Hell Hath No Fury Ale - Bourbon Barrel-Aged | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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4.19/5
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Hell Hath No Fury Ale - Bourbon Barrel-AgedHell Hath No Fury Ale - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American take on a Belgian Dubbel aged in bourbon barrels.

Added by grub on 01-24-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,437
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
127
pDev:
9.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 127 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of Dactrius
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

10oz draft pour at Olympic Tavern. Black body with thin cap of off white head. Aromatic vanilla and barrel notes. Dark fruits and light char from the barrel. Flavor is similar to nose. Very barrel forward with nice barrel character and light booze. Lots of vanilla and oak. Light dark fruit and brown sugar. Light barrel char and hint of smoke. Tobacco and lightly bitter in the finish. Medium body with low, but adequate carbonation. Glad to finally track down this Bells offering. As expected great barrel aged beer from Bells and its an immense improvement of the base beer. It also reminds me quite a bit of Bells BA 9K which is also a beer that I really wasn't a huge fan of the base beer, but after the beer had spent time it barrels really became a fantastic beer.

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Photo of neenerzig
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoying this beer on-tap at the Tremont Taphouse at their annual Bell's tap takeover that always happens here on the second day (the first Saturday) of Cleveland Beer Week. Served in a goblet style glass, this beer draws a very dark brown, almost black color that's not interested in letting in any light at all. Has a tan head that's only abou 1/4 of an inch thick when first served that settles to a medium sized ring lining the inside of the glass. Decent lacing. Aromas of roasted caramel malt sweetness, oak bourbon, and some Belgian candy sugars are all nicely present. The taste is pretty much the same, with some roasted caramel malt sweetness that gives way to a nice oaked bourbon boozy bite that's followed with a nice Belgian candy sugar sweetness and some dark fruit notes of plum and dates. Has a slightly crisp, mostly smooth and just slightly creamy, medium to fill bodies mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. A very good version of this already excellent beer!

Eric

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HattedClassic
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Opaque dark brown color. Texture is shiny and thin like it's been aged.

Smell is strong sugar but has a slight cleaner smell from the alcohol. Seems it rummified a bit. Moderate bourbon note. Slight burned candy aND a hint of roasted notes.

More Dubbel less barrel age. Moderate bourbon note mixes with the sugary belgian notes and gives off bits of dark fruit notes.

Heavy body but with a nice and slight thinness. Very smooth and extremely silky. With very little carbonation but enough to give it texture.

Fantastic and pretty good go for it.

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Photo of JamesGrove
3.19/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmg480
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gotti311
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gatornation
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap @ Blue Door Pours a dark mahogany color with crimson streaks and highlights,a small but fresh biege head. smell of dates,fig and pear sweet malts wood and bourbon. taste starts with mellow bourbon it mixes in dark and white fruits with candied sugar and malts, nothing over powers here the BA is mellow and compliments this dubbel, a sweet finish. delicious brew the barrel and fruit mix well together.

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Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of szmnnl99
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of midlifec
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanGeo
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergorrilla
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaphog
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattboyer182
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrob21
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shawner
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Brick Store Pub. Pours dark and a slightly viscous brown with a thin ring of head. Smells deeply of sweet bourbon, dark chocolate, and cocoa. Heavy with molasses and vanilla aromas from the barrel. Sweet malt and some brown sugar round out the aromas. The taste is quite malty and sweet, with a welcome edge of slightly sour wood. Lots of molasses on the finish, but also nice chocolate and roasty flavors. The bourbon itself is subtle and well integrated. Very smooth, and very enjoyable overall.

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Photo of brewtechnik
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of robwestcott
2.75/5  rDev -34.4%

Hell Hath No Fury Ale - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 127 ratings