Bell's Rye Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by mdcrouser:
3.75/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Charred brown, with barely noticeable hints of red-brown making their way into the top and bottom of the glass. A ring of tan head circles the top of the glass, and just enough to let you know that head once resided there - otherwise, it's just a trace.
The nose is undeniably intoxicating - the best of two great worlds - rye and stout. The rye imparts a softness, while the stout adds depth through chocolate, molasses, and toasted breads.
This beer might as well be the beer of hippies - it's just so mellow. Certainly a stout by nature, it exists less on being big and bold, and moreso by being smooth and subtle. Crisp and somewhat acidic, but with definite notes of coffee and dark fruits.
Lightly carbonated - this might be the best aspect of the beer - really allows the decent flavors to stand out and take the fore.
Enjoyable, and a unique twist on a stout, but not the best option - rye has been done better.
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2010 04:45:33 | More by mdcrouser
More User Reviews:
3.9/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A-dark brown color with a smallish tan head and a little lacing
S-light chocolate, coffee, rye, earthy, hint of sweetness
T-roasted malt, rye, coffee, chocolate, light molasses
F-medium body with light carbonation, smooth and creamy
O-decent stout with a little rye flavor, smooth drinking
Serving type: on-tap
02-15-2014 02:15:49 | More by MDDMD
3.76/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Draft at Bells. Pours dark brown/black with minimal head. Aroma is distinctive rye grain, citrus fruits. Taste is big hit of citrus, rye, smokey tones. Rye is the star and comes out nicely balanced. Delicious. This is trendy these days but Bells was out ahead of the curve and has produced another good variant here.
Serving type: on-tap
01-17-2014 19:06:53 | More by jdb288
Bell's Rye Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.