jstonerock24 (142) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, raisins, and hint of vanilla. Flavor is roasted raisins with a sweet bitter finish. Flavor is rich and it stays with you through the finish.
Erikh04 (141) - - 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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hrking (140) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at the Dilli Deli in Cincy. Smooth beyond belief of coarse this was cask pulled from a beer engine so it was extra extra creamy chocolate and with a very faint hop presence maybe some oat to smooth out the edges as well. Bells delivers its excellence again and does the stout category justice again highest praise..
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - DEC 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark color, subdued aroma, mostly malty. I smell a subtle sourness that concerns me, but in the taste it translates to a subtle fruitiness. Rich and creamy like a milkshake. Fruity with a bitter, dry finish. Quite quaffable.
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark with little tan head. Smells sweet with a sweet malty taste.
anaheim1983 (140) - Anaheim, California, USA - APR 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle dark brown to black very warm in taste amlty rcih with toffee notes very full body and great aftertaste
hopbag (139) - - FEB 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Creamy texture with smooth foamy bubbles. Somewhat average stout flavor -- brown sugar, acidic coffee, chocolate -- but smoother around the edges. The cream/lactose isn’t as prevalent as I was expecting, but it adds a touch of sweetness. Unique for its softness and drinkability. Very approachable.
joekfsu (138) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a thick nearly black color with 2 cm brown head that is mostly diminishing. Aroma is dominated by chocolate, some hints of sweet malt. Flavors of chocolate, cream, and smoky malt. Medium body, significant lacing, no real alcohol detected, and lasting aftertaste. Very tasty and drinkable, almost a pop feel.
movezig (137) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very good sweet stout. Light to medium body. Great aroma. Nice and easy on the palate. A sweet stout should be less complex and sweeter than a darker more complex stout and bells really nailed that here.
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sharrett’s Liquor Store (Saint Paul, Minnesota, 25/11/12)
Chocolate, caramel, and coffee on the nose. Dark brown/black with a small tan head. Taste has a medium sweetness and a slight bitterness. Medium bodied, thick texture (for the style), average carbonation, and a bitter finish that seems a little out of place. Good, but not spectacular.