mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a good, thick brown with a hue of black. Good, dense, solid head that left a little lacing. Aromas of tar, pine, raisin, almond, molasses. Taste is very smooth with a hint of allspice that comes out on top. Very nice stout.
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A session Stout if there ever was any. Creamy head that produces a nice lacing. Complex malt aroma focusing on a nice roasted flavour. Nicely balanced hop character that dances on your tongue after the first sip has passed. Very representative of the style for those new to the stout arena and are not quite ready for the immenseness that is the Expedition.
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2007 Bottle. Good aroma of roasted malt and chocolate with a nice head to it sitting on a midnight black body. Very nice flavor. Slightly bitter with a touch of sweetness to it. Really smooth and well balanced. Very enjoyable. My go to stout.
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bellís Kalamazoo Stout
12 oz bottle
Packaged 03/06, partaken 10/06
Medium pour in an English pint.
Poured black with a rocky mostly lasting light brown head with excellent lacing.
Smelt of moderate mild chocolate, dry nuttiness, mild coffee.
Flavor was upfront strong coffee bitterness with light sweet creamy chocolate tones, followed by a strong nutty coffee bitterness with light chocolate accents, on a long bittersweet molasses finish. Mouthfeel was medium to full bodied, creamy and silky, with soft carbonation and slight astringency.
Overall, a very comfortable easy drinking, flowing, tasty stout, that could use some work on the aroma.
mocarmel (48) - Fortville, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark with coffee aroma. Smooth cream and chocolate flavor with clean finish. Some molasses flavoring as well. A nice stout.
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split with after4ever. Pours an opaque blackish brown with a light brown head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate. Creamy medium body with light carbonation. Taste brings the coffee and chocolate forward and adds a bit of malty molasses.Dry coffee and burnt toast finish with just a shade of pine.
KAME (160) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2006 I would consider this more of a porter than a stout. It has a smoky aroma and a thik smoky nutty taste. It is a good beer, but is definitely on the lighter side of stouts, similar to an Obsidian. A good beer, but Iíll take the Expedition over this anytime.
jonnabrix (137) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep and dark, with minimal tan head. Aroma is faint but sweet, with chocolate and roasty malt notes. The flavor has plenty of malty chocolate and coffee. Well-balanced with slight bitterness at the end. Nice smooth, creamy palate. Overall, a great example of a stout.
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with slight tan head. Very thick and dry. Very malty and smooth. Not as good as I thought it was going to be, but still okay.
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2006 so far with all the beers i have drank but i have not rated them all this is one of the best beers i have ever drank. has a bout 2 finger head and very creamy i would drink this every day.