Dagger Stout | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

BA SCORE
92.4%
Liked This Beer
4.08 w/ 66 ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by cpetrone84 on 11-17-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
66
Liked:
61
Avg:
4.08/5
pDev:
8.82%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 9
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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of jale
3.15/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a deep dark brown with a finger of light brown head.

S: Very hoppy on the nose with some underlying malt.

T: coffee and hop bitterness almost at the same time followed closely by light sweetness. More like a malty DIPA.

M: Sticky and slightly cloying with a thick body. Good carbonation.

O: Just ok for my tastes.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of chinchill
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bell's Eccentric Cafe.

Essentially black with reddish edges and an excellent head.

Aroma: boozy; hint of port; over-ripe fruits.

Very rich; somewhat boozy (but not in the feel); full body; low-medium carbonation.

O: Excellent stout.

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Photo of jeonseh
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Bell's

A - Dark almost black brown with slight reddish brown edges

S - Roasted malt with dark chocolate, and slight cherry. It has a very dry, almost champagne like aspect as well very dry smelling like almost champagne dry 3.5

T - Sweet chocolate milk up front. Slight dark chocolate in the middle as well as a slight cherry. The finish has a slight bitter roasted malt

MF - Big creamy beer with low carbonation.. Finish is very dry from the roasted malt.

O - Solid imperial stout with good strong flavors of chocolate, dark chocolate roasted malt and cherry. It is also very dry near the finish which is interesting. Worth grabbing a glass at the pub

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Photo of docoman
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Had this from tap at Bell's on 12/13 and it was OK... too strong of an alcohol taste... making it not the most pleasant to drink...

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Eccentric Cafe at Bell's in Kalamazoo MI.

the beer is black, with off-white creamy head. good head retention. espresso and black licorice in the aroma. similar flavors in the taste. roasty, licorice/anise notes are the most dominant flavor, but still moderate. thicker body, lower carbonation.

overall - good, but I'd still prefer their Expedition Stout.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours an opaque black, tight small tan head. The nose is more like a black ipa, slightly burnt malt with notes of licorice, sweet hop, citric and herbal, almost a touch tea like. The flavor is similar, more roasted malt and coffee with the strong hop presence in the second half. A touch less tea like and a bit more stout like than the nose with a full body, a hint oily, with nice carb.

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Photo of tectactoe
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the Eccentric cafe - I'm revamping notes from about 8 months ago, finally found what I did with them. Pours a pretty dense looking black color with only the slightest bit of dark brown coming alive at the very edges. The head was fine-bubbled, creamy, and showed nice retention and minimal lacing.

Powerful and characteristic aromas - roasted malts, so roasted they are nearly bittering, light coffee and sweet cocoa, a bit of charcoal. Hops are delicate but aggressive and noticeable; herbal and leafy, providing another nice bitterness attack.

Like the aroma, the flavor is heavy, dense, and thick. Black licorice and anise come out on the palate, though they weren't big on the nose. Burnt and roasted chocolate malts, dry espresso beans - the cocoa seems to be pretty subdued compared to the rest of the flavors.

Hops don't contribute much to the profile other than a slightly ashy bitterness. Light char notes are still there, but not quite enough to give it a campfire or smokey flavor. Nice clash of sweetness and bitterness, exactly what I like in my stouts. Thick body with low carbonation, silky and overall pretty smooth on the palate.

Hot damn, certainly a powerful stout. It's been a while since I had this one and I am trying to live vicariously through notes I took so many months ago. I'd like to have this one again when I visit Bell's next. But I do remember it being damn good. Better than Expedition? Not in my opinion. But I'd like to have this one again to be sure.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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Dagger Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 92.4% out of 100 with 66 ratings
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