loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - DEC 2, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Intense chocolate aroma. Hints of bitterness and malty sweetness present in the aroma as well. The flavor was huge in every respect...big chocolate...large smokiness...gigantic woodiness...yes, one huge flavor...very much like an imperial stout. Nice black color with a light brown colored head. Extremely smooth, creamy feel in the mouth and down the throat.
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2003 2003 version: Black with a small brown head. Aroma of roast and chocolate. Creamy Chocolate and roasted flavors. Bitter dark chocolate finish. Definitly better than last years version.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 30, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Why is it that Bells stouts dont seem to have a very pronounced nose for me? Very creamy mouthfeel with a nice full roasted malt flavor. The usual coffee/dark chocolate notes but has an unusual slightly sour finish. Overall a great brew and very enjoyable.
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, one great stout after another. Today I went to the store and noticed all bells november stouts in singles! I snagged a variety sixpack of them....... As for the rate-- This was a very sweet stout. Not too creamy though..
fraternie (814) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet but slightly rough malt flavor, thin body, decent finish.
TAR (2437) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2006 Draft: Huge roasted aroma with lots of caramel, raisin, cocoa, coffee, and plum. A hint of leather is in there as well. Super slick, velvety, creamy, and soft palate. Complex flavors of chewy caramel and a roasted chocolate middle. Finished with a mild acidic snap and a medicinal blue cheese richness. The bitter chocolate rounds this out nicely.
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I Also had the Draft Version here,creamy, made me think of a Quad Latte from Strabucks. Creamy. some coffee,caramel, acidic finish, & smooth,Perfect beer for a the trip to the mountains, get some it. a true Winner ! Recommend
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2004 Pours black color with a nice creamy brown head that leaves good lacing in my glass, roasty malty aromas. Taste like bitter sweet chocolate and rich coffee, full bodied with a thick and creamy mouthfeel, finishes with a mild sweetness, alcohol is very well hidden, very drinkable and dangerous, this is a beautiful stout.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reminds me a lot of Expedition, just toned down a wee bit. Strong vinous and plummy notes, rather sweet, some chocolate, and an appreciable amount of bitterness. Very full (creamy) mouthfeel.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and stinging. Good thick coffee and chocolate tones.