AdamT (150) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black hue, zero visibility with mostly diminishing fizzy light brown head. Spotty lacing. Aroma of sweet dark fruit, strong alcohol, when it warmed it smelled like soy sauce. Heavy malt and dark fruit up front with a light short coffee finish. Hints of chocolate as it warmed. Full body, oily texture, flat carbonation.
rockchalkgenes (23) - - FEB 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Pours jet black. Smells like fruit, chocolate and booze. Tastes basically like it smells, although the alcohol is less present. Pretty bitter on the back end. Really good beer. Excellent candidate for cellaring.
EvanFriend (296) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, this is really good. Tastes mostly of dark chocolate, with strong notes of dried fruit as well. Smooth, almost creamy going down. Incredibly good beer.
libertine (189) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours black with a dark brown head. aroma of dark roast, cherries and chocolate. flavor of coffee, pure chocolate,burnt sugar and cherries.. low carbonation. full bodied. oily mouthfeel. finish is very bitter. alcohol is present but balanced. this imperial stout is fantastic. another fine michigan beer
biggsbowler (248) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft - Pour very black with a dark brown head. The nose is full of rich dark chocolate and fudge. More dark chocolate in the taste, very smooth with a slight hint of alcohol. This is a very rich, great beer.
iStout (11) - - FEB 16, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Fantastic ! ....One of the best Imperial Stouts ever !...Its in the top category with others like Founders, AleSmith, Thirsty Dog Siberian Night...these are are all so good, but taste different, so it will take time to decide which is the absolute best....$17.99 per 6 pack around N.E. Ohio....Ummmm life is good...
Mastelefish (70) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a thick black with a frothy tan head. Certainly packs more taste and smell than other stouts. The chocolatey and roasty notes are extremely pronounced. The body is quite creamy which can even been seen from its flow. Finishes with a mildly bitter aftertaste and a little boozyness makes an appearance. Excellent. Consistent with other great beers from Bell’s.
Jow (2005) - New York, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap at Jeffrey. Pours jet black with pretty beige head and great lacing. Nose is chocolate and light hops. Mouthfeel is excellent velvety texture. Tastes of chocolate, plums, light leather, molasses, coffee, and some pine. Despite being rich in no way cloying and abv is pretty well hidden making this dangerously drinkable. Hopslam kicked before I got here bit this is fine consolation.
novice101 (287) - - FEB 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The darkest beer I’ve had, no head just a little a film for lacing. It smells and taste of chococlate, coffee, malts, toffee and it is just great
martin00sr (478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tykflydende sort, tæt brunt skum. Intens aroma af engelsk lakrids. Smagen er tyk og fed, cremet med malt, bitterhed og mørke bær. Altsammen varer ved i lang eftersmag, suppleret af boozy alkohol. Wow.