Hell Hath No Fury Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Hell Hath No Fury AleHell Hath No Fury Ale
1,378 Ratings
Hell Hath No Fury AleHell Hath No Fury Ale

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

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by CRJMellor on 11-03-2004

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Ratings: 1,378 |  Reviews: 649
Photo of orangesol
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sharing, Jer.

Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. Typical aromas for the style, here: dark fruits and sweet sugars (toffee and brown sugar, for the most part). There is a bit of banana and maybe even some roasted malt, particularly as it warms. The banana more pronounced on the palate than it is on the aroma. Plenty of toffee, sugar, and dark fruit (raisin, mostly) flavors with a hint of roast on the back end.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TMoney2591
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

I was lucky to find a single o' this in Mundelein...then everywhere seemed to have it on-tap. Dammit. Oh well. It pours a pretty much opaque black-brown topped by a short finger of stark ecru foam. The nose comprises rum, figs, raisins, cherries, cinnamon, chocolate, nutmeg, black pepper, clove, and a touch of black olives. The taste runs very similarly, though the spice reign slightly more supreme than the fruits, with the pepper, cinnamon, and clove really taking some firm control. Some light sourdough seeps in there as well. The body is a hefty-ish medium, with a light carbonation and a nearly chewy feel. Overall, a very nice and tasty BSDA, one that is dangerously drinkable: I'm not entirely certain I can stop...

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown opaque body with an inch of soapy, beige head. Aromas of raisins, plums, yeast, brown bread. Similar flavor. Aggressive carbonation. Alcohol presence is pretty mild, likely attributed to the 2+ years of cellar time. I've yet to have an American dubbel or strong dark ale that stands up to the Belgian greats. This one was pretty good.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appears a dark ruddy brown nearly opaque with a dark tan moccha head, which dwindles a bit quick and leaves thin lacing sporadically around my snifter. Aromatics have deep fruit notes blended with creamy chocolate herbal tea character that also leaves room for rasins and other vinous notes with a touch of smokey leafe notes and alcohol is definitely evident in there as well. Flavor is initially sharp with a tart note this mellows to a creamy fruit and dark chocolate mix with soothing somewhat medicinal alcohol and ripe fruit combo fininish with a leafy herbal hop character and bready yeasty unfiltered as usual Bell's style. Mouthfeel has a fuller body that comes off slightly syrupy in texture and definitely has a sturdy flow of carbonation kinda tickles the back of the throat. Drinkability is decent I'm guessing this is an American dubbel ale but overall it's not as ballsy as the label claims something about taking on the Devil...I don't know.

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Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of tdm168
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - black with a short, soft, off white head

S - roasted malt, sugar, Belgian yeast, faint spice

T - roasted malt, faint spice, caramel, faint bitterness, some cinnamon, some chocolate

M - full bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a really nice beer. It's like a Belgian stout. It has both American and Belgian qualities. The spices are sublte but add complexity and nuance. I would definitely like to have this again.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Liberty in Charlotte, NC

Dark fruits like plums and raisins. A bit of a nutty flavor lingers and had a chocolaty backbone. Nice lacing around the glass that lasts for a while. Mouthfeel is a bit carbonated on the tip of the tongue. Overall very solid.

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Photo of chippo33
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imbibehour
4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass, this odd beast I guess.

A deep dark brownish plum like purple body, thick and opaque as all can be. Real nice creamy tan two finger head as well, with an espresso like consistency and appearance. Neat looking brew.

Interesting aroma. Hints of scorched toffee, dark fruit raisin and a bit of brown sugar. A mix of char like roast and dark fruits, with the former being a little more subtle.

Sort of expected, yet unexpected palate. Porter like roast notes but with thicker body and a fruitier mid palate. Chewy scorched raisins and hints of carbon sugar notes with a tolerable flavor. Real thick but not horribly syrupy almost with a licorice like feel and consistency, even a bit of black licorice coming off on this on the aftertaste.

What a unique brew, very interesting, out there and a lot of fun. Have to remember to put this on my list every year.

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Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of imperialking
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of AlexFields
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown with a reddish tint. A thick dart tan head forms. This looks good but I'm confused because it looks more like a porter or something than like a Belgian dark.

Smells of grapes, chocolate, and roasty malt. Good, but surprising again, much more roast and chocolate and much less fruit and sugar than I was expecting.

Taste is a bit different from the nose. Still some chocolate but there's also a big roasted coffee flavor. Not really getting the grapes but I do get some subtle sweet cherry flavors.

This beer is at least as much like a stout as like a Belgian dark, if not more so. But who really cares if it's "to style?" It's a good beer, and a unique one. Worth seeking out if you're a fan of dark beers in general.


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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of malfunxion
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Photo of VeganUndead
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love the label.

Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Nose is unusual for the style. Coffee and tar. If I didn't know any better, I'd say this was a stout. Interesting flavor profile. Coffee and a real stout like profile do exist. (the nose didn't lie) Quite robust and a steady flavor profile. On the backside I get a sweet tone from sugar and a touch of that yeasty funk I've come to expect from my Belgian ales. Feel is thick on liquid. Carbonation is slightly low. This is a nice to drink Belgian ale. Far be it from me to argue the finer points. But might this be a Belgian Stout?

Thanks to Grafter for the chance to try this one.

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Photo of IrishColonial
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Duff27
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours into a Bell's tulip. Huge three-fingered mocha head atop a near black beer. Head appears thick and frothy. Excellent lacing.

S- Chocolates, dark fruits. Slight whiff of Belgian yeast.

T- Grapes, more dark fruits. No hops detected. Belgian yeast is more subdued than other Belgian-style beers I've had recently...and that's okay.

M- Good carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel.

D/O- Well overall I'd have to say this pleased me. I found no glaring flaws, at least my tastebuds. Pairs well with Hellmouth's "Pawnshop St. Christopher".

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Photo of Tone
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly dark brown color. 1/3 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, pale malt, hint of earthy malt, hint of hops, and a hint of smoke. Fits the style of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of alcohol, sweet malt, slight roasted malt, slight citrus hops, and slight floral hops. Overall, good appearance, aroma, feel, blend, and body.

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Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Hell Hath No Fury Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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