mgatesy (23) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2005 batch. Strong smell. Complicated taste. Too much going on in the beer to pick out individual flavors. Possibly licorice.
esjaygee (3844) - 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 (714) - 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 (361) - 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 (5694) - 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 (1132) - 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 (1265) - 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 (2781) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Cbuk1013 (228) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Eccentric ale is a perfect name. There is ALOT going on in this beer
This is one of the most complex beers Iíve ever had the pleasure to drink. Dark ruby appearance, with lots of flavors and aromas: figs, cherries, rum, toffee, licorice and raisins. Every vintage is a bit different as is every taste!
This is a fun, fun beer.
DrSilverworm (4021) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, 2010 edition. Bottled 11/23/11. Labeled as 10.1% ABV. Illustration of a guy with some kind of underwater bicycle on the label. Poured into my DFH IPA glass (is that allowed?). Dark red / brown color, looks clear around the edges. Good thin light brown head. Decent moderate amount of lace. Spicy nose, light chocolate in the aroma. A lot going on with the spices in the brew. Cinnamon. Brown sugar. Some ginger. Earthy hops, kind of herbal. Bigger body. More dry overall. Good lighter smooth carbonation. Long spicy aftertaste. Moderate bitter taste. Lightly spicy bite if you do more than sip it. Spiced maple syrup note in the finish. Very interesting stuff.... And oddly tasty