Hell Hath No Fury Ale

  • Bell's Brewing Co., Kalamazoo, MI; 7.5% ABV

    Pours a deep brown-black, opaque, with a warm beige head that starts a half inch thick and falls to an eighth-inch thick. Aroma is fruity with some dark malt and hint of yeast. Moderately-full body and light carbonation bite make it smooth and velvety on the tongue. Some mellow, sweet plum up front with rich, dark malts. Notes of molasses and light roast. Has a dryish edge, bit of a sour tang, and a gentle bitterness that enhances drinkability. Flavours expand as it loses some chill. Leaves a note of cocoa and a faint hint of licorice in the lengthy finish. Difficult to categorize exactly; has some characteristics of an abbey dubbel, but in any case it’s very tasty. Fairly substantial beer as well.

    Might pair with crème brulee or cheesecake.

    alt

3 comments
  • Mark
    Mark You are lucky. I cannot get Bell's out here. Would love to try their full line.
    June 11, 2009
  • ibbjamin
    ibbjamin Yes, Bell's has a fantastic lineup of beers. Aren't they out of Kalamazoo, MI?

    If I remember correctly, there are a couple online retailers that sell Bell's, but I do not recall which ones. I usually stock on on Bell's when I go back to my hometo...  more
    June 12, 2009
  • ironarrow42
    ironarrow42 ibbjamin - you're right, they're based in Kalamazoo. I really need to make a pilgrimmage there one of these days!
    June 14, 2009