mds (2256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2006
UPDATED: APR 8, 2006 bottle. pours a deep black body with a medium-sized fluffy mocha head. pleasant coffee aroma which evidently is quite dry and chalky. also some chocolate covered wafers lingering in the background but it’s no match for the coffee up front and center. decadent roasted malt body with dominant coffee and chewy bitter chocolate flavour. very full and rich. I’m always pleasantly surprised with coffee flavours in beer because I’m not a coffee drinker at all but I love the smell and flavour when it comes to beer! sort of like a ramped up version of the Mill Street Coffee Porter, which I indulge on quite frequently. Bought at The Beer Depot in Ann Arbor in February 2006 (Batch 7221). 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Batch 7221 bottled on 1/16/2006. Pours to a deep brown/black body with a nice brown head. The head disapated rather quickly in my snifter. The aroma is huge. Tons of chocolate, coffee, light grassy malts, bittersweet dark chocolate. The flavor is dark chocolate, bitter grassyness, lots of coffee. Something isn’t fully there with the flavor. The palate is rich, creamy, full-bodied, chewy. illinismitty (2377) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Bottle. Pours deep brown, almost brown with a thick brown head. Very lively carbonation, like a cola. Aroma smells like you are sticking your nose in the used coffee grounds in the filter. Very dominant coffee and dark roasted malt flavors. Full bodied and thick mouthfeel without being heavy. Dark roast coffee and bitter finish, and a wisp of warming in the end. Good beer as long as you like coffee, and like it black. tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Bottle. Pours black with hints of amber at the edges and a thin tan head. Coffee dominates the nose, closely followed by nuts, baking chocolate, and some dark malts. The flavor also has a ton of coffee, maybe too much, and some roasted malt. Don’t get me wrong, I love coffee, but it endangers some of the beer aspects. There is some malty, nutty sweetness in there, but the finish and aftertaste are identical to a dark roasted coffee. ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Bottle. Hello coffee! Dark black with a thin brown head. Aromas of coffee, ofcourse, along with roasted malts and chocolate that segue nicely to the taste. Finishes with a slight lingering bitterness. I am becoming a big fan of this type of stout.
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2006
black with a brown head. fantastic aroma of fresh ground coffee beans. huge espresso flavor. almost tastes more like a cup of espresso than a beer. medium to full body with a roasted bitter finish. the alcohol is hidden well. i had no idea that this was 7.5%. another great beer from bells. TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Pours a robust blackish brown with thin deep tan head. Nose is rich fresh coffee, not a whole lot else going on other than coffee. Flavor is sweet roasty malts with more coffee flavor. The coffee is a little more subdued in the flavor. Nice indeed. BuckeyeBoy (8469) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 25, 2006
I am not a big java fan. It looks great and smells like a java. pours a very nice black and had a good head. to much java for me. It does tast better once it gets closer to room temp. antzman (325) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Bottle. Pours a dark dark brown with a thin tan head. The aroma is pure roasted malts.The flavor is excellent. Coffee (obviously), smoke, brown sugar. Nice creamy finish. One of the better coffee stouts available. RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2006 Bells owns this territory. Big coffee/espresso flavors with sweet caramel/roasted malt/smoke and burnt brown sugar. Very creamy and sinous texture only heightens the experience. Good instead of breakfast.