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RATINGS: 2329   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cathcacr (646) - Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Wonderful. Delicious. Bells knows Stout. This is highly recommended in conjunction with the Expedition stout. One advantage is that its alcohol character is not at all overwhelming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2005
UPDATED: APR 23, 2005 Sweet aroma of chocolate/caramel and malt. The tast agrees - VERY smooth. My girlfriend even liked & she does not drink stouts. Excellent mix of chocolate/cofee/caramel (with the caramel taking the lead) and nutty roasted malt. I thought it was a little thin, but it drank just right. Great finish with the best parts of the taste lingering. [$7.99/6pk]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2005
aroma explodes with chocolate, malts and molasses also make an appearance. the pour is jet black, with what i would consider alot of head for a stout beer...about a 1/4 inch of dark brown creamy topping. alot of milk chocolate in the flavor, tailing off too som raosted malts and expresso flavors. nice thick rich creamy body, a totally full mouthfeel. the first sip was a little bitter, but it smoothed out alot as the glass warmed a bit. i donít know where i would stand on which bells offering is better (this or expedition) except in the line to get more of either one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Powerful dark chocolate aroma. Slightly sweet, clean maltiness with abundant chocolate. Far more chocolate than most so called chocolate stouts. Much more milk chocolate than the dark aroma suggests. Glorious mouthfeel. Very well balanced, could use maybe at touch more hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1764) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Pours black, witha light brown head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, and smoked and/or roasted malt. Flavor is much like the aroma, and very nice. Another good one from Bells.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (4171) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Draught at Mad Mex, North Hills. Nice chocolate and coffee bitter aroma. Light smokiness, and some milk sugar. Dark black clear with thin lacing tan head. Medium heavy watery body with medium carbonation. Starts with coffee bitter and chocolatey sweetness. Malt roastiness. Bitter burnt tangy malt throughout, with tangy medium bitter finish, chocolate. Nutty bitter finish, mild coffee. A nice stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Pours almost a jet black with a nice bit of foamy tan head. Aroma is roasted chocolately coffee. Flavor is nice and light, smooth, sweet and toffeish with a roasted nutty malty finish. Overall, very very tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arnoud (35) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2005
In bottle. Pours with a tan head, tight bubbles that last a while. Black, totally opaque. Nose is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee. Very smooth palate. Lots of stout character, chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, coffee. Flavor dissipates suprisingly quickly. Still a great stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2006 Bottle. Pours a deep black body with a big light brown head. Aroma is roasty and coffeeish. Flavor is just like the aroma with a healthy dose of dark chocolate and choco-malts to boot. Very rich flavor, smooth....almost velvety on the tongue. Finish is lightly sweet with a nice bitter edge. Much better than I anticipated....another outstanding Bells ale.....no big surprise there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Turbo kept on hound dogin me that I still had this in the frige. Well now I know why. Poured black with a chocolate head. The roasted flavor and roasted aroma just stands out and makes this a great beer. Havnít had mant stoutís but if there all like this, i know now why everybody is rating these high.

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