joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Pours a nice dark black with a decent dark tan head. Nice burtn chocolate nose with hints of dark fruit and tofee. Nice coffee flavor, with hints chocolate, and smoked meats. Nothing needs to be said about this beer because everyone knows it rocks. OStrungT (7) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2007 does not count
This beer pours an iny black color letting no light shine through. It comes equipt with a thin brown head. The head fades a little too fast, leaving a decent lacing.
This beer has a roasted barley aroma. It smells malty sweet with hints of caramel. It has an ever so slight chocolate aroma. Some dark fruit is also present in the aroma. Mostly figs and raisins.
This beer tastes exactly like it smells. A nice robust roasted malt flavor. It has a nice sweet flavor also. Some caramel maltyness. A little bittersweet chocolate mix in also. Figs make a slight appearence in the flavor as well.
This beer goes down very smooth. It leaves a sweet and roasted malt aftertaste. Low carbonation. It is a little thinner than I would expect.
I think this beer would make a good session beer. It is mild enough to not become overbearing. Also, it is not too high in alcohol, so putting down a few is possible.
Overall: Thanks go out to HimerMan for this fine brew. You truely are great for hooking me up with a fine Bell’s stash. Great beer.
Nejhleader (1574) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Very yummy stout. Very good body, smooth . Has a nice hint of chocolate in its aftertaste which follows i nice coffeeish flavor. FatherHinie (6) - Hudsonville, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2007 does not count
Almost black appearance. Dark tan head just beautiful. Chocolate, coffe and licorice flavors combine for a very drinkable stout. Here’s to ya! gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2008 bottle. poured almost jet black with a very nice caramel coloored head. wonderful roasted coffee aroma with a touch of malt and chocolate. the coffee flavor stood out the most at first but as it sat more ,roasted malt and bitter sweet dark chocolate came out. as the glass grew more empty my only thought was on having another. absolute delight. one of the most consistent and enjoyable stouts.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2007
Thick smokey smell with molasses and roasted coffee. Huge roasted coffee tastes, finishes with smoke, burnt grain. Great consitency. muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 26, 2007
Oh boy, this is nice. Pours super black, easily as dark as any good imperial stout, with a thick bubbly brown head atop. Aroma is a roasty masterwork, loads of chocolate come through, as well as a bit of molasses and coffee. The flavor is very sweet and coating, tons of powerful chocolate, espresso beans, and a touch of hops. Leaves a feeling like I’ve just eaten chocolate covered espresso beans on my teeth. horsemen16 (6) - Conway, Arkansas, USA - FEB 24, 2007 does not count
One of the most drinkable stouts that you can get!!! I had this beer not too long ago. Tastes of strong roasted malt with chocolate and coffee undertones. This is a beer that is just really hard to keep away from your mouth. Beer pours really thick and smooth. A must for any beer lover. DeuceDeuceOU (51) - Athens/Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Plenty dark for a stout. Tons of roasted maltiness in the aroma. More aromas of chocolate and some coffe and caramel. The flavor follows suit, very much fantastic. A very soothing mouthfeel, a nice full body. Take your time enjoying this one.. I mean really take your time. Another great from Bells. Bartzilla (624) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Looks good, tastes great, smells wonderful. Thick and rich. Toasty and malty and easy drinking, like an iced coffee. A very nice stout.