Bells Bear Hug
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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpartanStout (8) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2013 does not count
Really enjoyed this beer. Wish it would have been a little bit more dense. As the beer warmed up the flavors really grew in all great ways.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwoodward (567) - - APR 6, 2013
Dark brown, not black, which was strange, and very cloudy, which was stranger. Malty brown flavors. A little too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8 (1780) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2013
On tap at Bell's 3/31/13. Slight malty aroma. Some sweet honey/maple aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1270) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Draught at Bells. Black pour very light white head. From a snifter very low aromatics. Nice roasted malt flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shrubber85 (7942) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Draft. Light honey and chocolate malt aroma. Dark chestnut with small head. Sweet chocolate caramel and barley malt flavor. Strong herbal hops finish. Very tasty - wish they’d bottle this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5820) - Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Draft to taster at the Eccentric Cafe. Abv is listed as 8.1%. looks solid; a little transparent for an imperial stout though. Cola with beige lacing. Smells of dark malt and chocolate. Tastes like it smells, only better, with notes of hops, vanilla, and honey. Good on the palate. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
coyotehunter (678) - , Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Like smelling a handful of cocoa nibs. Very smooth and chocolatey. It’s like drinking chocolate ice cream. Seems a bit more stout than imperial but if they bottle this I guarantee I’ll have more than one of these in the house. Very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bwa5879 (706) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2013
I didn’t get a chance to write down the description at the eccentric cafe. Oh well. Black pour with purple hue. What little offwhite head was there disappeared quickly. Chocolate ice cream aroma. Taste had just the right amount of sweet. Some bitterness that’s kind of pine-like. Chocolate syrup and bitter dark chocolate finish. Oily mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Had a clean finish. Overall a dangerously smooth and easy to drink imperial stout.

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