ux04 (30) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Bottle out of six pack, pours amazing dark colour. Beautiful tan head. Smooth and tasty to the finish with a huge array of flavours almost too many to taste. Also a very pleasant aroma. I’m happy my home town has such a wonderful beer named after it. JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2006
Small, irregular tan head over nearly black opaque-brown beer. Definite smell of blueberries (the European kind), also something like brined olives; as well as coffee, but that less than expected. Again short fruity-blueberries, but the sharp roasted flavours of black coffee & tobacco come on with a vengeance. I still do get something salty, further nourishing grains, dark malts, restrained bitterness and very good balance. Very well bodied, slickness, but without becoming viscous. Excellent stout, certainly considering its relatively low ABV. Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2006
Oily oily oily oily black color. Tan head. Good lacing. The aroma causes me to take notice. This will not be a typical stout. Wonderful rich coffee aroma. Flavor does indeed hint at molasses but is more dominated by the roasty malt flavors. Hint of chocolate at the finish. What makes this so wonderful is just how strong all these flavors are. A stout with the ability to dominate your palate for the rest of the night. DrewTaylor (154) - Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2006
Pours a dark brown/black color, with a small dark creamy head. Smell is heavy malty, sweet, and very roasty. Sweet taste of molasses and heavy sugars. The flavor is dark, sweet, and warm chocolate. Coffee is evident. Very full palate and strong tasting beer all the while very smooth. TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2006
Bottle. Pour is jet black with a thick tan head with beautiful lacing--i am really enjoying just tilting my snifter up and down and looking at the beautiful lacing. This is just as pretty as a guiness but has so much more going on in the flavor department. Roasty, toasty and licorice nose with flavors of molasses, chocolate, and light coffee. Thick creamy palate. Oustanding full body and balance. A very drinkable and flavorful stout. Welcome to NC, Bells!
mephisto (1294) - TAIWAN - DEC 17, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2006 a great tasty stout. chocolatey body with roasty aroma, it’s creamy, rich, and very drinkable. cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2006
One of the best stouts out there and for the value one of the best beers available in our area. I enjoyed the silky, black pour with the brown head. I also enjoyed the roasted malt flavor. Pretty full bodied and I would put it just a notch below the outstanding imperial stouts such as Storm King, Siberian Night, and Old Rasputin. DJC (238) - USA - DEC 11, 2006
This is a very nice stout. Rich, deep brown body, and an attractive, light brown head (too bad it didn’t last longer). Very nice lacing, though. Dark chocolate and espresso aroma, with a flavor profile to match. Pleasant, bitter aftertaste. Better carbonation than others of this style. When you’re in the mood for a stout, don’t hesitate to ask for this one. Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 10, 2006
12 oz. bottle from a 6 pack bought at liquor barn. Pours black and silky, with a very little to no head at all. Aroma is all roasted malt with a slight hint of chocalte. Taste is malty but smooth with a strong roasty aftertaste. Very good. Ty5592 (1024) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2006
Bottle from Santa. Dark brown with no head. Good roasted flavors and aroma. Smooth on the palate.Some hops but not much, bitter finish. I think I should try this beer again as I had Bell’s Java stout right before I had this one.