jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with a dense tan head.
Aroma is rich coffee beans, dark chocolate, and roasted malts.
Flavor is heavy on the coffee, with a decent bit of bitter dark chocolate. The roasted malts mellow towards the middle of the glass and the chocolate comes out to play a little more. It finishes slightly sweet but plenty creamy.
The mouthfeel is smooth, slick and creamy. The body is rich and the carbonation is calm and unimportant.
Drinkability is okay, it's a great brew but it's heavy, thick and I have a hard time drinking multiple roasted brews like this one.
smboselli (101) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with thin chocolate brown head from a bottle. Roasty, malty aroma lead to a similar creamy flavor profile. Not as thick as expected, and the high carbonation was a little unpleasant to the palate.
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craven5000 (101) - Westville, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown body under a towering light brown head. Slightly slick mouth feel. Smooth going down.
Ingy (100) - candler, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. black with small crema head. Coffee, chocolate, vanilla. SOme bitterness, complex malt palate. A nice brew.
Motobashi (100) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured very dark with no head. Sweet caramel aroma. Lightly carbonated. Moderately sweet flavour. Slightly bitter finish. Not bad.
cexshun (99) - Portage, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours jet black. extremely aggressive pour results in a hint of brown head that quick dissipates. Smells of chocolate, toffee and roasted malts. Laid back nose for a stout. Flavors of roasted coffee, nuts, semisweet chocolate. Lactose comes through strong. Mellow, laid back profile. I think itís too light for a stout. Carbonated more then a traditional stout. Prickly and sparkly. Medium mouth feel, bit thin for a stout. Tried warming it, didnít help.
darb85 (97) - Canton, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet and smooth with mellow finish. Pours jet black with one finger heíd. Very smooth mouth feel
CptGreencoat (95) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Poured to a dark brown with a one fingers tan head that excellently laces the glass. Nose isnít very strong - what you can pick out is chocolate and roasted coffee, very sweet smelling. This is a very smooth brew with a lot of cream (as the name dictates,) chocolate, roasted malts and a nice, slightly bitter finish. For the complexity of this beer, itís a little watery on the palate, but most certainly worth revisiting a few times.
jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark rich stout. Definitely cream flavored, rich with a nice malted roast finish.
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2006 Deep brown color with a sweet aroma. A sweet malt flavor with a medium body. Very smooth and mildy creamy.Light chocolatey roasted maltiness, this pleasantly lingers on the palate. This is another fine beer from Bells Brewery.