smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice roastiness in the nose. Little foam to note, just a small edge lace. Iím drinking this almost 15 mos after bottling based on bellís batch numbers. A nice mouthfeel just coats evenly and smoothly. Taste is nice and light chocolatey with solid malt. Would be interested in a fresh bottle to compare.
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a rich caramel head, flat carbonation.
Rich chocolate, caramel, sweet roasted malt notes.
Bitter sweet finish, chewy & creamy, lively on the tongue.
iride15 (237) - Rockledge, Florida, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black-brown color with a brown lace head. Sweet malt aroma with caramel and chocolate dominating. Milky cream taste. Great palate compared to most sweet stouts. Long rich aftertaste and doesnít end bitter and sour like most.
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 26, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can Bellís make a stout or what? Reminds me a bit a very toned down version of the Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout. Nose of black licorice. Plenty of lacing. Not surprisingly, a very creamy, smooth stout with a toned down bitterness that only becomes apparent after an initial sweetness. Flavor of chocolate malt and a bit of coffee. Outstanding beer from one of the best craft brewers out there.
beerlover82 (235) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gorgeous midnight pitch-black, with nice half-finger tan head. Bubbly, with decent retention and solid lacing, sticking to the glass attractively.
Nice aromatic touches of sweet roasted barley and cocoa, and other dark aromas/flavors. Kind of faint, have to sniff hard to notice.
Sweet toffee, light milk chocolate, vanilla and slightly roasted barley dominate the tongue. Fairly medium body, low carbonation. Very smooth, like a light chocolate shake, as nay stout should be.
Very good, tasty stout worthy of even the most elite ones. Maybe not the best, but very solid indeed.
fuzzcro (235) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2015 Nice bold stout flavor though not what I expected as far as fluidity. I donít think Bell can do any better than they did with Expedition and itís going to be difficult for me to rate one any higher than I did that one.
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - OCT 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours thick brown with tan head. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, creamy and thick. Finishes malty. Very hearty beer for winter drinking.
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bells makes awesome beers. This is no exception. Great color, toasty sweet, great balance. One of my favorite stouts.
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Dark brown body with a very small whitish head. Slight aroma of coffee. Flavor is coffee and bittersweet chocolate, not as bold as I would have liked. Palate was smooth, but could have had more body. A decent stout, but I didnít think it was anything special.
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - OCT 21, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Pours pitch black with brown head. Aroma is sweet with sight hints of fruit. Body is mediuma nd taste has coffee and alcohol.