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Bell's Batch 10000 - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

699 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 699
Reviews: 398
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.58%


Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

"Strong Brown Ale"

(Beer added by: Spica66 on 11-29-2010)
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Chincino

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a bottle of this beer as a mix-a-six at the Foodery in Philadelphia when I was there in December.

I just had this beer tonight and it poured a medium to dark brown with little off white head.

This beer is filled with rich aromas of sweetness-mailt, caramel, and toffee.

Medium-bodied, full of flavor. I would not say this is a session beer. Smooth and easy to drink.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 02:03:24 | More by Chincino
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12oz bottle of Bell's Batch 10,000. Thanks Regen for this one. Poured into an O'so snifter today, 2/6/2014.

App- Dark brown body, very similar to Batch 9,000. One finger brown head, better retention than 9000, no lacing

Smell- Smells quite oxidized but hard to get much of anything in the nose even as it warms. A bit of dark fruit, sherry.

Flavour- Very uninteresting and frankly, not good. Dark fruit, sherry mixed in with a sugary sweetness would normally sound good but the flavours here are so incredibly muted.

Mouthfeel- Thin-medium bodied, not particularly thick, ok carbonation, basically zero aftertaste

Overall- This was like drinking extremely watered down Batch 9,000. I don't think this is what Bell's intended, but this simply was just not very good at all.

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S- Prunes and figs right up front, that is followed by vanilla and bourbon. Strangely enough, fresh ripe strawberries too!

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Bell's Batch 10000 from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 699 ratings.