OPIE788 (52) - - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Poured black with very little head. Nose was mostly coffee with a hint of sweetness. Nice coffee and dark coco tastes. Not the biggest Bells fan but this one it good.
mandylee (24) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, cloudy pour with creamy foam. Great heavy lacing. Good strong stout with a sharp front taste. Not my favorite, but still quite good.
Cybercat (2775) - Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich, opaque sable with a fairly thick tan head. Smoky, malty aroma definitely has a hint of bourbon to it. Flavor adds smoky malt, woody, semi-sweet and subtle bourbon notes that sum to a tasty, if not mind-blowing, stout. Texture, though, is a downer, thin for a stout and lacking in fizz. Still, roll out this barrel!
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black color with no head. Bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, dark roast smell. medium body. Chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, dark roast, boozy flavors--too boozy
gopherfan99 (7) - USA - NOV 26, 2011 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A complex seasonal that features hitns of caramel, chocolate, coffee, nuts. It pours dark and has a dark brown head. Drinks smooth and a lingering finish.
zimm421 (57) - Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a snifter. Dark brown, tan head. Nose is muted and sweet chocolate/roasted malts. Taste is also very sweet. Overall decent but not that impressed.
Leixlip (11) - IRELAND - NOV 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge cherry and bourbon nose. Sweet malt notes hit the back of your mouth . Very well crated beer.
Honestbrewer2 (16) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 3, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I think this beer was absolutely phenomenal. The Cream Stout is a great beer in its’ own right. But add in the aroma of bourbon and the alcoholic warmth going down your throat it it really does bring it to a whole new level. The palate i marked at a four because of the warmth, but really it is phenomenal.
iNBe (100) - USA - AUG 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another great one from Bells. So glad that they are selling this in Chicago again.
neepsntatties (1030) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this at a tasting recently. Colour... nearly black with no head. Nose... burnt sugar, dark caramel, molasses. Palate... bubbly, tobacco, bonfire smoke, bitter, dark fruits, toasted raisins, cigar box and a lengthy ashen finish.