demitriustown (1184) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pitch black with a brown frothy head. Very caramelly aroma with notes of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts very prevalent as well. Exquisitely complex and wonderfully warming first sip. Great Great stuff. Get some itís an awesome experience!!!
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle pours black with a tan head. roasted chocolate, hops, almost seems like an oatmeal stout taste is chocolate, coffee and that oatmeal thing again. very smooth with light toasted feel to it. great beer
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark tan head. Roasty chocolate with a touch of coffee in the nose, and flavor. Very smooth balance. Had this at a tasting in Orlando 11/27/05.
Metalhead (644) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2005 Nice creamy mouthfeel,chocolate is the most noticable flavor. Not bitter or COFFEE in yer face. Very smooth.
beermakefat (3) - PAW PAW, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
thick malty goodness. aroma may be stronger than flavor. very tasty. palate is nice syrupy coating good good. i drink this shit a lot cause itís all over paw paw. me likey.
UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2007 I was starting to wonder if I even liked Stouts anymore. Either bored to death by Guinness or tortured by Imperial Stouts that try too hard but end up offering out-of-balanced, overly hopped, sticky goo (i.e. Bells 7000). I know that many people rave about stouts that are completely over the top on this site, but, personally, they end up being more work then their worth. K-stout is almost perfect (for a stout). Tan head. Delicious sniff of coffee and roasted malt. Creamy, just a touch of flower like hops balance out a great tasting maltyness. My faith in stouts have been restored.
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 25, 2005
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2006 12oz bottle. Packaged on June 21st, 2005. An amazing stout. Itís borderline íimperialí. Bells never seems to dissapoint. Aromas dark chocolates, slight coffee. Taste is the same. Very creamy smooth. Dark as night with a beautiful tan head lacing that glass. As far as the style goes, itís one of the best. Two thumbs up, and one bottle down.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasted coffee and chocolate with hints of molasses and burnt brown sugar...very, very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Another great stout by Bells.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black color with big dark brown head that dissipates to leave a hint of lacing. Aroma is subtle, with roasted malt backbone with hints of vanilla and cream, and a slight saltyness reminiscent of soy sauce. Flavor is roasty, smooth, creamy, slightly acidic, with a subtle interplay of sweetness and faint bitterness in the finish. A very nice stout, smooth, subtle, slightly sweet.
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz. bottle. Wow. How Iíd forgotten just what a great stout this is. Gotten hung up on imperial this or oaked that. This is a rich, dense, easy-drinking, inexpensive brew that will have a nice home this winter in ma belly. Rich, roasted malt with a great balance of hops really make this one of the best examples of a style. Deep flavors of mocha with a slight sweetness. Body is there but not over the top. Finish is near perfect and leave one wanting more.