Stew41 (1805) - 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 (974) - 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 (1143) - 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 (184) - 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 (1200) - 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 (8598) - 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.
Ed5388 (2538) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle shared by Pizz5116 after work (Christmas Squad beers round 2). Poured black with a small creamy tan head. Aroma and taste mimic each other. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, and caramel. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Solid
ARH (829) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, poured into a snifter. The aroma is pretty much the same as you’d get from freshly baked brownies. There’s a touch of a licorice aroma late, but still pretty much brownies throughout. It’s a dark, nearly opaque mahogany brown color, with a light, tan soapy head and a medium thick, big soap bubble ring. A dense, sheet-like lace is left behind on the glass. The taste is a medium high sweet and medium bitter. Much as the name would imply, this beer is creamy with a silky/creamy carbonation and a medium-full body that brings to mind German Chocolate Cake. Smokey notes with cola and licorice join the chocolate at the finish with a zesty spicy swell. It’s surprisingly dry for a creamy stout, with a slightly astringent, burnt cookie / brownie and cola aftertaste.
mR_fr0g (5356) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Chriso’s post GBBF minidig, 16/08/14. Huge thanks to whomever brought this. clear ruby red amber coloured pour with a halo of cream head. Aroma is dark choc, light soy sauce, powdered choc, nutty. Nice milky, nutty, nutella, praline. Palate is low carbonation, milky, a bit dull. Lingering dark choc and light roast.