I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the only beer Iíve had that was cask conditioned. I had it at the Berkley Front. If you are ever in the Detroit area, check out this and two other hand pulled beers as well as 48 more on tap on 12 mi near Woodward.
truebluehes (189) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brownish amber pour, little to no head. Aroma is of nicely sugar roasted malt. Flavor is much of the same sugar roasted malt with a nice hint of caramel... decently dry finish.
Hophaze (188) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a gorgeous amber. Aroma is full of malt with a hint of toffee. On the front end is the obvious Malts you would expect from a fall/winter Brown, but on the back end you get a slight hop finish that does not normally accompany a Brown. Very well balanced...but what would you expect from Bells. I prefer on tap at Bells, rather than the bottle.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
One word: phenolic. Do you like the taste of Band-Aids in your beer? I donít. Címon Bellís you can do much better than this. Re-rate: Iíve upped the numbers a bit because I think this bottle was just off, because Iíve had this before and it wasnít as bad as this one. Iíll get another bottle later and adjust the numbers accordingly then.
Hammster (187) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a cloudy and dark chestnut brown. Smell was quite nutty and malty but a little funky. Taste was pleasant, bitter, and nutty. Finish was strong and nutty but a little bitter. Disappointing for a Bells.
37steel (186) - St. Charles, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Medium brown with a thick white head. Aroma of caramel, very sweet. Sweet malt to start with a nutty finish. Well balanced.
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into pint glass. True to itís name, this is a dark brown beer with a paper-thin light brown head that dissipates very quickly. Aroma is rich caramel and chocolate. The taste follows the nose, though it seems a bit less rich than the scent. Smooth, ever-so-slightly creamy feel. I would have hoped for a bit more taste, but otherwise a pretty decent brew.
melvin980 (184) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good. Has a really nice hoppy flavor. One of the best Browndaddies Iíve had.
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
found this hiding in Waynes Deli in Muskegon, while i was home, it was rich and bitter and rather malty, the "best" quality of it was the nutty flavor that was running around in the beer, i think the word best should be taken out of the title, it was ok but not the best
couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper, quite clear, tan-straw creamy head.
Malty aroma, caramel and sweet.
Mostly dry, a little sweetness.