Bell's Batch 7000 - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by OldFrothingSlosh:
4.68/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
12oz. bottle. Flashy "7000" on the label.
A: After letting this one sit for about 20 minutes, there's a hearty "pfft!" heard upon popping the top off. Wisps of gray "smoke" drift from the mouth of the bottle. Poured into my Samichlaus glass, I see that this beer is almost reluctant to leave the bottle. Very thick. Very dark. Almost inky darkness, save for hints of ruby at the edges. Cappucino-colored froth atop the beer. Some lacing of the glass.
S: Stupendous. Chocolate, hot fudge, caramel, cocoa powder, toffee, boozy port, and some "char". Hefty. Thick.
T: Initially, like a crushed hop-encrusted chocolate bar. Massive levels of rich chocolatey goodness innudate the palate. Many of the smells translate into the flavor...fudge, toffee, and the "char" again. Towards the end, the bitterness creeps in. Not overbearing; more like a bitter chocoate flavor. ABV flares up at the end, along with a powdery and long-lasting finish.
M/D: Only knock is that I'd have preferred a larger and chewier mouthfeel. It's big, but it could be bigger. Perfectly carbonated. As it got closer to room temperature, the aromas became more distinct and pronounced. The perfect sipper for the 2-hour "24" season finale.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2006 01:00:39 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
More User Reviews:
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.