Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours like used motor oil...a brown head appeared and quickly fled the scene. Inky black in color, with a faint amber glow around the edges.
Aromas are of faint earthiness, and choco-coffee ice-cream. Flavor is fantastic...with an exceptionally complex yet smooth palate. Sweet, but not too malty, chocolate and coffee flavors. Nice bubbly bite, but finished smooth and creamy.
Thank you, Bell’s...once again.
pjwalsh2 (87) - Palos Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1. Look - A black beer with a small tan head. 2. Sniff - It has a big roasted chocolate aroma. 3. Sip - This full bodied stout is very smooth, swet, and creamy. 4. Another Look - This is a good looking stout with above average lacing. 5. Evaluate - Overall, this is a very enjoyable stout. It has a sweet creamy taste with a mild dry finish. I would absolutely recommend to my family, freinds, and especially those who only drink Guinness.
napdynmite (86) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth, deep and mellow. Chocolate, vanilla, banana. No traces of bitterness or coffee. Very drinkable.
stimulus (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Pours a deep brown with beige lacing.
S: Smells very sugary like molasses with some chocolate notes
T: Heavy dark chocolate with a strong malty profile.
P: A bit sticky with too much carbonation.
BorksBabe (85) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2008
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma is about as good as the dog kennel of a humane society. Looks decent... tastes like roasted burnt chocolate with a hint of feet. Smooth on the palate.... but bitter finish. I don’t like stouts. ’Nuff said.
kieleszd (83) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The head on this one is unmatched. Creamy and full bodied. Has a taste of coffee, great coffee. This is the heart and gem of Bells, drink, share, celibate with this delicious stout.
jsporrer (83) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours almost black with little or no head. Very nice aroma, slightly sweet. Taste is smooth but flat and somewhat dry. No harshness or bitterness. Flavor is lacking something. Not bad but not great. It was not unpleasant but I probably wouldn’t buy it again. The flavor just isn’t bold enough and a little too dry for my liking.
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
enjoyed the rich coffee like taste and the dark and appealing visuals bells best stout effort
Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a sweet chocolaty stout delight..enough said. Not much roastedness/hps bitterness here just creamy smooooth and chocolaty. A very nice stout indeed !!!!!!!
black95tt (82) - Doylestown, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an almost black color. Very nice looking in the glass. Very little head. Aroma is bittersweet bakers chocolate with roast and caramel following. This beer goes down so nice. Very velvety and smooth. Flavor is dominated by sweet roast and caramel. Very little bitterness and no alcohol present. I really enjoy this beer.