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Bourbon Barrel Aged 30th Anniversary | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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4.46/5
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54 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by PrestigeWorldwide on 10-16-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
54
pDev:
6.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Stinger80OH
4.51/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JDizzle
4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dcmchew
4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vidblain
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sparky44
4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SlightlyGrey
4.48/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of npachl
4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of firkingroovin
4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChewyMcWookie13
4.85/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is an amazing beer that, in my opinion, rivals a Parabola level beer. It is so smooth and has a great overall taste. At this time, a 91 rating, is too low for this beer. It is so complex with a phenomenal follow-through.

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Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4.12/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, blue session. Aroma has dark, roasted malts and whiskey. Taste has toffee, bourbon, sticky, sweet malt, roasty bitterness on the finish. Some warming alcohol.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.91/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of A_Rad
4.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Boccu
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black. Nice brown head with lacing. Aroma of marshmallow, light bourbon. Taste coffee, marshmallow, coffee grinds, vanilla with a faint bourbon finish.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaketaz
4.14/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of deebo
3.64/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Have had quite a few of the regular 30th anniversary beer and like it quite a bit so was excited to see how the BB version fared. Overall, it is quite similar to the regular version, the barrel notes and bourbon were weak and this beer did not marry well with the BB. Unlike one of my favorites, the BB batch 9000, a very different beer, this beer is a bit of a letdown given how good they are at BA beers.

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Photo of Giggy
4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of juicebox
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AngusOg
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sweemzander
4.63/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Bourbon Barrel Aged 30th Anniversary from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 54 ratings
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