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RATINGS: 871   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Originally conceived along the lines of a Belgian Dubbel, Hell Hath No Fury... Ale morphed during development into something entirely different. Blending a pair of Belgian abbey-style yeasts into a recipe more akin to a roasty stout, Hell Hath No Fury... Ale offers up warm, roasted notes of coffee & dark chocolate together with the fruity & clove-like aromas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McBeer (12) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Very nice color, it looked more like a stout. As it warms up I tasted a lot of cinnamon which made this taste spicy. As for lacingÖnone. It is worth trying but not I would not spend a lot of money trying to get your hands on this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2006
On tap. Poured a dark, dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, chocolate and some roast. Tastes of stronger dark fruits (plums and raisins), cocoa, and roast. Medium sweet with light alcohol in the finish. Light lacing left on the glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2006
12oz - batch 7673 - Very roasty dark malt aroma with some coffee, chocolate and a touch of hops. Pours cola colored with a small lasting brown head and great lacing. Flavor matches with an alcohol bite I didnít expect for 7.7%. Palate is sticky and chalky. More of a porter IMO. Still pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Bottle courtesy of hippie4beer Dark pour. Much darker than I expected. Tons of chocolate, coffee, and licorish. Doesnít fit well into the style. Not what I was expecting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4642) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2006
An Abbey Dubbel??? Reminds me more of a stout IMO. Medium sized tan head that mostly diminished, poor lacing, opaque, minimal carbonation, and a dark brown hue. Malty, roasty, smokey, chocolate, and coffee notes for the aroma and ditto for the flavor. Fairly smooth mouthfeel, but somewhat dry. Medium body. The appearance reminded me of a stout. Lost some points due to the appearance and taste. Not a brew that I would drink on a regular basis or one that Iíll seek out in the future.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
islay (1862) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Bottle. The aroma is complex, malty sweet, and sharp. The beer pours black with a red hue and a small amount of tan head. It looks like a porter or even a stout. The flavor is sweet and chocolatey with a slight lemony sourness and floral accents. It is very nice for a malt-accented brew, but I need more hops. It tastes like a cross between a sweet stout and a doppelbock. I would not have identified it as an abbey dubbel if not for the ratebeer.com designation, although it does have a bit of the hard-to-describe spiciness that I have come to expect in most Belgian styles, especially in the aroma. It is smooth and medium-bodied to the palate in a nice but unremarkable way. The aftertaste has a coffee bitterness that the main taste lacks. This is clearly a well made brew. It is a bit sweet for my tastes, but not in a cloying or nauseating way. Itís worth a try, but it is not an every day beer. It loses a point or two in my overall score because it is a bit of a challenge to finish. I have found that the best Belgian-type beers, no matter how high in alcohol content, are eminently drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2006 Not much head for a Dubbel although there was a nice layer of yeast on bottom of bottle. Aroma of yeast, chocolate. Taste of dark bread, some chocolate. Some fruit but very slight in aroma. Dry finish, not much sweetness. A Bellís take on the style, which is when in doubt, go stout. Re-tried: yea this is a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3461) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2009
Batch 7673 ~ Packaged on October 11, 2006

11/18/2006: Bellís Hell Hath No Fury pours a very opaque, very dark brown color. It pretty much looks black in the glass. The head is large, foamy, and brown in color. There is a scant amount of lacing. At colder temperatures the aroma is cherry and charred wood. I have noticed that the aroma becomes more earthy and scents of roasted fruit and some alcohol come out at warmer temperatures. The semi-sweet flavor is a wonderful meddly of rich malt, smoke, roasted fruits, some molasses, and a weak chocolate/coffee blend. The flavor profile is really quite deep and complex, so its difficult to explain all of the different flavors in this beer! Some alcohol flavor is present as well, but it complements the other flavors nicely. There is a slight dry bitterness in the long, warming finish. Very nice! As far as mouthfeel and palate, this beer coats the entire mouth and is medium to full bodied. It is quite smooth and very enjoyable! I am impressed with the depth, richness, and complexity of this beer. Hell Hath No Fury might not be as fruity as other Dubbels, but Bellís interpretation of the style is very favorable, in my opinion! Overall, Bells Hell Hath No Fury is quite rich and complex. At warmer temperatures the aroma is more earthy and contains roasted fruits.

12 fl. oz. bottle. Score: 7/4/8/4/16 = 3.9
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Batch 7673 ~ Packaged on October 11, 2006

8/24/2008: This stuff is still holding on quite well! As indicated by the think cola-brown pour, this beer has a medium-full body and low level of carbonation. A fleeting tan head dissipates quickly. The aroma and flavor exhibit a sweet, earthy and licorice quality. There is also chocolate, dark caramelized candi sugar, char, as well as some dark fruits that have been cooked down, dried, and then aged! The flavor is truly unique and difficult to describe. This beer also has a good strength, seem balanced, and is slightly sticky on the lips. I think it is still just as good if not better than it was when it was released in 2006...

12 fl. oz. bottle. Score: 7/3/8/4/16 = 3.8
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Batch 7673 ~ Packaged on October 11, 2006

11/18/2009: Bellís Hell Hath No Fury...Ale... Aroma: Port; smoky char; roasted malts; licorice; caramelized molasses. Appearance: Very dark brown to near black color; opaque; fading brown crown. Flavor: Smoke and sweet char turning to highly caramelized malts and various dark fruits; chocolate; hints of coffee and licorice. Palate: Medium-full body; still some carbonation. Overall: Still damn good and such an interesting and refreshing interpretation of an Abbey Dubbel!

12 fl. oz. bottle. Score: 8/3/8/3/17 = 3.9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Pured a hazy very dark brown with a brown head. Aroma of very smokey raisins. As the beer warmed coffee notes grew out as well as some phenols. Not sure what yeast was used so I donít know if it is the yeast giving that aroma. Some sweetness that leads to a fair amount of smoke and phenolics flavors. I am bouncing back and forth trying to decide if it is cloves or band-aids I taste. Maybe a combo. The sweetness drys out at the finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Bottle. Very interesting. Apearance is thick black - a rich brew - maybe only my first or second of this type. Woody, smoky and acidic bitter, much like a bitter coffee, bitter dark chocolate notes as well. Stays bitter right through the finish when you are expecting just a bit of a malty balance, but never comes through. Lively carbonation with a minimal head. Needs further investigation.

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