tennisjoel (1496) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2006
Bottle. Fairly strong toasted nutty aroma, with some chocolate and fruity notes as well. Small tan head. Pure thick black and chunky texture. Tasty! A very good representation of the style. Hard to find too many flaws with this beer. Bells really excels at making the strouts with this and expedition. ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAR 31, 2006
The aroma is very coffee like with hints of chocolate. The color is a deep, dark, black with a thick creamy tan head. There is a nice roasted coffee flavor with a background of chocolate and some hop. The finish is creamy and smooth. MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2006
Bottle. Tasting session with omhper and ante. Thanks MI2CA for the bottle!omhper (25955) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2006
Small head. Burned aroma. Lovely roasted taste without the common offtastes of bacon and rubber. Dark caramel, salmiak, cookies. Sweet fullbodied and clean taste. Beautiful.
Bottled. Opaque black, brownish head. Smokey coffee aroma. Dryish and very roasty with medium body. Strong sooty tar flavour, some dark chocolate in the finish. Interesting and rather complex. ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2006
Black with a low beige head. Roasted aroma, notes of vanilla, cocoa, cracker and walnut. Flavour of coffee and dark chocolate with sweet undertones of cookies, blueberr jam, almond and nuts. Long aftertaste of dark chocolate, breadcrusts, roasted coffee and cocoa. Nice stout.
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!