Bell's Smoked Stout | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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86
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61 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mcallister on 03-07-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
61
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
12.94%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 21
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1/5  rDev -74.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.31/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Eccentric Cafe, poured into a 5oz tasting glass...A nice color of dark black, a light tan head equally nice. However, poor retention resulting in a thin cap, and not much lacing...The aroma is boring, only a hint of smoke with a chocolate finish. Don't name your beer smoked if there's not a ton of smoke, boring...Taste is light and boring. The smoke is more prominent but shows off more charred and ashy, not very good.

I'd pass on this.

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3.43/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the cafe.

A-Dark black in color with a tan head
S-Light smoke flavor with a bit of malt.
T-Not that smokey. It is very subtle. Don't know if I would call it a smoked stout, but it is decent none the less.
M-Medium bodied and smooth
D-Good. Was done with my beer in a decent amount of time.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of deakin
3.56/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beergorrilla
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of anteater
3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap, Maduro, pre-great taste of the midwest

Bells had 19 beers on tap, but i had sampled 17 already - this was one of the 2 newbies

appearance: served in a bells pint glass, solid dark mahogany body with really no head presence to speak of at all

smell: no smoke, lightly roasted malts, dry cocoa powder

taste: what a dissapointment. there is no smoke in this thing to speak of. I let 5 people try it and nobody got more than a hint of smoke. There is a meaty aftertaste but that is about it. It drinks like an average american with a nice chocolate malt presence but this falls well below the Bells standard

mouthfeel: medium-light

drinkability: easy

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3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours jet black, with a light tan head. In the aroma, chocolate and a small smokiness. In the taste, roasty coffee and a small smoke note. A small bite and medium to big mouthfeel, and a dry roasty malt and smoke aftertaste. Small smoke, big coffee taste, and a very nice stout.

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3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Meridian Pint's Night of Darkness event. Served in a snifter.

Pours a dark brown color and has a towering head, especially when considering the style. Considerable lacing is left on the sides of the glass as it falls down to a nice cap. The aroma brings some slightly-meaty smoke as well as a touch of roasted cocoa and malt.

The flavor is fairly smokey without too much else backing it up. There is a bit of a roasted malt character, though the roast lends itself more to the feel, which finds a nice spot short of too smokey. Drinkability was decent enough, but nothing about this one was all that remarkable. It was a pretty good take on the style, however.

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3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample at the Bell's tasting at Brews Cafe on 3/6/08: The beer pours a dark brown color with a thin beige head that dissipates steadily. Spotty lacing on the glass. Moderately smoky aroma with notes of roasted grain and dark chocolate. Medium-bodied with a smoke character that never threatens to get into meat/charcoal territory. Notes of milk chocolate, coffee and mild hops flavors. The finish is fry and moderatley bitter with hops and smoke in the aftertaste. Seems more like a Smoked Porter along the lines of Alaskan. Still a decent beer.

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3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Bell's Smoked Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.94 out of 5 based on 61 ratings.
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