WSSmiles (124) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer poured black body but not as black as other stout, more of a dark brown, and had a lighter head than your typical stout. The nose was coffee, vanilla with a hint of alcohol, overall not a bad stout, will have again, not as heavy as other stouts.
CP (124) - USA - FEB 9, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This offering was a bit of a let down compared to other sweet stouts like Left Hand’s Milk Stout and Too Cream Stout.
ebrowner88 (123) - Rice, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2011 Man, i must be way out of wack on this one, but i didn’t care for it. (still drank the entire sixer). Too sweet for me and i like a finer, longer lasting head on my stouts. The taste is a nice complex one, but the sweetness comes on too strong. Still, a bad Bells is better the 75% of the beers out there. I wouldn’t kick it out of my fridge, i ya know what i mean.,
**UPDATE** Had another this afternoon waiting for the "rapture" My tastes must have changed because i didn’t find this overy sweet at all! Very nice mouthfeel. I think I’ll have another.
resevil787 (123) - Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark black with light brown head, good lacing. Aroma is heavy malts, roast, chocolate, caramel. Taste is moderate sweet, light to moderate bitter. Body is medium to full. Texture is creamy.
Jndubbs (120) - Austin, Iowa, USA - MAY 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark. Smooth, creamy tasting stout with the slightest bite at the end.
IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with small bubbly head. Flavor is sweet and nutty chocolate with a smooth roastiness and enough bitterness to balance.
zer0crew (119) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with some head that mostly fades away leaving only a long lasting ring of foam. Tastes very creamy and thick with a little bit of chocolate flavor. Has a very long and complex aftertaste. A good stout but not up to the hype, in my opinion.
tekhna (118) - California, USA - JUL 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love this beer. Roasty, smooth, a bit sweet and chocolatey. Well-rounded treat.
lweiberg (118) - 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.
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A wonderfully creamy stout. It pours piutch black with next to no head - even if you try to get one. A nice taste and aroma of coffee and chocolate. A definite winner.