Jlew715 (21) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bell’s General Store in Kalamazoo. Pour is deep red-black with a thin, short-lived tan head. Aroma is barely present, hint of roasted malts. Taste is thick, creamy, with more roasted malts, and just a touch of bitterness in the finish. Another excellent stout from Bell’s.
capecod (18) - - JAN 28, 2015
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark mahogany, tan head that dissipates quickly. Roasted coffee notes to start, then vanilla. I was expecting more sweetness in a cream stout than is evident here. Not off-putting, but tastes more like a typical dry stout to me.
Also a tad too much carbonation for style, in my opinion. Good body. Overall it’s decent brew, but only average.
brock1984 (30) - Troy, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I had this next to 3 Floyd’s Molokolo Stout and Bell’s killed that one! Rich, creamy, notes of bitter chocolate and coffee, a slight bit of sweetness. Two thumbs up. Don’t buy into the 3 Floyd’s mind game!
Maxbier (881) - Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with brown head. Roast coffee aroma. Ultra-creamy mouth-feel, sweet cream and dark chocolate. Finish has dark cocoa bitterness. Delicious.
Bule (1807) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours a black color without much head. Smooth stout with lots of roasted malt flavor.
EKGoldings (631) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Sharkey’s Radford. Pours mahogany, good head that doesn’t hang around. Smell is dark malt and chocolate, taste is rich but with a reasonably dry finish. Very smooth, really nice.
johnnymusky (874) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pour is black with nice creamy head...very light lacing....nose is very light licorice and smoke....mouth is same yet smooth...slight bitter finish...decent.
keanex (1760) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Barcade Philly.
Appearance: Pitch black body, creamy tan head.
Aroma: Very light aroma highlighting the lactose. Reminds me a bit of chocolate milk.
Taste: Mellow flavor as well, light chocolate milk presence.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Nice to drink, doesn’t impress, but I’d order it again.
Changed (462) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, pours black with tan head. Smallish head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, slight hop. Taste is typical stout, cream, vanilla slightly, chocolate. Medium body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy mouthfeel with chocolate roast finish. A typically good Bell’s beer.
hitit345 (29) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stout. Slight licorice aroma. Black but not black as night. Soft flavor, coffee. Great carbonation.