zvikar (3897) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Pours black with a beige head, aroma is sticky and glue with chocolate, vanilla and wood, flavor of chocolate, vanilla, wood, sourness, medium bodied.
RussianDragon (565) - - MAY 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11 oz bottle. Pours a roasty dark black with lasting thin white head. Red wine hues when backlit. Aroma is lactose sweetness, chocolate notes, and sweet roasted malt. Flavor is same with sweet lactic milky mouthfeel. Balanced and solid.
jhp40219 (344) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle into a snifter. Pours a dark black with a small light tan head that fades quickly and leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma of cocoa, black licorice, coffee, and dark fruits (plum, raisin). Taste is cocoa and dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, and black licorice. Slightly dry finish of cocoa and bittersweet chocolate. Full body, thick texture, average carbonation. Excellent stout! Everything a good stout should be.
FestDecBeet (359) - - MAY 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Look: pours a dark black. Slightly thinner than I anticipated. Light brown sugar head that disappears quickly.
Smell: heavy sweetness almost like candy. Red apples, chocolate, sweet cherries. Chocolate
Taste: heavy malt, but still sweet. Premium chocolate, a little coffee. Slight bitterness on the back
Feel: thin on the palate not heavy or oily at all. Not heavily carbonated
Overall: not a bad beer. Still looking for something sweeter.
Tac (133) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark brown body very thin brownish head, good lacing. Aromas of toasted malt, coffee and chocolate and toffee. Taste is somewhat sweet with balanced bitterness.
steve1966 (131) - Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark black pour foamy creamy head and nice lacing. Aroma is roasted malt. Smells and tastes like a typical micro stout or poster. Coffee notes bitter at first taste. Goes down pretty easy. Pretty one dimensional it is what it is. Bitter finish takes some getting used to.
seymour (1558) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared a bottle at the Alpha tasting room, thanks Derrick! It poured a clear dark reddish brown colour with thick, everlasting brown foam and lace. He demonstrated the inverted-bottle-pour-trick, which produced an amazing foamy appearance. A truly delicious Cream Stout: tart and toasty, CHOCOLATEY, strong coffee and tobacco notes too. SMOOTH, SMOOTH, SMOOTH. Medium-full body, well-rounded mouthfeel, low-medium carbonation, complex aftertaste. Highly recommended.
anthony850 (328) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Jeffery's smooth with chocolate taste.
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Sandler (10) - - MAY 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one smells better than it tastes. The deceptively sweet and creamy smell causes the normal beer bitterness to be a bit of a surprise -- unpleasant if you were hoping for a sweet flavor, just odd if you were expecting something smoother.
coachd (237) - Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells of black licorice, milk chocolate, coffee and malt. Basic looking stout; black with light tan head that disappears quickly. Tastes highly carbonated, smoky, roasty with slight hop bitterness. Hoppy and coffee flavored aftertaste. I thought it would be sweeter, like a milk stout. Palate was just ok. I must say this is kind of a weak stout, but I am biased by bigger, thicker, higher ABV stouts. Sacrilege, I know, but this is an average offering by Bells.