gjamieson (80) - Canton, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Poured a deep brown-black with a creamy tan head that held up well. Aroma of chocolate, black malt, coffee and sweet cream. Flavor is incredibly smooth and sweet, a hearty dark chocolate malt and cream, almost like a malted milkshake. Some light fruitiness noted, along with a hint of bitter hops. Creamy mouthfeel, would be better on tap. Finished was bitter and satisfying, slightly warming alcohol hints. A delicious sweet stout, almost as good as Kalamazoo Stout, but still a worthy contender.
fsquirrel29 (76) - Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent beer. It is very malty and creamy, but not quite as heavy as a Guinness. There is no roasted bitterness, yet it is still malty.
gbdub (73) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a relatively thick, deep brown, black in the glass. Medium dark tan head that settles quickly. Aroma is sweet and malty, with coffee and chocolate notes. Palate is only medium thick, with a fair amount of carbonation. Sweet at first but not cloying, with a crisp finish. A lot of roasted coffee and molasses taste on the end. Pretty good, nicely smooth.
unrulythings (73) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle courtesy of nick76. pours an opaque oily black with a small tan head. aroma is of roasted coffee, bitter molasses, and chocolate. palate is super creamy. flavor is earthy with milk chocolate, coffee, and vanilla.
raszputini (71) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and creamy. Not particularly thick. Notes of roasted malt and chocolate. A nice session stout.
alogan97 (71) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma similar to Chocolate milk. Dark, brown almost black appearance. Fantastic smooth, creamy chocolate, malty taste. A must try!
Jjg226 (71) - Staten Island, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Inky black with a thick, mocha head. Roasted/burnt malt prominent on the nose and palate. Rich mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. This stout is a crash course on malt!
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ChrisFields (70) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice dark brown with a very thin head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is sweet with chocolate, hints of cream and roasted almond. Taste comes on roasted malt with an excellent finish of creamy chocolate. Medium body with low carbonation. I am a big fan of Bell’s as a brewery and this dessert stout does not disappoint. Recommended indeed.
rowefam3 (70) - kendallville, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a dessert beer in itself. Lot’s of chocalate. Very good like all of Bells stouts.
DrunkCaleb (69) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The best word to describe this beer is creamy... creamy pour, creamy head, and creamy mouthfeel... more than hints of mocha and bitterness. Good on special nights but the rule of too much of a good thing applies with this beer. A little to specific for a staple beer, but deliscious the same