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Bells Bear Hug
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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Maple, Honey...


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shrubber85 (6978) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
coyotehunter (667) - , 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.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (183) - Wyoming, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBunn (2384) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Sample at Eccentric. Body is deep brown and supports little head. Aromas are weakly hinting at coffee and dark brown sugar. Flavor is lots of coffee and a little anise that picks up on the tail end. Finish is bitter and licorice like.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1313) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Had this at their tap room in kalmazoo with Raith. Dark brown pour with minimal tan head. Nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Criz (29) - - DEC 26, 2013
Nice roasty imperial for winter time. Nose of roasted coffee. Hints of coffee, vanilla, and caramel. Small hints of alcohol on the backbone. On draft from eccentric cafe. Deep black pour with no head but a thin tan film.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fattybladdy (449) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2013
On tap @ the Eccentric Café. Pours a dark brown with slight amount of tan head. Taste is roasted malt, milk chocolate, sweet, slight coffee. Very smooth and tasty.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
njager246 (314) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2013
at Bells brew pub, nice coffee and caramel aroma. Is similar taste, very nice beer!!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (429) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
On draft at the Eccentric Café. The pour is a dark brown with a filmy head that leaves a decent lace. The aroma is hoppy, with a hint of roastyness and some chocolate notes. The flavor is pretty hoppy. The roast slowly moves in and then you're taken back by the dry hoppy finish that is a little more sought in an IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (6352) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Very smooth ris. Big chocolate and dark fruit but not too much smoke or roast.


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