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Bell's Harry Magill's Spiced Stout | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
141 Ratings
Bell's Harry Magill's Spiced StoutBell's Harry Magill's Spiced Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 12-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,599
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
141
pDev:
13.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 141 |  Reviews: 73
Photo of DrDemento456
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this one at the beermuda for 5 bucks full 16oz pour. Deep dark black with a mocha head. Smell is the best tons of wood cinnamon spice and sweet malts that seem like maple. Best part of the beer it's not dry or bitter almost honey like sweetness with a cinnamon spice balance and a mild roasty chocolate finish.

Overall a great balanced winter warmer from bells hope they don't retire it and I find it in bottles!

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Photo of Can_if_you_can
2.57/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Giggy
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of PHarm
4.68/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BB1313
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

32oz growler filled at Heinen's in University Hts., Ohio

Growler poured into a tulip. Pours almost black with a small light khaki head that fades leaving solid retention and little lacing. The aromas are full of cocoa malts and chocolate along with some spices. Hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger are definitely in the mix. The flavors basically follow the nose. Lots of chocolate with some spice notes. Nothing overwhelms and everything is balanced. There's also some hints of anise in the mix. Finishes clean. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and feels light with active carbonation. It's very smooth and easy to drink. It's dangerously drinkable.

This is a nice stout. Balance is the key with this one. It might not be flashy, but it's very enjoyable. This one would really hit the spot during fall/winter. It's probably better than my "numeric score" might indicate. I really like it.

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Photo of Corburk
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DefenCorps
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at ABV.

Black with a brown head, this looks like a solid stout. The nose, as is to be expected from a Bell's stout, is delicious. Coffee and dark chocolate, mildly bitter, quite aromatic, paired with a moderate blend of cinnamon and clove, a little bit of smoke, a little bit of caramel. Deep, layered and delicious. The palate opens with a blend of spiced chocolate with cinnamon, clove, chocolate, a little allspice and some creamy coffee. Lush on the palate and softly carbonated, enhancing the spice and the chocolate characteristics, this beer is the liquid equivalent of a mildly sweet, delicately spiced, dark chocolate cake. Excellent.

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Photo of barczar
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is ginger and cinnamon dominant, with notes of vanilla and chocolate. Almost tar-like, smoky.

Flavor is very spice laden, with a roasty, bitter, tar finish.

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Photo of beergorrilla
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stutz
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not overberring. Coffee and chocolate notes. A good stout.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 98green
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Christmas spices of nutmeg and cinnamon on a nice stout base. Fun beer for a change of pace. Actually ordered by a stout-loving friend of mine, but the spice combination didn't work for him. So not one for everyone

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Photo of Benz2316
1.5/5  rDev -61%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of tommy5
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I don't know about retirement for this beer, as it seems to make appearances here and there. Such as at a small stout festival in Covington, KY, on tap.

Appearance: Your standard stout, a dark brown verging on black, with a decent tan head.

Smell: Here's where things start to get interesting. It's a stout, and so one would expect roasty malt, coffee, perhaps some chocolate - and nope. Pure spice wafts out of the glass, a wave of ginger, cinnamon, and clove, with some faint herbal undertones. Somewhere under that, like supporting arches beneath a bridge, hang subtle odors of roasted malt and lightly roasted coffee.

Taste: This stout drinks in layers, opening with a rush of pure ginger wreathed in smoke, before blackstrap sweetness begins to filter in. The molasses brings cinnamon and ground clove flavors along with it, swirling about before yielding in turn to a light coffee, mixed with brown sugar and nutmeg. Spice is prominent in every phase, including a lingering ginger-cinnamon taste after the swallow.

Mouthfeel: Closer to medium-bodied than full, this is oddly refreshing for a stout.

Overall: A curiosity I would repeat, given the chance. Well done, Bell's.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kidzord
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of stortore
3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KJ2013
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of skaboom420
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodlavers
3.51/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fargrow
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Axnjxn
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Bell's Harry Magill's Spiced Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 141 ratings
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