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Bell's Traverse City Barrel Aged Neptune | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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4.23/5
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18 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by szmnnl99 on 10-24-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
18
pDev:
5.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of JDizzle
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tommy5
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted in a snifter from draught at Firkin on may 26, 2017.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Quietly sitting in Traverse City whisky barrels for two years and this somber planet series beer finally awakens. What was spicy, sweet and earthy early on has mellowed into a refined and masculine taste.

Traverse City Barrel Aged Neptune pours with a luscious inky black color and with a stewing, simmering creme that floats gently above. Bold aromas of burnt sugars, coffee, cocoa and earthen spice rolls onto the senses like coffee liquor. But then the taste erupts with a plethora of savory roasted malts. Molasses, toffee, caramel and dark chocolate cake flavors overwhelm the early palate.

And as the immensity of malt sweetness lifts off of the middle palate, the softened spices rise to balance the grain, molasses and char. What has developed into a raisin, fudge, peppercorn, and aniseed spice, a hint of licorice and gingerbread round into a smoldering espresso, roasted, blackstrap molasses, dessert-like taste.

Creamy, silky and batter-like on the palate, its robust mouthfeel is like a roasty, toasty marshmallow but with the simmering warmth of oaken whisky, equipped with a long followup of peat and prune before a savory, sherry-like finish. Neptune is th epitome of class among the planet series and this barrel aged treatment only advances its prominence.

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Photo of Tracker83
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of loganburgh
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kwkdmk
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrBier
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.69/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nat1975
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ohiovania
4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of szmnnl99
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bell's Traverse City Barrel Aged Neptune from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 18 ratings
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