Bell's Batch 10000 - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
3.85/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured into a snifter. Got accepted to med school today, so time to celebrate!
4.5 A: Dark brown, but not super black like I was expecting from a 101 malt brew. One and a half fingers of light tan super dense creamy head. Good retention and plenty of lacing.
4.0 S: There's a lot of stuff going on, but surprisingly most of the components are subtle. Everytime I take another sniff, I pick up completely different things. Roasted barley, smoke, layers of caramel, toffee, chocolate, anise, nuts, and black currants. Hops are floral and citrusy with orange, pineapple, grapefruit, mango. There might be some coconut in there as well.
3.5 T: Taste is a bit less complex as many of the flavors seems to meld together. The main ones include roastiness, smoke, caramel, toffee, and anise. Secondarily, I get figs, raisin, tobacco, rum, chocolate, molasses, and coconut. Hops offer more of what's in the nose. Moderate bitterness, sticky hoppiness, orange, grapefruit, pine, pineapple. Alcohol is well hidden.
4.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Very good creaminess. Mouth puckering hoppiness on finish.
4.0 D: Surprisingly, it is already pretty mellow. Not overly flavorful, but stout enough to be interesting (think fresh Third Coast). None of the flavors dominate, which may be good or bad (I don't know). Once the hops die out, I imagine the malts will appear to be more robust. I think this will turn into something pretty good a few years down the road. I might have to get another case in case I'm right.
Serving type: bottle
12-18-2010 03:18:16 | More by DavoleBomb
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 11/17/2010. Pours very hazy/cloudy nearly opaque dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, prune, fig, citrus zest, caramel, molasses, toast, brown sugar, chocolate, light roast, brown bread, herbal, floral, grass, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, citrus/earthy hops, and fruity yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, prune, fig, citrus zest, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, brown bread, herbal, floral, grass, pine, and toast/grassy earthiness. Fair amount pine/herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, prune, fig, citrus zest, caramel, toast, toffee, chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, brown bread, brown sugar, herbal, floral, grass, pine, and toast/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt, citrus/earthy hops, and fruity yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and fairly bready/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent strong ale. All around great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, citrus/earthy hops, and yeast ester fruitiness; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 03:09:34 | More by superspak
4.05/5 rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter
A- A dark brown/black with a two finger little tan head.
S- Figs, dark fruits, creamy chocolate, hint of coffee, very enjoyable.
T- Dark fruits, charred coffee in the finish, some cherries, hints of dark chocolate.
M- Smooth, full body.
O- Enjoyable and fairly complex. Would have like to try it fresh, but I feel that it is drinking well right now.
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2014 21:24:25 | More by larryi86
Bell's Batch 10000 from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 714 ratings.