billb (244) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty tasty stout. Roasted and coffee flavors are very apparent. This is a full bodied brew with a very rich mouthfeel and smooth finish. A very good stout.
johnson2020 (79) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark. Very coffee-like aroma and a subtle chocolate flavor. Very good.
joet (2172) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 19, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2004 Another whalloping beer from Kalamazoo. Lots of dark roast ígrain hullí flavors, chocolate and small hints of acetic acid. Some light dough aromas. This is the most interesting Bellís I;ve had. Amazing full velvet feel slips away fairly clean and light with a bit of acid on the tail. The burned roast adds to the bitter-side of the excellent balance. lots of hoppy bitter melding with the roast bitterness. very nicw.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The look on that guys face says it all about this stout. I really dislike alomost everything from bellís and this is no exception. Overly strong with a bad taste. But I wonít hold down the average just because I donít care for the bells taste
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bellís makes better beers, but barely. This one has really fascinating alternations of unsweetned chocolate and burnt molasses. Be patient with it, as the more youíre willing to relax and let the flavours open up, the more youíll be rewarded with complexity.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2001
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Weird stuff. It was very thin for a stout, and had the oddest sesame oil flavor and consistency to it.
tourette (211) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2001
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is my favorite stout so far. Great chocolate and coffee flavors. This beer has a very complex taste that is very pleasurable. Best on tap!
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great stout. Roasty after taste, quite bitter which i like. Bellís does it again.
djackson3311599 (8) - New Boston, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2001 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Full bodied, well roasted - a little bitter (which is fine). A good stout in a bottle. Needs to breathe a little before drinking - always use a glass. I found the second half of the glass to be better than the first.
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2001
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Highly comparable to Rogueís Shakespeare Stout. Rich and smooth with chocolate and roasted overtones. Amazingly integrated flavors, with a general sweet profile at first and a lingering bitterness. Absolutely great stout.