jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Styles. Wish I had not just had Kalamazoo, because this seems somewhat muted in comparison, although still very nice.
The pour is impressive, slightly more opaque and darker than the Kalamazoo with a nice bit of lace that clings all the way down the glass.
Smokey aroma, with a hint of chocolate, and a bit of sour cream of all things.
Flavor is heavy on the malt, with a big lactic backbone giving it just a bit of sourness that I typically would think of more in a dry stout rather than a sweet stout. mixinnixon2000 (226) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2008
bottle. nice lower alcohol contend beer considering it’s a Bells stout. good amount of malts and smoothness zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
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 (174) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2010
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 (6829) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2010
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 (536) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2010
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
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
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 (1011) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 21, 2011
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 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2011
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