rubbishystuff (2150) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I am not in love with it but this is a rather good stout. A hint of red in the color. Rather creamy. Well done Bell’s. Serving: Bottle
zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ HopCat for RBSG’10 - dark pour with tan head. vineou, roasty chocolate goodness. Not finding the body especially creamy, however. Hops stick to the tongue. Molasses with plenty of carbonic tartness. Mixed feelings about this one.
gormanb (173) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma- dark rich chocolate, heavy cream, alcohol, toffee, coffee. pours black with brown/cream head. taste is cream, coffee, dark chocolate, some sugar, slight bitterness in the finish. palate is slightly acidic and slick. body is light with little carbonation.
obguthr (5094) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolate and charcoal aroma. Black, with a medium tan head, good lace. Charcoal flavor, dry, ashy and smoky. Finishes with bitter chocolate. Nice texture and medium body, flavorful. Dry for the style, but not overly so.
crackedmachine (477) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tall brown sugar-colored. Aroma of bitter dark chocolate and coffee. Lively carbonation. Flavor is bitter, sweet, and chocolaty,
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with beige head, nice lacing. Somewhat dried fruit aroma. Thick mouth feel. Sweet in the beginning. Floral earthy notes in the finish. A very thick and creamy stout.
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2011 Pours an imperial stout black. Taste is very light roasted campfire wood and slight acid coffee, with a nice body to it. Good stuff. Like a better Guinness.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1005) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with tan head. Flavor is sweet, but less so than other sweet stouts, and balanced with a graininess. Smells of chocolate and slight soy sauce, but soy is absent in the flavor.
cpetrone84 (1797) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A-deep black color with a thick two fingers of coffee colored head that lingers for some time and leaves a nice lacing on the glass
S-light nose that consists of roasted malt, hint of chocolate cake batter, and some light citrus sweetness
T-a roasted malt hits first followed by some bitter sweet chocolate, cake batter, touches of coffee, dark fruits, some raisin and prune that gives it a sweetness at the finish
M-very smooth and creamy as the name would indicate, medium body with a fair bit of carbonation.
D-this is a solid tasting beer with a great mouthfeel and robust creamy flavors. I could drink this beer quite frequently
Edward104 (41) - Herrin, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell: slight chocolate, airy, NestleQuik
Taste: milk chocolate; balanced with a little hops; vanilla mocha notes;
Mouthfeel: watery, little creamy
Overall: Okay. Enjoyable but doesn’t stand out.