erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A black body with a brown beaded head. Great lacing through the whole beer. Aroma of lactose and milk chocolate with some vanilla in the backgrouond. The body is a little thin and is perpetuated by the amount of CO2. Not as good as other Bell's stouts. By the way, as a homebrewer I can guaruntee that this does in fact contain lactose.
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a definte above average stout. does NOT contain any lactose and was not as creamy or smooth as i thought. label said contains 10 malts. wow. pretty roasty, but lacking the depth of the normal kalamazoo stout.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 12, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle. Nice brown head, lasts a while with nice lacing throughout. Very roasted, malty aroma. Rich mouthfeel, with a nice malty finish. Smooth. Nicely carbonated.
DocLock (9857) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark blackish, with a great head and great lacing. Smells of coffee, prunes, dark chocolate, cognac, and licorice. Tastes very roasty and creamy malty. Finishes very smooth, with a creamy, roasty flavor. Very bold. This one reminds me of the Lancaster Milk Stout. Very nice beer.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours coffee black with a frothy tannish head. Lacing appears to be uber sticky. Sour cherries, semi-sweet chocolate, and cheesecake of all things greet the nose. Up front I get a large burnt malt flavor that quickly turns bitter towards the finish. Mouthfeel seems a tad thin, but not bad. Midway through an appearance by some bittersweet chocolate and sour cherries show up. Lingering burnt malt after the finish. Tastes like the blending of creamy cheesecake with sour cheeries and coffee. Quite enjoyable. Thanks goes out to TChrome for the trade!
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep, deep brown in colur with a thin coffee coloured head. Aroma was very roasty, with dark chocolate, coffee, cream and sugar. The flavour was roasty, lots of chocolate malt, cream, pretty much a coffee beer. Finishes with a short medium bitterness. Thanks Michael.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well I know it sounds like taking the easy way out, but holy smokes was this ever creamy. The rich dark dark brown body released the obligatory roasty malty coffee smells...but it was all enveloped in a buttery smoothness. And the flavour was more of the same with some chocolate tucked into the creaminess too. coats the tongue nicely and lingers without much bitterness at all. Yummy.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is another really good Stout by Kalamazoo. Sweet, malty, and roasty flavors. Finishes bitter sweet, creamy, and dry.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown with a tan head. Coffee aroma. Really roasty. Full bodied, coffee and cream like flavor. Nice coffee aftertaste. Enjoyable.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 21, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown and almost entirely opaque (however allowing garnet highlights when held to light) and giving rise to a small tan head that diminished quickly to a ring of creamy foam around the rim. Aroma is dark roasted malts without smelling charred, bitter chocolate and cream. Flavor is unlike any other stout I've had I think, sweet yet bittingly bitter upfront, charred malt taste, coffee and generous earthy hops. Rich and smooth, a real pleasure to drink.