jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 1, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2004 I like the cream addition to this stout as it makes it very smooth. Also very roasty and sticky, nice mocha head.
mvp (251) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Batch # 7250. Wasnít too impressed with this one. The aroma was week. The flavor was average. It had a muddy brown apperance. Bells is a good brewery but came up short on this one.
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost totally black, just a hint of red around the edges, and a foamy light brown head. Lots of sweet toffee on the nose, nice caramel notes, very light vanilla bean flavor, milk chocolate, and slightly nutty smelling. Very nice light and creamy milk chocolate taste, very subtle coffee note, toasted malt, caramel, and sweet lactose. Tasty and sweet. Very much a desert beer.
darb85 (251) - Canton, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet and smooth with mellow finish. Pours jet black with one finger heíd. Very smooth mouth feel
41cubs (250) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like a dark version of ovaltine in milk with a tiny touch of black licorice in there. Flavor is rich with light roast malts and rye or pumpernickel bread, finishing with a little coffee. The cream in the name definitely comes in the aroma and taste more so than the body of the brew, I would call this light/medium bodied but that makes a few of these so easy to take down. Nice easy going stout. Thanks Bells. 2009 12 oz.
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2008
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black with a light dark brown head. Taste is superbly well balanced. Not too much roast or chocolate. Goes down surprisingly smooth for a stout with little/no aftertaste. Maybe my favorite all-round stout based purely on the ease by which one can put this one down.
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
What an aroma! Deep coffee with hints of chocolate. Taste is (surprise) of coffee, but not as deep as the smell would lead you to believe. Well balanced; neither sweet nor bitter.
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Scent of chocolate, coffee and carmel, but does have a mild aroma. has a smoked chocolate taste that goes down very smooth. A very nice stout. I would purchase this one again.
Cbuk1013 (247) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours brown almost black with a creamy head. Smells of coffee, roasted malt and chocolate. Nice beer
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2001
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Behind that nondescript packaging that looks so unassuming on the store shelf (as if the design hadnít been completed and they slapped on some temporary labels) is one of the best cream stouts you could ever hope to have. They call it special and it is, but it is also a marvelous everyday libation. Whatís not to love?