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RATINGS: 1571   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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The satisfying elements of both stout and coffee come together in this full-bodied treat. A marriage of Sumatra's best with rich chocolate and roasted malt provides for a truly enlightening beer.

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3.3
joergen (28425) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2006
Bottle. Black coloured with a beige head. Sweet roasted aroma of coffee with notes of vanilla. Sweet roasted flavour of coffee and vanilla. Dry roasted finish of coffee. Too much coffee.

3.5
sunevdj (4094) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2006
(Blind rating at sk8viking’s) Pours Black with a chocolate soft-ice looking, dimminishing head. Smells of coffee. Foamy mouthfeel. Sweet with loads of coffee. Also some vanilla. Medium bodied. ’bit too much coffee.

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Papsoe (25062) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours completely black and opaque with a creamy, beige head. Extremely ashy, burned aroma - as if this was brewed on an emptied ashtray. Medium-bodied again with very burned malt and notes of both licorice and chocolate. Lightly bitter finish. 030306

3.8
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2006
so much coffee in this beer. actually, it pretty definitely was java, and i dont even know that much about coffee. it was horribly sweet at first till my palate adapted. usually it’s the other way around, being good at first, then cloying. anyways, tons of coffee, a lot of alcohool too. still, probably th best bells offering i had from the eccentric cafe.

4
Zeswaft (1774) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2007 Naturaly this is over the top with coffee. Reminded me a great deal of founders breakfast stout. This has stronger, more bitter coffee flavor. Full bodied. black with a dark brown head. Another great stout from Bells. Rerate. on tap. This thing is a coffee bomb. I thought i was drinking a cup of coffee. beautiful. That being said, a bit one dimensional

3.5
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2006
Poured an extremely dark brown color with a small brown head. Aroma of coffee, ash, coffee grinds and a hint of fruit. Roasted malt flavor with coffee grind. Dry bitter finish. Medium bodied. Lightly tart at the very end.

3.3
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2006
Very dark brown color. Chock full of coffee in the aroma. Not much else in there, maybe some chocolate chips. Flavor is strong black coffee, with some burnt qualities. Some dark chocolate flavors. No acidity, which is impressive with a stout with so much coffee.

3.8
Suttree (6415) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Black, nice tan head. Aroma is, um, some sort of hot drink, traditionally drank at breakfast, oh, geez, the name escapes me... Oh yeah - Coffee. It smells like coffee. Smooth and rich, with a nice blending of toasty, earthy stout flavors and full bodied coffee. Very satisfying. Sampled at Noogfest2.

3.3
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2006
Bottle @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Big cream coloured head. Aroma is coffee (surprise!), fat fish (that was a surprise) or perhaps olives... had a discussion at the pub but we couldn’t agree. Pumpernickel, smoked sausage. A bit too much used coffee grindings in the long run. But as a sweet candy like beer it’s quite interesting.

3.6
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2006
12oz bottle. Batch 7221. Dark and opaque. Lacing tan head. zRich, deep, delicious coffee nose. This totally dominates, but there are subtle undertones of cinnamon and vanilla. Full and rich and surprisingly smooth. I am not a coffee drinker, and I have had a few coffee/java/breakfast stouts. But this is really good. Plummy alcohol notes in the flavor. Finish is sticky and dry with a lingering numbing sensation. Like licking a beer flavored 9V.


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