stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 3, 2002
Pours with a bubbly tan head about 1 inch tall. This is a real stout. Rich, dark, and roasty. Caramel and chocolate flavors appear at warmer temps. Smooth and strong. Fairly well hopped too. Easy to drink for such a good complex flavor. mikejmadden99 (103) - Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2002
A deep dark black color. Coffee, toffee, and chocolate on the nose. Smooth coffee/toffee taste with a nice clean coffee aftertaste. Darkover (1546) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2002
Rerate: Aroma of Roasted coffee and chocolate. Dark black with a huge brown head. Coffee flavor and finish. MartinT (10240) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2006 Meandering through a coffee plantation whilst nibbling on a pumpernickel loaf...A pint of sweet chocolate milk is always good this time of year...The end of the field’s been burned to ashes I see...Rich, plump, yet drinkable, a fantastic stout all the way through... DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2002
The last of the bells stouts I had to try. It was worth the wait. This one was great. Reminded me alot of their Best Brown. The aroma is incredable. Coffee, chocolate,and caramel. this ones a winner.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - NOV 24, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2003 Really nice light brown head and lacing on this pitch black brew. Aroma of burnt chocolate, caramel, and yeast (bottle conditioned). The beers sweetness is amazingly balanced with the bitterness of thehops and the flavors of the malts. Finishes with the bitterenss of baking chocolate. Thanks to hopsrus I had this great beer from Bell's... Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2002
Wow, this beer poured as black as sin. Another one in which no light is getting through this baby. If formed a nice huge bubbly dark tan head and left some nice lace. It had an aroma of malt, coffee, chocolate and roasted barleys. The flavor was of malt, coffee and chocolate. It has a medium body and a slightly bitter finish. Some elements of it remind me of an imperial stout, but it is lighter and sweeter. Another good beer from Bell's.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2002
A superior stout. If I want a great stout this is the one.................. Racegoer (355) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2002
Yes, searched high and low for these brews, & found them,dark,coffee,chocolate, sweet,complex, not as good as the Kalamazoo Bells Expedition Stout ,though still a winner, Recommended ! DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2002
UPDATED: APR 7, 2005 Deep deep creamy coffee, chocolate and oily hops comprise a rich and eminently satisfying beer. 4/7/05 notes: didn’t remember the woody ash flavors they parallel the sweet molasses/chocolate providing a good balance. My old palate score was spot-on, this is a wonderful feeling beer to sip on.