RateBeer
overall
99
99
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1822   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sweeter and smoother than Kalamazoo Stout. A beer for special winter occasions. Great with chocolate desserts. Available October-March.


3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Bottle. Aroma of coffee, sour milk and dirt is not too appetizing. Pours black with tan head, small and with a little lacing. Cream is right! Mouthfeel is almost like milk. Still a little sour tasting, but a good effort. THis is 4 of 4 of my Bellís stout-fest. Iíd rank them 1) Expedition 2) Java 3) Double Cream 4) Cherry

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2010
12 oz bottle. Ours a dark brown with dark tan head. Roast malt and ripe fruit aroma. Roast malt with slightly complex flavors, some cherry notes as well. Nutty, or toffee finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wolfenkopf (177) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
This oneís aroma is overwhelming with coffee. There is a clarity of this note, but no dynamics, which means it smells like coffee and nothing else. The tan head never forms fully, even if aggressively poured. The brew is black. The taste is more than just that of coffee, but barely so. There are vague hints of chocolate and nuts, but just that. It is robust in that coffee flavor and it is to be appreciated for that. A bit carbonized on the palate, the brew is heavy and filmy, though it does not take away from it. This stout is enjoyable and well done, but of a singular hook.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sucker (27) - Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Roasty smells. Dark, it is a stout. The head is oily. The taste is pretty sweat and roasted. It feels a little too fizzy on the tongue. It is what it is, if you like lots of cream, then you will like this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olsonerr (37) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Rich, dark apearance and aroma. Heavy body, with creaminess throughout and minimal roasted character. This isnít my favorite style, but this one is a pretty good option for the category.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1583) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle. Strong roasted coffee aroma, deep burnt taste, brown color, light. Is okay but not one of Bellís better options.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2012
Had this in the bottle as wasnít impressed. Iím actually surprised I hadnít rated this before. Tonight itís a tap flight at Bavarian Lodge. Very dark brown, almost black, in the glass. No head. Light coffee aroma. Taste is thin but has decent roasty flavor with aromatic hop balance. Itís nothing like I was expecting and is NOT A MILK STOUT for ay of you that might mistake the style because of the name. I like the roast but thatís about it. Black IPA fans might like this because of the hoppiness but there are literally hundreds of beers I would choose before taking his one again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2012
One dimensional - coffee and some chocolate. Feels thin and over carbonated. Not very good, least favorite bells stout ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkSanta410 (529) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2013
12oz bottle packaged 08/22/13, purchased from Maltitude in Columbus, GA. Poured into pint, dark beer with rapidly dissipating head. Smells like an average stout, malty with hints of vanilla and chocolate. Taste is sweet, but I donít taste too much cream in this. Ok beer, but not the best stout in my opinion. Wouldnít buy again if other bells stouts such as the expedition and kalamazoo are available.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (13718) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle at Taska Gau, Ponce, PR. Dark, almost opaque color, tiny beige head. Coffeish, bready aroma. Medium-bodied. Light coffee, even light tart note. Lingering dark chocolate. Not in Bellís standards.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 172 173 174  175  176 177 178 » 183


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50