Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured with a thick head of tight foam that sank around the edge of the glass leaving a pillow in the center. Dark dark beer. Looks fantastic. Coffee and bittersweet chocolate aroma. Very smooth drinking. Tastes of chocolate, malt, and slightly burned marshmallows. It finishes nice...very pleasing.
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours very dark, with a thin tan head, which quickly decipated. Chocolatey aroma. Wow, great taste, very smooth, nice and full body. Great job once again Bells
TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2006 355 ml bottle. Consumed on 9-1-06 packaged on 6-15 (info available from website actually). No head, with thin lacing. Faint aroma. Very opaqe deep dark amber (no transmittance). EXCELLENT taste! No conditioning sting, this is bottle conditioned so itía a REAL ALE. Bitter at start, malt and chocolate in middle, finish is sweet black licorice. Medium mouth feel. Suprising how high the alcohol content is actually. Somewhat filling. Excellently crafted beer!
decaturstevo (5956) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice dark brown pour with a slightly foamy lace. An aroma of toasted malt and coffee. A little less coffee flavor than I expected. A nice smooth malty beer that could easily care more alcohol. A nice palate that was almost creamy. A good flavored coffee like bitter finish. A very good beer.
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Perfect big black, creamy head. I donít think it could be any more black. Great roasted coffee and chocolate. Nothing atypical with respect to sweet Stouts. Flavor was perfect. No bite or alcohol taste. Very, very smooth. This got even better as it warmed up. I wish more brewers would brew this type of stout.
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - AUG 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle (thanks to monger) poured jet black with a nice tan colored head. An aroma of roast, chocolate, hops and slightly toasted coffee. Taste was everything that was in the aroma, smooth with some chocolate, roast and hops. Overall one of the best stouts made.
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a ton of mik chocolate colourd head that would leave lacing. Aroma was rich and chocolatey with a roasted touch. Tastes incredibley roast with a subtle chocolate malt body before finishing coffee bitter. Very creamy and smooth in the mouth.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a blacker-than-Darth-Vaderís-heart black (well, his heart in "A New Hope," anyway) Smells like coffee with chocolate and coffee. Also smells like coffee and hints of coffee, with more coffee. Flavor is roasted malt with a chocolate finish; coffee throughout. A coffee film texture rolls along the tongue. An almost perfect stout. I will DEFINITELY pick up a sixer (at least) next time Iím in Kansas City.
FROTHINGSLOSH (7178) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2011 Yet another excellent stout from a fine brewer. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick, black and oily with a small dark brown head. The aroma is dry and roasty with elements of coffee and floral hops. The mouthfeel is thick , somewhat creamy at first and a bit gritty towards the finish. The flavor is strong and sweet with chocolate that fades into bitter coffee that finishes with a lingering floral hop note. The flavors really coat the tongue and linger long after the sip has been swallowed. Very nice.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black in color, MilkChoclatey tan creamy head. Aroma of robust coffee. Chocolate, figs, and french roast flavor. very light palate. A desirable beer that feels like a porter but looks and tastes like a perfectly made stout. Figs or dates in the finish.