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Dagger Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Dagger Stout
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cpetrone84 on 11-17-2011)
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senorscientist

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

01-30-2012 07:17:41 | More by senorscientist
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jale

Michigan

3.13/5  rDev -23.3%

A: Pours a deep dark brown with a finger of light brown head.

S: Very hoppy on the nose with some underlying malt.

T: coffee and hop bitterness almost at the same time followed closely by light sweetness. More like a malty DIPA.

M: Sticky and slightly cloying with a thick body. Good carbonation.

O: Just ok for my tastes.

12-13-2011 15:00:40 | More by jale
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Davihaw

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

01-12-2013 16:53:52 | More by Davihaw
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -11%

On tap at Bell's Eccentric Cafe.

Essentially black with reddish edges and an excellent head.

Aroma: boozy; hint of port; over-ripe fruits.

Very rich; somewhat boozy (but not in the feel); full body; low-medium carbonation.

O: Excellent stout.

08-17-2013 03:41:13 | More by chinchill
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jeonseh

Indiana

3.71/5  rDev -9.1%

On tap at Bell's

A - Dark almost black brown with slight reddish brown edges

S - Roasted malt with dark chocolate, and slight cherry. It has a very dry, almost champagne like aspect as well very dry smelling like almost champagne dry 3.5

T - Sweet chocolate milk up front. Slight dark chocolate in the middle as well as a slight cherry. The finish has a slight bitter roasted malt

MF - Big creamy beer with low carbonation.. Finish is very dry from the roasted malt.

O - Solid imperial stout with good strong flavors of chocolate, dark chocolate roasted malt and cherry. It is also very dry near the finish which is interesting. Worth grabbing a glass at the pub

02-07-2013 04:24:11 | More by jeonseh
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jegross2

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

10-16-2013 04:48:12 | More by jegross2
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trginter

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-20-2012 00:43:20 | More by trginter
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TheBronze

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

07-08-2012 22:39:11 | More by TheBronze
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-20-2013 04:00:38 | More by BUNZILLA
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -6.9%

Had on tap at the Eccentric Cafe at Bell's in Kalamazoo MI.

the beer is black, with off-white creamy head. good head retention. espresso and black licorice in the aroma. similar flavors in the taste. roasty, licorice/anise notes are the most dominant flavor, but still moderate. thicker body, lower carbonation.

overall - good, but I'd still prefer their Expedition Stout.

06-20-2012 02:31:55 | More by jmdrpi
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -4.4%

pours an opaque black, tight small tan head. The nose is more like a black ipa, slightly burnt malt with notes of licorice, sweet hop, citric and herbal, almost a touch tea like. The flavor is similar, more roasted malt and coffee with the strong hop presence in the second half. A touch less tea like and a bit more stout like than the nose with a full body, a hint oily, with nice carb.

11-17-2011 16:16:06 | More by cpetrone84
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev -3.2%

Enjoyed on tap at the Eccentric cafe - I'm revamping notes from about 8 months ago, finally found what I did with them. Pours a pretty dense looking black color with only the slightest bit of dark brown coming alive at the very edges. The head was fine-bubbled, creamy, and showed nice retention and minimal lacing.

Powerful and characteristic aromas - roasted malts, so roasted they are nearly bittering, light coffee and sweet cocoa, a bit of charcoal. Hops are delicate but aggressive and noticeable; herbal and leafy, providing another nice bitterness attack.

Like the aroma, the flavor is heavy, dense, and thick. Black licorice and anise come out on the palate, though they weren't big on the nose. Burnt and roasted chocolate malts, dry espresso beans - the cocoa seems to be pretty subdued compared to the rest of the flavors.

Hops don't contribute much to the profile other than a slightly ashy bitterness. Light char notes are still there, but not quite enough to give it a campfire or smokey flavor. Nice clash of sweetness and bitterness, exactly what I like in my stouts. Thick body with low carbonation, silky and overall pretty smooth on the palate.

Hot damn, certainly a powerful stout. It's been a while since I had this one and I am trying to live vicariously through notes I took so many months ago. I'd like to have this one again when I visit Bell's next. But I do remember it being damn good. Better than Expedition? Not in my opinion. But I'd like to have this one again to be sure.

06-16-2012 00:13:13 | More by tectactoe
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

12-29-2012 12:19:54 | More by beergorrilla
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cestlavie

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

06-25-2012 01:44:48 | More by cestlavie
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stortore

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

09-14-2013 23:38:35 | More by stortore
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2%

07-26-2012 22:38:11 | More by bluckbeyes
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waltonc

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2%

10-14-2013 17:08:19 | More by waltonc
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2%

06-16-2013 20:36:44 | More by jsurfs82
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2%

08-05-2013 21:33:52 | More by ajzy
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Gtg642

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

09-21-2012 22:53:43 | More by Gtg642
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Hobo

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2%

06-16-2013 00:08:56 | More by Hobo
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denimdemon

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2%

12-13-2012 03:15:25 | More by denimdemon
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Lukafer

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

12-09-2012 17:34:47 | More by Lukafer
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Hopstout

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2%

11-02-2013 16:54:14 | More by Hopstout
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EZEKIEL_F

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

10-06-2013 17:44:51 | More by EZEKIEL_F
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Dagger Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.