mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchased at Caponeís in PA. I didnít think it was as good as Rogueís Chocolate or LeftHandís Milk Stout, but still a good offering from Bells. Dark pour, rich tan head and sweet brown sugary aroma. Coffee and chocolate dominate, as expected. As the folks at Bells indicate, smoother than Kalamazoo.
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice black with a fair cocoa head and some lace. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malts, caramel. Nice flavor, roasted malts, chocolate, caramel. Smooth, some carbonation, sweet.
darb85 (243) - 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
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very creamy (ya think?) mouthfeel and a rich sweet roasted chocolate flavor but I was expecting something a bit more "over the top."
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jet black in color and I don't see any light getting through this brew. I see a wisp of light brown foam on the top of this beer. I smell rich dark malt,roasted barley, and black licorice. The mouthfeel is silky smooth and is a nice contrast to the bitterness from the roasted barley that fades into a light sweetness at the back of the palate.
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bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark pour - looks like the kalamazoo and expedition stout - full head - aroma was not very strong - palate was a bit thin - taste is Malt and Milk and butter?- When oh when will I stop buying the MOCHA - Cream - Vanilla stouts - they all just don’t work for me.. I did like the FFF Mocha Stout though... Probably a well made beer but too weak for me - not complex enough- too smooth for me. I cerntainly enjoyed this but will not be jumping back to this...
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep chocolate brown. Aroma is mildly smoky, chocolate, vanilla, roasted sweet malts, touch of soy and coffee. Pretty smooth flavor, slightly smoky, lots of dark bitter chocolate, slight bitterness on the end. Good stout.
UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2005 I was just telling my psychologist how I used to force grasshoppers to eat things when I was a kid. (Just kidding about the psychologist). Grasshoppers create this weird tobacco spit-froth while they eat. I suppose these are things you learn when you spend long summers in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Anyhow, this stout reminded me of, yes, grasshopper spit. Very dark with not much of a head. Very sticky. I could detect some alcohol in this one. Nice faint smell of roasted malt and molasses. Smooth down the pipe. Real smooth. Iím embarrassed to admit this might be a little too earthy for me personally. Nice hop flavor on the front, backed up by pure malt. Great finish. This is well done. Just a little bit over the top for my wimpy tastes.
Added after finishing: Slight nose of a camp fire. This is also a tad on the sour side.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep dark very nearly black beer with a big tawny colored head that lingers on for quite awhile. It appears to be well carbonated.
Aroma is that of sweet roasted malts also chocolate and coffee.
Definitily has a sweet roasted malt character to it. I get a nice complex roasted malt flavor upfront. then turns mellow and sweet.
A very nice mouth feel with a smooth soft mellowness and a dry finish.
Nice lacing from the sticky foam head.
I taste tasted this beer waiting for my kids to come home from school. It was a cool blustery day with clouds in the sky.
My flag was waving in the breeze in front of a brillant red maple turning quickly in the autumn sky.
That was a good beer.
Hollywoodt (240) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch #7143. Poured dark brown to black. Malty aroma with some chocolate mixed in. Some good coffee and chocolate taste. Get in my belly!