Bells Bear Hug
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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
Maple, Honey...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shrubber85 (9454) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
coyotehunter (694) - , 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (613) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Aroma is sweet hops, honeydew with some roasted malt. Appearance is black with a lightish brown head. Taste is sweet and hoppy, finishing like a stout. Mouthfeel is thick, soft carbonation. Overall, pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (3534) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TThumper89 (18) - Otsego, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2015
On tap in a tulip glass at Four Roses -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. Very smooth, drinkable stout! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pras (547) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1747) - 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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (1050) - 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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (4105) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stevec (25) - Galena, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Provided courtesy of TR. Growler from the brew pub. Pours thinner than I anticipated, but still very dark. Aroma and flavor were great, palate was decently long. Great beer, something different from the expedition stout and quite enjoyable.

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