Hell Hath No Fury Ale
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

Hell Hath No Fury AleHell Hath No Fury Ale
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From:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
Dubbel
Ranked #67
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #21,915
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 11.9%
Reviews:
677
Ratings:
800
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 06, 2022
Added:
Nov 03, 2004
Wants:
  78
Gots:
  154
SCORE
85
Very Good
Hell Hath No Fury AleHell Hath No Fury Ale
Notes: Originally conceived along the lines of a Belgian Dubbel, Hell Hath No Fury... Ale morphed during development into something entirely different. Blending a pair of Belgian abbey-style yeasts into a recipe more akin to a roasty stout, Hell Hath No Fury... Ale offers up warm, roasted notes of coffee & dark chocolate together with the fruity & clove-like aromas.
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Rated: 4 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Oct 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.65 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.93 by gshak from Texas

Jun 06, 2020
 
Rated: 3.79 by HardyA34 from Michigan

Feb 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.14 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Sep 03, 2019
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Rated by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Love the brewery just not this brew. Tried it on Bells reputation and glad I did. Just not my cup of tea on this one.
Aug 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.77 by emerge077 from Illinois

Jun 14, 2019
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Reviewed by HipCzech from California

3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Served on tap at Central Market (Houston, TX) in a plastic pint glass. Deep, dark brown color with a modest head of light brown foam. Huge malty notes of dark chocolate, roasted grain, figs and dates. Medium body, smooth feel, and light to medium carbonation. A big malty brew with hints of its ABV, but maybe not as much complexity. Still, a terrific beer to accompany Monday night grocery shopping.
May 14, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottled 9/1/17; drank 10/1/17 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque brown/purple appearance.

An even pour yielded a big khaki head; frothy lace.

Caramel, clove, cream, mild citrus & faint brown sugar notes in the nose.

Creamy, medium mouthfeel.

Cream & mild caramel flavors up front; mild brown sugar bite on the finish.

Cream & mildly rich with a faint bite; interesting but not one you'll long for.
Apr 04, 2019
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Reviewed from (very long-standing) notes. Poured from a '12 12 oz. bottle into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass. Consumed 9/3/17.

A: Pours a very dark brown, but distinctly brown rather than black. A thin light tan head quickly fades to a ring of foam. Low level of visible carbonation, and essentially opaque.

S: Boozy, raisins, dark fruit, some brown sugar. Dark rich malts with mild chocolate. Some figs and plums as well. Nice aroma, and a good example for style.

T: Malty sweet, some chocolate in the roast. Sweet raisins and prunes again, with some Belgian yeast ester fruitiness as well. Light brown sugar and Belgian rock candi. More fruity yeast esters in the hang with just a bit of boozy character.

M: The body seems surprisingly light, and light enough to its detriment. It's lighter than most examples in the style, but certainly an exemplar of the concept that not all dark beers are heavy. Average carbonation sensation for style. The alcohol flavors are much more restrained than the nose suggested.

O: It sure doesn’t taste as good as it smelled. The aroma was big and dark and complex and boozy. The flavors seemed watered down by comparison. Not bad at all, but my mouth was watering from the aroma and it just didn’t pay off. A decent beer, but nothing I’d be in a hurry to repeat though.
Mar 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3.2 by BaseballNBeer from Michigan

Mar 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.95 by Muss42 from Michigan

Feb 17, 2019
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

4.26/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours deep brown, so deep it appears to be a shoe polish black, producing 2+ fingers of somewhat lasting, tan, foamy head which leaves motes and wisps of lace as it recedes. Aroma is Belgian yeast MEETS American Craft Stout: malty with dark roast, toffee, Nestle's Quik-like chocolate, banana, dark fruits heavy to raisin, faint grape, dried apple, honey, spice, earthy/floral hops, Belgian funk & a vinous hint. Taste is sweet dark fruits leaning toward dark grape, roast, bready malty, dark chocolate, brown sugar, Belgian funk with hints and nuances of smoke, banana, cherry, anise, cloves & roasted nuts. Finishes sweet and clean with low alcohol prominence giving way to a thin and short-lived fruity, malty aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied with medium-high carbonation, silky & creamy with a lively spice. A wild hybrid of Belgian Dubbel and American Stout.
Dec 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Oct 10, 2018
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Reviewed by basaywhat from Illinois

3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark mahogany brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and dark fruit. Taste is mostly roasted malts, some light coffee, and slightly bitter dark chocolate.
Aug 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Jul 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.92 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Jun 19, 2018
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pitch black color with a thin caramel head with short retention.
Nice aroma with lots of dark chocolate, cocoa, mild clove and dark fruits.
Flavor with notes of coffee, some cloves, dark chocolate, prunes on syrup, roasted malts, a bit of licorice, grapes and banana.
Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Medium towards full body with appropriate carbonation of tiny bubbles. Alcohol of 7.5% is completely absent.
Interesting take on a Dubbel with a Stout accent. I question whether this is a sipper, once it is fairly drinkable. All flavors are very balanced. I kept increasing the score while I slowly drank it. Bell’s…
May 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.85 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky

Apr 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.74 by swierczt from Connecticut

Apr 15, 2018
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Reviewed by larryarms847 from Illinois

3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a dark brown with a fluffy slighty tan head of foam.

Notes of berries, tobacco, leather, and other dark fruits.

Dark fruit takes the mainstage here with roasty notes on the finish.

Full bodied, medium carbonation, lingering bitterness.

Overall, not something I'd seek out again, but an interesting style and brew nonetheless.
Mar 31, 2018
 
Rated: 4.15 by Vanscurvy from New York

Mar 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.72 by SpaceBeagle from Utah

Mar 18, 2018
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Reviewed by Quackershnoc from Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: I did not expect it to be so dark…barely some ruby edges when held to the light; thin khaki head that leaves lacing

Aroma: yeast; malt; chocolate; banana and maybe some other fruits; a bit roasty; some coffee notes in there

Taste: a nice sweetness throughout; banana, cherry, and maybe some other fruits come to the front; moves into yeasty/bready/malty flavors; maybe a little spice in there too; finishes with some dark chocolate notes, a hint of coffee, and a bit roasty; slightly dry aftertaste, and bitter like you just had some really good dark chocolate

Mouthfeel: thick with a really nice creaminess to it; great carbonation; a mouth-coater; smooth and drinkable

Overall Impression: a very solid beer, with a lot going on; it smells absolutely wonderful; an interesting take on the style; I dig the aftertaste a lot

From notes taken on 12/5/2012
Mar 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Mar 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.92 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

Mar 05, 2018
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Reviewed by Samlover55 from New York

3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle into Ommegang Goblet
BB 3/6/18
L- dark black with a little brown fizz no head
S- carmelized brown sugar, dark fruit
T- black coffee, black licorice, with a dark fruit-y finish
F- full-bodied, highly carbonated, chewy
Overall a unique and flavorful beer, which is drinking like a sipper, but feels very drinkable as well
Mar 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by jakea from Wisconsin

Feb 25, 2018
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Reviewed by bret717 from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Look- pours cola brown with a thin ring of head

Aroma- coffee, char, brown sugar and a hint of banana

Taste- follows nose with coffee, char, and brown sugar followed by Belgian yeasty banana along with roasty bitterness

Feel- medium bodied and highly carbonated

Overall- unique combo of roasty stout flavors and Belgian yeast flavors
Feb 24, 2018
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Reviewed by awasteofmytime1234 from Michigan

1.34/5  rDev -64.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5
This beer taste likes pennies, I could hardly finish it. Its so gross, I drank it while eating something else and all I could taste was this metallic taste, what are they brewing it in? The after taste tastes like I'm drinking grinded up pennies.
Feb 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.14 by Z-man from Michigan

Feb 12, 2018
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Rated by Bluebird218 from Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Tastes like Cracker Jack. Toasty caramel but not creamy.
Feb 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.48 by mst317 from Michigan

Feb 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.92 by jjboesen from Maryland

Jan 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Jame515 from Texas

Jan 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.28 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Jan 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.57 by bb-magic from Florida

Jan 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.77 by Nunya from Ohio

Jan 21, 2018
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Reviewed by tillmac62 from South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
BOD 9/15/17. Pours as dark as a porter, nearly black. Normal head volume, lacing and quite outstanding retention.

Quite outstanding nose similar to that of an Olde Ale coupled with those of a mild stout. Rich dark fruit (prune, raisin) over a base that is slightly sweet. Underneath is a light char and even lighter note of chocolate.

Heavy medium body with a texture that is extremely smooth and hints at being creamy. The carbonation / body balance is adequate and soft, thus adding to the mouthfeel. Effervescence is present and tickles the tongue from time to time but comes across as a bit under carbonated.

The flavor profile is outstanding and rather unique. A base sweetness remains throughout. Prune arrives mid-palate and is the first flavor to separate, then quickly morphs to raisin. Chocolate makes a brief subtle appearance, then the sweetness fades allowing the char and roast to emerge. Clove makes an appearance near the end and lingers after the finish along with a note of bitter bakers chocolate.
Jan 19, 2018
Hell Hath No Fury Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
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