shrubber85 (6515) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Creamy dark chocolate malt aroma. Black-brown color with small head. Creamy dark chocolate malt flavor. Lighter mouthfeel than with some stouts. Extremely easy drinking - another great Bellís beer.
j12601 (6453) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at HopCat while in town for RBSG. Pours a deep black with a medium to thick beige head. Soft toffee, coffee and roast. Smooth and creamy, light chocolate bitterness.
Radek Kliber (6288) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, creamy decent head. Buttery creamy aroma, sweet rich with roast notes. Softer, mellower coffee. Nice aftertaste.
jtclockwork (6259) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to secret Santa. Pours black with small tan head. Nose is milk, lightly toasted malts and creamer. Taste is very smooth cream, chocolate and lightly roasted malts. Very satisfying stout.
Cletus (6251) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark browm with a large tan head. Smells of vanilla and roasted malt. Taste is of coffee and chocolate.
Ibrew2or3 (6220) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Quake1028. Pours a deep dark darkness with mocha head and decent lacing. The aroma is light with roastiness and faint charred malts. The varied malt bill comes through in the flavor that starts roasty to burnt and slowly becomes sweeter with sweet caramelized malts mixed with chocolate and vanilla. The vanilla gives it a faint cream soda sensation that Iím not a big fan of in a beer. It ends with burnt malts and chocolate malts.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown with small tan head. Rich malty aroma, almost vinous as it warms, definitely a touch of grapes in there. Bold chocolate and luscious cream. It smells thick. Full and generous sensuous mouthfeel with a gentle carbonation, as creamy as it gets, rich in flavours, very malty without much hop profile to balance, but not overly sweet. Rather short finish with a very mild trace of roast and bitterness, almost bland with not much going on. I like this more than I expected and I think it's the first stout my mom enjoys. Perhaps a little too rich/creamy toward the end from my point of view. Sounds like a fitting name for such a smooth beer.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour with a fast dissapering big baige head. Roasted, liquorice, coffee aroma and a sweet roasted, chocolate, coffee taste. Medium to full body and a sweet velvet finish.
sebletitje (6025) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, brownish head.
Aroma, roasted, some piney hops, malty.
Taste, sweet and creamy, light hops and chocolate. Malty, with some nice notes of roastiness.
Beer could pass for more than 6.1% and has a nice warming mouthfeel. Aftertaste has some light coffee notes. Gets better with external temperature.
Ernest (5925) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (batch 7801). Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is black (non-opaque). Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, chocolate milk, caramel, nuts), with notes of vanilla, hint of smoke. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. A liquid candy bar. That pretty much sums this up...chocolate and vanilla galore. Not quite as decadent as one might expect from the name, but if you want that youíd already be opening an Expedition instead. Best sweet stout ever? Not sure Iíd go that far, but itís great.