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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.

Doofgoblin's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doofgoblin (374) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Although itís really good, I really wanted to like it more. Maybe Iím not a big fan of licorice, I guess. Otherwise, it is a solid stout with a dry finish thatís not too bitter but lingers just a bit. Still, itís chocolate and roasty just how youíd want it. Certainly worth a taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigfudge10 (1) - - FEB 19, 2015 does not count
Smooth and creamy with a load of deep flavors including chocolate, coffee, and a beautiful roasted malt backbone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (451) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Earthy, strong roast, dark chocolate, ash, nutty. Extremely dry and light bodied for abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4813) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
12oz bottle from Wegmans, West Seneca, NY. An inky black pour with a tawny gleam, and an almost non-existent tan head; rich earthy aroma with traces of coffee grounds and licorice; a milky texture with a soft and bitter taste with lots of burnt malts and molasses; and a dry, satisfying finish with some lingering biscuit. A very moreish stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1655) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Pours a deep black with khaki colored head. Coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and some nice molasses notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some sweetness, more molasses and chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steverus0 (208) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Brilliantly black with coffee colored head. Aroma of deeply toasted malts bringing out the aroma of oatmeal and coffee with a hint of brown sugar and noticeable but not powerful hops. Rich with a brilliant toasted oat character and slight bitterness flushed by slightly above average effervescence. A great showing and definitely a pleasant stout that doesn't stick too closely to the formulaic type by throwing us a bit of bitterness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (974) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
12oz bottle pours a black color with a bit of head. Nice molasses and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Very good, and now I am really looking forward to the expedition stout. This was nice not being too alcoholic. Roasted, creamy, caramel and malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8338) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle dated September 2014. Deep brown with a thin ring of a head. Chocolate malt nose with fainter roast, slightly inky with stewed plum and grape jelly fruitiness. Medium body and effervescent, slightly sweet approach turning more carbonic to a watery, moderately-hopped astringent roast finish. Nicely minerally and chocolaty and the flavor balance and acidity is pleasant but the malt seems simple.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jsporrer (38) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
I really enjoyed Bellís Expedition Stout and thought that this would also be good. I was disappointed. It looks and pours like a nice stout but not much aroma. The first thing I noticed was it hit my taste buds on the tip of my tongue then seemed to disappear. I didnít really notice any licorice flavor or much of any flavor for that matter. I let it warm up a bit and took a good sip to savor the flavor but had the same reaction. Not what I expected from this type of beer. My daughter didnít even want to finish her glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hangunder (288) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Slightly subdued aroma, but lots of roasted malt, cocoa and coffee in the nose. Looks great, completely black with a thick long lasting coffee-colored head. Tastes delicious, a mix of coffee and caramel. Upfront roasty malts, finishes with a caramel sweetness, leafy bitter notes and licorice like qualities. Bitterness lingers on the tongue. Quite intense flavors in this one for such a low ABV -- delicious. Creamy, medium bodied stout with average carbonation.

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