lweiberg (108) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 10, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Soft and easy on the tongue, reminiscent of Spotted Cow. Not as hearty as other stouts and not something to drink if you’re looking to tie a buzz on in a single drink.
gonzo46and2 (108) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was second of three Bell’s stouts I’ve just tried. This has a very powerfull aroma of dark roasted malts with notes of coffee. I couldn’t help but taste a bit of overly burnt bitterness that wasn’t only from the hops. This stout is average in my opinion.
sja14 (108) - Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This might be the best beer I have ever had. Pours dark brown with a nice brown head. The aroma might be the only area the beer is lacking in with hints of coffee and cocoa. The flavor is a nice combination of everything delicious including coffee and chocolate all melded together by a nice smokiness. Phenomenal beer. Nice because Bell’s lists this beer’s availability as Nov. 1st through March but I got it mid-October at La Cave du Vin which offers it to go at state minimum prices which is an awesome discovery.
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark tootsie roll brown with no head. Aroma of tootsie roll and light roasted coffee. Very nice soft choclate flavor with a slight burnt toast flaovr. Very nice.
bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Poured dark brown, but not completely opaque. Chocolate, malt aroma. Medium sweetness. Finish was somewhat creamy / somewhat sticky. It was OK, but I’d choose a lot more stouts over this one.
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOTTLE: 6150. Dak pour with excellent beige head and lacing. Aroma is strong roasted coffee. Flavor is somewhat mild but delectable. Livens up the mouth with a short finish. Very drinkable but not very complex or robust.
derekbrown (104) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a wonderful stout! Beautifully chocolatey goodness. Wonderful creamy texture and a Goldilocks texture (not-too-thick, not-too-thin) makes for a great beer. Aroma leaves some to be desired, though. Very little nose at all.
mandalarules (104) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer rules and is a good starter for anyone who hasn’t had a stout or are not big fans of the style. Bottle. Pitch black with milky aroma and a hint of chocolate. Taste is a hint of creamy chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, sugar. Not overly sweet though just good flavor used sparingly. The palate on this beer is so smooth and creamy, cloudy like, fluffiness. A complex and interesting stout made by Bells, and I wouldn’t expect anything less.
knights97 (104) - 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
imzugzug (103) - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not special at all in my opinion. Not bad, but definitely not special. Creamy texture for sure with a nice fluffy head that stuck around for a while. Not as sweet as I expected, definite notes of chocolate and coffee but not at all strong or up front. Kinda subtle even.