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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

743 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 743
Reviews: 402
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 60
Gots: 346 | FT: 15
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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5/5  rDev +30.5%

cynical1027, Feb 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

kkrez, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

FreshmanPour77, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

TheBandit1, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Goldfoot, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: A dark brown with a tan head
S: Very complex smell. There is a lot going on in this beer. There is a huge malt smell with lots of floral, piny, and citrus hops. I really like the smell the complexity.
T: The taste is huge. When I say huge it is like a brewing party in your mouth and you are not aloud in due to the party being over crowded. This beer is complex and big. Lots of malts, and hops. This beer is everywhere and I love it.
M: Silky mouthfeel
D: I really like this beer's drinkability. It is very complex and it keeps you trying to figure out what you are tasting. I am really curious how this beer is going to age in my cellar.

wrightro07, Feb 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

mychalg9, Dec 08, 2011
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sobeleg, Nov 15, 2011
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mtardiff, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

amstelcat, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

adrian21, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

deeesem, Dec 02, 2011
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ucis, Jan 17, 2012
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jmrybak, Aug 22, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I was lucky enough to grab a few of these. Tried one fresh but didn’t take notes.

At this point (1/13) Batch 10k pours a ruddy raisin looking amber-brown with a surprising amount of carbonation, enough for a nice foam topping which dissipates over the course of a few minutes. I’ve seen fresh beers with similar ABV that pour with a fraction of the life on this one.

I find the aroma real enjoyable—it has a complex mélange of stone fruits, raisins and dates, backed by an aged imperial stout-like mellow roast. I’m trying here, folks!

The flavor comes off with a thick plum-raisin-figgy taste. There’s a smoothing heat and a low roast whisper. It’s there but hidden, with an aftertaste that hangs around long after the sip. Basically, I think of it like a B+ Belgian-style quad, minus the overly “Belgian” notes, mixed with those RIS qualities. It’s a clever mix which works for me. Would love to try this barrel-aged but I’m happy with what I got right now.

elNopalero, Jan 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

MadScientist, Jan 11, 2013
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Demarais20, May 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

rjacobs6, Nov 15, 2011
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Bell's Batch 10000 from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 743 ratings.