gavygavgav (7) - Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong complex aroma of coffee and roast, color is pitch opaque black with brown head. Pours a huge head which leaves good lacing. Bitter chocolate flavor, slightly sweet too. Great aftertaste, wonderful for sipping. Palate is somewhat less than the "creamy" descriptor. A great beer, definitely need to load up on these!
AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - NOV 10, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown appearance. Stong falvors of coffee, a little bitter, but in a good way, roasted toasty notes as well. chocolate and mollassas flavors in aftertaste.
binnys (4) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2006 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great color, great aroma, great taste.....a very good stout. Iím going to be driving to Michigan for this one, now that Bellís is no longer distributed here in Illinois.
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 7, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12-ounce brown bottle. Opaque very dark brown color with a thick dark lasting tan head and lace. Incredibly rich chocolatey aroma. Medium-bodied with a very full mouthfeel. Creamy. Dark malt dominate the flavor, especially chocolate, and it finishes slightly dry, more toasted than roasted. Big on flavors but not on alcohol kick. Impressive!
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Really, a very good straight forward stout. Very roasty, with a thin tan head. A classic stout that I would drink anytime. Very good.
rayg1 (592) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Now this was some good stuff, split this with ross, Thanks man. Aged almost a full year and awesome. Pours a dark brown almost black with a small dark brown head. Tastes roasted and chocolatey like any good stout should didnít taste the caramel as much but its still great. This brewrey has never dissapointed me.
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I usually prefer my stouts either sweet or imperial, but this is incredible. Well balanced with the malt up front, loads of flavors here, and while the body is light to medium it has a smooth oily feel that reminds me of Siberian Night. Really, itís pretty comparable to SN in terms of quality. Reasonably priced, too.
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.