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

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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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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to ClockworkOrange for sharing this. 12oz bottle into a snifter. The brew appears a dark brown color a bit fudgy looking in the glass with lighter brown and reddish hints around the edges. A cap never really forms across the top but a light ring of big bubble formation collects around the edge of the glass.

The aroma is dark and raisony with a fruity alcohol edge blended into chocolate. A light amount of oxidation is present giving this a pleasant depth and by no means distracting. The complexity of dark fruit character gets increasingly enjoyable as the brew warms up.

The taste still has plenty of booziness but it integrates well with the rest of the profile. Maltiness of chocolate blends into raisiny alcohol esters that are minorly fusel. Some herbal earthy bitterness is there to contrast. Like the nose, there is a soft oxidative aspect deepening the complexity of the brew.

This is a medium to fuller bodied brew with a sticky feel to it that while it retains some residual sweetness is not cloying or overly sweet at all. In a time when high octane brews are all the rage, I tip my hat to bells for producing a great brew with balance as complexity that has aged like a champ. For 12% abv, you know its there but it is well integrated and more mellow than some other offeringd at much lower abv percentages.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 14:48:52 | More by stakem
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Thanks to Dan for sharing this bottle.

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Smell is really sweet, vanilla, cherry, milk chocolate, licorice, molasses. Definitely smells oxidized, but nice.

Taste is licorice, slight bitterness, chocolate, molasses, oxidation.

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Bell's Batch 7000 from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.