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Bells Bear Hug
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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Maple, Honey...


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11698) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2015
Tap. Poured black color with a moderate creamy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy toasted sweet malt with a small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted dark chocolate malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (8853) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Very smooth ris. Big chocolate and dark fruit but not too much smoke or roast.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shrubber85 (8772) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (7058) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6760) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (6400) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5445) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5300) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Glass at the Eccentric Cafe on 3/30/13. Pitch black pour with a thick tan head. Malty nose with notes of chocolate and roast. Malty flavor turning to licorice and creamy chocolate before a bitter roasted malt finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2013
On tap at the Bell’s Eccentric Cafe. Some charred roast and a bit of chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3548) - 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.


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