liquidcrack (45) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. black body, nice creamy head. good roasted aroma with chocolate and sweet cream flavors. another good stout from Bell’s.
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2006 Thanks Chuck! Appearance is a thick bubbly creamy tan head. Black body with pretty decent lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, light bits of dark fruits and chocolates, grass hops, lactose sugars. Flavor is strong roasted malts, bitter chocolate, cream, light grass hop. Palate is full, sweet, had good flavor duration, and perfect carbonation.
Rerate dropped it down 3/10ths. Ah well. (1 palate and 2 overall)
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thick rich black color w/ a drak brown thick head that stays well and laces pretty well too. Big roasted malt aroma hints of chocolate and a bit of bitterness I can’t place.. it made my mouth water. Palate is a little light and very creamy a touch of carbonation very smooth finish. Flavor is firstly sweet then roasted malts the sweetness feels like it comes from chocolate a very simple sweet tasty stout. I liked this beer a lot and it was great to sit back and enjoy.
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark, rich, and sweet. Didn’t even notice the alcohol. The description is right, it’s oh so smooth. Wouldn’t drink too many, but what a great dessert beer.
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - APR 24, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
If theirs one thing Bells can do right its the stout. Dark, sweet and oh so tasty, If you have access to the Bells line, pick this one up, or six or eight.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich dark color with a gorgeous chocolaty head. Aroma is chocolaty malt, but rather subdued. Flavor is quite malty with chocolate tones, and rather sweet. Very smooth and creamy, a little too much so. Finishes with a very light bitterness that is a little lacking.
chrisfrey (15) - Franklin, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours thick and dark. Initial smell of cream and a hint of chocolate. A presence of coffee is the first initial taste following by sweet cream and chocolate. There is not a strong alcohol taste. A good beer to have with desserts.
thehinge (279) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma has hints of chocolate. Pours black with a small tan head. No lacing at all. Taste has coffee in the front end and a bitter chocolate taste in the end. It’s not as good as some sweet stouts I’ve had....I wouldn’t drink it again.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Opaque dark brown with hints of ruby. Fully diminishing brown fizzy and creamy head. Cappucino, bittersweet chocolate, and faint alcohol aroma. Roasted coffee flavour dominates from the start, building to a deep roasty bitter finish, with light chocolate and vinous flavours joining in the fun as it warms. Medium bodied with a creamy and smooth mouthfeel.
cathcacr (642) - Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2005 Re-rate (down-grade) 5/18: A little more watery than creamy. Smoky and sweet, but not strong.
Yessss, a sweet stout. Swirly head with really nice retention. Very Smooth palate, just slides down. Blow on the head just right and you can make an outline of a mushroom cloud. Dee-lish. Currently playing: Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life. Life is good.