Bell’s Uranus – The Magician
Bell’s Uranus – The Magician is an American Black Ale/IPA, 9.5% ABV. The sixth beer to be released in the Planet Series.
The look of this is a lovely black with a good tan head, but I really love the aroma of this Black IPA. Not a ton of roasted or charred type malt, maybe a little smokiness. I am getting a lot of sweet tropical fruit and citrus aroma, pineapple is standing out to me. The taste starts with a good bit of that fruity sweetness but eventually a stout like roasted malt flavor takes over. Hints of licorice, a strong hop pine flavor, and some mild bitterness round out the taste. I’m getting just the slightest sting of the high ABV as the beer warms up a bit. The mouth-feel is pretty thick and creamy for the style, but I like it so it is hard to really complain about that.
This is drinking a lot more like hoppy stout is some ways to me. Mars was still my favorite in the Planet Series, but this is just beating out Saturn for number two on the list!