Bell's Rye Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by tectactoe:
3.68/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a deep, deep brown, almost black color, mostly opaque with a light tan head that is somewhat small and hard to bring out, even with an aggressive pour and a swirl of the glass. Aroma is chocolaty with slight coffee flavors surrounding it; silky, creamy, with a sweet aroma, much like a coffee loaded up with cream and sugar. Very smooth initial mouth feel; bittersweet chocolates come out and darken up as they warm on the palate. The heavy coffee flavors come out about halfway though - very similar to the aroma, the coffee profile is sweet, silky, and creamy rather than dark and bitter. Huge gashes of roasted malts hit the palate left and right, providing a nice ground for all of these other flavors to stand upon. Some bread-like rye finally comes out, but not much until the aftertaste. Slight hop presence, dry and ashy, provides a touch of bitterness to help balance the malty sweetness. Silky mouth, medium-thick body, low carbonation.
Seems like more of a milk/sweet stout than a regular stout. I would've liked the rye to play a more prominent part, but overall it was a pretty tasty beer.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2012 06:25:27 | More by tectactoe
More User Reviews:
3.9/5 rDev 0%
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 -3.6%
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 398 ratings.