stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Gnome - Pours a deep black with a small head. The nose is rich toasted malt , with chocolate, and coffee. Comes across the palate with a bit sweet before more bitter toasted malt , with hints of chocolate and coffee. The mouth feel is too tacky to be very drinkable. Nice lingering toastyness. Pretty tasty,but not your everyday easy drinking beer.
noompa (130) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Reggie’s. Good, solid sweet stout. Ar: Caramel/burnt sugar, chocolate and signs of the dominant honey to come. Ap: Creamy brown head w/ good retention. Color was a very deep brown bordering on black, but couldn’t be sure in the reddish light of Reggie’s. Fl: Creamy coffee au lait, roasted malts, milky sweetness, chocolate pudding and above all, honey. The Mocha aftertaste was pleasant. Improves considerably upon warming up and the honey was delicious.
BeerBeforeH20 (129) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2014 Very smooth creamy flavor with hints of toffee ,chocolate, and a nice lactose/malty base. Great beer, Bells doesn’t disappoint.
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As always, the Bells yeast is present. I usually drink the lighter stuff where the yeast kind of overpowers things. Not really the case here. Slippery mouthfeel, deep black color, not a lot of head (probably due to a soapy residue glass). Roasty malt flavor, maybe a little overbalanced in the hop direction. Moderate alcohol presence.
RedXIII (127) - Powell, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2008 poured a rich black color with a light brown head that didn’t last very long. Aroma nice blend of roasted malts and chocolate. Flavor is delicious balance of smooth chocolate and perhaps creamed coffee. Also got some oat flavors mixed with the malt. Wasn’t as creamy as I expected, but tasty and easy to drink. Another nice one from Bells.
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.
lweiberg (123) - 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.
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.