bwa5879 (501) - Portage, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Eccentric Cafe. Served in a 16oz imperial-like pint glass. Pour was completely black, head was white but not very substantial. Smells like oats and vanilla but very faint. Medium mouth feel with relatively low carbonation, and a bit tangy. Bitter oat-y taste with some malt and vanilla mixed in. Pretty low-key, nothing outstanding but solid and good. Finish is all vanilla.
italarican (1383) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Triad bottle share at Foothills organized by Mike. Black pour. Moderate roast, slightly chewy, and rich of chocolate. Appropriate level of sugar sweetness. Solid oatmeal stout.
rxeight (977) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at tap house. Black thick pour light head. Aroma of chocolate malt. Taste is a slight sweet slight bitter chocolate stout. Reminds me of a lift breakfast stout.
jdb288 (284) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Bells. Pours black with tan head. Lots of chocolate and dark fruit in the nose. Taste is earthy oatmeal, sweet/roasted malt, chocolate. Nice sweetness but not overly so for a "Sweet Stout". Heavy body, rich and warming.
Criz (27) - - DEC 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taste of coffee, dark chocolate, and oats. Dry smooth finish, with medium carbonation. On tap at eccentric cafe. Deep black with a disappearing off white head.
camborne (637) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid stout as always. So damn smooth and drinkable. Great roasted malts balanced with notes of chocolate and oat.
tmongoose (1034) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft sampler poured almost black but very dark brown with mocha head and lots of lacing. the aroma is lots of roasted malts and chocolate..the flavor is creamy smooth...lots of deep dark roasted malts with chocolate and this full bodied beer just slides down. another excellent example of a stout brewed by bells...
magsinva (844) - Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Bell’s - pours pitch with a dark tan head. Aroma is subtle coffee toastiness. Taste is sweet with a touch of lingering bitterness. Palate is both sticky and dry. Nice!
koleminer20 (348) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the Eccentric Café. The pour is a darker brown, some reddish hints and a thin head that lingers as a film with decent lacing. The aroma is pretty bland with the roast and the oats. The flavor is sweet, playing into the oats and the roast tends to fade out. The body is light and the finish is sweet and dry
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ebone1988 (177) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is light oatmeal, some sweetness but pretty weak. Appearance is dark black, light tan head. Taste is mediocre, sweetness compared to a Guinness with more flavor, caramel, toffee, finishes somewhat bitter. Mouthfeel is nice, thick with soft carbonation. Overall, a bit disappointing but I have definitely had worse.
charule (746) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Bells. Dark pour light head that dissipated. Light roasty aroma. Mild bitter roasted malt flavor. Mild oatyness.