mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Pours a very thick black with a hazy light tan head. Very inviting looking. Very nice coffee and dark malts, light chocolate in the smell. A little roastiness as well. Very creamy in the taste, some light chocolate and caramel but pretty subtle. Some roasted malts in the finish are evry nice. Another gret stout from Bell’s. They never disappoint. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2007
12 oz bottle acquired via trade. Black in color with a brown head. Aroma: is coffee, sweet malts. Taste is coffee, sweet malts, quite a smooth stout. nicely done. Suttree (6505) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 26, 2007
Black, dark brown head. Coffee-ish, roasty aroma, very, uh, is there a word that means "loud", but for smells? It smells loud. The aroma screams at you. Smooth and rich. Big coffee flavors, and a burnt toast note too. Hints of dark chocolate and vanilla throughout. Really tasty. charliehemlock (14) - fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Draft Pint, wonderful mouth feel, malty and sweet, coffee without the bitterness, dry at the end,. I’m in agreement with most if the other posts. orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2007
UPDATED: APR 15, 2007 (bottle) Pours like motor oil with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and hints of mocha. Lots of carbonation, clashing with malts, strong cofee presence; unpleasant chalking taste. Slight bitter after taste thats relatively clean. Overated! Try their porter.
I take back what I said! Turns out that the reason it tasted chalky is because I drank it out of mulike stein. Much better in an eglish pint. Very good sout. How could I actually consider that this brewery could make a bad stout! My apologies. My original review was a 2.9 overall.
entropy1049 (40) - Oxford, Iowa, USA - FEB 8, 2007
Pours clear and nearly black with a nice big brown creamy head which diminishes quickly. Smells like choclate chip cookies and dark coffee. Also maybe a bit of banana and toffee. Medium bodied with minimal carbonation...fairly creamy textured. Heavy smokey flavor...more coffee. Okay, but only OK... KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Dark color. Smell of chocolate, caramel, smoke, hops, roasted malt and some wood/oak. Taste of malt, bitter chocolate, hops, malt, hint of smoke and caramel at the end. This was one of my favorite stouts when I first began drinking beer two years ago and still is a very enjoyable stout. agl108 (1306) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2007
12 oz. beer at flat rock saloon. Pours black with thick khaki head. Sweet, slightly roasty nose. Malty and sweet, nicely balanced. Very smooth and drinkable. Excellent stout. MaxxDaddy (419) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Poured a nice brown/black with a thin layer of bubbly tan head. At first the aroma seemed somewhat muted, but that was probably because it was too cold. As it warmed up, the beer revealed it’s lovely sweet coffee and milky aroma, with chocolate creeping in there at times. Unfortunately, the taste didn’t quite follow through. I had to really swirl it around for a while before I could get a real definitive taste. Beforehand, it didn’t really have much of a taste, maybe a faint milkiness at best. After doing so, there was a bit of coffee and malty sweetness. I let it warm up some more, but it didn’t do much good. What it did do however, was accentuate the finish, which also ended up being very good. It was way more pronounced, yielding a delicious sweet coffee flavor without too much bitterness. Based on the aroma I had high hopes for this one, but the taste just didn’t deliver. On the bright side, the finish was almost certainly the best aspect of this beer, suitable for all tastes (unless you’re really averse to coffee). I just hope I got a subpar batch. Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Tasty sweet stout. Pours pitch black with a mocha head. Buttercream frosting and oak aroma. Smooth malty flavor of chocolate and smoke with a hop edge. Nice in the mouth.