Bells Bull In A China Shop
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomthompson89 (1921) - 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 (5175) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1993) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2014
4 ounce draft at ChurchKey poured into a tasting snifter. Pours hazy caramel brown with off-white head and nice lacing. Aromas of sweet malt, caramel, floral notes, light booze. Tasting notes of caramel, citrus, pine, light booze. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium-light carbonation, light syrupy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1438) - Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Draft at crunchy's. Amber with a small head. Lighter and fruitier than expected. Weird booze in the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rxeight (1571) - Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Snifter On tap. Very floral, kinda thin. Barleywine malty. Not too impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2013
On tap at Bellís recently. Iím not sure why the low overal rating. I found this to be quite enjoyable. Smooth and boozy with a low ABV for a barleywine. Not the greatest but it was well crafted in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
valpoaj (648) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Tap pour at Bellís last month - amber brown pour with little to no head. Aroma is sweet and malty, brown sugar, hint of dark fruit, splash of booze. Flavor is kind of muted for a barley wine...malt forward, caramel, hint of dark fruit (not dominant), and alcohol in the background - hint of hops, but far from dominant. Palate was medium to high carbonation for the style and the ABV was evident. Mixed feelings on this one - not that bold for the style, but sometimes taking the foot off the gas isnít a bad thing...would have it again, but wouldnít seek it out..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (7498) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2013
Draught at the Bellís Eccentric Cafť, Kalamazoo, MI. 8.2%.
Hazy amber colour with a small off-white head. Dark fruits and mild maltiness in the aroma. Quite easy and mild for a Barley Wine. The flavour is fruits, dark fruits, strong hops. Like fruit punch and booze mixed together. Very strong flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
njager246 (382) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2013
On tap at bells, herbal aroma with some additional hop flavoring... not bad, I had just hoped for more

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11218) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Tap sample at EC. Poured clear copper color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy herbal, citrus hop and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy complex sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is was a solid beer but soft for style.

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