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

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Hell Hath No Fury AleBourbon Barrel Aged Hell Hath No Fury Ale

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BA SCORE
92
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79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 46
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

An American take on a Belgian Dubbel aged in bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: grub on 01-24-2010)
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kzoobrew

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review input from notes. Enjoyed 01/30/11.
Big thanks to brew3crew for the growler. Cheers Jason!

You would be safe to call the color black, when held to the light a deep mahogany color shines through. Decent brown sugar colored lacing set a top, soon fades leaving a nice ring around the top. A respectable amount of sticky lacing clings to the walls of the glass.

Bourbon was noticed right off the bat. Not particularly boozy smelling though the bourbon in dominant. Dark fruits and molasses aromas are rich. Vanilla and oak are interlaced through out and very pleasant.

Mild roasted malt, chocolate and dark fruit flavors are up front. Sweet caramel and bourbon fall just behind. This is a rather sweet beer but stops far short of being cloying. The booziness is held in check, there is absolutely no heat. Vanilla is once again laced throughout. Very little hop flavor is detected.

Full bodied though on the lower end of full. Soft carbonation is adequate and appropriate. Very smooth texture across the tongue. Long and pleasant finish.

Very good beer, dangerously drinkable. The bourbon really works well to compliment the base beer. May be hard to find but I recommend seeking this one out if you have the chance.

Serving type: growler

02-04-2011 22:01:53 | More by kzoobrew
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argock

Virginia

4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap in a short 10oz clear mini-imperial pint glass at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA)..

A: Chestnut-mahogany hue with 1-finger light beige head with decent retention and nice lacing.

S: Plum and raisin mingle with tart cherries which works weel witht he light bourbon notes.

T: Bourbon is up front but really accents the cherry note which is strongest but is accompanied by plum and raisin notes as well. Finishes with a light chocolate tone.

M: Smooth and mouth-filling with meidum-full body with medium carbonation.

D: A better version of the base beer for sure -- the spice and heat of the bourbon are nice complements to the tart cherry and dark fruit flavors. Not overly sweet and a pleasure to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2011 01:36:33 | More by argock
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Bell's tulip glass at The Firkin.

Apparently the Firk went on a bourbon barrel binge this week. This positive proof pours a sleek obsidian (though this does lighten into a straight black-brown later on) topped by a healthy bit of sienna foam. The nose comprises figs, raisins, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, light whiskey, chocolate, light apple, red grapes, and a touch of oak. The taste holds notes of chocolate, red grapes, light whiskey, roasted malts, molasses, oak, vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon, red apple skin, a touch of anise, light papaya (I know, right?), and some very light maple syrup. It's all good, baby. The body is a hefty medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a smooth, nearly chewy feel. Overall, one of the best things I've had from Bell's yet. Good times had by all (and by all, I mean me).

Serving type: on-tap

01-17-2011 23:51:39 | More by TMoney2591
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CrellMoset

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Bells Tap Takeover at Beer Run, Charlottesville, VA. Served in a nonic.

Appearance: Arrives a foamy brown, nearly opaque, woody and pleasant looking, capped by a nice foamy, quintessentially barrel aged-looking crown, about half a finger tall and a little soapy. It fades gently in to a great collar, soapy and bubbly. High levels of carbonation peek through the edges of the body, replenishing the collar, though I imagine it wouldn't be sticky enough to stay on its own - there's no side lace of which to speak.

Aroma: Thick maltiness - very reminiscent of the regular Hell Hath No as I remember it - showcase mostly toast and toffee, though a few fruity notes as well. What really shines through is the barrel here - tons of coconut, cinnamon, and leather meld with toasted oakiness and earth and a surprisingly mellow kiss of bourbon. Excellent.

Taste: Tart fruits suggest cherries and kiwi, likely from the base beer, mingle with banana notes from the yeast strain and coconut from the barrel to present a panoply of tropical notes. Spicy bourbon is mellow again, mingling well with toast, toffee, and a nice array of dark fruits, raisins mainly but also a few other characters. Not quite as rich as the nose, but still very nice.

Mouthfeel: Thinned, appropriately enough, and unsurprising given what I remember of the base beer and what I know happens when you toss things in a barrel. It's soft and subtle with gentle carbonation, but it still doesn't have enough body in my opinion. This beer's worst attribute.

Drinkability: A fantastic tasting beer that lacks a little on style points, but it's still very nice. I almost went extraordinarily out of my way a few weeks ago to give this a try, so a huge thanks to Beer Run for giving me the opportunity to try this very quaffable (and surprisingly low abv%, given its origins and stylistic leanings). Recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2011 22:49:49 | More by CrellMoset
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brew3crew

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark brown, almost black color with tan head
S-Some vanilla with bourbon at the forefront
T- Very Rich, bourbon hits up front. Fruit starts to come through as it warms up and towards the end.
M-Goes down smooth and clean. Nice full body
D-Goes down very easily, almost too easy, Solid brew.

Serving type: on-tap

01-14-2011 01:01:27 | More by brew3crew
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wyattshotmaker

Ohio

3.2/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

poured from a growler from partytown ky into a tulip. pitch black with a tan head.

smell's alright, vanilla and oak, raisin. smells slightly tart, a touch cidery.

taste is slightly tart and sour, dark fruit, vanilla, bourbon, oak, roastiness.

mouthfeel is slightly thin. drinkability is meh.

i really wanted this beer to be a mind blower, bit it was kinda. meh. not sure if it was the growler or the keg itself, it just has a big sourness which really dominates the flavor. i feel like im being fairly generous with this rating as well.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2010 04:14:52 | More by wyattshotmaker
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Tilley4

Tennessee

4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Blake for the chance to try this rare brew after the Brooklyn Black Chocolate blew mid growler fill... Never thought I'd get to try this one...

I'm off work today and my plans are to sip on this brew all day long until the growler is gone... A tall order for sure but I can't wait any longer to try this...

Pours into my new DFH signature glass pretty much black with perhaps a few purplish highlights... Slow forming head wisps away to a trace atop... Laces all the way around the glass... A bit darker than I was expecting actually...

Heavy aromas of oak and vanilla and dark booze soaked fruits with a subdued at first bourbon note that becomes stronger throughout...lots of chocolate influence here as well... I find this to be quite balanced actually... When I had a taste off the tap, the bourbon characteristic seemed much more pronounced and boozy if you will... It seems to have mellowed (thankfully!) some over the few days I've had this... Seems like more vanilla and oak at this point and its one of the better aromas I've ever experienced on a brew... Quite similar to KBS with some raisin aspects thrown in... Its badass... Everytime I pick up the snifter, its a different note.. I'm having this a couple of days after Christmas and the blend of bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, and raisins has me thinking Christmas pudding all the way.. I'm really loving this...

Sip after sip of bourbon barrel laced chocolate covered raisins with a vanilla and oak note to them... Best way to describe this taste experience... The bourbon is definitely there... Present and accounted for... But it doesn't at all dominate here.. It plays a key role in the development of the brew but doesn't overpower it as in some others... No, the cocoa and fruit seem to be the stars here and they meld together in a mind-numbing array of flavor combinations... One time I get raisins and booze, another I get cocoa and vanilla while yet another I get a sweet oaky bourbon thing going on... This just seems world class to me...

One of the best brews I've had since I've started my obsession with beer... It pushes the envelope right to the edge without teetering over into the land of excess... Its a big beer, no doubt, but one that I will sip on throughout the day.. I'm making a day of enjoying this gem...

Serving type: growler

12-27-2010 14:56:07 | More by Tilley4
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JoePat

Kentucky

3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mahogany to black Coleridge with a tan head.

I get vanilla an bourbon in the nose. Very boozy with a hint of chocolate.

A lot of bourbon up front with a so.e what sour twange at the end.

The mouthfeel is thin but the flavor makes it feel thicker.

Serving type: on-tap

12-26-2010 01:42:33 | More by JoePat
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Brent

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Woodford Reserve was a great choice for the barrel on this beer. The Belgian funk is there, and it integrates much better with the caramel and oak from the bourbon barrel than I would have expected. Complex, a bit tart and quite satisfying. This is something I'd love to see bottled.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2010 21:29:49 | More by Brent
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to steamhead.

A - Pours a deep dark and rich mahogany color with some nice .5 inch finger head that is quite dense. the color is a bit creamy.

S - Aroma is a bit muted except for some nice Belgian yeast qualities.. SLight clove and some nice funk. There is also some wood and slight alcoholic burn. Nothing too intense though.

T & M - Taste starts off with some nice bready malt and Belgian yeast chalkiness. There is a slight traditional Belgian Strong Dark Ale flavor to this with some clove and nice dark fruits. Figs and even some slight raisins. The Bourbon adds some sweetness but more than anything adds vanilla and some nice wood and oaky flavors. Nice complex and full mouthfeel with tons of flavors that are well crafted and very vivid.

D - Good beer that surprisingly has more alcohol kick than the ABV would indicate.

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2010 04:00:08 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At tap at the Bells Fermented Eclipse event at Stub and Herb's back in June. Fantastic event.

Pours near black with a nice tan head and a bit of lacing. Not too bad considering the heft on this. Nose is loaded with dark fruits, cherries, molasses, bourbon, and some fruity esters. Hints of roast going forward as well. The bourbon takes over the taste a bit and isn't as integrated as the nose, but still is quite good. Mouthfeel is full and fairly heavy, although not overly boozy. Drinks very well, and was one of my favorites of the event. Would like to try this again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2010 15:25:43 | More by Thorpe429
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TCgoalie

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Notes from 9/17/10 on tap at HopCat.

BBHHNF was delivered in a tulip glass, black in color with a steady thin tan head. Some splotchy lacing exists once the beer trades places from the glass to my stomach.

A lot of oak is evident in the smell alongside an essence of dark fruits and molasses. The smell also has a sweet twinge to it with a bit of heat as well.

The taste starts with barrel aged oak overtones which transitions to a very sweet almost sour bitterness. There is a lot of plum to the sweetness backed by bourbon. The malt presence is noticeable but lacks balance with the other components.

The mouthfeel is rather thin for the alcohol content and the fact that it is barrel aged.

Overall, this is a bit too sour heavy and lacking balance. I'm content finishing up this glass and moving on to a different brew.

Serving type: on-tap

10-01-2010 03:04:27 | More by TCgoalie
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 8739, 7/20/09, tapped September 29, 2010.
Total blackness in the glass, nice brown ring above, slowly slipping down in size.
Aroma reeks of bourbon, Big molasses and vanilla, sweet, rich, and decadent. Cocoa and dark fruit below, a bit.
Taste: Succulent and sweet, juicy, palpably pulpy, rolls away and dries off some. Dark fruit, fig, raisin, dates, maybe...a wonderful port wine quality asserts itself. Realigns, edges into moderation, evens out, ends light and dry on the palate. Flavor still lingers lightly.
If there's a flaw in this, it's that you can't really discern the character of the dubbel beneath the bourbon in this, but it's too excellent a combination to quibble over such things. If you love bourbon barrel brews, this one does the trick. The base beer holds it's own, and the bourbon truly shines.
So glad to try this one!

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2010 09:04:11 | More by feloniousmonk
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MbpBugeye

Ohio

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

Another stellar offering at the summer beer fest 2010.

Pretty black, but not as thick as a super viscous stout or something. It has some purple highlights.

Smells of bourbon and rich fruity yeasts. Lots of cherry, berries, raisins, vanilla, oak. Lots of complexity.

Bourbon is light. It allows the rich dark Belgian fruits to come out as well as anise, molasses, brown sugar. Plenty of cherries, raisins, berries, figs earthy yeast and a little bit of spice.

This is one of Bell's best beers.

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2010 01:51:48 | More by MbpBugeye
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Stubs for Bells Fermented Eclipse

Served in a Bells Tulip

Served with 1 finger of tan head that fades down to a thick ring. Color is pretty much black. As it things out it shows more of a copper brown color.

Aroma: Rich, dark dried fruits, molasses, raisins, vanilla, light bourbon and oak show. Coconut lightly shines through. A very complex brew. Well done for the style.

Taste: Very rich and warming. Lots of licorice and molasses. Bourbon shows more as it warms with a big amount of oak kicking in. Some apples and fruits show. Also, I get some vanilla. Spice in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Warming and smooth. Fairly large bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry and spiced.

Overall, a pretty solid beer. I like it a lot more than the regular HHNF. Pretty drinkable. Big and complex. It does get a big hot as it the temperature drops.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2010 17:04:51 | More by mothman
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pmccallum86

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap during Fermented Eclipse at Stub and Herbs.

This beer pours a rich dark black color with a one finger dark head.

Smell is enormous with big spice notes and boozy bourbon notes as well. The smell here is awesome.

Taste is big and rich with tons of spice notes bombarding the palate, some cinnamon, dried fruits, ginger, bourbon, oak and vanilla all come through. It is a little messy but still quite tasty, a little too hot though.

Higher carbonation with a full body, complete opposite of sessionable.

Drinkability was good, but would be a lot better of this beer had some time to mellow out more.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2010 23:15:18 | More by pmccallum86
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bhalter8

Georgia

4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap as part of Brick Store Pub's 13 days for 13th Anniversary. Served in a stemmed glass, it is dark as night, a very dense and murky looking beer. An equally dense, but thin, medium brown colored head rests atop and provides decent lacing as the beer is drunk. Might have been served a bit cold, as this beer's aroma really opened up as I let it sit. The bourbon treatment is certainly prominent, but not overwhelming, as chocolate and dark fruit aromas add to the mix. These aromas indeed carry through to the flavor. This beer could easily age, but is certainly not too hot. The bourbon flavors hit you up front, but the raisin/prune flavors that you want to enjoy in a Dark Belgian are present as well, in addition to a nice roasted malt and coffee hint. Really a wonderful bouquet of flavors in this beer. As previously mentioned in the appearance, this is a very dense beer, and one that, luckily, can be enjoyed slowly over a long time. Somewhat light carbonation, as one might expect. This beer is a great fit for a place like the Brick Store because it invites you to enjoy it very slowly while chatting with your fellow pub patrons. I wish I could have it on a cold winter evening, but a beer this good was ok even on a muggy Georgia summer's day.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2010 16:46:51 | More by bhalter8
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Dark but thin, nice brown head which quickly vanished leaving behind a reddish brown surface

Smell- while the growler was being filled even I could smell the bourbon with hints of coffee. Definitely could tell the alcohol content is up a bit. In fact, smells more boozie then it really is!

Taste- first and foremost, bourbon... sweet sweet bourbon. Stronger coffee then I was expecting but it blends well with hints of chocolate, bourbon, oak, more bourbon, and a bit of bourbon on the finish. Whatever barrels were used must have yielded phenomenal bourbon :)

Mouthfeel- Smooth but thinner then I was expecting. I guess I forget this is a Belgian... light carbonation, a hint of "sharpness" at the end...

Drinkability- definitely a sipper. Tastes more potent then it is but its so so good. I could sip on it all day but I'd be on the floor in no time. Overall, phenomenal beer!

Serving type: growler

06-16-2010 21:34:38 | More by Urbancaver
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regspeir

Pennsylvania

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

draft at City Tap House for their "Bell's 31 Flavors" event.
Poured a very dark brown with caramel-colored edges and a mocha two-finger head which dissapated quickly to a frothy coating. Nose is Dark fruits, Belgian yeast and sweet malt. The taste is roasted malt up front followed by dark fruits, vanilla and the brown, sugar-like sweet malt. There is also evidence of the yeast and some spice. Mouthfeel is medium, smooth - not a lot of carbonation evident, and very dry. This is a nice, comfortable brew and I liked the level of warmth and influence of the bourbon barrel. A good sipper for sure but the dryness might not argue for making it session-able for me.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2010 15:37:07 | More by regspeir
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark brown with creamy kahki head... looks like a stout. Smell is of dark roasted grains, wood, vanilla, mild burbon, touches of prune, grape, apple - smells like a stout. Taste is smooth and mellow, lots of vanilla, mildly boozy, some coconut, dark dried fruits and grape on the back end, nice roasty quality - tastes like a stout. Medium bodied, slightly watery, moderately carbonated. A nice beer that is more mellow then the againg, look and scent dictate. This is a stout, dont lie to me.

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2010 14:09:36 | More by rfgetz
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zoso1967

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew found its way to my table almost completely opaque black with a nice fluffy tan head that left sticky lace. I was taken aback because it looked much more like a stout than a strong Belgian dark ale. The aroma was slightly sweet with plenty of dark fruit and some bourbon notes. It also carried a fair amount of earthiness and some vanilla, and perhaps a bit of dark malt roastyness. The bourbon was much more noticeable in the flavor, but not overpowering. This brew was on the malty side with notes of brown sugar, dark malt, vanilla, plums, dark cherry, wood and some nuttiness. It had a nice smooth body that was on the fuller side of medium and finished well. Very drinkable for style with very little alcohol showing through. Very well done.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2010 21:30:06 | More by zoso1967
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Jose Pistola's in Philly; served in a tulip for $6.50. This beer is a lot more bourbon than Belgian dark, but it's pretty tasty, so I'm not complaining. As it warmed, however, an odd earthy apple core or pear aroma came out that took away from the otherwise amazing vanilla bourbon notes. The flavor had a little hit of berry esters, but it was dominated by cocoa and toasted oak from the again. Among bourbon-barrel beers, this is on the more drinkable end of the spectrum; it's nice to have something that doesn't just need to be sipped. Check this out if you can find it.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2010 02:08:07 | More by tempest
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on draft at Jose Pistola's.

Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a massive three finger dark mocha head that slowly fades into a lasting cap. Minimal spots of lacing left behind.

Sweet malty aroma with a huge bourbon character in the nose. Slight earthy oak and vanilla from the barrel aging complimen the bourbon and dark malt notes. Hints of dark fruit and subtle spice. Picking up tart dark cherry, fig and plum. So far this beer looks and smells amazing.

Incredibly smooth drinking with the perfect amount of sweet bourbon and heat balancing out the dark raster malt notes and sweet tart dark fruit. Chewy and slightly viscous with zesty peppery spice and alcohol heat. As in he aroma, the barrel aging adds complexity giving off hi ts of vanilla and earthy oak. This beer is incredibly complex and even though the bourbon gives off some heat and warmth in the finish, the ABV is decently masked, making this dangerously drnkable. Highly recommnded!!!!

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2010 02:01:38 | More by corby112
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rootbeerman

Virginia

4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had at Capital Ale House Midlothian

A: arrived in a Belgian glass, with a finger of dark brown head that fell quickly before i could take the first sip. the body was black brown, and brown around the edges.

S: Strong bourbon and sweet dark roast malt. coffee along with some chocolate, alcohol is noticeable.

T: can defiantly taste the bourbon, almost like the barrels were not emptied completely before beer was aged in them. sweet but not cloyingly, light coffee and bittersweet chocolate. there is also a hint of oak in the aftertaste, along with the bourbon.

M: smooth coating and thick, carbonation seems low but is understandable for being barrel aged.

D: very sippable but defiantly only a one per sitting brew

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2010 19:59:58 | More by rootbeerman
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jampics2

Ohio

4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Fat Head's Brewers Brawl. I had a bunch of pours, this was amazing! Easily the best beer out of the 50+ offerings that the day brought to Ohio. Thanks to Fat Head's for a great event, it exceeded my expectations and I'll be back next year for sure.

So dark it's the next thing to black, opaque and beckoning. It's mocha colored head hangs on but is slowly consumed by the darkness. A beautiful looking beer!

Smells out of this world. Coconut is the main flavor, implied by the wonderful bourbon and vanilla. The malt comes through with some chocolate notes, but this is mainly about the bourbon and the Belgian yeast. The yeast gives a fruity tone, and the bourbon kicks this one into outer space.

The barrel rules the taste and that's fine with me. This has such a prominent coconut and vanilla thing going on. The beer underneath is well complimented by the expert -bal aging. The yeast and dark malt give fruity notes, some vinous elements, and a great chocolate sweetness. Ends up smooth with another kiss of bourbon. Really flavorful, but the original beer provides just enough base for this high rise of flavor. My favorite Belgian style Barrel Aged beer yet!

The mouthfeel is nice on this beer. Nothing unique, but a nice medium bodied ale. Creaminess abounds.

I loved this. It was right up my alley. A huge beer that's perfect for special events. And this beer made this event extra special. I offer a raised glass to Bells for the beer and to Fat Heads for the great time!

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2010 21:23:49 | More by jampics2
Bourbon Barrel Aged Hell Hath No Fury Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.