Ratman197 (14848) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2012
Bottle poured a clear dark rerddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roastiness, bitter chocolate and coffee. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of roastiness, coffee and light cocoa with a crisp lingering roasty finish. Tmoney99 (14495) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2011
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with medium to large brown frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium toasted malt and chocolate aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted sweet malt flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
Dogbrick (13020) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Sampled at the Hopsnobbery Collective Stout tasting on 01/16/09 (labeled as Schell Stout). The beer is a flat black color with a thin beige head that burns away to an outer ring. Stringy lacing. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate and malt. Medium body with watery moments, and flavors of roasted malt, chocolate and plastic. The finish is anemic with notes of chocolate and mild hops. Simply not up to snuff overall. crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Other than beating the tar out of Guinness this doesn’t do too much for me. PAss. hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2007
12oz bottle acquired in trade with robertsreality (thanks!). Poured a dark, dark brown color with a larger sized tan head. Aromas of cocoa, light chocolate, licorice, and roast. Tastes of chocolate, vanilla, roast, and coffee. Tastes on the weaker side compared to the aromas. Thinner body.
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Bottle from strykzone, thanks dave. Nearly black with a small head. Aroma has sweet chocolate, hints of molassesm caramel and a bit of roasted malt. Flavor is smooth wtih light roasted notes, caramel, prunes and some chocolate. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Date: 12/22/2007cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2012
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
black, wispy tan head,
big roasted aroma with light dry dark chocolate,
sweet chocolate and caramel flavor, touch of roasted gives balance, sweet finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Bottle in hotel room. Dark brown appearance with a brown head. Roasty dark chocolate, cocoa, espresso, light vanilla aroma. Burnt dark roasty chocolate malty flavor with notes of char, wood, and smoke. Not bad. BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle (small sample) - packaged under the "Schells Stout" label. Dark brown pour, mild roasty nose. Some nuttiness on taste, and kind of thin. sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2009
courtesy of retorp.
Pours deep black beige head.
Aroma, roasted malts, thin chocolate.
Taste, nutty, some milk-chcocolate, burnt malts, with light bitter finish, some toffee/caramel like palate.