AmEricanbrew (4868) - 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 (7) - IRELAND - NOV 12, 2011 does not count
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 (883) - 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.
tmoreau (1625) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap, and large snifter served at Brixie’s in Brookfield, IL. Poured black/brown, with a modest, light tan head that reduced to a foamy ring and film, leaving some strands of lacing. The aroma was roasty, subtle bourbony cask wood, cocoa, some dark fruit sweetness as plum, and a touches of molasses and vanilla. The flavor was similar, showcasing rich malt, and light creaminess to the mouthfeel. A very enjoyable Imperial Stout!
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ World of Beer, Tampa, FL: Surprise! They had promised Expedition but replaced it with this one, which was fine by me as it was a new rating and a new Imperial Stout for me. Came black with a good off-white head and some great lacing throughout. The aroma is light with hints of roasted coffee beans and chocolate; oddly no bourbon? The first sip is all roasted coffee, quickly chased by bourbon and chocolate with something a little sour I found it hard to put my finger on. My only flaw is the mouthfeel was lighter than I’d hope for, but altogether a good effort.
Birdiebeagle (959) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle Pours a deep brown with a good tan head. The head lasts well and laces nicely. Has a good aroma of chocolate, bourbon, hints of vanilla, and caramel. Has a good carbonation. The flavors are great. Plenty of chocolate, bourbon, and hints of vanilla. This is just darn good stuff. Has a full body and a thick texture. The finish is great and you just wish the aftetaste could linger a little longer cause its so good. Well done.