Bell’s Hell Hath No Fury

Posted: January 7, 2016 in Bell's Brewery, Dubbel, Reviews

I picked this one up mostly because I knew absolutely nothing about it and I liked the name of the beer. It’s from a brewery that I can get a little more easily now that I live so close to Pennsylvania. Let’s see how it fared.


ABV: 7.7%

Style: Dubbel

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Originally conceived along the lines of a Belgian Dubbel, Hell Hath No Fury… Ale morphed during development into something entirely different. Brewed with Belgian abbey-style yeast, Hell Hath No Fury … Ale is more akin to a roasty stout, offering warm, roasted notes of coffee & dark chocolate with fruity & clove-like aromas.”

Random: When I was typing up this review, a tv show I was watching mentioned “hell hath no fury.” It was an interesting coincidence.

This beer poured with a half a finger of tan head. It took awhile to dissipate, but left no lacing on the glass. It left a crown on top of the body, which was a very dark brown. I couldn’t tell if it was cloudy, because it was so dark, but I could make out what appeared to be high carbonation. The nose was fragrant with dark, roasted malts and coffee. Some chocolate was in there with smoke too. It smelled more like a stout than a dubbel. The taste had a lot of the same notes as the aroma. It had the same roasted malts, milk chocolate and coffee. It had some bitterness as well with nutmeg and clove. Breadiness from the yeast came through too. The body was on the thick side with moderate carbonation. The finish was lengthy with spice and roasted malts. A bottle of this was $2.58 ($.22 per ounce). I enjoyed this beer, but it wasn’t like the typical dubbel. The smoke and roasted malts overwhelmed the spice notes.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0


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