mensch (226) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice solid stout. Starts creamy and smooth, moves seamlessly to espresso, bitter roast malts, anise and burnt sugary prunes. A little lacking in aroma and I can see how others might not like the astringent finish. But I love it.
mjpeterson812 (49) - Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle into pint glass. Dark pour with a thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty, alcohol, soy sauce, smoke, vanilla, raisin. Full creamy thick body. Carbonation is pretty lively, more than I expected for a stout but nice. Heavy malt flavor, coffee, walnut, molasses, with a long bitter finish. Another great brew from Bell’s.
Lukaduke (1479) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich black umber color with a tight khaki finger or two of foam. Nose is full of sweet molasses, dark cocoa and a touch of roasted peanut. The palate follows with a heavy carbonation, good roasted malt backbone some sweet cocoa and vanilla notes mingle turn a bit bittersweet on the lingering finish.
njager246 (217) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at bell ec, Great aroma of coffee and chocolate, chocolate coffe taste with maybe a little dark fruit! Really good
demondeacon09 (39) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured into stout glassware. Beautiful opaque color with a small brownish head that lingers. Aroma of licorice, chocolate, and chicory. Nice aroma but wish it was a bit stronger. Tastes of burnt toffee, chocolate, and coffee. Medium to light body. A very nice stout that leaves a smooth finish and you wanting to take another sip
NikkTwist (1247) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Opaque pour with a brown top. French roast coffee. Deep brown fruit. Scotch ale vegetative flavors. Better than I was expecting.
ChrisFields (43) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance- Pours deep brown with a 2 finger beige head.
Aroma- Toasty malt, chocolate and raisin.
Taste- Coffee, chocolate, figs and malt.
Palate- Full bodied with light carbonation.
Overall- Very solid stout. Once again, Bell’s does not disappoint.
fattybladdy (361) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with one finger tan head. Good looking beer. Great taste, chocolate and roasted coffee.
beerbaaron (686) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a large brown head that dissipates to a small wispy topping and ring around glass that lasts throughout. Aroma is sweet and roasty, caramel, chocolate, coffee - pretty luscious. Flavor follows. Medium body, not nearly as full as I was expecting nor the mouthfeel. Sweet and roasty, just enough bitterness. Nice smooth coffee finish. Very tasty and very well balanced. Great drinkability.
MarinEvelyn (321) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A lot of malt, chocolate, a little dark fruit, a little roasty. Tastes similar. Remarkably smooth. Malt, chocolate, molasses. Creamy. A little roasty at the end, but not too much.