sweet as I expected, but a very nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Bottle. Dark black coffee body with a thick beige head. Nose is all roasted malts. Thick roasted/coffee flavors. Very nice and drinkable. Perfect amount of bitterness. Very, very well done and deserving of such a high average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Pours black with a decent tan head. Semi-strong coffee aroma. Mild coffee flavor in the middle. Long coffee aftertaste. Drank three of these. One with dinner was much better than other two. Overall was decent but I am not a coffee fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Nose is caramel, milk, coffee - warm and fuzzy. Bitter up front, giving way to milky coffee, toffee. I can barely feel some hop tingles. Great roasted sweet finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2004
Poured black, thick, and greasy looking with a HUGE dark brown head that settled down to a big coffee ice cream looking deliciousness...huge coffee nose, with a hint of Nestle Quik as well...beautiful...huge bitter coffee flavor...really really really...bitter espresso finish...didn’t find to much chocolate in the mouth of this one...pretty good though!! Thanks to eboats!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2004
This is very good. Wonderful coffee and chocolate aroma, with a dark almost black colour. The head was huge and really stuck around. The taste was bitter coffee with a very nice balance of malt. Really, really nice stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (5589) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2005 Bottle: Aroma is light coffee and chocolate. Pours a dark brown, virutally black, with a big tan head with decent retention. Nice roasted coffee flavor with a nice balanced chocolate maltness. Black coffee bitterness in the finish. Nice stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 11, 2004
once again,bells does not disapoint.black body with a creamy/lumpy head.aroma is top notch with a combination of coffee and chocolate.the flavor is great!loads of coffee,some roasted malts,carmel,malts,and milk chocolate.this is the best sweet stout i have ever had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 7, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2004 Black with a beautiful dark brown head. Has a strong chocolate and coffee aroma that resembles a chocolate expresso. The flavor is dominated by sweet chocolate with a nice touch of slighty bitter coffee to compliment it. Has a wonderful creamy mouthful that leaves the mouth satisfied.

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