tish (35) - In transition at the moment, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2007
First bottle opened on New Yearís day. Love Bellís stouts. Creamy head, smooth flavor with hints of chocolately, nuttiness. Glad it got packed in the suitcase. IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2007
Dark brown with small bubbly head. Flavor is sweet and nutty chocolate with a smooth roastiness and enough bitterness to balance. Dorwart (2583) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2007
Good sized brown frothy head of dense and creamy bubbles. Minimal carbonation. Milk chocolate, hazelnut coffee, cookie dough and a bit of roasted malts. Very dark brown in color. Silky smooth palate. Lovely milk chocolate and roasted malts. Some nuts and the coffee shows up late swallow. Mellow sweetness that is just right. Finishes long with some nice roastyness and a bit of bitter coffee. Some pretty damn good stuff. boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JAN 6, 2007
Poured a deep, ugly muddy brown with a dark brown head, thin but not going anywhere. In fact, after twenty minutes of the glass being left to sit (poured far too cold), the head hadnít budged even the slightest. Aroma shines here, with an even, almost textbook blend of roasted, chocolate and caramel malts, and lesser hops and molasses and tobacco. This even smells creamy. Flavor is expectedly good, Bellís pulls no punches with the stout family. Taste is just as evenly balanced as the aroma, sweet though it is. Palate is damn near perfect, carbonation is mouth-filling but not excessive. Finishes roasty with just enough dryness to bring me quickly back for another sip. demitriustown (1191) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2007
Darn good stuff. 12 oz bottle. Pours a deep black with a large to medium sized rocky tan head that lingers. Aroma is roasted coffee, chocolate, caramel, big malts, and a slight syrup note. Flavor is nice big chocolate and malt notes. The coffee is more subdued in the taste where it really pops in the aroma. Still nicely put together. Palate is sweet somewhat dry, and lingers for a while. Overall, Really a good sweet stout, probably right up there with older versions a Founders breakfast stout. Cheers!!!!
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a nice dark black, with a small to medium chocolate head. Syrupy on the pour. Aroma chocolate, with caramel and molasses. Light malt and some vanilla as well. Taste was good; cream and chocolate. Very smooth. Sweet and malty. Pretty good, better as it warmed. jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2007
A great stout, 12oz bottle from Chucks. very creamy and very thick almost syrupy. but a nice creamy flavors of chocolate are quite present along with coffee all the great things of a great stout. quite a delicious beer to have, although allow it to warm up a bit. aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2007
Bottle. Nice. special. creamy. stout-like.
Buy it, itís one of the nicest stouts youíll ever drink. Well balanced. Not too nutty, the chocolate-flavor isnít too strong. Delicious. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2006
On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown. Dark black body with a small creamy light brown head. Sweet caramel and molassas aroma with some coffee and vanilla. Very sweet caramel and light chocolate flavor with some gentle vanilla and coffee hints. starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Very opaque black body, tan head. Creamy rich malty flavour, not too much lactose, and a fabulous creamy palate.