sthlm (1283) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Bottle] Pours reddish-amber with an ok khaki head that leaves good lacing. The aroma is quite sweet--fruity, with golden delicious apple, plum and pear mostly. Some unpleasant vegetal notes also appeared as it warmed. The taste yields a good dose of hops when cold, followed by quite a bit of barley. Bitterness is restrained, and the shift between malt and hops is sharp. Decent mouthfeel, but hardly any finish to speak of. Pretty simple in the taste, and not an overly remarkable beer in any respect.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Ross, in which he charged me $4!!!!. Thanks asshat. Pours copper amber with soda like carbonation bubbles and a retentive off white head. The aroma is nice- bread, caramel, dark sugars, and tobacco. Medium bodied with average carbonation, but slightly thin in the mouthfeel for the style. Flavor of caramel with hints of spice (cinnamon, nutmeg), countered by a moderate piney bitterness. Finish has flavors of wet grains and some odd off flavor that I canít think of at the moment since itís 12 am. Does this beer suck? No. But considering the source, I expect better. This is a let down. Sort of like going to a fancy strip club that has gorgeous strippers, but come to find out that itís NOT all nude- only topless with no lap dances.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
this certainly wasnt what i was expecting form bells. this was a less than great beer. im speechless and disappointed. I am even a big fan of scotch ales.
Blaze312 (132) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a amber/brown with thick head. Smells of hops with a hint of cinnamon. Taste sweet with a mild aftertaste. Slightly pine taste on this one. I quite enjoy it. (6pk bottles, $10) Batch: 8802
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy copper with a rich thick off white head. Smells of malt, flowers, cinnamin, and orange. Tastes of sweet malt, cinnamin, nutmeg, orange zest, lemon, and slightly piney hops. Nice comination of flavors, but slightly watery. A somewhat candy sweet aftertaste.
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. I felt like I didnt even get a kiss after I saw the price I was charged for this. 10.69 for a six pack of it, the guy at the register charged me 4.00 per bottle. Why? Who knows. Call City Beverage and ask them. I prefer to get a kiss or at least a reach around if I am going to be fucked in the ass. Pours out a brown color without much head on it. Smell is sweet and fruity, not really as spicy as I would have thought it should be. Taste is smooth, easy to drink, but not really up the the quality that a bells beer should be. Its ok, but its not something I want again.
brigg (623) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) A red beer with a disappearing tan head. Sweet caramel, herbs and spice aroma; also fruit and candy. Sweet malt flavor, woody, earthy; mild hop dryness, cherry fruit. Medium bodied, somewhat sticky.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: February 15, 2009
Appearance: opaque burnt orange, fine beige head, sudsy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, touch of fruity caramel candy character is held back by an earthyness, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of earthyness with a spice edge keeps it dry, light bitterness, hint of spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Caponeís. Pours turbid coppery orange with 2-finger, uniform well-retained off-white head and some noted floaties. Nose is caramel malt, bitter hops, earthy and slightly spicy notes. Tastes hoppy, caramel malty, slightly spicy, peppery, and spicy, yet I noted no X-mas spice, rather the spice emanated from the yeast. Not super complex from these guys, and more hopped than may scotch ales.
Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Shalloís in Greenwood, Indiana. This beer had an orange body and a thumbnail of off white head. Subtle nose of grains and spice. Same flavors with subtle hops and more grains. Medium carbonation and medium body. Decent; a generic-tasting ale.