Sweet Potato Stout | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by shivtim on 12-26-2007

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#29,088
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
132
pDev:
14.25%
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4.67/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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2.14/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of MGibbons
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

For times when you simply want to make a pumpkin ale but you're in that three month window that the style is "out-of-season", then just do what brewers do when the style is in season- add sweet potato or butternut squash instead. Bell's Sweet Potato Stout is a taste of fall here in the middle of summer.

The shade off of black beer carries a rich mocha-whipped froth and a host of robust aromatics ranging from coffee and chocolate to starchy sweetness and caramel. Its taste is lavishly roasty with cocoa, burnt toast, robust coffee, walnut, and the savory rootish earth flavor of yam.

As the middle palate unfolds, the beer's creamy sweetness is starchy, bready and continuing with sweetness. Toasted caramel, toffee and a hint of butterscotch evolves with the balancing char, bitterness and broad earthy bitterness from hops pulling from the root vegetable and finishing the taste with the bite of charred wood, smoldering ember and a coffee-like bitterness.

Full but carrying a sensible rate of drinkability, the stout finishes semi-dry with the Americanized character having an elevated attenuation rate, higher carbonation rate, and a bolder hop presence in bitter finish only. An aftertaste of graham cracker and smoky chocolate lingers long on the after-palate and with a mild marshmallowy weight.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of firkingroovin
3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VeganUndead
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smells like sweet potatoes, tastes like sweet potatoes, but in a way that works. Would be a great fall alternative to the over saturation of pumpkin whatevers

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Photo of red94tt
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.96/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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1.25/5  rDev -66.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

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4.21/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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2.94/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of juicebox
4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dataylor21
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Phigg1102
4.31/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is better than a lot of the hyped up pumpkin beers in my opinion. Loved the balance of bitter flavors and sweetness. Rich mouthfell rounds the beer out quite well.

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Photo of AndyEdgar
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

very average for its style

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4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of McMatt7
3.42/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Sweet Potato Stout from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 132 ratings