Aggie80 (818) - Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2002
Very good stuff! Rich coffee/chocolate taste. Bells does a great job!..... MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2003 Pours thick dark black color, nice lasting tan head, leaves a perfect lace, aroma of chocolate, coffee and nutmeg? Thick and creamy full mouthfeel, coffee and sweet chocolate taste, this may be my favorite stout, its hard to stop at just one, the best stout IMHO.
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 21, 2002
Pours with big, tightly carbonated dark brown head. Black in color - motor oil lie. Medium strength nose of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and slight dry hoppy notes. Crisp and chewy palate. Roasted flavors of coffee, bittersweet chocolate and just a touch of yeast acidity on the front end. Long and big finish of bitter coffee. Nice to see a big stout not over-hopped!! Very flavorful stout of solid quality. Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
Strong and rich. not quite as smooth and sweet as their double cream stout. this had a much stronger ’coffee’ flavor. medium to thin finish. Bell’s darker brews are soo much better than their lighter ones. (my opinion) fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2002
A wonderful stout that smacks of coffee and chocolate. This is truly the breakfast of champions.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2002
another excellent stout from bells, dark almost black color, great roasted malt taste, with hints of chocolate. wonderful Andrew196 (1922) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2002
This is an excellent stout, definitely a benchmark for stouts. Aroma was a little off...sweet beef jerky almost? I dont know what to say. Typical stout characteristics but done very well. It had an excellent bittersweet finish. yum! jazz88 (2681) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 8, 2002
Bottle. A fantastic stout. A rich dark roasted flavor with strong bitter chocolate accents and a wonderfully velvet smooth feel and prolonged finish. NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2002
Larry’s beers never come up short. This beer is ’bustin’ out’! The only problem is getting a hold of it! Excellent. SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2002
Very black color, which was well appreciated. Chocalate and oat nose, with strong roasted malt flavor, a hint of chocolate and coffee, and a nice bitter malt finish. One of the better Bell’s beers.