JohnMan (102) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark Pour. High head. Roasty, caramel, slight bready aroma. Medium body, would have preferred more body. Roasty, chocolate, coffee, faint burnt with a smooth and creamy texture from the lactose sugars. Very tasty beer. Highly recommended for stout lovers.
jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with a dense tan head.
Aroma is rich coffee beans, dark chocolate, and roasted malts.
Flavor is heavy on the coffee, with a decent bit of bitter dark chocolate. The roasted malts mellow towards the middle of the glass and the chocolate comes out to play a little more. It finishes slightly sweet but plenty creamy.
The mouthfeel is smooth, slick and creamy. The body is rich and the carbonation is calm and unimportant.
Drinkability is okay, it's a great brew but it's heavy, thick and I have a hard time drinking multiple roasted brews like this one.
Ingy (100) - candler, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. black with small crema head. Coffee, chocolate, vanilla. SOme bitterness, complex malt palate. A nice brew.
cexshun (99) - Portage, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours jet black. extremely aggressive pour results in a hint of brown head that quick dissipates. Smells of chocolate, toffee and roasted malts. Laid back nose for a stout. Flavors of roasted coffee, nuts, semisweet chocolate. Lactose comes through strong. Mellow, laid back profile. I think itís too light for a stout. Carbonated more then a traditional stout. Prickly and sparkly. Medium mouth feel, bit thin for a stout. Tried warming it, didnít help.
knights97 (98) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 has all the same qualities of the left hand milk stout, smooth, very dark beer with a slight cream taste to it while giving you that stout feel to the beer. Very good and about the same as left hands, only difference for me is this is a little smoother
Erikh04 (98) - - DEC 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Holmes with Wayne. Good stout. Sweet malty aroma, extremely smooth finish.
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N3lson1 (97) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice delicious cream stout. Pours dark, thin head with brown malty color. Very smooth, refreshing finish.
CptGreencoat (95) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Poured to a dark brown with a one fingers tan head that excellently laces the glass. Nose isnít very strong - what you can pick out is chocolate and roasted coffee, very sweet smelling. This is a very smooth brew with a lot of cream (as the name dictates,) chocolate, roasted malts and a nice, slightly bitter finish. For the complexity of this beer, itís a little watery on the palate, but most certainly worth revisiting a few times.
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2006 Deep brown color with a sweet aroma. A sweet malt flavor with a medium body. Very smooth and mildy creamy.Light chocolatey roasted maltiness, this pleasantly lingers on the palate. This is another fine beer from Bells Brewery.
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mmmm. Pours a deep dark brown, with a well carbonated head. Smells sweet and a bit chocolaty. Tastes of fresh cream, sweet malts and a very well balanced character of coffee , with a creamy mouthfeel. Bellís is still in my top 10 favorite breweries and for good reason.