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

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85
very good

1,095 Ratings
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Ratings: 1095
Reviews: 601
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.73%


Brewed by:
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: CRJMellor on 11-03-2004)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Simple and great for whatever it is. Black with almost no head. Dark chocolate malt, heavy carbonation, refreshingly hits the spot. Cross style, not great for a Belgian as light on the yeast. Malty but not on sweet side.Tad roast, licorice and anise.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2006 03:35:53 | More by Sammy
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Darkest mahogany with toasted pecan trim. I've seen plenty of stouts that weren't this dark. The wonderful looking cap is buttered wheat toast brown. Although it doesn't match the rocky majesty of a true BSDA, it's a looker in its own right. So far I'm impressed.

I like the nose as well. It's dark malty and is spicy enough to make me believe that an actual Belgian yeast strain was used. As long as the phenolic nature of the aroma stays in the background, the flavor and I will get along just fine.

Hell Hath No Fury doesn't quite get it done on the palate. I respect Bell's enough to judge this beer as I would a BSDA from Belgium. The sad truth is, it comes up considerably short. It's still a little on the cool side, so I'll be interested to see if I change my tune once it warms a little.

The first thing that strikes me is how much the beer feels like a double stout in the mouth. It's full and could even be considered borderline syrupy thanks to all the mouthcoating. That lush, sticky feeling is accentuated by a relative lack of carbonation (relative, at least, to a Belgian ale). Since I like this sort of mouthfeel, I think it's great.

The flavor seems a little dumbed down to me. Most of the usual style elements are present: ripe figs, dark candi sugar, dark rum, cocoa, molasses... even anise. Clove spice is present and accounted for as well. For some reason, though, they don't meld into the wonderfully complex whole that the world's best versions deliver. It's hard to put into words. I know a great BSDA when I drink one and I'm not drinking one right now.

I was interested to see how one of the best breweries in American would approach one of my favorite styles. While I can't say that I'm completely disappointed, I have no desire to buy another bottle if no changes are made. Hell Hath No Fury Ale hath a lot of potential, but it ain't there yet.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2007 13:42:59 | More by BuckeyeNation
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rsyberg01 for the bottle

Let me start by saying I read nothing about this beer before I tried it, boy was I shocked!! Was expecting maybe a DIPA, or a brown ale...

Poured a deep dark brown, big thick brown creamy head faded quickly leaving a thin 1/2 inch clingy lacey gooey head that stuck till the bottom of the glass. The smell was classic belgian, sweet, dark cherries, but hints of caramel, even maybe chocolate, very full and nice bouguet. Maybe even a sherry or bourbon smell as well. Taste was wonderful, dark fruity flavors right up front, apricots, bananas, cherry, a bit of a bready taste and a nice dry finish. The feel was so much lighter tehn I though basedd on appearence, and that is a good thing in this case. Not thick at all, very nice light and lively consistency, nice carboination, dances around in the mouth, beautiful. This one really shocked me, mostly because I did not know it was a belgian strong dark, I thik I may do more blind reviews as it was a welcome suprise to say the least!

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2007 14:35:57 | More by mikesgroove
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womencantsail

California

3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sharing, Jer.

Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. Typical aromas for the style, here: dark fruits and sweet sugars (toffee and brown sugar, for the most part). There is a bit of banana and maybe even some roasted malt, particularly as it warms. The banana more pronounced on the palate than it is on the aroma. Plenty of toffee, sugar, and dark fruit (raisin, mostly) flavors with a hint of roast on the back end.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 17:28:12 | More by womencantsail
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Arrives at the table with a root beer brown color and a ringlet of a head that leaves no lace

Smell: Vinous red wine and vinegar arome with a horse blanket element to it

Taste: Woody vinous flavor with a tobacco and horse blanket finish

Mouthfeel: Thick body with very little carbonation

Drinkability: Intriguing, but not my cup of tea

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2007 20:13:14 | More by brentk56
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.98/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle (courtesy of Tpaglia): Poured a pitch-black color ale with a small brown foamy head with minimum retention and lacing. Aroma of light sweet malt and candi sugar. Taste of sweet malt and candi sugar with no spices or yeast characteristics being noticeable. Body is about average with no alcohol being discernable. I though that this beer was generally lacking in character and not that close to the style and definitely sub par from this usually great brewery.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2007 17:17:08 | More by Phyl21ca
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

That's a pretty strong beer. Alcohols make it seem much higher than the 7.7% advertised. Begins with a deep, rich mohogany / burgundy color and nearly opaque. Initially good retention, but fades relatively quick. Good lacing. Smells very fruity (dried prunes, raisons, berries, and cherries), sweet (licorice and candy sugars). Maltiness could have come through better. Tastes strong with the fruits and sugars, but still weak with the bready, malty qualities. Remains hot and spicy. Spices seem to come from alcohol and added ingredients, and not from the classic Belgian yeast. Feels hot, very very hot with a follow up of thin sweetness, and yet no real texture or firmness. The beer is nice, but comes through a little too cough syrup-like. Probably could use some age.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2006 14:07:47 | More by BEERchitect
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very dark with a brownish head. Pretty good lacing.

S: Roasted malt along with some sweet fruits. A bit of hops.

T: Chocolate and dark fruit; dark malts and some style-specific yeast characteristics.

M: Full body and medium carbonation. Fairly chewy.

D: Definitely one to be sipped, but all around very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2009 00:58:46 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is nearly jet black in color and a moderate amount of carbonation is evident from the bubbles rising near the edges of the glass. It poured with a quarter finger high dense tan head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of dark malts in the nose along with notes of dark fruits and hints of chocolate malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that it has a little less flavors of dark fruits and a little more flavors of chocolate and other dark malts. Hints of Belgian yeast are also noticeable. No sweetness is detectable.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be rather different compared to other beers in the style and somewhat resembles an American Stout brewed with Belgian yeast, making the taste complex yet very drinkable. I was initially expecting something very different but this beer grows on you and the taste improves as it warms up.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 02:55:40 | More by metter98
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $2.99 at Total Wine & More in Alpharetta, Georgia. Batch #10735.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown, near black body with a moderate-sized, beige head.

Smell: Roasty and fairly sweet-scented all around, implying sugary promises of gooey chocolates and caramels rounded with cooked fruits, phenolic spices, drizzled molasses and a small shot of alcohol.

Taste: Sweet chocolate morsels and coffee dosed with a fair amount of table sugar evolve into tastes of smoky molasses brushed berries, plump raisins, toasted pumpernickel, cracked cloves, and understated resins. Restrained bitterness. Some burnt caramel opening up as it warms. Drying, fruity, spicy finish that's reasonably smooth.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. A little bit chewy, even.

Overall: Something different, I liked it, and the overall flavor profile made me think of a Schmaltz anniversary brew. I went in a bit uncertain of the style, merely buying it as I'm a fan of Bell's, but enjoyed the malt-forward, stout-like elements blended with the Belgian qualities for a beer that seemed bigger than the listed 7.7%.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 23:24:55 | More by ChainGangGuy
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oberon

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Mellow Mushroom in Greensboro for the annual brewfest that went on over the weekend here in town.Poured a deep dark brown with some ruby tint thruought,almost no head to speak of,almost flat looking.Aromas are bursting with dark fruit,raisin/prune,and plum dominate,there is some molasses,and alcohol present as well.Big and sweet on the palate,cakey with that dark fruit element playing a big role again,seems more alcoholic than it is.Its mouth coating and sticky,really a sipper,the sweetness can become a bit much after awhile as well.

Serving type: on-tap

08-16-2010 12:32:35 | More by oberon
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

I was lucky to find a single o' this in Mundelein...then everywhere seemed to have it on-tap. Dammit. Oh well. It pours a pretty much opaque black-brown topped by a short finger of stark ecru foam. The nose comprises rum, figs, raisins, cherries, cinnamon, chocolate, nutmeg, black pepper, clove, and a touch of black olives. The taste runs very similarly, though the spice reign slightly more supreme than the fruits, with the pepper, cinnamon, and clove really taking some firm control. Some light sourdough seeps in there as well. The body is a hefty-ish medium, with a light carbonation and a nearly chewy feel. Overall, a very nice and tasty BSDA, one that is dangerously drinkable: I'm not entirely certain I can stop...

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2010 21:56:12 | More by TMoney2591
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Black with a brownish cast. Rich, dark mahogany highlights at the base of the glass. Creamy dark tan head. Retention is excellent. Decent lacing.

Smell: Roasty, fruity (soft, sweet berries and some sweet dark fruit), mild leafy hops, subtle smokiness in the background.

Taste: Rich, full, chocolatey, fruity (more dark skinned fruits - prune, plum, raisin, dates - than the nose suggests), gently phenolic and delicately spicy, roasty, deep toffee, toasted malts, suggestions of creamy coffee, some leafy hops. The yeast is similar to Chimay in many ways. Quite rich, but not overly complex. The flavor is less roasty than the nose suggests. As it warms it becomes much more like a Belgian-style dubble - just one loaded with malt.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy with a moderate carbonation. Smooth. Chewy.

Drinkability: Hmmm. An odd beer here. It's quite tasty and enjoyable, but also full and rich... more of a sipper. One of these would be perfect on a cool night in front of the fire, or with a good drama on the DVD. You'll learn to love it by the end of the glass, and you might not be ready for another, but I'm sure you'll remember to pick some more up next time you see it.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2006 15:28:17 | More by NeroFiddled
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Solid brown body, opaque, thin, but lasting layer of cocoa-tan foam above. Solid look for a dubbel.

Nose is all cocoa powder, with suggestions of maple, nuts, & other sweet, dark and tasty things.

Taste is more of the same, with an appreciated heft to the feel. Comes on and grows spicy on the tongue, coats the palate with a slick, chocolately, syrupy sweetness. Cloys a tad, but still delights.
Thins out a touch and dries nicely in the finish.

Serving type: on-tap

11-01-2006 22:46:50 | More by feloniousmonk
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Acquired via trade from northertimber, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep black color with a thin tan head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is loaded with Belgian yeast, chocolate and dark fruit, with a touch of hops.

T: The taste is rich and very-well balanced with flavors of dark chocolate, Belgian yeast and a touch of dark fruit. The malt character is very hearty and the hops presence is mild. The after-taste is bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, light-to-medium carbonation, sticky finish.

D: Very tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good representation of style, good kick to it, I could certainly drink quite a few of these. This is a good beer to stick with for an evening.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2007 02:23:21 | More by TheManiacalOne
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Macadoodle in Jane, MO, a touch pricey at $13 a sixer, Batch 9999...

Pours an effervescent mahogany with 4 fingers of caramel colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Pears & apple peels

T: Follows the nose, some chocolate cherry notes, dryness, candi-sugar & some brown bread notes up front. Plums, carob, powdery dryness & figgyness as this warms. Finishes fruitty, with candi-sugar sweetness/dryness & slight chocolaty/boozey notes

MF: Fairly rich, firm carbonation & good balance. It is somewhat warming

A good drinking Belgian Dark. This is fairly interesting, but not mind-blowing. Would buy again if in the mood for this style

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 01:52:31 | More by russpowell
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer on tap at a local beer bar. Like most Bell's beers this one went under the radar for me for a while, trying to fix that currently.

Beer is brown to black with a mild haze, tan head, small bubbles, low retention, low lacing, low carbonation.

Beer smells very roasty, very strong, sweet, mild yeast.

Beer is basically a stout in my opinion. Mild yeast contributions might push this into the Belgian style ale category. Very roasty, decent finish, I'd have it again. Belgian stout.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2011 02:45:05 | More by drabmuh
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zeff80

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a coffee-like, black color with a mocha, one-figner head. The head quickly dissapated.

S - It smelled of malt and dried fruits. Possibly some orange, too.

T - It has a caramel-like maltiness. Also, a spicy hop quality and some bittersweet chocolate.

M - It was smooth and slightly creamy. A heavy-bodied beer.

D - An oustanding Bell's product. It almost reminds me of an RIS or great porter.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2007 04:09:10 | More by zeff80
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled February 2007
Pours with a three finger thick, light brown cooled head that sits atop a perfectly porter colored beer. That is the beer is quite dark, really almost a perfect black color, that showed a dark brown, clear hue as I was pouring it. The aroma has fruity notes of plum to it up front, plus some roasted / burnt notes to it. Some faint earthy spice notes round things out; a sort of damp earth and clove amalgam of aromatic notes.

The beer is quite sweet and thick, in fact it is very chewy. Way too thick for a Belgian Dubbel, but hey this was already a beer outside any stylistic guides from the get go. The flavor is finished off by a burnt fig / raisin note, as well as notes of blackened caramel. While this is fairly sweet, I would not describe it in any way as saccharinely sweet. Instead the sweetness is from a plethora of complex malt sugars, which also serve to make this beer quite chewy. Light notes of clove, a touch of allspice, some hints of white pepper all fight to be noticed as they are buried underneath all of the malt. The malt character is at times toasty, definitely caramel like, with touches of toffee and burnt bread crust, really it reminds me in some ways of a traditional, black, German, holiday sweet bread.

If I had not been forewarned, I would have been sorely disappointed in this beer as it is so far from a traditional Belgian Ale, much less a Dubbel. Having said that though, I actually enjoyed this brew. Its biggest flaw is that it is too thick, it is almost a meal and even calling it chewy underestimates it.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2007 21:25:58 | More by Gueuzedude
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one a long time ago and I really need to have it again sometime. I remember this brew really sparking my interest. The color was really dark and it looked very thick also. The head was minimal and didn't really do much in the way of lacing but the retention is great. The smell was big and loaded with sweet caramel and roasted aromas. Couldn't get much in way of Belgian yeast aromas or anything like that. The taste of the beer was burnt but at the same time it was sweet and almost reminded me of a dessert. The mouthfeel was oily and had a low carbonation to it. Overall I really wanna give this one another go. I feel that I'd enjoy this one ever more now.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 02:10:56 | More by Knapp85
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love the label.

Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Nose is unusual for the style. Coffee and tar. If I didn't know any better, I'd say this was a stout. Interesting flavor profile. Coffee and a real stout like profile do exist. (the nose didn't lie) Quite robust and a steady flavor profile. On the backside I get a sweet tone from sugar and a touch of that yeasty funk I've come to expect from my Belgian ales. Feel is thick on liquid. Carbonation is slightly low. This is a nice to drink Belgian ale. Far be it from me to argue the finer points. But might this be a Belgian Stout?

Thanks to Grafter for the chance to try this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2008 20:10:54 | More by RblWthACoz
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appears a dark ruddy brown nearly opaque with a dark tan moccha head, which dwindles a bit quick and leaves thin lacing sporadically around my snifter. Aromatics have deep fruit notes blended with creamy chocolate herbal tea character that also leaves room for rasins and other vinous notes with a touch of smokey leafe notes and alcohol is definitely evident in there as well. Flavor is initially sharp with a tart note this mellows to a creamy fruit and dark chocolate mix with soothing somewhat medicinal alcohol and ripe fruit combo fininish with a leafy herbal hop character and bready yeasty unfiltered as usual Bell's style. Mouthfeel has a fuller body that comes off slightly syrupy in texture and definitely has a sturdy flow of carbonation kinda tickles the back of the throat. Drinkability is decent I'm guessing this is an American dubbel ale but overall it's not as ballsy as the label claims something about taking on the Devil...I don't know.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2006 21:34:03 | More by WVbeergeek
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from one of the many coolers at Abe's. This is a strong B+ beer. Very American in that, while it's clearly Belgian inspired, the yeast is still fairly clean (like the Sparkling Ale) and the malts control the flavor. That's not a bad thing, but this isn't an amazing Belgian. It is a nice sort of strong brown/porter-ish beer with hints of clove and cinnamon on top of the chocolate loaf and roast character that really defines and makes the beer. The aroma, while not much more than the flavor in terms of depth, is oddly intoxicating. I don't understand it, but while I might only want to drink one or two of these beers in a day, I could smell it all week. Go buy this beer, and then smell it.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2009 04:25:00 | More by tempest
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mdfb79

New York

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Portsmouth tulip. Batch 9999.

a - Pours a black color that lets absolutely no light through, with one finger of tan head that's last for 2 to 3 minutes and high carbonation evident. Tiny bit of lacing on the glass.

s - Smells strongly and surprisingly of smoke, as well as roasted malts. Also some toasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and light fruit, especially bananas. Pretty interesting and good, but wasn't expecting so much smoke.

t - Tastes of smoke roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruit, bitter coffee, and toasted malts. Pretty nice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy, very nice.

d - A beer I was glad to try and would drink again, but probably wouldn't seek out again. The smell was very interesting and surprising, with a nice mix of smokey malts and bananas/fruit. Worth a try.

EDIT: As this beer warmed up, it got a lot better. It got easier to drink and a lot more banana came out in the smell. In short, I would let this one warm up a bit before you drink it.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2010 22:28:37 | More by mdfb79
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kojevergas

Texas

3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Acquired in a trade with tcman128. Thanks again, buddy! 7.5% ABV per my bottle's label. Bottled 10/18/11. I like the amusing label art and colour. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard branded pressure cap served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stemtulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery and style.

Served cold, straight from the fridge, and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger tan colour head of nice cream and thickness, and pretty good (~3-4 minute) retention for the high ABV. Body colour is a nontransparent opaque solid black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Light lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Sm: Lovely refined sugars, rich raisin, buried hints of fig, molasses, dark malts, burnt dark stonefruit, syrup, burnt bready notes, and a light touch of smokey earthiness. Very interesting. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Light bubblegum hoppy notes. Curious. I'm excited to try it; it's atypical of the style but I'd call it appealing. A below average strength aroma. Subtle yet inviting.

T: Burnt bread and molasses are dominant here, with pleasant dark stone fruit and fig notes complementing. It's got a good full malty base comprised of dark bready malts and touches of light earthy character. Well balanced, hiding the ABV quite well. Well handled sugars - some unrefined dark sugar and hints of candi sugar. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. A bit raisiney. Built well, if uniquely for the style. I quite like it, but it's not horribly complex. Its balance and subtlety make up for its simplicity. I quite like it.

Mf: Full-bodied. Smooth and wet. Good carbonation. Good thickness. Good presence on the palate. Complements the flavour profile nicely. Not syrupy or viscous as I feared upon smelling it.

Dr: A rather drinkable little Belgian Strong (if we're considering it that) from Bell's. I'd definitely get this again, and it seems to age nicely. It won't blow you away, but it's a solid balanced example of the style and I quite like it. Very enjoyable stuff if not on par with Belgian examples of the style. Definitely worth trying. I'd recommend it to friends. Thanks for the opportunity to try this, tcman128!

Low B

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 03:34:06 | More by kojevergas
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Hell Hath No Fury Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
85 out of 100 based on 1,095 ratings.