piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Bells hit a home run again; they’re so good at making stouts and porters......this one’s so creamy, I expected it to be cloudy white with whipped cream in it. great roasted flavors, subdued bitterness, ends with a mild hop flourish and lingering roasted maltiness. Excellent.
SpringsLicker (3234) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to MrFacto for this delicious brew!
Deep black with a ruby tint that appears when strongly lit from behind.
Thick creamy tan head.
Malty chocolate aroma that repeats in the flavor with a coffee finish. Easily earns it’s place among the other Bell’s Stouts and Porters.
mmather (145) - Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice classic cream stout. As Colonel Potter said, "Not enough o’s in smooth to describe this one" The roastiness is there, but subdued and lots of flavor here. One of the few stouts that I could use as a session beer.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black body with a large mocha head. The aroma is a huge sweet malty assault. Tons of chocolate. The flavor is equally as massive. Chococlate, sweet malts, a decent hop presence. Medium to full body, fairly soft palate. Very nice beer from the king of stout brewers!
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose is super maple brown sugar/cream. Milky flavor - perhaps a bit too ’creamy’ Maple & malt. Nice buttery finish.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2005 Mocha like aroma, distinct but not heavy, stong but mellow cream coffe taste, like a fine malted starbucks concoction, smooth rich aftertaste. Definitely on my A list
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 19, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark as night with mocha colored head. Sour cherry mocha icecream nose with lactic undertones. Heavey weight with light sweetness in the mid palate and a dry coffee finish. CREAMY, wow that’s an understatement with mocha coffee notes and bitter chocolate. Very rich but not cloying or heavy. Awesome beer!
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2004 Bottle pours a luscious black with an Aveda Spa air brush tan head and some psychedelic lace. The aroma is of bitter chocolate and malt. The flavor is malt, sweet, bitter chocolate, and very smooth and creamy. They were right on with the name. This is one creamy stout. Overall, if I wanted to gain tons of weight, I would drink this.
heemer77 (5158) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 19, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2007 Poured black as can be with just a trace of a khaki/ orange head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. There is also some peanut butter. The taste is not near as sweet as I would have expected. A full mouthfeel with some notes of dark chocolate and some malts. Also, some roasted character that is very strong. There is a hint of roasted almonds in the finish. It is creamy and smooth. Another very solid stout from Bell’s.
temporrari (388) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2008 Black pour, almost no head. Roasted cocoa and coffee aroma. Flavor mimics aroma. Not bad.