AwYeh (102) - Canton, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
All kinds of caramel and toffee sweetness are present in the aroma; this smells just like October should. Pours a reddish amber rather than the brown I was expecting, one finger tan head dissipates quickly. Lots of suspended sediment is present (batch #9981 so I assume it’s not left over from last year). Taste is a bit too sweet, caramel overload hits taste buds right away, followed by a nice nutty finish. Lively carbonation and light body, very smooth to drink.
jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a deep mahogany with plenty of visible yeast. Smells malty but subdued and not overpowering. The taste agrees with the scent, nice nutty and sweet malt without being too much. The mouthfeel is slightly chewy and drinkability is fantastic. A great brown ale, and the best I've had yet.
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light brown with a medium sized head. Nothing real noteworthy in the aroma - a bit of malt, not much hops. Taste is of malt up front, then turns to a nuttly character. Palate is medium. This is one I would drink again.
rking (100) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my favorite brown ales. Perfect for the cold nights when its released. Pairs better with food than most beers that I have had. If you like browns, try this one!
iNBe (100) - USA - JUL 26, 2010
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Although bells normally makes pretty good beer I was a bit disappointed in this one.
JohnBruns (100) - Cissna Park, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy dark caramel with a small light cream head that dissipates quickly to lace ring that lasts. Some caramel in the aroma, A little sweet and again caramel in flavor. Works for me.
eaglebones (98) - Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown color tinged with orange and a thick, short-lived, beige head. Aroma is a mix of fruit, caramel, and roasted grains. Smooth, creamy body with moderate carbonation. Sweet, caramel flavors with hints of citrus and slight bitterness. Really nice brown ale.
ScottWallace82 (96) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into a glass. Pours a reddish brown with a tan head. Caramel on the nose with a medium mouthfeel. Toffee and Caramel flavor with a sweet finish. A really good brown.
Under-age Drinker (96) - Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2000
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
ALthouth served to me by a poor host (it is that deisle guy, he had the beer in the freezer for an hour before i got to it)this beer is phenonminal. I thouroughly enjoyed the smooth and robust flavor that hit my mouth lika a ton of bricks. Bell’s Brown......VERY WELL DONE
bowlnman1990 (94) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: caramel and sweet malt. Appearance: deep brown but almost no head. Taste: sweet caramel and a hint of chocolate. Palate: full and a nice finish. Overall: everything I like in a brown ale.