PeteOvertone (13) - Ingleside, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Very thick, looks like syrup when pouring into a glass. I was a little surprised for a 6.5% to have such strong flavor, a little to strong. It wasn’t as smooth as I was hoping. Definately a sipping beer. However, I still enjoyed it and would buy it again. punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Pours black with a small brown head. Nice hop aroma with touches of coffee and roasted malts and caramel. Moutfeel is gritty, oily and much more carbonated that I expected. Tastes of chocolate, coffee beans, rye bread, and a long lingering roasted hops finish. direwolf600 (37) - Philadlephia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Bells has routinely impressed me. This one is not only not an exception, it was a pleasant experience on all fronts. stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 4, 2007 Pours balck with a 2 finger thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and some slight chocolate notes. Flavor is coffee-like, sweet, roast, chocolate and a bitter finish. Good body, good brew. MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2006
Another gem courtesy of Styles- Opaque oily black pour leaving lots of nice belgian style lace. Head is mocha, initially large, and fades to a thin ring. Aroma is mostly coffee and malts, with vanilla and molasses. Semi sweet coffee and coffee beans bitterness are well integrated with molasses and vanilla extract. Bitter sweet coffee finish. Lingering coffe flavours are nice. I almost prefer the other stouts from Bells that I have had, but this one, while not being the monster that the others are, is very well balanced and drinkable, and that’s where it scores its points. Thanks Chris!
HomesickAlien (20) - Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Pours black with a medium creamy brown head that dissipates quickly, some lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, coffe, soy sause. Flavor is not as intense as I expected, coffee, chocolate, roasted goodness with a touch of sour in the finish. Mouthfeel is a bit watery, carbonation is just right. railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2006
great thick rich stout i loved it easy to drink with great chocolate aftertaste.if you like a smooth stout with a good aftertaste this is it . wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2006
black with a great brown head. heavy bitter chocolate and coffee aroma. very balanced bittersweet flavor. bitter chocolate coffee smoke. nice. full body. great mild carbonation. long bitter smoked mocha finish. not very complex but an absolutely fantastic stout. one of my favorites. Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2006
No. 32. Bells Kalamazoo. Honestly I was hoping for Bells Expedition but Jason is probably hiding that in a closet somewhere. Hell, Bells is Bells and Bells is delicious. Dark and chocolicious like a stout of this stature should be. Heavy stuff. Braudog (6716) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2016 From the bottle: This is the way a stout should look right from the bottle, motor oil-black with a cascading tan head. Little aroma, but there’s a nice roasty flavor ... a hint of coffee, a hint of dark chocolate. Nice.