RateBeer
Bells Dagger Stout
     click to upload
overall
98
71
style
Serve in Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dagger Stout is a very your, heavily hopped imperial stout that presents an aggressive bitterness with strongly roasted malt notes and noticeable levels of dry-hop aroma.


tectactoe's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (2025) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Tap @ Bells: Dense black, creamy head, enjoyed after a day filled with fresh Hopslam and Oarsman - this one looked demanding. Bitterly roasted malt aroma, coffee, cocoa, light charcoal. Aggressive herbal hoppage on the nose, too. Taste is full of black licorice, anise, roast, burnt coffee beans, some light, dry cocoa powder. Nice char with a semi-sweet and partially bitter and roasty finish. Creamy, smooth, sufficiently low carbonation. I believe this was re-brew of Batch 7,000, right? In my opinion, aged Batch 7,000 bottles are tasting much better than Dagger fresh, but this is still pretty good stout.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
njager246 (343) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Huge hop and malt aroma, so much flavor to this lots of hops for a stout... Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdb288 (534) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2013
On tap at Bell’s. Lucky to try this one during a recent visit. Big, bold...you get the roasted malt flavor right away. Takes over the palate...but not in a bad way. Slight hop finish. A sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (623) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
On draft at All Stouts Day. The pour is a dark brown, with hints of red throughout. The head is a thick film of lighter tan, with excellent lace. More of a covering than a lace, in fact. The aroma is really heavy on the hops with a minor hint of roast. The flavor is even more hoppy than the aroma. This tastes more like a black IPA than a stout. Not executed very well. Mouth feel is a little thin, and I'm not a fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (1803) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - OCT 9, 2013
Tap sampler, Bell’s Eccentric Café, 31/viii/13. Austere black ImpStout, unidemsionally unrelenting in its combination of dark vegetable root bitterness and blackened/charred malts. I guess this brutal sensory onslaught can be confused with complexity. (Nietzsche as read by Marilyn Manson, not Deleuze).

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DutchHillbilly (62) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Outstanding on my taste buds. Medium frothy head that held weel. Taste the hops but I though I could taste caramel and spices as well. Definately had the roasted taste. Declicious. My #1 fav so far!! On Tap. I dont think it is bottled. But if it is I will definately get my hands on some. BRAVO!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1955) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2013
On tap at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe. Essentially black with reddish edges and an excellent head. Aroma: boozy; hint of port; over-ripe fruits. Very rich; somewhat boozy (but not in the feel); full body; low-medium carbonation. O: Excellent stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fattybladdy (582) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Draft @ Bells. Dark brownish black with moderate tan head. Taste is coffee, black licorice, dark roasted malt plus some hops. Tasty brew.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ICEatALAMO (944) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Draft at brewery. The pour is dark with a light brown head. The aroma is mire malt than hops. The taste carries some bitterness with it and lingers around. Has some smokiness to it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1462) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Enjoyed on tap at Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo, MI. Appearance is pitch black, moderate consistency, off white rim. Aroma is a mixture of whole cone hops and roasted chocolate malt. Taste goes down with a great bitterness, very abrasive with hops and also a bitter chocolate. I like this stuff, maybe a little too hoppy for my taste for the style, but still good stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cbuk1013 (243) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Pours black with a thin light hrad. Smells of coffee and malt. Tasteblack offer, black licorice, roasted malt and hops. The finish is creamy.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50