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RATINGS: 1593   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kevin (2194) - Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2005
bottle dark mahogany pour that has a brown head. coffee ground aroma with some chickory(although it is possible i am imagining it) taste is tasters choice with some folgers and finishes like, well...cold coffee. i can taste the roast beans and i love coffee, but itís all coffee. where is the other stout flavors? a coffee lovers beer without a doubt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1677) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Aromatic blend of coffee, toffee and chocolate hits the nose immediately as the foamy, tan head leaves light lacing over this rich, dark brew. Smokey, roasted malt taste with the right amount of carbonation to keep the full bodied mouthfeel from becoming too murky. Bitter, long lasting finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2005
12oz. bottle thanks to Sully. Black in color with a small light brown head. Aroma of coffee(duh!), dirty ashtray and roasted malt. Not too crazy about the aroma, even though I love coffee. Flavor of day old coffee, smoke, dark roasted malts, dark chocolate. Slightly sweet on first sip, then turns drier and bitter on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Bottle. Nice dark body with a rich red on the sides. Very, very dry coffee nose, like a Starbucks warehouse in the Gobi. Taste-stale coffee, toast, oak, cigarette smoke, chocolate baking powder, roasted marshmallows, some unpleasant must on the front end that fades away to a nicely done beer. Good ratio of bber to coffee flavors-not overdone or one sided.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2006 Preface: If you love coffee, especially the dark roasts, you will love this beer. This beer is all about those black little beans. Nose is amazing, smells like a double mocha caramel machiato. Oh man. Probably the best aroma Ive had in a beer. Very rich dark coffee profile. Chocolate and some vanilla may be present as well. Sweet but not too much so. Medium full body with a great mouth feeling. So good. I wonder what it would be like with cream? My next recipe, Bells Double Cream Stout mixed half and half with this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IndianaRed (4096) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 25, 2005
Bottle Pours a deep oily black with an extremely thick, light brown head. Lots of persistant thick sticky lacing. Strong coffe and roasted aromas. Very rich dark coffe flavors. Sweetness balances nicely. Very thick and heavy on the palate. Bitter coffe aftertaste. Heavy and satisfying. Thanks goes out to Pailhead for reminding me to keep trying to get all the íBellsí I can

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2006 Thanks to Pailhead for this one. Huge concentrated coffee aroma. Deep black with a head that remindmed of those snake firework things youíd set on fire on the 4th that just raised up as they burned. This head just flew up once the pour was finished. Wow this actually tastes more like coffee than it does like stout. Huge coffee flavor that is so acidic it actually burns the throat. Ample chocolate and minor notes of roasted barley. Touch of cream sweetness in the finish. I could see how some might be put off by this. I however love the hell out of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1928) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Bottle: This is a mondo brew that holds its own in a fierce battle of competing for the "best stout" award. It is almost black with a light brown head. As far as aroma, have you ever left a bunch of Foldgerís coffee grounds in the percolator for a day or two and then gone back to clean it out? Need I say more. Powerful coffee smell and taste. But, it was also pretty sweet. I think if it was any sweeter, it might burn the back of the throat a tad bit. The feel is great, not too thick or thin -- just right in my opinion. They should start serving this at Starbucks - it would be a real hit. It actually kept me up most of the night. I wonder how much caffeine is in this sucka?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BigNasty (55) - South Lyon, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2005
While I like stouts and this one looked promising from the color and aroma, I honestly couldnít finish even half the bottle due to the excessive bitterness. Iíll leave this one to those of you who like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2005
Aroma of roasted coffee beans. Pours a opaque black, thin brown head. Roasted coffee flavours dominate, a marked bitterness in the finish. Some chocolate notes as well. Fairly dry.

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