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Bear Hug | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BEER STATS
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
100
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
24.24%
 
 
Wants:
2
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5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Zaphog on 01-07-2014

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 100
Reviews by jdb288:
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3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft at Bells. Pours black with thick tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate. Taste is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, strong chocolate notes, hop bitterness. Not as balanced as the Expedition stout but a strong showing from Bells. Will come back for this one.

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Photo of tectactoe
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of Zonian1
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Huntzor
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of beergorrilla
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Mdwstbrlvr
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Draft from Local Option

A: Dark brown/black, slightly transparent. One inch mocha head dissipates quickly.

S: Roast, caramel, bitter hops

T: Caramel, roast, coffee bitter hops, sweet malt finish, coffee aftertaste.

M: Light, on par for the ABV

O: Good in between stout, better than most stouts, not as good as most RIS's though.

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Photo of Bunuelian
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deakin
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jduprey007
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of apasternak
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Bung
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of zp6167a
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love the nose, but the flavors don't really come through enough for me to be completely blown away. Overall, a well done, semi-sweet stout from a brewery that does a lot of them

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Photo of docoman
4/5  rDev +1%

Had on 12/13/14 at Bell's on tap, it was pretty good... didn't wow me in any way.

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Photo of tommy5
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
2.91/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Tastes every bit of 8.4, extremely bitter, mesicine taste. Not too good

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Photo of Canada_Dan
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Local Option. Pitch black color with light lacing. Aroma is subdued chocolate and roasted malts. Opened up as it warmed. Great mouthfeel and overall, a very solid stout from Bell's.

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Photo of stortore
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of jamesod
3.92/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Bartleby91
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black appearance with good carbonation. Floral hop forward aroma along with chocolate. Tastes are pretty similar with a nice palate that mixes the hop and malt well. Overall a good stout but not as good as bell's other offerings like expedition or 30th anniversary

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of jhillwastaken
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of dandiprat2015
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Bear Hug from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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