Bells Sweet Potato Stout
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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Draft at BottleMixx. Let me preface this by saying I absolutely hate sweet potatoes and was hesitant to try this. Thankfully, it was not like sweet potatoes and was amazing. very nicely done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Draft at Bells. Translucent black with not much of a head. Aroma was all sugar, like caramel. I got caramel and very faint hints of sweet potato flavors.This was my first sweet potato beer mainly because i hate sweet potatoes, but this works. Solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5840) - Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Draft to taster at the Eccentric Cafe. Looks solid; a semi-transparent cola with light beige lacing. Smells of dark malt, sweet potato, and related spices. Tastes like it smells, only better and more well-balanced. Solid on the palate. An interesting spin on the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
magsinva (901) - Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Tap at Bell’s - pours pitch, some head, a trace of lacing. The sweet potatoes are understated leaving a nice sweet brown sugar infused stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (744) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
On draft at Sidetrack. The pour is a dark brown, with minimal head and no lace. The aroma is heavy in cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. The taste is very similar to autumn maple by the Bruery, and disappointing by taste of a stout. The finish is dry, but not stout like. Not drain-pourable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Oddly enough, this was my second sweet potato beer of the day. Is this a thing now? Are we all about sweet potatoes now? At any rate, I got a surprisingly dry-ish palate, lots of sweet potato and coffee (an odd combination that kind of worked) , and some chocolate. More coffee and sweet potato in the flavor, too. I liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (1853) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2013
On draft at the 1st annual Asheville Rare & Wild Beer Tasting 2013, this pours a deep black into the glass, with a wispy head and lacing to follow. The nose is spicy from the get go. The flavors are of drier malts, lots of spices, then a wallop of sweet potato effervescence to finish. Dry pie spices are noted in the close, especially. The palate is on the dry side for a sweet stout, but it is very drinkable. Nice offering here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1390) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Draft at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe (from backlog). Pours near black with almost no head. Allspice aromas and flavors dominate more than any sweet potato flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (2142) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2013
From tap to small nonic. Pours a very dark brown, nearly black, hazy, with a tan head. The head has decent retention and leaves some durable, sticky lacing. Smell: lightly roasted sweet malts with sweet potato - not dramatic but well-tempered. Taste: similar to the smell. Moderately sweet up front but not overly so, and more balanced by the finish. Light chocolate and dark fruit notes appear towards the finish. Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium-plus body with rather lively carbonation. Some dryness in the finish. Overall: You may already be inclined to try this sweet stout out of curiosity, but this is a pleasing and interesting beer that is worth seeking out as a high quality stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Tap at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor. Lots of allspice in the nose; I’d say too much for balance, but it’s not off-putting. Bell’s had a Black Light party for this release; I can’t say anything about the appearance so rated it middle of the road. The flavor definitely fulfills the expectation of a novelty beer. The impressive part is that nothing is crazily overdone (though the allspice comes close). In terms of mouthfeel, spice is nice. An interesting variation on what drinks like a pumpkin beer; smells like one considering the spice additives, indeed, this one taste more like the spices generally added to a pumpkin beer, and not much at all like a gourd or sweet potato. Fun & done.

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