Bells Black Rye
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
smooth rye finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Draft. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted rye malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet tingly finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (10044) - Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Draft. Dark brown pour. Earthy peat aroma. Flavor is tart with a dry rye finish. Oddity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9992) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2009
Enjoyed on tap at the eccentric Cafe. Not a bad one, with Black colour and lace. Creamy mouthfeel, yet light mouthfeel. Served colder. Interesting flavour profile and drinkable. Worth trying if you like the style.Neutral in aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8853) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Pour out of 2l growler picked up at the brewery, dark black pour with tan head lacing well, aroma brought notes of rye, dark fruit, roast, coffee, hints of earth, grain, some orange as well, hints of floral notes. Taste is a mix of dark cocoa, roast, coffee, hints of nice earth, orange into some grass, finishing very smooth, slightly sweet. Nice, but the flavors do not pop much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (7133) - Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Draft to 12 oz pilsner at Eccentric Cafe. Looks good; pitch black with resinous lacing. Smells of chocolate and malt. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (5928) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2015
On tap at Bells on 8/7/15. Darkest brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, spicy rye and roast. Sweet flavor with chocolate and cream accents before a spicy rye and bitter roast finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe. Pours a very dark brown, bordering on black. Given the name, I guess Ill just say it was black. Creamy light tan head floats atop for awhile before eventually settling down. The nose offers a bit of peppery spice plus some earthiness. Roasted malt and hints of coffee there as well. The taste is pretty plan--mostly just some roasted malt with a bit of zestiness there. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation levels and a slightly-dry finish. Drinks fairly well. Id have this again if offered, but generally there are better things on tap at the EC that Id prefer. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 02-25-2011

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jrallen34 (3500) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
On-tap at the Cafe, drank from a 5oz tasting glass...Dark brown with a hint of amber, very clear on the edges, looks great. A big head rises a couple fingers but then fades immediately, light lacing...The aroma is totally dead, nothing going on... The taste is light coffee, boring, cant even tell rye is here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2008
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe. Deep, opaque chocolate-brown body, medium tight beige head. Nose of chocolate and spicy grain. Rather thin at first sip, with rye huskiness, grainy with brown ale characteristics, including chocolate and nutty notes. Bitter rye finish. As the beer warmed, coffee notes became prominent. A malt-dominated beer, unlike the hoppier Founders Black Rye. Allow this beer to warm a bit from serving temperature for full enjoyment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Dark brown/black body with a medium sized light tan head. The nose is straight cola and rye bread. Lightly sweet taste, moderately bitter, lots of spicy rye, light toffee and a touch of raisins. Medium body is soft with moderate carbonation. Another nice beer from Bells.

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