unrulythings (73) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle courtesy of nick76. pours an opaque oily black with a small tan head. aroma is of roasted coffee, bitter molasses, and chocolate. palate is super creamy. flavor is earthy with milk chocolate, coffee, and vanilla.
raszputini (71) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and creamy. Not particularly thick. Notes of roasted malt and chocolate. A nice session stout.
alogan97 (71) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma similar to Chocolate milk. Dark, brown almost black appearance. Fantastic smooth, creamy chocolate, malty taste. A must try!
Jjg226 (71) - Staten Island, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Inky black with a thick, mocha head. Roasted/burnt malt prominent on the nose and palate. Rich mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. This stout is a crash course on malt!
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rowefam3 (70) - kendallville, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a dessert beer in itself. Lot’s of chocalate. Very good like all of Bells stouts.
MBrausen (69) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer was poured from a 12oz bottle into a Town Hall sniffer.
A. The beer pours a pitch black. About 2mm of a tan head, that faded relatively quickly. Minimal to no lacing on the glass.
S. Smells of mild chocolate, toffee and smoke and light coffee.
T. Strong toffee/vanilla sweet taste. The sweetness never really fades from your mouth. Smooth, but almost a little bit bitter.
M. Full bodied, but a thin feeling on the tongue. It meets it claim, and is a creamy smooth tastes.
O. Overall it is a good beer. I wouldn’t have a problem ordering this in a bar. However I wasn’t blown away by the flavor. It seemed to be very one sided. The initial cream sweetness holds through, but not as many other flavors come out after. I feel like even with a year under it’s belt, this beer might not round out.
darkstar (69) - Eureka, Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful pour with nice lacing down to the last drop. Smoky, coffee, chocolate. Mouthfeel is super d duper. Smooth. Very very drinkable. Great stout.
timbeer (69) - Rosemount, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[12oz bottle] Dark thick and rich looking. Viscous with good carbonation which leaves a good bit of lacing on the glass. Strong roasted barley, a bit of smoke and bitter chocolate aroma. Some sweetness but well balanced and not overbearing and a bitter finish. Creamy and smooth but not as heavy on the palette as I would have thought. A decent beer but not overly complex.
DrunkCaleb (69) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The best word to describe this beer is creamy... creamy pour, creamy head, and creamy mouthfeel... more than hints of mocha and bitterness. Good on special nights but the rule of too much of a good thing applies with this beer. A little to specific for a staple beer, but deliscious the same
wj94 (69) - Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with light head, lacing consistent throughout. Smells of roast coffee, cream, chocolate. Smooth, velvet-like texture but not quite on the level of a good RIS mouthfeel. Good beer, would buy again. Bargain at $1.80/bottle.