LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Suttree (6264) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 couldnít agree. Pumpernickel, smoked sausage. A bit too much used coffee grindings in the long run. But as a sweet candy like beer itís quite interesting.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - MAY 11, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Pours oily black with medium dark tan head. Aroma is dark roasted coffee. Palate is thick and silky. Taste is like roasted coffee with mocha sweetness. Coffee-like bitterness in the aftertaste with a touch of alcohol warmth. Very nice balance. I can see why this one seems a bit wierd, but it has to be tried to be appreciated. This is an excellent stout.....especially if youíre a coffee lover too.
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out like 10w30. Smells malty, slightly hoppy, and like a huge cup of Starbucks. Taste is smooth and rich with lower CO2 being over powered by the large dose of coffee that this beer brings on. Interesting, very smooth, very malty, is this a beer? Its so close to tasting like a cup of coffee I almost wanted to warm it up and put some cream and sugar in it - just kidding, i drink coffee black - but still, this is really interesting, and I feel that drinking just one will not do it justice. Glad I have several more to sip on when I feel the need. Very nice though, and certainly very unique compared to anything I have ever drank.
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle sample at Dark Lord Day - Pours black with a tan head. The aroma, you guessed it, coffee! The flavor is... coffee! This beer is like a cup of coffee with a hops finish. Itís good coffee. I think it could use a little more balance though.
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew, like most all of the Bells products, is definetely tasty; Nice dark, oily look and feel, good chocolate and coffee mix, but I found the coffee to be overpowering. I suppose thatís what a Java Stout should be though.
stoutlvr (52) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2006
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A roasty aroma with notes of chocolate, and coffee. Taste definitely reminds me of an espresso shot. A delicious beer readily available 3 miles from my house. I am buying a bike.
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
ANOTHER GOOD STOUT SMOOTH AND VERY DRINKABLE .I LIKE BELLS STYLE VERY MUCH ROASTED CHOCOLATE AND LOTS OF MALTS FANTASTIC