realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - AUG 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle poured pitch black with a nice thick brown head. Aromas of bittersweet chocolate, toffee and roast. Taste was nice and rounded with a good bitterness that balanced out the complexity of the malts. An awesome stout that is well worth a try.
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - AUG 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overpowering aroma of black olives - interesting and different but not necessarily in a good way. Appears an opaque black color with a small dark brown head that dissipates quickly. Flavor of chocolate with some roast notes and with a bit of a salty impression - superbly balanced. Palate is thick and creamy, almost velvety. Overall, another excellent offering from Bells, though the aroma is a bit off-putting.
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - AUG 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is heavy coffee and mollases and some chocolate, but nutty also. Body is black with ruby edges with a quickly dissapating mocha head. Taste is coffee, with a bit of alcohol sweetness, cocoa, light hop background.
drfabulous (6421) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one awesome stout. I can’t wait for winter, just so I can buy a six. Perfect for a Michigan freeze.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - AUG 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bells sure knows how to brew a stout, this one is no exception. Thick but smooth, sweet but balanced, coffee, toffee, vanilla cocoa and roasted malt with alcohol on top. Very nice creation.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beer is full of malty chocolate. Tastes like a thick creamy chocolate malt shake beer. Absolutly delecious, but i couldn’t drink much as it weighs really heavy on the stomach.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
smells like a chocolate stout right from the pour!
Very dark. Beautiful aroma. smells of choco, heavy roasted malt. Smeet malt at first. with a roasted coffee bean finish. Creamy, chewy texture but not heavy.
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good stout. It looks great in the glass; opaque black with a large tan, tiny bubbled head. Full bodied yet smooth on the tongue. Nice roasted malt flavor that coats the mouth with malt sweetness followed the hops which left a slightly bitter aftertaste.
IrishBoy (4096) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2010 Bottle from trade with Ross Thanks! Nose of chocolate and malt with a tiny vanilla note; opaque ebony with cherry highlights; chocolaty malts in the flavor with some raosted nut and coffee notes and a tiny bit of hops join some chocolate in the aftertaste. 7/31/2006 8/4/8/4/16 4.0
12 oz bottle from msante79. Nose of dark chocolate, toasted bread, and some raosty coffee. Black with yellow brown edges and a small, lightly lacing cinnamon tan head. Flavor is lightly sweet, coffee, a little slightly sour milk, and roastiness. Body a little thin.
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2006 Deep brown color with a sweet aroma. A sweet malt flavor with a medium body. Very smooth and mildy creamy.Light chocolatey roasted maltiness, this pleasantly lingers on the palate. This is another fine beer from Bells Brewery.