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Bell's Sweet Potato Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Bell's Sweet Potato Stout
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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.07%
Wants: 17
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: shivtim on 12-26-2007)
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Michigan

5/5  rDev +33.3%

11-23-2011 02:21:09 | More by pocwolf
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Kansas

5/5  rDev +33.3%

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New York

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +20%

01-09-2012 07:28:01 | More by decadance
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alleykatking

Indiana

4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Bell's for All Stouts Day.

A- Pours a dark brown almost black in color. 1 1/2 finger tannish head dies down a little after a short period. Lacing is light and clinging to the sides of the glass then slides down back into the beer.

S- This is a very mild smelling stout. Sweet potato is in the nose but in the background until it warms up where it comes around a little more. Nice light roasted malts in the forefront of this beer. Almost a light chocolate note to it.

T- Roasted malts come through in the front of this beer. Sweet potato comes in faintly at first but like the aroma whn it warms up there is a little more presence in the beer. I get a mellow semi-sweetness to this beer in the background of this as well.

M- This is a medium-heavy mouthfeel. The carbonation is good for the stout style. A light sweet toasted malt taste in the palate. Nice light malt aftertaste. Clean tasting.

D- This is a very drinkable stout. Easy on the palate and on the stomach as well. I had a couple of these while there today. This is a fantastic stout that I think most people would enjoy. If you like sweet potatoes then you will like the notes of it in this stout.

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2009 06:42:33 | More by alleykatking
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vande

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - as black as the rest of their stouts

S - thanksgiving anyone? Definitely get the yams coming through mixed in with some roasted malt.

T - I thought it was good blend of malt & meal here. Of course, you have to like your sweet potatoes...

M - silky creamy

O - Pretty good. Made me wonder if Shorts had made a "marshmellow stout" what it'd be like to put them together, kind of like what Mom used to make on Turkey day...

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2011 00:15:22 | More by vande
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mzeld

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

02-13-2013 03:52:02 | More by mzeld
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Circleo12

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

02-16-2013 14:31:36 | More by Circleo12
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Bell's and Taco's event at the Brick Store Pub Feb. 13, 2011

A - Black, no clarity. 1 finger of head and some lacing

S - Sweet potato aroma. Cinnamon.

T - Taste's like a pumpkin ale. Licorice. Sweet. Chocolate and dark fruits.

M - Medium body. High carbonation. Dry.

O - An excellent experimental beer. Never had a sweet potato stout thats for sure. Try it if you can find it.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2014 02:26:59 | More by BeerDawgs
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tsauce2

Indiana

4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: on-tap at the Eccentric Cafe (reviewed from notes)

A: SRM is dark brown/black with a slight purple tinge. Light head. Medium lacing:

S: Roasted malts and sweet potato are predominant flavors. Hints of carmel and fruit.

T: Rich roasted malts and carmel undertones combined with slightly sweet notes from the potato.

M: Medium bodied stout. Slightly thicker mf from the potato component.

O: Very interesting and tasty. One of the highlights of my beer tour. Fantastic to get to have some of the things you only hear about but never get to try. Excellent balance between the stout and sweet potato component.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2011 01:27:17 | More by tsauce2
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chinchill

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From tap to small nonic. Pours a very dark brown, nearly black, hazy, with a tan head. The head has decent retention and leaves some durable, sticky lacing.

Smell: lightly roasted sweet malts with sweet potato - not dramatic but a well-tempered, natural addition not enhanced by spices.

Taste: similar to the smell. Moderately sweet up front but not overly so, and more balanced by the finish. Light chocolate and dark fruit notes appear towards the finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium-plus body with rather lively carbonation. Some dryness in the finish.

Overall: You may already be inclined to try this sweet stout out of curiosity, but this is a pleasing and interesting beer that is worth seeking out as a high quality stout.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2013 16:35:16 | More by chinchill
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brew3crew

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Cafe

A-Pours a dark brown, almost black. Moca head, almost purple. Very unique
S-Faint hints of sweet potato? Go figure with this beers name and all...
T-Nice malty stout. Pick up a slight bit of sweet potatoes. unique is a good way to describe it and I am happy to have gotten to try it.
M-Medium Bodied and smooth
D-Very drinkable. Enjoyed throughly

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2011 20:19:18 | More by brew3crew
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Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Tiger33

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Alabama

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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TCgoalie

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-17-2011 00:12:25 | More by TasteTester
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Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-26-2011 18:33:33 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-04-2012 02:43:21 | More by trginter
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Bell's Sweet Potato Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.