Bells Sweet Potato Stout
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
On-tap at the Cafe...Pours dark brown, but trying ever so hard to show off as black. The head is medium tan with good retention and lacing...The aroma is really sweet, to the point of being too sweet to drink. The sweet potatoes distinctly come though, impressive that they nailed it, but its not something I would want to smell a lot of. The potatoes are accented with lots of spices, star anise, and nutmeg, reminds me of Thanksgiving... The sweet potatoes get lost in the taste, shows off unnatural and chemical. Light chocolate and roast...The feel is too light, very watery. Not a fan of this, have to skip it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1466) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Enjoyed at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo, MI. Appearance pure black with a very small tan head. Aroma pretty much non-apparent, if anything a touch of sweetness, maybe a touch of figs or a dark fruit Taste is unique, its pretty smooth with a fruity complex, slight carbonation, somewhat sweet, there’s definitely the sweet potato / starchy quality to it. Happy to have tried but probably won’t drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeerdesign (2182) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2011
light black pour with a thin th. sweet spicy nose. light to medium body with flavors of yams, chocolate and spices. roasted finish with more chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
JackT (71) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Pours dark brown, with a medium thick tan head. Aroma and flavor are true to its name with spot on notes of sweet potatos. This beer is enjoyable and definitely one of a kind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Big sweet potato aroma, lots of roast, some chocolate, and a light lactic sweetness. Taste is lightly sweet, lots of yam, some chocolate and light coffee. Interesting stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2010
old notes. tap during stout party, 2009. murky, ruddy brown body with minimal head. aroma of caramelized malt, light grass, and brown sugar. flavor of sugar, caramel, and just a touch of sweet potato.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4025) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 25, 2009
Tap @ Eccentric Cafe. Black colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Flavour of roasted malts, chocolate, oats. Don’t really get the potato flavours, but otherwise a nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3173) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2009
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe. Opaque, deep brown body, medium cream head. Licorice-sweet nose with dark sugars, spice, and yam. Spicy body with nutmeg notes complementing the roasted malts and chocolate. What I would expect if a stout was mixed with Anchor Our Special Ale. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coyotehunter (678) - , Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2009
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe 3/4/09 Dark brown pour with a cream head, and good lacing. Aromas of cinnamon brown sugar and molasses kiss the nose. Upon first taste , notes of cinnamon, brown sugar, dark fruit, and nutmeg greet the tongue. Not much in the way of sweet potato flavor except for the non cloying sweetness. Smooth creamy texture with a slight bitter at the end. Sure would be nice to see this bottled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8103) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Pint at the Eccentric Cade, Dec 22, 2007. Dark black and brown in color. A bit of a strange flavor, of course, with some chewy, starchy flavors and a hefty foreign-stout like quality, but I’m not really getting the sweet potatoes. It’s more like a sweet or foreign stout that used regular potatoes, because the potato flavor and the starches are there, but that sweet tuber flavor of the yams is missing. Has a bit of a pasty dryness in the back, with light roast.

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