Hell Hath No Fury Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.03/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bottle-dated 10/03/12. Poured into a Chimay chalice.
Pours a very dark brown. No light getting into this one. The head is creamy and dense. Tan foam peaked at about an inch-and-a-half. Amazing retention.
Belgian yeast (with fruits and nuts), mild chocolate, and malty roast. Dark fruits include dates, figs, apples, and a hint of cherries. Nuttiness speaks of roasted chestnuts. Decent nose.
The dark fruits (date, fig, and raisin) are here, but the prominent feature is that of coffee. A great coffee flavor for a Belgian-style ale. That, combined with the yeast's nuttiness (almond), impresses me. Some more chocolate. Lots of roasty malt notes, that are at borderline-inappropriate levels for a BSDA, taste amazing at the threshold. Light creaminess is a flavor, especially as it warms. Such supple, yet bold, flavors despite the quieter nose.
Drinks pretty thick and chewy. Lots of chew, in the way that you'd get a properly constructed oatmeal stout. Carbonation feels light to medium-light, and that's right where I want it to be. An expertly crafted feel.
Tastes great for the style (I swear, it was deemed a dubbel only months back). A beer that I had a first-time great experience with last year, and wanted to confirm or disconfirm its greatness this year. Let's say it's just how I remember it.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2013 04:39:54 | More by thecheapies
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