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

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very good

737 Ratings
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Ratings: 737
Reviews: 402
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.58%
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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4/5  rDev +4.4%

ffshore545, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

KAF, Jul 02, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 11/17/2010. Pours very hazy/cloudy nearly opaque dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, prune, fig, citrus zest, caramel, molasses, toast, brown sugar, chocolate, light roast, brown bread, herbal, floral, grass, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, citrus/earthy hops, and fruity yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, prune, fig, citrus zest, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, brown bread, herbal, floral, grass, pine, and toast/grassy earthiness. Fair amount pine/herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, prune, fig, citrus zest, caramel, toast, toffee, chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, brown bread, brown sugar, herbal, floral, grass, pine, and toast/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt, citrus/earthy hops, and fruity yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and fairly bready/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent strong ale. All around great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, citrus/earthy hops, and yeast ester fruitiness; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jun 29, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- A dark brown/black with a two finger little tan head.

S- Figs, dark fruits, creamy chocolate, hint of coffee, very enjoyable.

T- Dark fruits, charred coffee in the finish, some cherries, hints of dark chocolate.

M- Smooth, full body.

O- Enjoyable and fairly complex. Would have like to try it fresh, but I feel that it is drinking well right now.

larryi86, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

RKing44, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

HoppyBastard2, Jun 15, 2014
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arlingtonjoe, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

threedaggers, Jun 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

77apm, May 26, 2014
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PappyVans, May 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

FlussigkeitMut, May 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

brycevolk, Apr 29, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

beernads, Apr 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

ajb1050, Apr 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

ystazi, Apr 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

TriageStat, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

bcuz7, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

vande, Mar 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

oso, Mar 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

jaymo18, Feb 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Dactrius, Feb 07, 2014
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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
Bell's Batch 10000 from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 737 ratings.