Niko100 (2529) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, caramel, dark fruit, & some spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, caramel, molasses, dark fruit, and chocolate; Soft carbonation; More stout like - but pretty decent.
Chad9976 (1583) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
There’s no recognized style of “Belgian Stout,” though if there was I suppose Bell’s Hell Hath No Fury Ale might be a good example of one. It appears to be a rather typical strong stout that’s fermented with traditional Abbey yeast. The net result is a beer that’s at worst “good,” and at best “interesting.”
I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. It was bottled on 8/28/15 and cost $4.35 ($0.36 per ounce).
Appearance: Dark black body all around. Initially pours to a large, brown, foamy head, but it evaporates quickly and leaves no lacing on the glass.
Smell: Familiar stout scent with notes of roasted malt, but a noticeable fruity presence as well from the yeast esters.
Taste: Since this beer is rather experimental in style, it’s a little difficult to wrap my head around it. On one hand it tastes like a classic American stout: plenty of sweet dark maltiness along with some roasted notes. On the other hand, it’s a bit more continental with the presence of rum-soaked raisins, plum, and treacle. I even detect a smokey astringency on the finish. There’s a bit of alcohol in here as well, though it’s not entirely distracting. I enjoy the sweet and stout-like characteristics here, but that finish is rather odd. All in all, it’s a fine beer but nothing amazing.
Drinkability: The palette to Bell’s Hell Hath No Fury Ale is an odd duck to be sure, though the palate itself is not. The mouthfeel is fairly thick, but in no way viscous or sticky. Not quite velvety smooth like a pub stout on nitro; though it is still smooth going down. I do notice the 7.5% ABV in the form of flavor and warmth. It finishes surprisingly clean. I’d enjoy this as a dessert.
libertine (364) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours very dark with a dark cocoa head. Aroma is malt, raisins, plums, coffee and spice. dark fruit flavors with spice and a little roasted coffee. medium body. slick texture with a slight bitter finish. Not bad but overpriced for the quality
scotchzombie (510) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, chocolate and slightly nutty. Taste follows suit with some caramel, honey and roast charred malt. Very nice Ameri-Belgian.
BiiruBierBeer (896) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells and tastes like malt and raisins. Medium body, light carbonation, and no foam.
beerme31 (617) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown almost black, medium tan head. Nose is chocolate and coffee but the tart smelling Belgian yeast comes through as well. Taste is medium-high sweetness. Medium body, texture is more on the thin side, yeasty tart finish as well as the malt sweetness. A little metallic aftertaste. Good overall.
WillRunForBeer (1993) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Pour it Black. Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, charred oak. Flavor is dark chocolate, coffee, a hint of clove.
RRistow12 (585) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a very dark brown with thick khacki head. Aroma is dark fruits of plum and raisins and herbal. Taste is moderate sweet with minimal bitterness. Syrupy and clingy mouthfeel. Flavors of plum, raisins, caramel, toffee, biscuits, earthy. Very good dubbel.
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DWestrick (596) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle & tap at cafe. had previous yet forget to rate. killer Belgian with everything i like in the style. awesome beer
GenDV138 (5079) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Bottled on 8/28/2015. Dark brownish black with a finger of light tan head that recedes into a ring. Aromas of dark fruit, some malt, some roasty notes, spices, a bit of caramel. Tastes of dark fruit, light roast, caramel, spices, some chocolate as it warms. Pretty spot on with the deScription, dubbel-y with a hint of stout-like characteristics.