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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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3.65/5  rDev -4.7%

Texasfan549, Monday at 04:52 PM
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

kjkinsey, Nov 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

EuphonicHops, Nov 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

mrn1ceguy, Nov 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

geneseohawk, Oct 27, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev -13.3%

scratchplayer, Oct 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Kurmaraja, Oct 11, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +17%
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.

SportsandJorts, Oct 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

trxxpaxxs, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

HookemHoos, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

atrocity, Oct 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

chadwicktorres, Oct 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

OhioBobcat, Sep 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

yankeej13, Sep 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Getalegup, Sep 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

kwjd, Sep 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Aged several tears in poor conditions. The beer pours a tan and creamy head that dissipates quickly but leaves a lot of lacing. The beer itself is an opaque purplish black color with a little bit of brown. The beer has a strong malt smell that resembles gingerbread. Essentially, the smelly is very bready and sugary. Despite having been aged several years, the beer still retains some strong hop notes and some dark fruit notes. The fruit notes tend to revolve around figs and raisin. The hops are bitter. The beer taste is completely and utterly divine and much more richer and complex than the smell. The taste mainly consists of various malt notes and dark fruit notes. The malts come out with caramel, ginger bread, slightly toasty, and lightly roasted notes. The hop notes come off citrusy and a little bit grapefruitish. Given how long it's been aging, there also appears to be a slight alcohol feel. The mouthfeel is very smooth with decent carbonation that makes it even smoother. The beer clearly has a full, heavy body. Overall, a fantastic beer and one I am glad to have picked up when I had the opportunity. It's a shame this was only brewed once.

HattedClassic, Sep 08, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +8.4%

MarcWP, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

waddellc2, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Lehighace06, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

MikePettigrew, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Davepoolesque, Aug 07, 2014
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Bell's Batch 10000 from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 743 ratings.