Bells Smoked Stout
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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3581) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Sampler at brewpub. Pours black with a khaki head. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Nice smoke notes on the nose. A bit subdued on the tongue though still flavorful and well crafted. Finished clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2343) - Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Tap @ Bells: Completely black with a light-tan, leathery layer of film that build up on top. Aroma of liquid smoke, mild charcoal, a hint of smoked meat, woodsy campfire notes, & hint of charred cacao beans. Big smoke flavor up front with mild ash, campfire wood, roast, & charred malt. There’s a nice little hint of malt sweetness to peek through & give balance to the beer. Notes of charcoal & sweet smoke with a faint meatiness lingering into the somewhat dry finish. A nice smoked stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KPD (42) - Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Pours midnight black, fine beady head. Aroma is dark malt with smoke in the back. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is dark malt with mild to moderate ish smoke, tending to mild. Fairly dry finish. Lingering malty mild smoke. If you like smoked beers this is an excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBear11D (284) - Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2013
The smoked stout pours black with a dark brown head that lasts and leaves good lacing. The aroma is wood and milk. The flavor is chocolate, wood, milk and coffee. Overall this is a delightful brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdb288 (581) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2013
On tap at Bell’s. Smoke flavor hits pretty hard but is balanced nicely with the malt. A bit creamy. Nice and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (749) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
On draft at All Stouts Day. The pour is a reddish brown. With a thin head that fades quickly and essentially no lace. The aroma is very smoky and carries some hints of a barbecue scent. Some roast is present, but not much. The flavor is smokey up front similar to the aroma but factories through to a malty finish. The mouth feel is really thin for what I was expecting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (263) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Aroma is light smoky, not much else . Appearance is dark red/brown, light light brown head. Taste is smoky, bitter, roasted malt. Mouthfeel is not think but not light and it hangs around. Overall, good in the sense of a smoked beer, mediocre as a stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Had on-tap at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe. Appearance: Pitch black with barely any head in the sample glass. Patchy lacing. Y’know, your typical stout. Shit, I need to get more inventive with my reviews. Slacker... Smell: Picture any quality stout you’ve ever had, and add a smoke note -- that’s this beer. The chocolate is a bit in the background to the heavy roasted malt/coffee sort of aromas, and the smoke. This is my first "smokey" beer, and I think this smells great. Taste: Wow. It just tastes... excellent. A lot like the smell, but what I’m most impressed with (and I guess it’s probably typical...) is that while it has the smoke aroma and flavor, it doesn’t taste ashy at all. There’s just a solid medium feel with this beer that gets it to coat your mouth and throat just enough. Massive coffee and roast with a moderate amount of smoke and bitterness... this is some good stuff. Bold flavor, but brewed just right to keep it from being overwhelming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1462) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2013
On tap at Bells Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo. Pours pitch black with a tan head and smokey, coffee aroma. Taste is of smokey wood, bitter chocolate and coffee with roasted malt and a burnt, smokey finish. Nice stout from Bells

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1511) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2013
On tap at Bells Brewery, Kalamazoo , Michigan, pours a dark black poor with a java colored head. Nose is deep smoke, coffee , chocolate and malt. Taste is sweet and smokey full of coffee and chocolate, and all flavor. Finish is bittersweet and the smoke lingers. Great . Quaff score 8 /10

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