dsm (109) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasted flavors dominate the aroma and the taste, complemented by chocolate. It is medium to full bodied. The carbonation is excellent - the bubbles are just right on the tongue. Slight bitterness, very smooth. A great stout.
WinoInTraining (109) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Insanely roasty toasty. Lighter and with more acid edge than the Exp or Kalamzoo. yum
tilldeath (109) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma boozy coffee roasty. Lactose makes it sweet for sure, little sour bitter finish. Great smooth full body mouthfeel. Good middle and excellent finish the aroma and inital taste through it from above 4 for me. Would be a regular drinker for me if I could get it.
gonzo46and2 (108) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was second of three Bellís stouts Iíve just tried. This has a very powerfull aroma of dark roasted malts with notes of coffee. I couldnít help but taste a bit of overly burnt bitterness that wasnít only from the hops. This stout is average in my opinion.
sja14 (108) - Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This might be the best beer I have ever had. Pours dark brown with a nice brown head. The aroma might be the only area the beer is lacking in with hints of coffee and cocoa. The flavor is a nice combination of everything delicious including coffee and chocolate all melded together by a nice smokiness. Phenomenal beer. Nice because Bell’s lists this beer’s availability as Nov. 1st through March but I got it mid-October at La Cave du Vin which offers it to go at state minimum prices which is an awesome discovery.
livelaughlovep (108) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2009 Aroma:Toastiness, burnt, coffee, chocolate.
Appearance: Nearly black, oily.
Flavor: Iced Coffee. Some chocolate, burnt & toasted malts.
Palate: Creamy, full mouthfeel, smooth. Very dry finish.
Little too coffee like for me to return to, but not bad at all.
popway (107) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I donít know what the design on the label is ...looks like a neuron ?
But what I enjoy about, or say intrigued about this beer is the finish. Itís like a Tootsie Roll or butterscotch candy stick, but not overwhelmingly so (perhaps it would be a good pairing). fuzzy mouthfeel, mildly sweet and dry, aroma of burnt sugar, molasses, Sherlock Holmes. Appearance brown/black, cloudy, frothy, tan head finger high, dissipates after a minute, a bit trasparent on the sip, not a heavy fuel, yum
craven5000 (107) - 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.
bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Poured dark brown, but not completely opaque. Chocolate, malt aroma. Medium sweetness. Finish was somewhat creamy / somewhat sticky. It was OK, but Iíd choose a lot more stouts over this one.
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark tootsie roll brown with no head. Aroma of tootsie roll and light roasted coffee. Very nice soft choclate flavor with a slight burnt toast flaovr. Very nice.