barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(draft) A nice roasty chocolate flavor. The extra alcohol, as compared to similar stouts, seemed unnecessary to me, and annoyed me a little. A beer this good doesn’t need the alcohol gimmick.
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Bottle #7143(November 15th 2005). Dull aroma, chocolates, coffee, and sweets. It’s just barely coming through with all that though. Dark black with a red hue. Tastes of iced coffee, dark chocolate(the usual stout flavors.) Only this is just a bit sweeter. Full-bodied, but a little thinner than I was expecting. I was expecting huge creaminess, afterall, just look at the name. The alcohol content is hard to detect, which I like. Nothing worse than a beer thats more like a hard liqour. Overall, a decent brew from the boys at Bells.
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a thin brown head. Aroma is faint with chocolate, ice cream, and a hint of espresso. Flavor is balanced well with sweet malts, cream, and chocolate. Well carbonate, maybe too much. Finishes very creamy and smooth.
Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours like used motor oil...a brown head appeared and quickly fled the scene. Inky black in color, with a faint amber glow around the edges.
Aromas are of faint earthiness, and choco-coffee ice-cream. Flavor is fantastic...with an exceptionally complex yet smooth palate. Sweet, but not too malty, chocolate and coffee flavors. Nice bubbly bite, but finished smooth and creamy.
Thank you, Bell’s...once again.
Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a sweet chocolaty stout delight..enough said. Not much roastedness/hps bitterness here just creamy smooooth and chocolaty. A very nice stout indeed !!!!!!!
stokedskier420 (2) - Wayzata, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very rich dark color, fine laced head doesn’t stay around for long. smell of roasted coffee, flavor of chocolate coffee almost espresso... very full smooth feel.. Another wonderful beer to look forward to over winter if they keep it up
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice inky black with huge brown pillowing head. Nose is very roasty, some nice dark coffee notes as well. Taste is much more roasty and much less sweet than I was expecting. Begins with a nice bittersweet chocolate note that turns into an espresso flavor and bitterness. Finishes slightly bitter, with a touch of burnt flavor. Much closer to their porter than the Kzoo stout. Mouthfeel is outstanding, lush and velvety. Nothing too complex, but solid. Cant believe this is 7.5% ABV. Begins to sweeten up a bit as it warms. Serve near 55-60.
adrian910ss (2446) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black color with a small laced beige head that vanishes rather quickly. Aroma is roasted coffee,cappuchino,black licorice and malts. Taste is very smooth and creamy with hints of chocolate,coffee,black licorice,malts and prunes. Another excellent stout from Bell’s.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour with a fast dissapering big baige head. Roasted, liquorice, coffee aroma and a sweet roasted, chocolate, coffee taste. Medium to full body and a sweet velvet finish.
joergen (24448) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, thanks to René for sharing.
Dark brown coloured with a small beige head.
Aroma of malts, liquorice and coffee with notes of dried fruits.
Roasted flavour of liquorice and coffee.