Bear Hug | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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88
very good
107 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Zaphog on 01-07-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
107
Reviews:
10
Avg:
4
pDev:
7.25%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 10
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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Mdwstbrlvr
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Draft from Local Option

A: Dark brown/black, slightly transparent. One inch mocha head dissipates quickly.

S: Roast, caramel, bitter hops

T: Caramel, roast, coffee bitter hops, sweet malt finish, coffee aftertaste.

M: Light, on par for the ABV

O: Good in between stout, better than most stouts, not as good as most RIS's though.

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Photo of Bunuelian
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deakin
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jduprey007
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love the nose, but the flavors don't really come through enough for me to be completely blown away. Overall, a well done, semi-sweet stout from a brewery that does a lot of them

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Photo of docoman
4/5  rDev 0%

Had on 12/13/14 at Bell's on tap, it was pretty good... didn't wow me in any way.

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Photo of tommy5
3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
2.91/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Tastes every bit of 8.4, extremely bitter, mesicine taste. Not too good

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Photo of Canada_Dan
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Local Option. Pitch black color with light lacing. Aroma is subdued chocolate and roasted malts. Opened up as it warmed. Great mouthfeel and overall, a very solid stout from Bell's.

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Photo of stortore
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.92/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Bartleby91
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black appearance with good carbonation. Floral hop forward aroma along with chocolate. Tastes are pretty similar with a nice palate that mixes the hop and malt well. Overall a good stout but not as good as bell's other offerings like expedition or 30th anniversary

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of dandiprat2015
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Bear Hug from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4 out of 5 based on 107 ratings.
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