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

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

831 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 831
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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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours with a visibly thick viscosity. Almost like a thin syrup. Appears black in the glass, but there is a little brown around the edges. Forms a very small, very creamy dark tan head, but it has little retention. Some light lacing.

S: Aroma is interestingly different. It smells like someone burnt a raisin. Or a smoky port. Its mildly vinous, lots of dark dried fruit, like raisin or prunes, mildly sweet, and a touch of "burnt."

T: The taste matches the aroma in an an equally interesting way. The beer starts off with a moderate sweetness. Dried fruits, plums, prunes, with notes of leather. Port-like. But then the beer takes a drastic turn becoming much more malty and developing a slightly acrid burnt flavor. Not necessarily smoke, but "burnt." Heavily roasted malts, cocoa, and chicory. A hint of licorice or anise. It's decidedly drier.

M: Full bodied. Lower carbonation. Dry and chalky. Mild bitterness and what bitterness there is seems to be coming from the heavily roasted malts and not hops.

O: An interesting brew that I probably could've shared a 12 oz bottle with someone as I found the flavors to be odd and somewhat disjointed.

4.0, 3.75, 3.5, 3.75, 3.75

Serving type: bottle

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Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -19%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -25.2%

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Tennessee

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Minnesota

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Vermont

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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Minnesota

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Missouri

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Michigan

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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Bell's Batch 9000 from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 831 ratings.