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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

744 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 744
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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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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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.

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Bell's Batch 10000 from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 744 ratings.