Couch0508 (75) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I don't think this is as great as everyone else does. Bells does great work but I am not in love with it.
Niall73 (2165) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home while visiting Jacksonville. Bottled 18/09/14. Pours a deep dark brown/black with a slightly pinky tan head. Sweet aroma of candy choc, liquorice, burnt sugar, dark sticky fruit, malty fruit cake... Medium to full body, light to medium carbonation. Big, rich and sticky with soy, teriyaki, dark sticky fruit, treacle, bitter choc, coke, coffee, rum, light grass, light cherry, a little boozy heat. A little harsh maybe... A tasty tipple which makes me keen to try an older bottle. If this was smoother/more rounded/mellower I can imagine it would be knock-out.
thomashall (221) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Pours thick black with almost no head. Aroma is slight alcohol with some malts and sweetness. Taste follows with really nice finish. Awesome brew.
Thisis12ptfont (966) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pleasant aromas of coffee, dark malt roast, toffee, espresso, dark earthiness and a slight liquid yeast scent. Appearance is black with a very thin brown foam. Taste is very thick with an extremely heavy black malt characteristic upfront followed by notes of thick chocolate syrup, toffee, coffee roast, roasted malts, burnt caramel, espresso, dry earthy malts and dark wort. Finishes moderately boozy with more roasted malts and coffee roast. Overall, this is a really really nice Imperial Stout with a huge body and complex flavors. A+ rating.
RedSox2004 (1403) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Opaque pitch black with a smallish brown head and very nice viscous lace. Wonderful bittersweet chocolate and roasted coffee aromas with rich dark fruit and molasses. Chocolate and coffee stand out in the flavor profile, with subtle contributions from molasses, figs, chicory, booze and smokiness. Beyond full bodied, creamy silky smooth mouthfeel, minimal carbonation, and a decadently lush rich finish.
rproff78 (152) - - FEB 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Oh my god! So good!!! I can't even explain how good it is! Wow wow wow wow wow wow
stoutgap (44) - Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to snifter large frothy dark lasting head with excellent lacing. Heavy aroma of bread,malasses,roast ,coffee, and chocolate.Full bodied with a creamy texture, thick sticky mouth feel, with a long finish. This is Beer!
partchapol (61) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Taste and smell of coffee and cacao, deep dark brown color, look thick but right texture. somewhat bitter, taste good and not fade off when it warms down. Another great beer from Bell’s.
venettafields (10) - - FEB 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 12 oz bottle with date 08/22/14. Pours a thick, black color, with just the slightest deep brown highlights on the edges, and a dark brown, thin head, the darkest head I’ve seen to this point. Smells just chocolately, kind of roasted chocolate granola, just a little alcohol there. Taste is incredible. So chocolately, roasty, but that oatmeal is still there. I don’t believe they use oats in this, but I’m getting oats. And the mouthfeel is incredible. So luscious, full, smooth. I was blown away the first time I had this. One of the best standard imperial stouts available.
smaynard6000 (733) - Apopka, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours jet black with minimal brown head. Aroma is roasty with some slight hints of booziness. Heavy coffee and dark chocolate notes with some sweetness. Heavy and thick on the palate with roasty finish. Very good.