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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Our high gravity offering weighs in at 8.5% abv and is delightfully loaded with malt and hops. This is an ale worthy of your sturdiest goblet or most treasured stein. Ring it!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
docskalski (12) - California, USA - JUN 23, 2010
A surprising find while driving through South Carolina. This beer is one of my all time favorites, with a nice roasted barley aroma and smooth mouth feel, it tastes of pure malt and is well balanced with a noble hop finish. Living in the Midwest it will be a struggle to get more of this top-notch brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ben_Dover (2) - - DEC 7, 2012 does not count
Very good to drink, 2 or 3 will make you feel the bell, jot just got a spot in the fridge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1288) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 15, 2013
R.J. Rocker Bell Ringer has a thin, cream-colored head (which thickens up, once the bottom contents are swished and poured), a hazy, brilliant orange-mellon appearance, with gray chunks at the bottom and thick lacing left behind. The aroma is very strong, sweet, pungent, and of overly-ripe (rotted) light fruits. Tastes is also rich, with turned fruit, medium malt, sugar, fairly strong bitterness, and even a brandy wine aspect. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and R.J. Rocker Bell Ringer finishes cloying, sweet, semi-dry, and even harsh. This is a most excellent and challenging strong ale. RJT

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
properhops (88) - - SEP 9, 2011
Video review at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNLpl4puSn4 Ö Appearance: bright copper, 3-finger cloudy head sticks around, impressive lacing Smell: Sweet malt, fruity-esters Taste: Full body, buttery (from the yeast), carmel malts, a little bit of pine & bitterness on finish, a bit of warming, mid/high carbonation Pairings: pizza, fried chicken, gyro

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (975) - Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2012
12 oz bottle from drfabulous. Thanks Jeff. Pours cloudy, hazy orange with a large white head. Smells of sweeter malts and some pine-like hops. Taste is both sweet and bitter, kinda like caramel and a bit like pine. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and nice mouth-carbonation, R.J> Rockers Bell Ringer Ale finishes with something that insít quite nice, but not incredibly off putting, maybe an out of place woody character?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 8, 2013
A - Pours a murky orange/amber with a dense off-white head that provides excellent retention. Forms islands of tightly knit micro bubbles. Impressive random patterns of lacing coat the inside of the glass. S - Smells like an American Barleywine. Heavy citrus, heavy yeast, slabs of toffee malt, candied green pears, citrus hops soaked n alcohol. T - Big blast of toffee malt up front, turns to a rich marshmallow sweetness, pears, over ripened grapefruit, caramel, whipped honey, with citrus hops on the back end. Finishes with grapefruit kind of clean. M - Full, very creamy and lush feeling. Ahh the American Strong Ale category! This seems to be a twist on the American Barleywine. Great looking brew. Strong smells and the flavor satisfies the palate after you quickly figure out what direction itís going. The empty glass reveals a very funky yeast smell that reminds me of catfish bait. This does not show up as your drinking though. Kinda weird. Serving type: bottle 04-20-2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5841) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle. Bright, orange amber, and nearly opaque. Heavily sedimented with lots of floaties. Thin but standing and firm head. Pretty "normal" aroma for an American ale, hinting at some nice flavors. Indeed, this drinks with an almost surprisingly sturdy snap of piney hop expertly place in the finish, following a well blended, slightly metallic but solid earthy malt base. This could be a quality "fridge beer" to drink over and over. (#5013, 5/9/2013)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2009
12oz bottle courtesy of kinz. Beer from new state for me so special thanks pal. Aroma of a malted cany like a candy carinival apple. Copper body with off white head and mild lacing. Sweet malted caramel and the dry hoppy finish of an IPA. Smooth and easy on the palate for a strong ale. Ahhh...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5610) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2010
(12oz bottle dated 8-21-09) clear orange with nearly no bubbles. Nose of sweet caramel, light citrus hops, great florals, honey, chai tea, and dark bread. Taste of chai, anise, wildflower honey, and faded citrus hops. Long duration, loved this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Served on tap into a Dogfish Head tumbler. Pours a hazy red-orange with a one finger white head. Maintains excellent lacing throughout. The aroma was comprised of malt and orange peel. The flavor was of malt, oranges, and chocolate. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a very nice brew. All of the aspects of this one seem to be very nice. If it were perhaps a little more complex it could be even better. I am glad I have been sending this out as an extra in some of my trades.

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