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Bell's Rye Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

416 Ratings
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Ratings: 416
Reviews: 318
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 60
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-11-2001

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3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Black pour with a light brown head. Very nice retention and a ton of sticky lacing. About a finger of head remains after I finish the last drop.

S: This comes down to basically: Rye and Roast. Slight maltiness underneath.

T: he roastiness really takes the cake here. The rye is noted, but this is really roasty. I didn't get any on the smell, but there is a nice chocolate character to the taste here.

MF: Heavy body with low carbonation. Dry finish and real drinkable.

O: Decent beer. Enjoyed the opportunity to try this. At $3 for 4oz I would probably skip it next time.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at Churchkey into a snifter glass.

An off tan head, fizzy but uniform looking a little foamy but doesn't last. Body color is a dark walnut brown with perhaps some red hues.

Nose is a nice mild drip coffee, with some faint roast, a sense of wetness seems to be noticeable or perceived.

Taste is very soft bodied, real nice. Coffee and mild roast character shines through with some chewy grain. Carbonation seems fairly high for a stout, a little fizzy, but strangely doesn't take away from enjoying the palate. There's some dry finish here a little.

Overall, I wouldn't have guessed there was rye in this, but it's a fairly tasty stout from Bell's.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours pretty solid. Black in color with barely any visibility around the edges. An inch of light tan head sits for a few moments, leacing webs of lace behind.

The nose has a good amount of leather working with hint of cocoa, roasted malt, and sweet cream. A bit of spiced rye lingers in the background.

The taste follows the nose pretty much with some amplification of the senses. Leather, earthy hops, spice, cocoa and deep roast.

The mouthfeel is creamy with a smooth texture. A bit thin but enjoyable with a high drinkability level.

Overall, decent offering from Bell's. Enjoyable stout with impressive profiles all around.

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3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at devils den in philly

Pours an opaque blackened color with a thin layering of tanned head. Wispy film rests on top, leaving a few spots of film on the glass.

Nice scents of chocolate and roasted malts with a splash of sweetness. Rye spice is definitely apparent with a hint of hops and soft bitterness.

Slight hoppy note up front with a swirling blend of roasted malts. Touches of dark chocolate and malty warmth. The rye spice kicks in towards the back end with a pretty aggressive flavor. Finishes a bit sweet and dry.

Fuller medium body, slightly higher carbonation, dry and sticky on the tongue. A nice hybrid between the stout and rye qualities - something I'd definitely drink again.

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Bell's Rye Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.