Bell's Batch 7000 - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by BigAl723:
4.38/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I just pulled this out of my cellar. It has been there for two years and 11 months. Poured into my 20oz Tigers mug with the old school '84 Tigers' logo.
A: Just pitch black like dirty motor oil. In fact, it looks just like dirty motor oil. Zero light comes though. Huge aggressive looking head. Thick, dark brownish/black, and heavy. Normal pour, with a three and a half inch head. Truly a sight to see.
S: Dark molasses, dark bitter chocolate, dark fruits like raisins, and alcohol. It's real heavy smelling, like its bitter and dare I say, hoppy? Real nice aroma.
T: Dark and heavy are probably the best two words to describe my initial taste. Dark fruit and molasses. Very earthy and natural tasting. Mainly bitterness, heavy taste, and burnt sugars. Pleasant to say the least.
M: Heavy mouthfeel with decent carbonation. Being bitter and full flavored makes the mouthfeel that much heavier.
D: Well, you wouldn't want to drink a six pack. Well obviously, it's 12 percent but seriously. This is an intense brew, it's very drinkable and could sneak up on some people. Watch out...
Overall, I drank one of these three years ago when it first came out and I think the three years have done wonders. It smoothed it out a bit but don't be fooled, It's still just as intense. One outstanding Anniversary Batch from Mr. Bell.
Serving type: bottle
09-23-2009 20:39:05 | More by BigAl723
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3.85/5 rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Thanks to Dan for sharing this bottle.
Pours pitch black with no head. Looks like moderate thickness, maybe slightly on the thin side. Tiny bit of caramel coloring at the edges.
Smell is really sweet, vanilla, cherry, milk chocolate, licorice, molasses. Definitely smells oxidized, but nice.
Taste is licorice, slight bitterness, chocolate, molasses, oxidation.
Mouthfeel is medium thickness, very slight carbonation. Slick, slightly oil.
This beer is very sweet, but tasty. I can't help but think it's past its prime, however. Would have liked to try this fresh. At this point it is frankly a bit cloying, and difficult to drink more than 4-5 ounces.
Serving type: bottle
05-12-2013 18:09:47 | More by rodkin
Bell's Batch 7000 from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 347 ratings.