spclerk (47) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with a little bit of red in there, with a quickly diminishing head. Nice sweet malt background with some coffee and chocolate. Not exactly my style of beer, but I liked this one.
papsdatank (47) - Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish brown with a khaki head, looks pretty good. The aroma is of dark fruits, molasses and a bit of bitter hops, the taste follows the nose, itís definitely a solid brown ale. The palate is medium bodied and somewhat creamy, again very good. This isnít one of Bellís best offerings but itís pretty damn good, Bellís average is better than most breweryís great.
ChoppingMall (47) - Sleepy Hollow, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, hazy, reddish brown with some sediment. Aroma of malt and bread. Taste is nutty caramel with a rich body and a crisp, toasty, slightly sweetish finish. Hands down my favorite brown ale. The label is really cool with an owl sitting on a post. Itís angry. Itís getting ready to peck out your eyes. Because you are trespassing in the field. † The owl has extinguished its mouse supply.... and now it wants your eyeballs. Good stuff, itís drinkable and Iíd buy it again, would be good for Fall weather while wearing flannel and sitting around the fire with buddies.
blizzardlover (44) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong chocolate aroma with nutty bread smell. Reddish brown in color. Large frothy tan head. Cloudy w/ carbonation. Flavor is lightly sweet, with bit of bitter hop. Medium body. Slightly creamy. Long finish. Another great beer from Bellís!
lizzy (44) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, this is a really good beer. Pours dark brown, thin head, and floaties. Smells like baking brownies. Tastes sweet, malty, chocolatey, bitter, and overall very yummy.
partchapol (43) - Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Earthy, clove; leftover coke color with less bubble; very well balanced taste & somewhat bitter; just right texture; may drink this again
BlackOut (43) - East End, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Got a six pack of it, pours nice reddish brown in color with a liight brown head that didnt stay for very long. Quite light and smooth to drink, ok for the ale. Wouldnít say it was the best ale experience iíve ever had but would buy again.
MrBrewski (42) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a nice brown with a fair sized, fizzy off white head. Aroma reminded me of toasty caramel malt. The flavor is sweetish, carmel, with the slightish hop finish to take out some of the sweetness. Long finish, medium to full bodied with an almost creamy texture, very carbonated. I am a hop head, but Bellís is perhaps the best brewer I have run across. I donít think they can make a bad beer. This is a very good brown ale.
VegDisc41 (42) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours ruddy brown, lighter at the bottom. Nice little head that stuck around for a while. Smells of malt and nut and in the taste, a little hop and a little sweetness. Just okay on the palette.
JoeMurphy (41) - Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pleasant brown ale with just a touch of sourness at the end of the sip. Relatively light bodied, the pour I got didnít have much head. A nice beer for a soft drizzly fall day.