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Bell's Batch 7000 - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
95
world-class

346 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 346
Reviews: 293
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 148
Gots: 22 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Wildman on 10-07-2005)
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GClarkage

California

4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12/31/08- Purchased through Archers Liquors in Chicago, ILL.

Presentation- Pretty sure it's a 2006 release, with a small code on the back label. 12oz bottle poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Deep black in pour. Thick and viscous looking. Chocolate brown colored 1/2 inch head with some small patches and spotty lace left behind.

Smell- Wonderful strong smelling aroma of bittersweet chocolate, heavy roasted malt, dark fruits and a slight whiff of coffee. Barley any alcohol noticed.

Taste- One of the sweeter stouts I have had, but also mixed well with a sharp grapefruit rind like flavor. Mixture of dark and bittersweet chocolate flavors and a mid range roasted malted flavor. Some sweet bready flavors as well. Finally, plums and dates come out and play that have been soaked in some kind of booze...

Mouthfeel- Medium carbonation level. Thick, chewy and quite sticky..heavy mouthfeel for sure. Lingering chocolate dipped grapefruit flavor.

Drinkability- Quite a lovely Double Stout. A bit more smoother and maybe a touch less hops and you would have about a perfect beer. Melds well and certainly keep your attention and draws you in for more.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2009 16:20:45 | More by GClarkage
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Bell's Batch 7000 from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.