koleminer20 (544) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Eccentric Café. 2011 vintage. The pour is a dark, dark brown, probably black with a thin head and nonexistent lacing. The aroma is very spicy with some malts and a defined caramel character. The flavor is very reminiscent of the aroma. It's a little sweeter on the finish, work a bitter aftertaste. The mouth feel is thick, rich, and the aftertaste lingers around; this is an incredible beer.
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Criz (69) - - DEC 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2013 version on draft at the eccentric cafe. Deep amber color with no head. Nose similar to a holiday ale, spicy with coriander and nutmeg. Flavor is a little off, almost rusty. Semi dry on the palate,. Always enjoy trying this every year, but once will be enough on this years.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hmm, only one entry for Bells Eccentric? I bought a bunch of bottles and they are simply all very unique. I donít get why this has one entry but other beers which are almost identical from year to year get separate entries. Oh well, Iíll just rate them as I drink them here. 2011 version with persimmons. Deep amber with an off-white crown. Aroma is odd with maple, toffee, odd fruit which Iím assuming is a persimmon and a spiced backer. Taste is interesting and solid with chocolate, maple, persimmon, toasted malt and a spicy finish.
olr1984 (1040) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle sampled at a tasting pours a dark murky brown with zero head. A lot of spice and a bit of vanilla and sweet malt.
fattybladdy (501) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 bottle. Dark brown, near black with a purplish hue. Aroma is strong and highly enjoyable, dark fruit and rich chocolate. Unique taste of plum, fig, chocolate. Fantastic. This is a great sipper.
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
7/3/13/. Two 12oz bottles cracked tonight, both thanks to b3shine! 2008 bottle: Deep brown pour, basically no head. Sweet, sweet aroma and flavor. Oxidized, lots of sugar, bits of roast, spice, and alcohol. Mehhhh. 2002 bottle: No hiss at all. Flat as a pancake. Murky brown pour, no head of course. Oxidized squashy flavor and aroma with plain cardboard and earthy garbage. Sorry, Bellís! Weird beer. Meh. Using my rating for the 2008 bottle since it is slightly higher.
OmegaX (1226) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was crazy. Thanks, Daniel. Aroma was big cinnamon and nutmeg, tons of molasses, burnt chocolate, light fruit, and herbs. Flavor is similar. Tons of spice and molasses with a light berry and roasted malt. Light citrus hops. I donít really know what to think about this. I guess itís a bit of a mess but it wasnít bad...just strange.
Chipalsa (1307) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Jordan
Appearance - Cloudy brown, frothy thin head
Aroma - Rosemary, molasses, toffee, popcorn, seasoned salt
Taste - Molasses, maple, raisins, spices
This beer was pretty complex and not so heavy, considering itís strength. Iíll remember this one for a while.
ReggieDunlap (3018) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque chestnut with a medium tan head...nice lacing. Aroma has caramel, candied fruits, a hint of booziness, earthy/malty. Flavor has lots going on...candied fruit, dark fruits, coffee, bitter/burnt notes...tastes like a quad combined with an imperial stout...fairly bitter. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy with a fruity/bitter espresso/charred finish that lingers...very bitter and very warm. Super complex beer.
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong aroma with a dark, dirty pour, huge alcohol taste and a complex, changing mouthfeel.
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