uckelman (390) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours opaque black, small tan head. The brewers licorice really comes through in the aroma---it’s a bit spicy and anise-y---along with deep toasted notes. Medium body, very smooth. Dry, ashy finish. The carbonation on this is exactly spot-on. It provides a little pricklyiness, but not too much to overwhelm the flavors.
bnokk (272) - Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2015 APPEARANCE - NOSE - Delicious coffee scents right away. Sets me up for the wonderful first sip. FLAVOR - perfect coffee heavy stout flavor. Roasty, slightly bitter (which is the flavor that remains on my tongue). NOTES - I can see why it?s scored 100. And it confirms my theory that Bell?s can make nearly any style beer spot on!
Zakoon (238) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle enjoyed @ my vacation apartment. Pours pitch black. Aroma is lots of roasted malt, espresso, dark chocolate and some smoke. Flavour is roasted and medium bitter. Medium bodied, smooth texture, soft carbonation. Finish is ashy and roasted.
SG111 (570) - New York, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Barcade St Marks. Pours black, huge frothy oatmeal-style head. Aroma is very rich. Chocolate and robust roasted malts, coffee, oatmeal flakes. Flavor is fantastic rich chocolate, coffee bitterness, light licorice or fruit notes in there. Pretty creamy but still full bodied mouthfeel. Actually extremely full bodied for 6% abv.
Concealer (942) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2015 Bottle. Clear dark reddish brown with a foamy tan head that lasts and laces some. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, light caramel, and molasses. Medium bodied, smooth and creamy with a roasty, slightly dry end.
OnTheTrail (87) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
So far the only "regular" stout I have tried. I enjoyed it immensely, it is one of the best beers I have had. It added to my respect for Bell’s, and left me eager to try more stouts.
BroadestTom (151) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma coffee, roasty,
Appearance black, frothy, tan foam, brown foam,
Taste coffee, lightly bitter,
Palate full body, creamy, thick feel,
Overall great stout that I would 100% suggest to a friend or any stout lover
climberbob (273) - Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into stout glass. Lots of head black beer. Not much aroma. Malt roast a touch sweet. Can't taste the licorice. Bitter aftertaste but Smooth. Decent stout but not one of the greats.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Nisse666 (5082) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beer Frog cons 2015-05-11 Spring Hill, Fl
AR: milk chocolate bar, wee salmiak
AP: black, frothy cream dark brown fluffy head
F: roasted malt, salt liqurice, dry but wee sweet, rich carbonation, wee bourbon vanilla,
AnokaBrewer (90) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2015
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Faint Chocolate and roasted malted aroma, also slightly smoky. All that fades over time. Lightly carbonated, almost no head. Roasted and chocolate malt flavors. Slight bitter finish which dissipates quickly. Black in color.