chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2007 Best cream stout I’ve found. One of best stouts I’ve tried. Well balanced and amazingly smooth. No funkyness to the lactic aspect. Great moutfeel and finish/aftertaste. Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Pours black with a mocha head. Smells of chocolate and coffee. It has a nice roasted coffee flavor that goes down smooth and rolls around like velvet in your mouth. asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark black color with a nice tan head on top. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and hops. Flavor is pretty light and watery with hints of chocolate and roasted malts coming in. The beer finishes dry with a espresso/coffee taste lingering. I wish the beer had a more robust taste throughout instead of just a hint right at the first sip. The beer definitely tastes as if it can have a potential but unfortunately falls a little short. bitbucket (2166) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Bottle from shigadeyo, Thanks, Craig! Noble hops in the nose. Medium-light body with medium carbonation. A sort of un-stoutlike wateriness to the body. Not a lot of flavor - seems like a vacant interpretation of the milk stout style. Dry finish. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2007
12-oz., courtesy the kind hospitality of BitBucket. Pours deep black with a thin off-white head. Tiny bit of sour funk on the nose. Almost wild yeast-like. Hollow body--roasty, but the emptiness makes the flavors too subdued. The attack and the finish just wither there. Not much happening. Really a disappointment.
GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2007 Black with tan head that dissipated quickly. Aroma was of chocolate, malt, hops, and oak. Flavor was similar except with some syrup sweetness. Tingly with carbonation and alcohol taste in the mouth, which distracted from the flavors. Finish was crisp and bitter. RedXIII (127) - Powell, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2008 poured a rich black color with a light brown head that didn’t last very long. Aroma nice blend of roasted malts and chocolate. Flavor is delicious balance of smooth chocolate and perhaps creamed coffee. Also got some oat flavors mixed with the malt. Wasn’t as creamy as I expected, but tasty and easy to drink. Another nice one from Bells. Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2007
Bottle, pored a deep, deep mahogany (sp?) with a thin dark tan head. Aromas of roasted malts and hoppy bitterness.. Smooth flavor, pretty standard for sweet stouts. Good flavor, but nothing all that exciting. Another nice beer from Bell’s. johnykat (65) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2007
Nice beer, as I continue to try Bells products, I must say I am impressed. Dark color of course, and minimal head. Flavor is chocolate, malt, coffee, and smokiness. More smoke than I expected though, which threw me a bit. Otherwise really nice beer...creaminess at the very end. LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours black in color with brown head. Not much aroma, malt, chocolate and coffee aroma and taste.