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Bell's Rye Stout | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Bell's Rye StoutBell's Rye Stout

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Winter

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Added by kbub6f on 12-11-2001

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Reviews: 317 | Ratings: 421
Photo of Wildman
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours very dark, almost black and formed a nice light bubbly brown head that subsided quickly and left trace lace. The aroma was of malt & rye and the flavoer of rye and chocolate. A silky body and medium finish. Not as good as their other stout's like expedition and kalamazoo, but not bad.

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Photo of ADR
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Opaque, darkest brown aided by lots of floating chunkies. Poured the beejeezuz out of it to get just a trace of a head. Sweet aroma, definitely tinged with a rye sense. Nice mouthfeel, a trace of an oily presence I like in some Stout styles. Deep roasted flavors, a trace of dark chocolate sense with some spice. Subtle rye flavor (good for me, love the bread, have problems with Rye Whiskey)...pretty nice beer, what Stout is next, Kalamazoo?

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Photo of zerk
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep and opaque... with a thin tan head and clinging lace. Aroma of rye, chocolate, and coffee with a touch of sweetness. Assertive aroma that I really enjoy. Flavor begins slightly acidic... some burnt malt, then rye... finishes with a bitterness and sweetness that reminds me of cappuccino. Medium full body with a smooth creamy mouthfeel. This is a finely created brew from the masters of stouts. It's brews like this that make me happy to drink local!

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Photo of Jon
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Rye Stout is a good looking, almost opaque stout with a substantial amount of yeast floating throughout. It had minimal head that disappeared quickly. The nose was of roasted malt and rye. The taste was the same and was rather easy to drink. Kalamazoo is one of my all-time favorite breweries and it certainly knows how to craft good stouts. This one did not disappoint.

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Photo of Viking
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep, dark brown body with a big tan head. Head retention is a bit weak, but a clinging lace lasts the life of the beer. Rye really stands out in the smell, perhaps too much. Flavor full of rich roasted malt with chocolate. Rye also stands out in the flavor, but not nearly as strong as in the smell. The brew feels great on the tongue - just thick and oily enough for a solid stout. Certainly not the best of Bell's stouts, but still better than many other stouts on the market. Rye is also an interesting change up for those with stout-heavy diets.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice opaque appearance with some yeast sediment noticeable. Thick brown head that is a bit fizzy. It disappears quickly. Smells of oats to me. Very inviting aroma. Very creamy mouthfeel. A slight spiciness is present, presumably from the rye. Medium body. Just a little viscous but not overbearing. At times, I think it tastes a bit like a chocolate candy bar. But I don't get that in every taste. Not overly bitter. Easy drinking. Quality Stout.

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Photo of ZAP
4.66/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

-This is a beautiful stout...nice subtle cocoa aroma with grains present...just a wonderful sweet-style stout that isn't overly thick or overly sweet...nice character..unique hop bite on aftertaste..very well made stout by the stout king.

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Bell's Rye Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.88 out of 5 based on 421 ratings.
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