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Bells Black Rye
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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smooth rye finish


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchHillbilly (62) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Very black in color. You can definately taste the rye No bitter aftertaste. No head. Mildly thick. I found it very pleasant tasting for such a dark brew.

3.8
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1038) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2012
On tap at Bell’s (sample). Pours a deep dark ruby-brown (black) with a thinner brown head. Nose of toasted rye bread, some cola and earthiness. Taste is fairly sweet but also fairly bitter. Full-flavored and round. Palate is lighter side of medium, soft, with a long dark finish. A cool beer, glad I got to try it. The rye was quite prominent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
njager246 (343) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Tap at bells, toasted malt and rye aroma and a similar flavor, not my favorite style, but prett good!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2009
nice aroma of toasted malts and cocoa. lighter flavor of malts and rye. nice brew. fairly light but still having a ton of flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2457) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2012
On tap at Eccentric. Pours a deep brown that lets some highlights slip past around the edges. Aromas are light but there is some nice roastiness and chocolate there. Flavor is mild but pleasant. It’s not a heavy dark beer, but a lightly bodies chocolate one with a touch of smoke and a refreshing finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3167) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrStitch (138) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2008
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe. Pours an almost jet black with a dark tan head. Aroma is roasted grains with a hint of pumpernickel bread mixed in. Taste is very smooth roasted grains, coffee, and some caramel sweetness with a tart finish . Mouthfeel was warm and rich with a smooth finish. Another quality Bells brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TChrome (1418) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Beer pours black with a tan colored head. Aroma is very toasty to the point of burned. Pretty good beer. I would like it better if they hopped it up a bunch and made a black IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5425) - 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.


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