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RATINGS: 2227   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5211) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Very black body with a light brown head. Lots of lacing in the glass. The aroma is nutty with some toffee and a littel bit of molasses. The moutfeel is medium. Tastes slightly sweet with notes of peanut butter, caramel and some coffee with cream. Very delicious. A great stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2004
This is a very good stout. The expedition was good, but was almost a little too much for me. But, this is much more drinkable and enjoyable. Of course it is opaque black. Lots of coffee flavor. Very well balanced. A very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2004
Damn nice stout. I’m constantly amazed by the breadth a quality of Bell’s lineup and admittedly have passed this one over in favor of their hoppier offerings. I prefer the double cream stout, but that’s just a personal thing. Of their regular offerings, I think this is better than the pale, porter and amber by far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2004
Dark black beer with a brown head. IT’s got a large malty chocolate aroma with some dark fermenting fruit and even a little burbon aroma present. It’s a very robust flavor. There is much coffee and chocolate as well as a coco flavor and chalky feel that have seperated themselves from the large amount of chocolate. After a while some oak becomes noticable as this smooth creamy beer finishes well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kevin (2160) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 17, 2004
bottle. pours black with a fat tan head. strong coffee and caramel aroma. rich chocolate and coffee flavor that finishes smooth and leaves a thick flavorful bouquet of malted chocolate, a damn fine stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2004
Black Coloring. Tan Head. Roasts.. Coffee. Bitter Chocolate. Creamy on The Tongue. Wonderful Stout. Would Keep This Around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2004
Pours as expected, black with a small wisp of a head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla and molasses, with a slight sourness. Not as sweet as expected, but definite balanced sweetness in the finish. A fine beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2004
A big thanks goes out to TannerTavernboys for this beer. This beer pours black and as thick as night with an orange head which dissipated rather quickly. The aroma is caramelly, nutty, vanilla with hints of molasses, black currants, and tons of barkiness...total wood here. This also had hints of a redwood forest...smokiness and coffee abound! The taste was nothing short of incredibly sweet and creamy. Vanilla and caramel ran wild with a slight hint of carbonation and a lot of orange peel in the finish...this was truly an awesome beer. Dry finish, full mouthfeel, excellent beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sloth (2691) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2004
Chuky brown head, god hang time and nice lace. Black, opaque brew. Roasty, lightly smokey nose. Med/full body, gritty, chewy. Chocolatey, roasty coffee flavors, black malt notes along with bittersweet chocolate and a touch of cocoa. Bitingly dry, roasty finish, YUM. Thanks to mrfacto.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2009 The nose reeks of roasted malt and chocolate, followed by some hoppiness. The pour approaches perfection, with its dark but clear color, medium carbonation, and modest hop lace. The flavor somewhat resembles bottled Guinness (not nitro!), but refines and harmonizes the disparate malt, sour mash, and hop flavors even better than Guinness. The malt flavor is quite a bit cleaner than my previous bottle, so my new rating is much higher. Kudos to Bells for the improvements they’ve made.

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