Driftwood6 (214) - USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bellís Eccentric Cafe. Not overly impressed. If I didnít know better, I would never have guessed this is a sweet stout. Tasted very mainstream. Nothing that made me want another. Switched to the Expedition stout-- much better.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a nice heavy beer that was sweet and good on the palate. Nice color and a good lacing after each sip. Good beer.
GTAEgeek (2046) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Brick Store Pub. Pours pitch black with a medium, brown head that leaves tons of lacing. The aroma is light coffee and chocolate, milk and caramel. The flavor is very sweet, with a background of cocoa bitterness. Itís smooth and silky. Overall a tasty and mellow stout.
Jethro6191 (508) - Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black with a foamy tan head that contained a slightly red tint. Roasted malt aroma. Roasted malt, dark fruit, cherry, and molasses notes. Somewhat watery mouthfeel. Low carbonation.
Fred82 (2152) - Quťbec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle thanks to savvy1982.
Appearance : Pitch black with a small (even if I worked hard) brown and slightly creamy head.
Aroma : Coffee and roasted malt. Light notes of green olives. Faint nose overall. Light chocolate and light hops. Light alcohol.
Taste : Roasted malt and chocolate. Some resinous hops. Notes of coffee too. Palate is rather creamy but still a bit thin. Great dark chocolate on the finish.
Overall : A little bit disappointing. Perhaps itís a bit old. Nice stuff but nothing really special. A bit too much alcohol on nose and taste for such a not so high abv beer. Maybe a waited a bit too long to have it.
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great beer. It was like a dessert. Would have enjoyed it with a dark chocolate tort of some kind. Extremely smooth and yes creamy. Full bodied and roasty.
mcberko (15404) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of sweetened chocolate, a lactate-y quality and slight roastiness. Flavour follows suit, with the roastiness and sweetened chocolate upfront - milky body that leaves the slightly sweetened chocolate lingering. Quite good though nothing overly special.
steadyj (87) - Kentucky, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is dark roasted malt with a little bit of chocolate. Taste is sweet with a strong malty character including biscuit and dark fruit. Carbonation seems a little high. Also the mouthfeel is a thinner than I would normally expect from Bellís. Very good, but Iím not sure if the price reflects the quality.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep brown with a mocha colored head. Nose is roasted malts, burnt sugar and vanilla. Flavor is bitter chocolate, roasted malt and milky sweetness. Palate is silky and smooth, but a touch thin. Very easy drinker.
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The aroma was a typical coffee noted stout, but then a basement-like peat floated out on the finish. Strange. I sniffed a quarter, half, and upon finish, and still found the same mixed aroma. The appearance was a deep dark brown, a frigginí bear, with a light tan head that was barely there at all. The jerk. Palate wise, it was a medium bodied creamy texture (duh!). The taste had an acidic bitter finish with that musty basement peat filling out the bulk of the taste, a foundation of coffee/chocolate laid beneath.