black95tt (82) - Doylestown, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Pours an almost black color. Very nice looking in the glass. Very little head. Aroma is bittersweet bakers chocolate with roast and caramel following. This beer goes down so nice. Very velvety and smooth. Flavor is dominated by sweet roast and caramel. Very little bitterness and no alcohol present. I really enjoy this beer. Lowe1983 (1656) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2006
Pours a black color with a thin brown head. Aroma is sweet with chocolate, coffee, molasses, roasted malts, and some alcohol. Flavor basically the same with a slightly bitter finish. More subtle then their other stouts but still very delicious. Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2006
Last bottle on the shelf at Piccadilly’s in Champaign. Batch #7250. "Your Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout was packaged on February 14, 2006." This has had a little bit of time to age. Pours black with a dark tan head. I can see some sediment floaties swimming around when I hold it right up to my desk lamp. Aromas of sun-dried fruits and molasses and some faint hops as well. Roasted, well balanced flavor. Nice medium-bodied mouthfeel. One of the most drinkable stouts I’ve ever had. I’d like to try this side-by-side with a Kzoo stout sometime. luiss (89) - Elmsford, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Pours out like old tar combined with my grandfathers old engine oil. Very creamy look to it with a caramel color head. Hints of wood, chocolate, coffe compliment this beer. Very light sweet after taste which is refreshing to the palate. beerBB (132) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2006
very much a coffee and molssas stout. had some prune in the aroma. not as heavy as some other Bell’s stouts but very good. very well balanced with just enough hops to keep it from being too sweet. will try again in the winter.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Bottle. Pours dark chocolate with tan head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, molasses, malt, coffee, and nuts. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, hazelnut, molasses, caramel, and malt. realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - AUG 30, 2006
12oz bottle poured pitch black with a nice thick brown head. Aromas of bittersweet chocolate, toffee and roast. Taste was nice and rounded with a good bitterness that balanced out the complexity of the malts. An awesome stout that is well worth a try. dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - AUG 29, 2006
Overpowering aroma of black olives - interesting and different but not necessarily in a good way. Appears an opaque black color with a small dark brown head that dissipates quickly. Flavor of chocolate with some roast notes and with a bit of a salty impression - superbly balanced. Palate is thick and creamy, almost velvety. Overall, another excellent offering from Bells, though the aroma is a bit off-putting. Enniskillen (2061) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 29, 2006
Aroma is heavy coffee and mollases and some chocolate, but nutty also. Body is black with ruby edges with a quickly dissapating mocha head. Taste is coffee, with a bit of alcohol sweetness, cocoa, light hop background. drfabulous (8802) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 23, 2006
This is one awesome stout. I can’t wait for winter, just so I can buy a six. Perfect for a Michigan freeze.