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Bells Brett Stout - Bourbon Barrel

Bells Brett Stout - Bourbon Barrel
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
malty, subtle oak, mild brett notes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coyotehunter (681) - , Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2014
On tap back in January, but just now adding from my notes. Dark reddish pour, aroma kinda funky and sour but the taste doesn’t match. Not sour, but maybe a little tart? Mild woody earthiness but not what I had hoped for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2014
750 ml sample bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of barnyard funk, roasted malt, fruitiness, cocoa and light basalmic vinegar. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of roasted malt, cocoa, barnyard funk, leather and light oak with a crisp dry lightly tart lingering funky cocoa finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Draft, Roll out the Barrel Party at the Eccentric Cafe. Deep brown-black body, medium dense tan/cream head. Tart, roasty nose with lots of grape. Light, pillowy, surprisingly non-sour but modestly funky body. Creamy and rather delicate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10280) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Dark brown pour, light brown head. Funky sourness, dry roared malt, plums, vinegar, raisins, cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (369) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Aroma is sour, cranberry, concord grape. Appearance is dark brown, light brown head. Taste is sour, cranberry, grape juice. Mouthfeel is decent, thick for a sour mm. Overall this should be classified a sour instead of a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (999) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
On draft at All Stouts Day. The pour is pretty dark, with some hints of red in the color. The head is thin and filmy , leaving a spotty lace. The aroma is very sour. Light floral and fruit notes come through, but there isn't anything that blows me away. The taste is surprisingly sour. The fruity notes blast Through and the floral takes a back seat. This is good as a sour/wild ale, but not so much when it would be classified as a stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
On tap at bells... Pours cola black, reddish edges and topped with a thin creamy off-white head... Brett grapey funk, sour dark malts and cocoa in the aroma... Flavors are earth, light funk and mild tartness. Cocoa middle and earthy finish. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Not bad and more bretty than stouty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brentv (486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2013
On tap at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe. Black with light tan head. Little lacing. Aroma is bourbon with roasted malts. Flavor is acidic and tart followed by the roasted malts. OK but not rich as I hoped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Draft @ Bells. Pours an opaque dark brown, minimal head. Taste is lightly sour, roasted malt with a mild bourbon accent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
valpoaj (663) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Tap pour at EC - dirty brown pour with no head to speak of - slightest lacing at the edges. Aroma is very woody and sour/tart...got a bit of horse blanket going here, but enough malt and other attributes to keep things in check - good nose! Flavor is unique and somewhat vinous - decent level of sourness, but it doesn’t overpower like most sour/wild ale style brews. No real good notes, but I did enjoy this beer - very unique, and I couldn’t put down more than a standard glass of this, but I would order it again, and that’s the sign of a good brew IMO.

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