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

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
86
very good

755 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 755
Reviews: 403
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 58
Gots: 346 | FT: 14
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:
Beer added by: Spica66 on 11-29-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

"Strong Brown Ale"
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3.2/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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3.22/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.39/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Four years after bottling, the lacing was very impressive, and it was an overall good beer.

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3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.65/5  rDev -4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.32/5  rDev -13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2010... Drank in October 2014

Appearance: pours a leathery mahogany color with a small tannish head that almost refuses to go away and leaves some lacing behind. Completely opaque with cloudiness and sediment.

Smell: peat, caramel. toffee, slight roasted malt, molasses, scotch and more alcohol. certainly smells oxidized but that adds to the overall earthy leathery aspects.

Taste: opens with caramelized grains, sweet notes of molasses, toffee and maybe some chocolate. middle is full of earthiness, leatheriness, slightly smoky and peaty. the end comes in with alcohol in a quite scotch like form. some dark fruit notes hinting towards a sherry. has a slight earthy bitterness to it.

Mouthfeel: heavy, slick, earthy bitterness, leathery and chewy

Overall: Yes this beer is oxidized but that only plays into the good tastes of it. very complex and full of new flavors with every sip. I wish i knew what it was like fresh, but I am certainly glad I got to try it at all. Time has done well up to this point but I am not sure where it will go from here.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Bell's Batch 10000 from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 755 ratings.