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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

729 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 729
Reviews: 401
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.58%
Wants: 59
Gots: 348 | 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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2.38/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle of Bell's Batch 10,000. Thanks Regen for this one. Poured into an O'so snifter today, 2/6/2014.

App- Dark brown body, very similar to Batch 9,000. One finger brown head, better retention than 9000, no lacing

Smell- Smells quite oxidized but hard to get much of anything in the nose even as it warms. A bit of dark fruit, sherry.

Flavour- Very uninteresting and frankly, not good. Dark fruit, sherry mixed in with a sugary sweetness would normally sound good but the flavours here are so incredibly muted.

Mouthfeel- Thin-medium bodied, not particularly thick, ok carbonation, basically zero aftertaste

Overall- This was like drinking extremely watered down Batch 9,000. I don't think this is what Bell's intended, but this simply was just not very good at all.

Stevedore, Feb 07, 2014
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pretty dark roasty coffee, translucent. Thin lacing with little head.

S- Charred dark fruits, fig, hay, bing cherries.

T- Tastes like liquid tobacco if that makes sense. Nothing special here. Probably pretty standard for a dark ale, which is why I don't seek them out.

M- Pretty thin, but normal for the style. I am used to RIS, so I am spoiled on the M

O- Pretty well done. I have not had a bad beer from Bells.

gueuzedreg, Jan 21, 2014
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Bell's Batch 10000 from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 729 ratings.