McKnizzle69 (89) - Machesney Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Initial smell almost fruity, definatly sweet. Nice off white head. Kind of nutty. The malty taste hangs with you for a while. A must try for anyone.
Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2005
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bell’s must be one of the most consistent craft breweries around. I’ve never met a Bell’s beer that I didn’t love, and this is no exception. The slightly weak aroma (nutty, with a hint of hops) belied the robust flavor. Cloudy red-brown in color, the taste begins with a nice hard shove of malty goodness, then finishes quickly with a clean cripsness I didn’t see coming. This is truly a beer for any situation or season.
ZR2Blazer (87) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 1F slightly tan head, medium brown in color. Little heavy in carbonation, otherwise ok mouthfeel, fairly balanced for the style. Malt comes through on the finish and hangs around a bit then alcohol shows up for a bit and dissipates, great lacing.
steadyj (87) - Kentucky, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish brown. Caramel malt in the aroma. Taste is nutty and toasty malt. Subtle hop presence in the finish. Seems just a little bit thin.
PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oranegy brown in color, with thin to average head. Aromas of citrus at first, caramel near middle. Sweet malt taste not too overly complex but well done.
beercamel (84) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours crayon craola brown. It is brown and tasty and has a good taste. Only thing is if drunken with food or othner beer taste is lost or seems altered. Weak head that is different in each bottle not consistent and not a favorite. Had in 12 oz. bottle probably wont buy again aunless I am forced to or a hot girl wants to drink it and demands it.
kieleszd (83) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The hops are a little stinky here. It has an amber brown appearance. Good malt character followed by dry hop. More of a Belgian brown. This one is not a real hooter.
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - JUN 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
thick brown with sediment gently floating, creamy head, good bitter finish.
black95tt (82) - Doylestown, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours bright mahogany. Aroma is nutty and bready. Taste is much the same with some caramel sweetness. Very little to no hops present. Decent beer. Not my favorite style though.
PaperKnife (82) - - MAY 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Rich O's. Reddish brown, disappearing tan head. Sweet malty aroma, earthy and nutty. Dry, nutty, slight fruitiness, bitter finish.