Changed (397) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, pours black with tan head. Smallish head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, slight hop. Taste is typical stout, cream, vanilla slightly, chocolate. Medium body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy mouthfeel with chocolate roast finish. A typically good Bell’s beer.
hitit345 (25) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stout. Slight licorice aroma. Black but not black as night. Soft flavor, coffee. Great carbonation.
Motobashi (106) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured very dark with no head. Sweet caramel aroma. Lightly carbonated. Moderately sweet flavour. Slightly bitter finish. Not bad.
Stew41 (1808) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Packing plenty in for a 6% beer. Sweet chocolate cake, wood and some bitter coffee notes to finish. All in good balance and indeed elegance.
geologyguy (986) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty smell, very dark and heavy taste, heavy coffee without the bitterness, and smooth! Quite Good!
radio_nowhere (1210) - Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into oversized snifter glass, opaque deep dark brown color with tan lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate, roasted malt, light nuttiness, faint coffee and some earthy hops. Taste adds notes of cream, grain, dark chocolate and coffee grounds. Medium body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy with chocolate roast finish. Very well done sweet stout.
kjc51478 (441) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Appearance is dark brown color with little to no creamy, beige head. Aroma is cocoa and molasses. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, sweet licorice, and slight pine. Palate is heavy, smooth, creamy texture, and sweet finish.
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TheCaptMatey (188) - Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a black colour with a fluffy tan head that left beautiful thin lacing. Aroma is of dark roasted and chocolate malts with a hint of coffee. Flavor of grainy dark malts, slight cream, and coffee. Medium bodied with light carbonation with a smooth mouthfeel.
tdtm82 (1251) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; 33cl; bought from CAMRA Beer Festival 2014. The big one.
The colour of the head is beige and the beer is black and opaque. The aroma is grains; tar; cream; bourbon El Salvador coffee; toasted aroma from the malt; oak and leather.
Taste is leather; blackcurrant; chocolate; Devon clotted cream; licorish; leather; tar; sticky toffee pudding; gains; raisin and burnt toast. Some smokey elements but not overbearing. Drinkability is good and I love the hoppy finish. Another well-made stout by Bell’s. Great take on the British style. Cheers guys.
3fourths (8634) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle dated October 30, 2014. Dark brown with a thin ring of a head. Chocolate malt nose, slightly roasty with mild cream / milk. Light aroma hops are earthy and woody. Medium body, semi-sweet, viscous and chewy, thankfully not overly milky or lactic, though the cream character is more like artificial coffee creamer rather than pure cream. Roundness and heft similar to the character given by oatmeal. Carbonic and minerally. Creamier body than Kalamazoo Stout, malt is cleaner and flavor balance more enjoyable.