Zaprozdower (66) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got a 6 pack of this for $6.99, how lucky am I? Other than needing a fuller head and a bigger mouth feel, a fantastic beer. An aroma with mocha and chocolate and a taste that is sweet and creamy. Excellent, excellent beer.
tsetlock (66) - Hartland Twp, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep/dark brown pour, mocha almost purple head. Roasted everything, yet balanced well by a creamy sweetness, with vanilla sugary quality, good with the spent coffe ground notes and light bittering finish.
roborb (66) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured into a normal pint glass. This beer pours dark black with a then espresso colored head. It smells of chocolate, some sort of dark fruit, and dark malts. The taste is very nice. There is a a nice chocolate bitter coffee taste up front that changes to a sweet creamy finish. The carbonation is fine and this beer is top notch. It is a little thin so those that prefer their stouts thick should tread lightly. This is a great beer.
ddfrazee (66) - Flat Rock, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black. Very slight, tan head. sweet, malty, incredible flavor, a bit of coffee, very creamy. Excellent taste easy to drink. Unfortunately I think I had it a bit too cold. Should have left it out for a minute. Cheers!
jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome stout. Where their Kalamazoo is heavily roasty, this one is smoother, with a silky character. Definite chocolate bar and caramel flavors. Rich and wonderful. One of the more underappreciated stouts.
johnykat (65) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice beer, as I continue to try Bells products, I must say I am impressed. Dark color of course, and minimal head. Flavor is chocolate, malt, coffee, and smokiness. More smoke than I expected though, which threw me a bit. Otherwise really nice beer...creaminess at the very end.
bilchak (63) - Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours jet black with a nice brown head, smooth, creamy stout with tastes of chocolate and coffee. very smooth and drinkable, nice finish. prefer this style to the imperial stouts, much more drinkable in my opinion.
mataichi (63) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from CBX. Pours a darker than black color with tan super bubbly head which evaporates quickly. Nice sweet smell of chocolate and roasty goodness. Very crisp and refreshing taste. I get a bit of burnt toast, with a good bit of sweet creaminess and light finish. Very refreshing.
peteysmu (63) - USA - FEB 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very smooth tasting cream stout. Not as thick as a stout and has a slightly bitter kick of a pale ale, which I definitely like. It is like a hybrid mix between the two types of beer, enjoy.
DutchHillbilly (62) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very pleasant smell. Smells almost creamy. Not bitter. Very heavy bodied beer with almost no head. Thick tasting as well. Truly creamy to taste. A+++++