Holtguy (167) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with tan head. Malty aroma with slight chocolate. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is malty, chocolate/coffee and mild. Dry finish. This beer got better upon the second and third tastings.
natedoggkc (164) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pored a very dark brown with a mocha head. Aroma was of chocolate, molasses, coffee, and spice. Flavor was chocolate, molasses, slightly bitter dark chocolate finish. A good beer.
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours A creamy dark brown/black in my pint glass leaving a thin tan head. Aroma is Sweet chocolate with hints of coffee, and roasted grain. Flavor is much the same. Very rich, and smooth. I could drink this all night. Excellent!
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours black with diminishing tan head. choclate and coffee nose. damn good stout but seems alot more like an imperial stout than a sweet or cream stout, but who cares its good
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, one great stout after another. Today I went to the store and noticed all bells november stouts in singles! I snagged a variety sixpack of them....... As for the rate-- This was a very sweet stout. Not too creamy though..
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a thin brown head. Aroma is faint with chocolate, ice cream, and a hint of espresso. Flavor is balanced well with sweet malts, cream, and chocolate. Well carbonate, maybe too much. Finishes very creamy and smooth.
jamvin23 (162) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark opaque with a thin chocolate head. Aroma: chocolate, roast, and toffee. Flavor: sweet coffee and a slight smokiness, yet very smooth.
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle purchased from Tiffanyís in Kalamazoo, Mich. A very solid cream stout. I must say, some of Bellís has been hit or miss for me. But, this beer is spot-on. Well done.
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up in Charlottesville, VA. Pours dark black with a nice big beige head. super creamy, but super flavorful too, especially as it warms. Great combination of complexity and quaffability.
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orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2007 (bottle) Pours like motor oil with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and hints of mocha. Lots of carbonation, clashing with malts, strong cofee presence; unpleasant chalking taste. Slight bitter after taste thats relatively clean. Overated! Try their porter.
I take back what I said! Turns out that the reason it tasted chalky is because I drank it out of mulike stein. Much better in an eglish pint. Very good sout. How could I actually consider that this brewery could make a bad stout! My apologies. My original review was a 2.9 overall.