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Bell's Batch 9000 - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

830 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 830
Reviews: 527
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 13.47%
Wants: 82
Gots: 245 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

"Black, dense, and rich, this is a great ale for the cellar."

(Beer added by: alexgash on 01-29-2010)
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techfed87

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4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a seemingly good amount of head for being such a strong stout. Color is surprisingly tame, with shades of brown and even a somewhat translucency to the beer itself.

Smell is reminiscent of very bitter grapes, with an almost champagne like quality to it.

Taste is also very similar to a dry champagne; however much more carbonic in make up and feel. It has an almost gritty texture to it that grips the pallet and gives it a very clear, crisp immersion. That being said, mouthful is very pleasant, with the aftertaste leaving a satisfyingly bitter feel on the tongue.

This is a very drinkable beer, although I would almost want to put myself in a different frame of reference while drinking it. With the carbonation and its base flavors, this is more of a champagne stout than anything I've tried before. And that's not a bad thing, it's definitely an A beer, just perhaps not the type you were expecting it to be.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2010 03:55:42 | More by techfed87
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Bell's Batch 9000 from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 830 ratings.