MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch6666 Poured Black with tan/brown head. Nice chocolate malt aroma up front Flavor was balanced with chocolate malt and molasses. Very good !
Kaervak (2) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2006 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice pitch black with aromas of coffee and chocolate. Very nicely balanced with a slight bitter aftertaste. A very well done stout.
alobar (3708) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks to richlikebeer. Pours a dark black color with minimal tan head. Aroma of coffee, malts, chocolate, caramel and molasses. Taste is complex with caramel, malts and molasses dominating. Coffee and chocolate could be found in the aftertaste. This is a phenomenal stout!
beertime (23) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Nice oily mouthfeel with chocolate and molasses. A hint of espresso in the nose. As times goes on I get more of an alcohol flavor. Another solid beer from Bells.
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle thanks to Duane. Pours super black with a chocolate brown head. Aromas of chocolate, and molassas. Flavors were classic stout. Some chocolate, but room for roasted malts and a decent hop bittering. Good Good Good.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I made the mistake of drinking Bellís Expedition Stout before I tried this one, and compared to Expedition, this was seemed a little watered-down. A good, drinkable stout nonetheless.
MLdragoon (14) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A beautiful beer, wonderful coffee and chocolate taste with a smooth finish. Medium to full body. Great looking. I ím a fan.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma of deep, rich arabica bean coffee - fresh ground. Nice black stout with coffee ice cream colored head. Really delicious, rich and smooth, hits good dark chocolate and cofee notes, a hint of booze. Good stuff.
core (19) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle. Aroma is of roasted malts and slightly sweet. Flavor is more malt and a little coffee with a dry finish. My favorite stout at this time - it would be tough to improve on.
jercraigs (10258) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black body, big frothy creamy dark khaki head. Nice brewers lace. Dry aroma of cocoa and dark malt, touch of alcohol. Flavour is quite dry with a mild roast that is not strong but pervasive. Dark chocolate is more obvious as it warms. Medium to full bodied palate would feel creamier if it were not so dry. Bit disappointing. It is a nice stout, but the Expedition is substantially more to my liking.