Bells Bear Hug
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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
Maple, Honey...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (4743) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Intense chocolat noir, agrumes résineuse et une touche de tabac dans un corps riche mais accessible. La présence chocolatée est majeure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12371) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
Draft - Roast malts, coffee and some sweet booze. Jet black with a nice brown head. Dark malts and avert nice balancing sweetness that masks booze and bitterness. Subtle and pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (5034) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Draft pour at the source. Pours a darker brown to black with a beige head of foam. The aroma has sweet maple, toasty coffee, some toffee notes. The taste is sweet and a little toasty. Bigger body and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. Deep dark black pour, khaki head. Fuller bodied. Roasty aroma. Flavors of roast, chocolate, light maple. Good stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (1107) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Draft at Logans Alley - pours jet black with thin tan head . Big roasty RIS ... Some sweet notes (honey?) and a smooth palate . Outstanding ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (3459) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Tap at The Oak. Pitch black pour with a 1 finger creamy head that fades slowly to a nice film and leaves perfect lacing. Great appearance. Aromas are currants, maple, dark chocolate, light roast, and light licorice. Tastes more roasty than I expected from the aroma. Lots of chocolate and roast, some charred wood, dark fruit, and coffee. A little nutty too. Medium to thick body. Smooth. Long aftertaste of char and licorice. Really like this even though it has more licorice than I usually care for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Tap @ Bells: Dense brown color with a foamy, thin beige film perched on top. Aroma includes some milky cocoa, roasted woodsiness, burnt caramel, pine forward hoppage, a touch of maple, & some vague sweetness perhaps in the form of brown sugar? Lots of burnt & caramelized sugars in the flavor, molasses, & milk chocolate, though the sweetness is balanced & blunted by a big hop balance; lots of woody pine needles & bitter grapefruit peel. Hint of brown sugar towards the finish, ending with a little earthiness. I start picking up some faint maple syrup about halfway through the glass in the back-end. Really enjoyed this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6384) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2014
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate maple, chocolate, molasses, and a touch of espresso. It’s a dark brown with no transparency and a small tan head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. There are some decent laced rings on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with with moderate chocolate and lighter molasses. The finish has light-moderate maple syrup, light coffee, and nuts. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1783) - Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Savor 2014. Aroma of maple, chocolate. Medium light bitterness. Still never had a bad stout from Bell’s - ever.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pras (577) - Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle at Savor. Kudos to Bells for bringing unique offerings to Savor. They never disappoint. This poured pitch black with roast, chocolate, and coffee aromas. Taste was more of the same, but sightly astringent and finished dry. Very enjoyable.

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