jsporrer (216) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours almost black with little or no head. Very nice aroma, slightly sweet. Taste is smooth but flat and somewhat dry. No harshness or bitterness. Flavor is lacking something. Not bad but not great. It was not unpleasant but I probably wouldn’t buy it again. The flavor just isn’t bold enough and a little too dry for my liking.
Erussell (7) - - FEB 20, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Creamy, sweet and smooth with a pleasant aftertaste. Great with chocolate flavors.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
VastActiv (4239) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Ginger Man, New York. Colour is black with small creamy white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Very soft but could be heavier.
kgoelz (13) - USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Im not a big stout fan but it was OK than i added a shot of bourbon and was alot easier for as i am huge barrel aged guy
willisread (1287) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle bought at J’s Liquor in Owensboro, KY. Poured into a stemmed tulip. Beautiful deep black color with reddish glow. Soapy, medium-sized caramel-colored head. Nice aromas of chocolate and sorghum with a hint of coffee. Super smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Taste is very malty like an old-school milkshake.
hopbag (146) - - FEB 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Creamy texture with smooth foamy bubbles. Somewhat average stout flavor -- brown sugar, acidic coffee, chocolate -- but smoother around the edges. The cream/lactose isn’t as prevalent as I was expecting, but it adds a touch of sweetness. Unique for its softness and drinkability. Very approachable.
stevencon (517) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nitro tap at shamrock! Its like a chocolate milkshake! Black pour with cascading tan head. Milk Chocolate and light roast. Smooth creamy taste. Milk chocolate smooth. Crazy drinkable. The nitro just adds so much.
Jlew715 (20) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bell’s General Store in Kalamazoo. Pour is deep red-black with a thin, short-lived tan head. Aroma is barely present, hint of roasted malts. Taste is thick, creamy, with more roasted malts, and just a touch of bitterness in the finish. Another excellent stout from Bell’s.
capecod (18) - - JAN 28, 2015
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark mahogany, tan head that dissipates quickly. Roasted coffee notes to start, then vanilla. I was expecting more sweetness in a cream stout than is evident here. Not off-putting, but tastes more like a typical dry stout to me.
Also a tad too much carbonation for style, in my opinion. Good body. Overall it’s decent brew, but only average.
brock1984 (28) - Troy, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I had this next to 3 Floyd’s Molokolo Stout and Bell’s killed that one! Rich, creamy, notes of bitter chocolate and coffee, a slight bit of sweetness. Two thumbs up. Don’t buy into the 3 Floyd’s mind game!