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Bells Bull In A China Shop
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (1652) - Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Tap: Swampy amber body with a beige foam that fades quickly into nothing. Aroma of heavy caramel & toffee with big undertones of grassiness & lightly citric hops. A little bit of booze & dark fruit. Taste has syrupy caramel, booze, & toffee lingering over notes of sweet prunes, dates, & a strong backbone of grassy, earthy hops. Herbal, bitter finish. More bitter than expected... Quite hoppy, & the hops even outlast the sticky malts in the finish. Pretty good if you like hoppy barleywines.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (636) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Draft at Logan's Alley - pours a murky brown . Aromas of toffee , figs and dark fruit . Nice toffee and brown sugar flavor . Nice ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3166) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Glass at Time with Remy, pours reddish brown with small head. Reminds me more of a quad or Belgian strong, notes are grape, Belgian malt, wet wood, and other dark fruits. Medium body and carbonation. Just ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3900) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Draught at Beer Trappe. Light caramel and toffee. Some light sweetness with sugar. A light barley wine but tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4842) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Sample at Bell’s on 5/18/14. Clear copper in color with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel and red wine. Malty and vinous flavor with a minty cherry finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (568) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2014
On tap at the Eccentric Café. The pour is a clearish ruby/amber with a thin ring of white head and some decent lace. The aroma is quite fruity with a decent malt character, but beyond that, it's just bland. The flavor is strange. There is a malty sweetness, backed up with a fresh fruit character and then a strange hoppiness. The hops add a nice complexity to it. The mouth feel is thin, light, but has a decent carbonation. The aftertaste is hoppy and lingeringly strange ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBear11D (224) - Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2014
The Bull in a China Shop pours a very cloudy dark bronze red with a beige head that lasts a long while. The aroma is cereal, grape and bread. The flavor is a nicely balanced fresh bread, grape and pine. Overall this is a very nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbaaron (1193) - Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Sort of a dirty amber look. This beer was certainly different..odd (or eccentric perhaps??) Sweet. Candy-like. Caramel. Some overripe citrus. Lots of alcohol. Sticky. I have a high booze tolerance, but this is just Very Boozy. It was a very unique beer however.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomthompson89 (1900) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Dates on the nose. Nice hazy copper colour. Flavour is nice brown sugar notes. Smooth maltyness . Mouthfeel is nice. Not a crazy B Wine but well done! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4524) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2014
4oz draft at Churchkey for meet the brewer event. Poured a hazy orange color with a white head. Aroma was light sweet malts, caramel notes, some light booze, but not overpowering. Plenty of sweet malts, caramel, pine, pretty enjoyable.

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