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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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no score

(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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Reviews by silenius:
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silenius

Illinois

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

Pours a deep, deep chocolate brown with a beautiful frothy deep tan head. I don't see any light getting through this one.

Smell is a bittersweet combination of hops, espresso, dark chocolate, and toffee. All that has a spicy character with some significant fusel alcohol vapors stinging my eyes.

Taste is all over the board with licorice, strong espresso, chocolate, brown sugar, cinnamon, and cloves. Really wild and roasty.

Mouthfeel is creamy and drying at the same time. The roastiness really dries things out.

Highly drinkable and disappears way too fast.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2005 02:11:52 | More by silenius
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Iowa

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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New York

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Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.3%

08-21-2013 17:26:23 | More by trginter
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

08-12-2013 18:01:54 | More by Anonymous1
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California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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South Carolina

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Illinois

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Connecticut

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California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Missouri

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Missouri

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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rodkin

New York

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

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AlexFields

Tennessee

2.7/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Photekut for opening this at TN whales tasting, 3/16/2013.

Pours dark brown, hints of a coffee colored head but obviously a little low carb.

Nose has a touch of oxidation (this is a theme in a tasting with so many older bottles), brown sugar, raisins, vanilla, caramel.

Tastes like grass and paper, hints of cocoa and sugar too, this is obviously way past its prime.

Body is nice and full but low carb.

Clearly a shell of what it was, never tried it fresh but I imagine this would've been a great beer. In its current state it's not undrinkably bad, but not what I'd call good either.

5.1/10

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 17:24:43 | More by AlexFields
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Bell's Batch 7000 from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.