Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 24, 2001
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favourite of Kalamazooís stouts. Intensely dark, nice coating mouthfeel, great complexity; chocolate, vanilla, coffee and smoky flavours. This is one huge beer. Goes great with vanilla ice cream.
tourette (211) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2001
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another very good stout. Nice and creamy and tasty.
HoppyKev (50) - Redford, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2001
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great stout, very well rounded. This would have to be in my top 5 stouts
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark color. Somewhat thin body with very little head. Strong coffee and bitter chocolate aroma. A coffee and bitter chocolate flavor that begins with a bit of hops, moves to a very, very smooth malty middle, and then to a slightly dry finish. A very good seasonal stout from bells.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
So we had cans of Beamish, bottles of Anchor Porter, and this lovely stout - not a bad evening and the double cream held up well in the excellent company. Itís sharp and roasty at first and sweetens and softens as it goes, perhaps too much as at the end I was left feeling a bit cheated, missing some of the complexity of the top notch stouts Iíve had.
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2001
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Behind that nondescript packaging that looks so unassuming on the store shelf (as if the design hadnít been completed and they slapped on some temporary labels) is one of the best cream stouts you could ever hope to have. They call it special and it is, but it is also a marvelous everyday libation. Whatís not to love?
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2001
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Like drinking a roasted chocolate bar.Excellent a must try for stout lovers.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 22, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A friend from Chicago sent me a bottle of this brew, and Iím glad he did. True to its name, this is a creamy stout with a nice semi-sweet twang telling me its probably botte-conditioned. Worth buying if you see it.
lil-dabz99 (54) - Lake Linden, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2001
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iím not a big fan of this kind of beer, but this stuff is very good!!
bipolar1 (268) - Hancock, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2001
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2005 The name alone got me to drool. This beer is like a good chocolate malt, and goes great with chocolate covered pretzels. Normally I like a stout to warm up a little, but I love to get these ice-cold in a cooler and get the bottle nice and wet. I swear the best beer is brewed in Michigan, and stuff like this supports my case. The flavor is not totally over the top like Expedition Stout, but rich and creamy indulgence.