performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black. Small head. Deep chocolate scent and flavor. I don’t taste, see, or feel the cream - definitely not double. Bitter chocolate finish. May have to re-rate.
BossHossBikes (148) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to NachlamSie. This brew pours dark with hints of ruby on the edges. The aroma is of cocoa, coffee, molasses, oatmeal, and brown sugar. As it hits the tongue, coffee is dominant with cocoa close behind. I can also taste some milky qualities as well. The finish has a nice coffee-like bitterness.
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is creamy and almost sweat with hints of molasses and coffee as well as a sour note. Appearance is very thick reddish black with zero transparency. Flavor is full and rich with strong coffee. All of it is evened out by a very smooth creamy flavor (and texture). Finish is slightly sweat and coffee with no bitterness. Overall I would buy this beer again and again. It seems to have become one of my favorite stouts (though I have only had it twice).
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured black with a tan head. Sweet aroma. Had a great sweet malty flavor with very little carbonation.
joechristenson (146) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black color with mocha brown head. Aroma is lighter than I expected from a double cream stout. There is some toffee, milk chocolate, and roasted malt in the aroma, but they’re more hints than reliable signposts of flavors to come. On the tongue the beer is more bold with its flavors, but they’re more subdued than they are balanced. Balanced boldness is what I wanted, but I was disappointed. The sensation of this beer on the palate are definitely pleasant and uniquely creamy, but instead of being a "wow" sensation it was more of a simple sensation of comfort. Definitely nice on a cold day.
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - APR 24, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
If theirs one thing Bells can do right its the stout. Dark, sweet and oh so tasty, If you have access to the Bells line, pick this one up, or six or eight.
kpresley77 (146) - Jackson, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2008
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of colemgm8 pours black with little quick diminishing tan head. Aroma is chocolate and chocolate malt. First taste is sweet light coffee and nuts, then a great chocolate flavor takes over and finishes really nice. The mouthfeel is creamy with little carbonation which really complements this beer.
NaturalIce (146) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle; Pours out dark like your typical stout with a light to medium tan head that laces nicely. The aroma is a sort of metallic coffee/chocolate. I agree with fredandboboflo in that the flavor represents semisweet chocolate (not sure about peanut butter though!). Carbonation is lively at first pour then goes flat. Good beer - although I’m not usually big on sweet stouts.
evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2010 Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin light brown head. Sparse lacing. Smells of coffee, nuts and malt. Nice medium bodied palate; but I expected more. A little short and bitter on the finish. A decent stout.
mmather (145) - Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice classic cream stout. As Colonel Potter said, "Not enough o’s in smooth to describe this one" The roastiness is there, but subdued and lots of flavor here. One of the few stouts that I could use as a session beer.