Bell's Susie's Sweet Stout

Bell's Susie's Sweet Stout

Rated 3.108 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Bell's Brewery Incorporated

Galesburg, MI, United States

Style:  Milk Stout

5.6% Alcohol by Volume

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A ray of sunlight on a brisk autumnal afternoon. Sweeter and lighter than our other big stouts. Milk sugar added at conditioning brings sweetness to the otherwise dark malt flavor.

ID: 9158 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank33047
Overall Percentile38.2
Style Rank300 of 345
Style Percentile13
Lowest Score2.3
Highest Score3.8
Average Score3.144
Weighted Score3.108
Standard Deviation0.407

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  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.0 16 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    I don't really know who to thank for receiving this beer, but thanks. Aroma was sweet like a cheap sweet sherry, slightly raisiny, some dark chocolate, subtle undertone of coffee with cream. Appearance had a light black body with rootbeer brown edges. I tried to get a head to form but it just didn't want to . Mouthfeel was thin. Flavor is roasty, some chocoate, a touch of cream. Fairly blah. Nothing horrible, but nothing to run out and get again (since it's retired, I guess that's it).

  • BFELDMANN 1056 reviews
    rated 3.2 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Poured a very dark brown with thin head. Aroma was raisins cocoa and brandy. Flavor was much the same some roast and a sour finish that i am not sure was supposed to be there. Mouthfeel was thin. Although not bad, still not one of my favs from Bells

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 3.3 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Bottle courtesy nolankowal via trade. The pour and appearance is typical, although the usual slow developing generous head isn't quite there. The aroma was sweet brandy type aromas, raisins, cocoa and chocolate, slight roast. The flavor is sweet raisins, lightly bittered cocoa, roast, sweet milk chocolate, finishing with a sour punch, definitely a beer that has turned (w/o strong oxidation in this bottle, though), yet still quite interesting and tasty (only if you can dig JP and RR brews too, particularly reminiscent of the Madrugada). Dead on independent assessment led me to the exact same statement as my gifter below, nolankowal, quite foreign stout like about now. The mouthfeel is acidic and medium bodied, weak carbonation. Thanks for the opportunity on this one, John, clearly not what the brewer intended, yet oddly not bad in my opinon.

  • E 2218 reviews
    rated 3.2 18 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Poured a dark brown color with a thin, tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malt, and dried fruits. Taste of chocolate, roast, light lactose, with some cherries, and some faint smoke in the background as well.

  • ARACAUNA 2100 reviews
    rated 3.8 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Nice opaque balck with sluggish dark head about the color of chocolate milk. Fades fairly quickly. The aroma is still roasty like the others so far, but more chocolate is present in the this one than the other November Stouts. There"s also something that reminds me of charcoal. The flavor is actually subdued after the aroma, almost no bitterness, little of the roastiness. Ends with a short, sour finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and airy almost like you don"t have a full sip in your mouth. This would be a much better beer if the sourness were gone.

  • HERBJONES 522 reviews
    rated 3.4 18 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 8

    Aroma of dark roasted coffee. First sip reveals a sourness. Get past the sourness and you have a very light body for such a dark brew. Definately sweeter than the other offerings from Bells.

  • JOHNC 1186 reviews
    rated 2.3 18 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 6

    Even though it''s labelled as a sweet stout, I was quite surprised at the lactic taste it left on my tongue. It poured nearly black, w/ no head. It''s a nice stout, but nothing spectacular.

  • VAC 2186 reviews
    rated 2.9 19 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 6

    The stout pours with a black body topped by a thin head with some lacing. The aroma is slightl sweet, roasty and malty with notes of licorice and a hint of chocolate. The flavor is, ugh, what happened there? The flavor is slightly sweet yet sour, roasty and malty with an odd note. Not what I would consider a good stout. Meidum to full bodied and smooth.

  • IRONHELM 169 reviews
    rated 3.2 20 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    Very dark color,almost no head,slightly sweet chocolate aroma. Taste was also slightly sweet chocolate with an odd finish I could'nt identify. This beer was too thin and weak tasting. $11 a 6 pack. It should bow to the mighty Mackeson XXX.

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