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Hell Hath No Fury Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Ratings: 1,135
Reviews: 603
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 64
Gots: 72 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CRJMellor on 11-03-2004)
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4.75/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Batch 9999

Beer appears black with a slight reddish tinge, though opaque, with a nice tan laced crown.

The smell's roasty with notes of raspberry and cranberry, as well as some earthy clove, ginger root, and allspice.

The taste starts with some floral notes (hibiscus and rose), going into the berry-like fruitiness, and finishing with alcoholic warmth. This is all amidst a consistent chocolate/roasted malt current. Goes down easily, but with more complexity than I expected.

Mouthfeel is very round, balancing well between having a decent body and maintaining carbonation levels.

Overall, this is a great beer that I'm very glad Bell's put out again. I wish this were year-round, but hey. I should make a note that this beer does not fit the Belgian Strong Dark Ale style categorization. While the beer displays qualities of a Belgian-style yeast strain, I feel as though this is more an American Stout fermented with some funky yeast as opposed to an actual Belgian-style ale. Regardless, this beer hits a great medium with being complex and warming (incredible around a campfire) while still being very quaffable.

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4.6/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Bob's Bar Columbus, OH (They said it was super fresh)

A: Dark brown. Buddy thought it was a porter. Great head & lacing.

S: Dark fruits & dark sugars.

T: Crisp & clean. Dark fruits & molasses aftertaste with slight alcohol aftertaste. Kind B Tasty!

M: Medium body, perfect amount of carbonation.

D: I had 3 of these and then changed to Bell's 10,000. I wanted to switch back but had to leave.

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4.6/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a goblet.
Batch 9999; #10000 must be coming soon (I hope it doesn't take as long as 9000).

A: Pours an opaque dark brown with a tan head, leaving solid lacing.
S: Smells like dark fruits, like plums, figs, and raisins, with a bit of brown sugar/molasses to follow.
T: Some sort of mix between the aforementioned dark fruits and chocolate; no alcohol bite. What a delicious blend.
M: Medium carbonation and on the heavy side for the body.
D: This tastes like a blend between a porter and an abbey dubbel, like chocolate covered raisins. It's a nice dessert to follow up a hearty dinner.

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4.58/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had seen this one at the liquor store several times and passed. My passing has ceased and another stellar beer from Bell's emerges. I don't think they make a bad beer. Truly amazing, time after time creating wonderful beers in all styles.

This beer pours a dark brown with a tan one finger head that recedes slowly. I poured this into a Weizen Glass (my only beer ware at the moment) and it gives the brew a little head after each drink. Should use a snifter or large wine glass as is suggested. There is almost no lacing on the glass. the first smell brings memories of many belgian beers but upon tasting it has a taste all it's own. Very smooth taste going down. I drank the first one very rapidly and started to feel a buzz but didn't realize that it was so potent. The alcohol content really doesn't hit you because the beer goes down so smoothly. highly recommended.

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4.58/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I tried this on tap at Quenchers Saloon in Chicago. 11oz serving into a brandy snifter for $8.

Dark brown color with red highlights when held to light. The 1-finger mocha colored head dissipated quickly, leaving a small rim on top. Lacing was good.

Wonderful smell to this! Dark fruits over dsrk chocolate and other sweet malts.

Light malty sweetness made up of caramel and vanilla. There are also chocolate and cherry flavors present. Mild hop bite in the finish. Delicious.

Velvety smooth, creamy mouthfeel, with moderate carbonation.

This is a great beer that even manages to significantly hide the 7.7% alcohol. Haven't tried it in the bottle yet, but if you get a chance to have it on tap, don't miss out.

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4.58/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a single at a bottle shop for $3.50. Put in the freezer 15 minutes prior to serving.

Appearance: Very Dark. Light brown head with some lacing.

Smell: Chocolate, alcohol,

Taste: Wow. This one is good. Light Chocolate, some coffee It is like a stout. Nice and malty. I am very impressed. I wasn't expecting something this good. Possibly the best winter Bell's beer.

Mouthfeel - Full bodied, a little carbonation, basically a Stout with a lot of alcohol, but you can't taste the alcohol.

You could throw down a lot of these. At 7.70%, you will only know it when you wake up in the morning.

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4.53/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a thick looking very dark brown to black with thin head. Smoky aroma up front, reminds me of a barbecue. Kept looking for more behind it but didn't detect anything else. Smoky Chocolate, cola, oak, tobacco, mild resin and pine. Very complex and warming flavor. Generally a dry feel. Excellent beer. Could drink a couple to three. Nice compliment to a meal of roasted chicken and winter veggies.

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4.53/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip glass

A- Thick dime size head, tinted brown. Amebic lace that hangs

S- Roasted malts without being burned. Very pleasant.

T- The first few sips offer nice roasted malts and slight coffee taste. More malts than hops, which is working very well. Further down the glass, a cola taste starts to make its entrance but the malts still hang and the hops start to come in towards the back. Slight alcohol feel which warms...If you put the beer down for a few minutes, the cycle starts over...nice.

This beer is bordering on a porter.

M- Dryness in the front, mellows in the middle and the carbonation and alcohol hits in the back. Very interesting. Nice medium feel through. Malts stick around in the front, for a while.

D- This is definitely a beer that you could have a few of.

Hell Hath No Fury Ale is the perfect beer to drink on the first day that the temperature dropped down to 52 degrees...welcome to the dark ale season.

Kudos to Bell's Brewery.

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Hell Hath No Fury Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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