Sandler (10) - - MAY 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one smells better than it tastes. The deceptively sweet and creamy smell causes the normal beer bitterness to be a bit of a surprise -- unpleasant if you were hoping for a sweet flavor, just odd if you were expecting something smoother.
coachd (265) - Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells of black licorice, milk chocolate, coffee and malt. Basic looking stout; black with light tan head that disappears quickly. Tastes highly carbonated, smoky, roasty with slight hop bitterness. Hoppy and coffee flavored aftertaste. I thought it would be sweeter, like a milk stout. Palate was just ok. I must say this is kind of a weak stout, but I am biased by bigger, thicker, higher ABV stouts. Sacrilege, I know, but this is an average offering by Bells.
Jimmis (10) - - MAY 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer, dark chocolatey flavors mixed with some vanilla, and a roasty finish.
Gingerdoc (1) - - APR 29, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is absolutely delicious-- creamy, sweet, with just the right amount of bitter. Perfect as a desert.
TXBadger (1785) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice dark black, minimal head. Roasted malt and espresso on the nose, follows onto the palate with a little bit of cocoa. Delicious in the winter in the north.
Gearz (44) - Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from cask at Fuel Woodfire Grill in Port Huron, MI.
Pours a motor oil black with a limited amount of tiny bubbles.
Not much on the nose.
Insanely silky mouthfeel with only the smallest bit of carbonation.
Tastes of bitter chocolate and tapers off with an alcohol finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
steez (29) - Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours tobacco juice brown...dark. Pretty. Very little head and no lace to speak of. Toasted malts and espresso. Very nice saddle leather tack shop type taste on the palate. Bought April 15 with cold spell arriving. More carbonation than expected. Nice treat
craven5000 (103) - Westville, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown body under a towering light brown head. Slightly slick mouth feel. Smooth going down.
arnold931 (767) - Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with tan head. Nose is chocolate and vanilla. Very smooth flavor. Excellent.
AdamT (237) - North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Tasty Beverage in Raleigh. Black hue, zero visibility with fully diminishing dark brown head. No lacing. Dark chocolate, dark fruit, mild alcohol aromas. Moderate bitter coffee up front with a dark malt and coffee finish. Creamy texture on palate.