mrnutsnbolts (204) - anywhere usa, - AUG 5, 2005
Bottle. Pours a thick oily black with a dark brown head. Smells bitter, dark chocolate, coffee. Creamy chocolate and coffee taste that comes out more towards the finish. Very full bodied with a nice hops presence. Excellent! presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 4, 2005
Indeed, black as the Ace of Spades with a rich creamy brown topping. Aroma of coffee and chocolate with a trace of charcoal. Starts out with a trace of sourness. Rich body. Flavour is bitterness and sweetness in balance. Both strong and alone might be overpowering. Chocolate milk, coffee and hops. Yum. An extra point for the summation in the finish. crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Very good, great chocolate flavor going on, easy to drink, way to easy to drink, great flavor. Malakin (470) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2005
Extremely dark with a nice coffee chocolate aroma. Lots of smooth roasty flavour. FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 19, 2005
Super dark brown color with a large long lasting head. Toasted coffee aroma with a chocolate flavor. This is a fantastic beer.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2005
Very dark brown with just a little red coming through with a a light brown head on top. The nose is roasty with light coffee notes and some timid fruit. The body is sweet at the start with a light roasty middle. Malty with a little roast, not nearly enough though - the sweetness seems cloying to me. I’m surprised that this kind of stout gets high marks especially on the West Coast where higly hopped stouts are the norm. r464 (2361) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2005
Very dark brown color, light brown head that disappears quickly. Malty aroma. A toasty, malty flavor with chocolate and coffee flavors, but combined with an earthy undertone. hints of dried fruit that make me think of a porter. FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 9, 2005
Small dark tan head. Muted roast malt aroma with residual sweetness. Chocolate flavors with a slight coffee astringency. Residual lactose sweetness in the finish. Mouthfeel is full and rich. Zeswaft (1774) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2005
Honestly, I could tell no difference between this beer and Bells porter. I’m convinced that stouts and porters are the same. Has a mild roasted coffee aroma and some smokey chocolate flavor. Average jsquire (4522) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Dark beer in my snifter with some amber highlights around the edges. There was a short lived brown head that subsided to a lasting bead around the edge of the glass. Dark sugar and roasted grain nose. Rich roast coffee and chocolate notes with dark pitted fruit flavors. Very nice stout.