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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

716 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 716
Reviews: 400
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 56
Gots: 348 | FT: 16
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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legalpete19340

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured deep black-brown with a full two fingers of dark nut brown fizzy head. Head diminished to respectable skim within a few minutes.

S: This thing is a farmhouse: I get hints of smoke, hay, wet barley, earth and an undertone of sweet maltiness. Leather coming out now.

T: A little bitter upfront, more than expected. Strong sweet earthy malts are upfront with burnt butterscotch and sugar. The mid swig is is caramel and roasted malt. Ends with more bitterness and the persistent undertone of alcohol lingers with a pleasant burn. Somewhere in near the end is a bit of sour sweet. Almost soy sauce. This thing must be well hopped because it has a strong backbone against the malt and is very earthy.

M: Seems perfect to me for the beer. More than medium.

O: Very drinkable for a high octane beer. I have had it three times and the first and third were truly great. Good balance of everything a strong ale should be. I really torn on whether this is a good or great beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2011 17:10:33 | More by legalpete19340
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AScribjr

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a six pack at Joesph's Beverage center in Toledo, Oh. Thanks Matt. This beer was not as good as Batch 9000,but i did enjoys this beer as I do with all of Bell's beers. I was really excited abut getting this beer. But this beer left mr wondering What made up this beer. I poured into 20oz snifter glass With 1 inch head, That did not last long with no lacing. Being very cold in my area this beer seemed to fit. I'm going to are 3 for next year, letyou know how that turns out ...

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2010 22:08:41 | More by AScribjr
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Ungertaker

Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A- deep black with a 1/16" white head. Light penetration reveals a reddish brown hue. The head retains throughout and leaves a slow-receding lacing.

S- dark fruit, caramel, toasted raisin bread

T- Raisins and sugar cookies start it off. They quickly transition to a bitterness that is similar to coca nibs, along with a tobacco. A strong black licorice and a light alcohol burn finish this brew off.

M- The mouthfeel is light to medium. The carbonation level is above average.

O- This beer is starting to come around. The last time I had it (right after release), it was much less blended. I think more time will do this even better.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 03:23:36 | More by Ungertaker
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raznug

Ohio

4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It pours a dark brown color and is topped with 3/4" of dark tannish head that fades kind of like I expected it to.
Smell: t smells of roasted and chocolate notes and maybe hints of dark fruits. It is kind of sweet smelling, there is a small amount of alcohol burn to it.
Taste: Roasted malts and a nutty flavor dominate the taste of this beer but there is a brown sugar and dark fruit hints that help me really love this beer. No alcohol burn which was surprising.
Mouthfeel: This is a bit on the thick side kind of sweet but a slightly dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 18:38:12 | More by raznug
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mjtiernan

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

11-15-2011 04:57:28 | More by mjtiernan
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beerhan

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

09-14-2013 07:15:52 | More by beerhan
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mzeld

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

12-07-2012 04:01:17 | More by mzeld
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Pnell316

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

12-12-2013 21:12:54 | More by Pnell316
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radiofish

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-10-2013 04:39:12 | More by radiofish
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Very deep cherry mahogany with deep ruby hues. A slightly above average sized, creamy, frothy, beige colored head. Good retention finally settling into a nice creamy, smooth lace.

S - Really interesting aroma. Both malt and hops are strong. Roasted malt that is reminiscent of a stout with tobacco and coffee. Some earthiness as well. Hops also quite strong with floral, earthy, and pine hops being strongest. Really intriguing aroma.

T - Like the aroma, the flavor is very complex. Hops and malt both very strong with them trading off with what wins out. Brown, earthy, tobacco, and hints of coffee. Hops I think slightly over power the malts, especially mid sip. Earthy, piney, floral, and herbal hops quite strong as well. Pretty bitter with hops coming out well.

M - Medium body with a bit above average carbonation. Quite smooth.

D - Very strong beer but also very smooth at the same time. Alcohol is very well hidden. Wanted to keep drinking just to find more flavors.

Notes: Very interesting beer with the combination of malt and hops. I enjoyed this beers, especially given the massive diversity of malt and hops. Really excited to see how this ages. Great beer to drink with amazing diversity of flavors. Definitely could be better for a final batch, but a good showing.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2010 04:22:09 | More by FreshHawk
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WynnO

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

09-15-2012 22:48:11 | More by WynnO
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Buttermilk

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

12-14-2013 15:45:43 | More by Buttermilk
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closisinthehouse

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-28-2012 14:32:42 | More by closisinthehouse
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smonice

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

02-17-2013 16:52:21 | More by smonice
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kirbmeist

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

11-21-2012 05:48:24 | More by kirbmeist
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doowhat

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

09-18-2013 21:26:38 | More by doowhat
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

12-17-2012 14:16:19 | More by grahamboudreaux
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seplo

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

10-30-2012 18:33:00 | More by seplo
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strohme2

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-20-2013 01:13:14 | More by strohme2
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-28-2013 20:51:54 | More by DmanGTR
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miffsudd

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-21-2014 01:12:11 | More by miffsudd
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-14-2013 17:35:20 | More by BlissJunkie
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

10-21-2013 11:49:40 | More by coldmeat23
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sliks96

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

11-16-2012 02:24:18 | More by sliks96
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

11-18-2011 04:50:13 | More by jjheinrichs
Bell's Batch 10000 from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 716 ratings.