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RATINGS: 2167   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Black pour with small mocha head. Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, and leather. Aggressive, nearly overpowering roastiness on the tongue. Bitter coffee, tobacco, licorice. Full bodied, slick. An intense stout for sure, just didn’t agree with me.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
allienora603 (20) - - MAY 5, 2015
coffee, nuts, toast, black, very bitter, full body, A really good tasting heavy stout

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (105) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Aromas of roasted coffee, with just a bit of a burnt flavor to it. Quite dark, nearly black. Taste is mostly bitter with just a touch of sweetness. Full bodied, slightly oily texture, average carbonation and a long slightly burnt, bitter coffee finish. Overall a pretty good stout. I like the just mildly burnt coffee aromas; the complexity of flavors falls short of the great stouts though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (3608) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 26, 2015
Bottle, black pour, tan head, nose is chocolate, taste is chocolate, coffee, rich

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cousin_Larry (485) - - APR 25, 2015
One of the best-looking beers you will find. Aroma is espresso. Flavor is more bitter than expected, but pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (4823) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
Bottle share at ThePeters leaving drinks. Aroma is big earthy coffee, amaretto biscuit, smoke, malt extract,praline. Dark mahogany brown coloured pour with a halo of loose sark tan head. Flavour is milky, toasted coconut, coffee bean, earth, . palate is semi sweet, little dry and earthy, little chalk. Big flavoursome stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11658) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
Bottle split at Pedro leaving drinks, CBC Clerko, 24/04/15 big thanks to Manny G. Pitch black with a big old dirty tan head that retains well. Nose is rich roast, chocolate, charr, light spice, toffee fudge, toasted brown sugars. Taste comprises roast malt, cocoa powder, dark fruit rinds, toffee, molasses. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent well rounded stout but way short of the 4 score this one’s riding at. Most definitely a leader ’back in the day’ but there’s plenty of better offerings out there now !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8397) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2015
Bottle many thanks to Manny G! It pours jet black with a decent tan head. The nose is rich roast, dark chocolate, sticky, liquorice, gateaux and earth. The taste is smooth, bitter-sweet, rich roast, dark chocolate, coffee grounds, toasty, mild acidity, cocoa, ash and liquorice with a dry, roasty finish. Medium, moderate carbonation and foamy carbonation. Smooth and easy-going. Not a top 3 stout, but rather drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2015
Tap at Imperial Bottle Shop, post CBC A: Pitch black with a light cappuccino head, lacing. N: Licorice, cocoa, biscuit, light char, hint of wood, some earth and pine, rounding out with molasses. T: Sweet for the most part; light bitterness and char underneath. M: Rich, creamy body, soft carbonation, no alcohol. O: Roasty stout. The flavors here are properly meshed together, and it astounds me that a beer this good can come from the same place that put out Eccentric Ale and Batch 9000.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (512) - - APR 21, 2015
Bottle to snifter. Aroma is coffee, toasted barley, Appearance: dark black, small off white head. Taste: chicory, toasted barley. A little too bitter in the after taste. Palate. Low carbonation. Smooth enough. Good beer, though I am a little disappointed. Eager to try Bell’s other higher touted stouts, though this probably tempered my expectation of those.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2015
Opaque black pour with tan two finger head. Milk chocolate aroma. Coffee roast flavors with a very slight licorice finish. A classic stout.


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