JadoreBlanche (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a treat!. Pours a darkk brown/black opaque body with thin light brown head. Aroma is strong in roasted malts, and slight coffee, and chocolate. Tatses is sweet malts, and roasted nuts. Great taste. You can Hardly notice the alchol, it is so smooth and creamy, like butter on the throat. Very slight bitterness left with mild coffee. Awsome beer!!!
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks goes out to BUNKYPOP for this one!!! What an incredible beer.
Pours a dark brown, almost black body. Head is thin, mocha coloured. Aromas are intense roasted and sweet malts, nuts, coffee and chocolate. Reminds me of almost a mudslide because there’s a slight boozy aroma here too, though very plesant. Taste is sweet, huge malt, roasted nuts, dark chocolate and some espresso. Mild bitterness as well. Finish is incredible creamy. Smooth mouthfeel....mild alcohol and coffee finish. What a great example of the style! Thanks again Steve!
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark to no surprise but, there wasn’t as much head as I expected. This was really smooth almost a oil taste to it. This was better than I expected since I really don’t like the style.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth and pleasant roastiness in the aroma. Almost completely black body, with no head. Sweetish flavor, roastiness and plums. Decent one.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2006 RERATE: I’m digging this more than last time. Pours black as death with a large light brown head. Aroma of mocha, roastiness, smoke, hops and a tinge of sourness. The flavor starts off with massive notes of mocha/chocolate, sweet caramel, roastiness then gives way to a little lactic sourness and a bit of saltiness - pretty interesting. Moderately sweet. Roasty coffee, chocolate ice cream aftertaste. Very creamy, lush and silky with lively small-beaded carbonation which makes the flavor gently ripple over your tongue. Lacing hangs on the glass in sheets, decent head retention. Great stuff. Bells gets my vote for King of Stout.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Blue Nile, Minneapolis. Gorgeous looking stout. Couldn’t discern much aroma. I agree with Wawood that it feels nothing like 7.5% alcohol, as the lightly creamy body brings forth light milk chocolate and decaf folgers--not any alcohol flavor to be found. Rather light in flavor for the rich name, but a tasty treat nonetheless.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer looked good out of the bottle, dark black pour with three finger brown head. Creamy chocolate feel in the mouth, left me wanting something more. Misses on the finish, wish it was more a of "heavy-hitter."
ElGaucho (2188) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Blue Nile. There’s no way this is 7.5%. If that is the case, it still needs more alcohol. Dry chocolate and coffee aroma. Opaque body, excellent lace. Chocolate is the predominant flavor. Nice lace. Creamy. Significantly overrated.
lizzy (44) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark black with thin khaki head. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, malty, toffee, good! Flavor is the same, but with a tangy quality. I like it.
steview (1016) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 11, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
english pint, room temp. / the body is blacker than midnight, hence no highlight. the head is huge, sparkly, tight, rocky, and... awesome. a lot of resiny lace is left, also. and whaddayaknow, this is a rich, smooth, sweet stout. an excellent brew with flavors primarily analogous to slightly burnt chocolate chip cookies, a bit of coffee and spice, and a pinch of fruitiness.