undsioux7 (872) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2006 Pours a very dark opaque brown with a small tan head. At first wiff the aroma of belgium kicks you upside the head, but then some other more classic bell aromas kick in. I canít even comprehend the taste. Its like an abby double, ipa, stout mix. Not my style, but well done. POD (198) - USA - NOV 4, 2006
Cute 12 ounce bottle w/Lucifer & his wife going at it in a Sergio Argones homage. Beautiful dark brown pour topped with a huge cream head. I inhaled whiffís of heavy spice, smoke & clove. Georgeous lacing appreciated all over my dimpled mug. I was taken aback by my first taste as the flavors were Hefe-esque! I love my Hefes. Second sip was less clove & hefe-like. Big bold malt, smoke, sweet spice and even some citrus & hoppy earthiness began to creep through. Aftertaste was a lingering hops, malt and a hint of spice. Bells is becoming my favorite brewer really fast! Two big thumbs up for one helluva good ale! ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Bottle from Chris (styles) Thanks! Really amazing that I get a bells beer and then the same day I have already drank it.. Pours out a dark brown almost black color with a tan head. I knew it was an "abbey dubbel" but after the pour it looks like expedition stout. Smell is malty and smoked, earthy and rich. Taste is smooth and rich without an alcohol presence at all. Really something that might improve with a few months in the cellar. Not too shabby, and as always, a pleasure to drink a new bells beer. xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Bellís Hell Hath No Fury
12 oz bottle
Packaged 10/06, descended into 11/06
Medium pour in a snifter.
Poured black, with brown highlights, with an average frothy mostly diminishing light brown head with a tiny ring of lacing.
Smelt of smoked game, earthy, burnt malt.
Taste was upfront moderate sweet and bitter coffee roast and earthy yeast, followed by a moderate bitter soy sauce and dark dark chocolate sweetness on a long smokey finish. Mouthfeel was medium to full bodied, syrupy and velvety, softly carbonated, with light astringency.
Overall, the flavors are a bit odd and interesting, a combination of dark malt roast bitterness and yeasty sweetness. Despite the strongly astringent finish,it mostly works. blkitson (158) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2006
With a name like this, I didnít expect a dark ale but in the glass, it is so dary that you canít see through it. There is definitely a smoky flavor to it but I really didnít care for the after taste.
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Dark ale with a big smoke flavor and great aftertaste.This was very malty and semi sweet but good!! CHEERS sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Bottle: Dark brown pour with a dark tan. Aroma, big roasty malts, some belgian yeast, some fruits. Flavor, Dark fruits, yeast, some spice, and some floral hop notes. A lot thicker than I expected, probably a little on the sweet side, but I always like a new beer from Bells. chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Excessive roasted malt gives this a bland taste almost saved by sweet fruits. No hops. Too swee. Pretty lame unless you like bland malt-centric cloying brew. BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2006
Bottle: Pours a muddy brown color, nice tan head and light lacing. The nose is sweet with a bit of plum and paper, some belgian yeast and lots of light roast, some astringency and light hops. The flavor is tart with some belgian notes and toast, some bitterness and a full body. Decent amount of alcohol and a creamy sharp tail. Decent stoutish belgian ale. Thanks Ken! pinkzambia (1931) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2006
Bottle:Thick dark brown color with a brown head. Aromas of yeast, raisins, leather . . . I like the taste way better than the aroma. Light notes of coffee along with the yeast, board flavors and a nice lingering aftertaste. Something is really good here but I am not sure what it is. Thanks Indiana_Red for sharing your treats from OhioDad!