Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAY 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pitch black beer with a thick brown head. Odd aroma, earthly and creamy with roasted and fruity notes. Sweet and cloying. Roasted and dusty flavor with cream and coffee notes. Watery finish. A strange stout.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch #6657. The sweet stout pours a deep black color from a 12oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee with hints of vanilla. A medium to full bodied stout. Malts are chocolate and coffee. Lots of coffee flavors in amongst all that chocolate, Very smooth taste, nearly creamy even. Fairly sweet, the only bitterness is from the coffee. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
kramer (5357) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, via Styles. Black pour with a small chocolate brown head. Sweet chocolate nose with light roasted notes and some lactose. Sweet chocolate flavor as well with a light coffee and roast finish. Not as much flavor as I was hoping for. Nice thick and chewy mouthfeel up front with lots of body and soft bottle conditioned carbonation. This beer really has a great mouthfeel. Over all this beer looks and feels great but the flavor and aroma are lacking in depth and complexity. I was just hoping for a little more from this one.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours dark brown with a small tan head that has poor retention. Chewy, chocolatey taste with a creamy texture. Watered down in the finish. Good, but not great.
hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Starbucks espresso minus the caffeine.
A malt battle explodes on the palate.If you wind up your day with starbucks
try winding down with bells.A coffee lovers dream.
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Dark brown body with a very small whitish head. Slight aroma of coffee. Flavor is coffee and bittersweet chocolate, not as bold as I would have liked. Palate was smooth, but could have had more body. A decent stout, but I didnít think it was anything special.
Boutip (5133) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (Courtesy of Daalamar): Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice creamy head with better then average retention. Aroma of subtle chocolate and coffee. Taste is less pronounced then expected with some sweet chocolate malt and a very subtle coffee touch. No bitterness to speak of but a nice creamy well carbonated body. The finish is a bit too watery for my taste. Good but may be a bit overrated in my mind.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Completely black and opaque with large dark tan head. aroma is chocolate, coffee, white chocolate, roasted malt, some of that sour milk aroma. mouthfeel is thinner and flatter than it looked like it would be, and flavor is flat coffee, and lactic acidy, with some dark chocoalte and milk chocolate.
MaxxDaddy (413) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a nice brown/black with a thin layer of bubbly tan head. At first the aroma seemed somewhat muted, but that was probably because it was too cold. As it warmed up, the beer revealed itís lovely sweet coffee and milky aroma, with chocolate creeping in there at times. Unfortunately, the taste didnít quite follow through. I had to really swirl it around for a while before I could get a real definitive taste. Beforehand, it didnít really have much of a taste, maybe a faint milkiness at best. After doing so, there was a bit of coffee and malty sweetness. I let it warm up some more, but it didnít do much good. What it did do however, was accentuate the finish, which also ended up being very good. It was way more pronounced, yielding a delicious sweet coffee flavor without too much bitterness. Based on the aroma I had high hopes for this one, but the taste just didnít deliver. On the bright side, the finish was almost certainly the best aspect of this beer, suitable for all tastes (unless youíre really averse to coffee). I just hope I got a subpar batch.
drewbeerme (3897) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
poured a small sample from a bottle. this has always been one of the bells beers iíve never gotten into. black color with nice tan head. flavor is very creamy, low roastiness, chocolate, and sorta sweet. drinkable, fine, but boring.