BillHick420 (424) - North Dakota, - OCT 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black with a tanned head. Nose of chocolate. Smooth, with chocolate and coffee and some caramel malts. Very balanced and enjoyable.
Livendadream (113) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Btl 2013 pours extremely dark brown almost black color.Thick creamy tan head that lingers leaving sheets of lace on glass. Aromas of roasted grain,toast, smoke,wood,resin,molasses and black licorice. Tastes of sweet toffee, bakers chocolate,ash,latte and licorice. Full body,velvety mouthfeel, average carbonation and a dry toasty bitter finish. Smooth yet bold flavors combined with a perfect mouthfeel make this stout stand out as one of the best!
CBenthusiast (1) - - AUG 13, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a delicious full bodied stout. Incredible smooth with robust flavors of molasses and chocolate.
BenH (2239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, thanks Shawn. Black with tan head. Meaty aroma, roasty with molasses. Roasty taste with molasses. A bit thin and bitter. I was expecting better
czar (4268) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours unclear extremely dark brown with a very nice light beige head, some retention and lacing. roasted coffee beans - maybe overly roasted, obvious licorice and resin, bitter chocolate, ashes, dry molasses, some boiled roasted veggies though. low carbonation, medium to full body - oily and thick, dry, bittering harsh piney-ashy finish. a let-down for me.
PetryD09 (7) - - AUG 3, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Large tan head, about as black as they come. Toasted malts and bread. thick, creamy, chocolate and nutty bittersweet. Excellent stout.
Luk_ (99) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep black with brown head. Aroma is dark roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, vanilla and licorice. Taste has sweet chocolate with roaste bitterness. Light bodied for such an intense regular stout. Could be more cohesive, good stuff.
Barnoloid (159) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. The nose is toffee and cocoa with a sniff of drip coffee. Perfectly carbonated with a smooth mouthfeel. The liquorice back end dances with your tastebuds and gives this an extra element that elevates the beer to another level. Fantastic.
EyeAmBaldman (222) - Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a thin tan head that leaves some fair lacing in the glass. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, and toffee. Taste is full of dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. It has a bitter sweetness on the back end. Once again, Bells does not disappoint.
yiannnos (852) - , CYPRUS - JUL 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colour. Medium body, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, this is a great stout.
hallinghansen (1935) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from whole foods, mount pleasant. Black body with a small offwhite head. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Smooth and easy drinkable.