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

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very good

758 Ratings
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Ratings: 758
Reviews: 404
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 57
Gots: 347 | FT: 16
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"
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Ratings: 758 | Reviews: 404
Photo of argock
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a clear nonic pint glass at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Dull sawdusty cedar with thin collar of big-bubbled off-white soapy-looking head with no real lacing.

S: Maltiness is pretty thick but seems muddied although chocolate, roasted malt, and rye come through with more sugary raisin. Hoppiness is evident as an orange and tobacco presence.

T: Falls a bit dull with the malts giving a light chocolate and raisin hint but really coming out a little on this side of cardboardy. Hops are pretty bright with orange, floral, and light earthy tobacco notes as well. Alcohol hits the back end with some spice.

M: Easy to drink due to the low carbonation overall but the heft has a really nice, silky feel.

D: Batch 10000 is a pretty good beer that doesn't really hold a candle to the last several Bell's even batch series.

Photo of steve8robin
3.26/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had Bell's Batch 9,000 back to back with this. 9,000 was a solid strong ale. Very good. Let's give this one a go. 12oz bottle...

A: Same as 9,000 a deep dark very dark ruby red with big 1+ inch tan head that fades very, very slowly. Good.

S: I get some citrus hops blended with some sugary malt upfront. Very different than 9,000. A lot more aggressive on the hops than 9,000. I get hints of caramel in the middle and faint raisin / chocolate on the backend. Ok.

T: My first thought, mild black IPA with a light smoked stout. I get a smoky bitterness upfront with some earthy citrus buried in the middle. Some vanilla on the backend. Not as good as 9,000 here IMO.

M: Medum body with a great carbonation. A bitter / dry finish. Good.

D: Good, but not as good as hoped.

All in all, 9,000 is much better than this. 10,000 is sort of a let down on the end of the series. 9,000 is more like a barleywine / old ale / strong ale whereas 10,000 is more of a Smoked IPA. Kind of strange flavors here. Definitely try if you enjoy the series, but otherwise, not worth your time.

Photo of CrellMoset
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Bells Tap Takeover at Beer Run, Charlottesville, VA. Served in a nonic.

Appearance: Arrives a dark though transparent amber sepia, with the difference between the surface and the rim of the glass suggesting an initial one finger or so of tan lace, though nothing remained by the time this one was delivered to the table. The surface lacing is consistent, at least, replenished by steady carbonation, and there sits atop the surface a bubbly, frothy collar of foam, though there's no lacing on the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Toasty malts dominate, relatively dry and inoffensive though relatively uncomplex. It's amazing that something made with so many different grains and malts can smell so straightforward. Hints of rye do begin to emerge as this one warms, but other than that it's just slight dark fruits (raisins), toffee, and spicy notes, suggesting cinnamon raisin toast at points, though that perhaps does it too much justice.

Taste: Rye is a little stronger here than in the nose, mingling well with spicy moderate to slightly-south-of-high hoppy bitterness, leafy tobacco notes, oranges (chocolate oranges), raisins, leather, and figs. The malt base is still largely toasty, though there are flashes of lighter roasts, toffee and molasses mainly. Faint alcohol brings up the rear, a little stronger than I'd like or that I think it should be at 9.2%.

Mouthfeel: Plenty of lift in this one, but the body has enough thickness and heft to it that the end result is bright, but not eruptive or distracting.

Drinkability: Lacking somewhat. As I expressed above, it seems that what's good for soup or a casserole or salad is good for beer: careful layering of a few intelligently selected and complimentary ingredients (even if they're not your favorite) can produce a result vastly superior to tossing the kitchen sink in to a brew kettle (or wok, or salad bowl, or whatever the case may be). I'm not a fan of syrupy thick sweetness or anise, but I preferred Batch 9000 (brewed with both brewer's licorice and molasses) to this one. As it stands, this one isn't a bad beer, but it is slightly unfortunate to see the "Batch X000" series - a series that brought such outstanding winners as Batch 6000 and Batch 7000 and less superior but still fantastic brews such as Batch 8000 - go out with a whimper, rather than bang.

Photo of KarlHungus
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a dark brown color. The head is one inch in height, light tan in color, and recedes slowly into a small cap of lacing. The aroma is of quite malty with a lot of caramel, and toffee. The taste is similar to the aroma, but with an alcohol presence that sticks out in a bad way. The mouthfeel is full bodied with low carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this beer doesn't impress my the way 7000, 8000, and 9000 did, but it isn't bad. Congratulations to Bell's for making it this far, and here's to 10000 more batches.

Photo of jwinship83
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i thought i had missed the boat on this, and the the liquor store guy sold me a couple of unclaimed (yet reserved) singles for around $3.30 each. drank out of my samuel adams perfect pint glass. im not going to lie...after reading about this and what went into it im expecting an overly sweet mess of a beer. ill try to review with an open mind.

A- this one pours out of the bottle a dark brown colored body that is hard to see through with a solid finger and a half of khaki colored head. the head lasts for a very long time and leaves behind a neat wall of lacing. very nice.

S- despite the very dark colored body, my initial whiff of this has me thinking hops. lots of citrus and pine here. some floral and grassy too. after that i do get some sweet caramel and toffee malts. a little bit of chocolate, and some coffee in the finish. very complex. im not sure my nose is doing this one justice.

T- the taste starts out with plenty of caramel and toffee malts. i think i taste a little bread in here too. in the middle theres some brief chocolate and coffee. after that it quickly moves onto the hops. lots of grapefruit and pine. the alcohol shows a little bit on the finish.

M- medium bodied, bordering on full. the carbonation is at the right level. there is a moderate warming from the alcohol.

D- this one exceeded my expectations. i assumed it was going to be very malt forward, hot, and an overly sweet mess. it wasnt. if anything, this is a hop forward beer. its in the right catch-all category of strong ale, as there isnt really a way to describe this. im curious to see how the cellar treats this one. using everything in the suppliers catalog is a fitting end to a series that has gone in so many different ways.

Photo of politiker
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a six pack of this beer on a lark. I've enjoy Bell's oberon and two hearted brews, and I hoped that this commemorative brew would be as enjoyable.

I enjoy the light sweetness from the caramel malt and the oaky bitterness on the back end of the palette. A few of my friends didn't enjoy the bittersweet combination, which is their loss.

Photo of BierFan
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Thick foamy khaki colored head. Dark red body, almost looks black in the glass. Great head retention and lacing.

Smell: Smoke, hops, alcohol, and licorice. Definitely some rich aromas at play.

Taste: It's like they blended one of their stronger flavored stouts with an IPA. Smokey, roasty, and some licorice at first. Piney and citric hops. Sweet dark chocolate.

I'm loving the hell out of this beer right now.

Photo of trevorjn06
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep brown/dark copper color with 2 fingers of tan head that slowly recedes and leaves lacing on the glass.

Aroma is grassy hops, roasted malts, brown sugar, hints of lemon and grapefruit, and some caramel.

Taste is hop bitterness, sweet grass, light roastiness, brown sugar, hints of clove and spice, caramel undertones and a hoppy finish with a nice bitterness and some floral hop flavors.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium/low carbonation.

Overall an intriguing beer with some unexpected twists as far as strength, hops and roastiness combined. I enjoyed drinking this.

Photo of DefenCorps
3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nothing quite like a drunken tick of a kitchen sink beer.

Very dark brown with a dense, light brown head that recedes to disk, leaving some nice lacework. The nose is pure kitchen sink, but in a good way. Rich, complex, caramel, brown sugar, coffee, and cocoa. Resiny hops are present as well, with citrus and pine sap.

The palate isn't as impressive. Quite a bit of hop character, there's pine and citrus peel with a moderate bitterness. The malt bill is complex and aspects of it actually work. The blend of cocoa, caramel and hops brings to mind a good Black IPA. However, this is, by design, poorly constructed. I've enjoyed kitchen sink beers in the past (like the Smuttynose Big A IPA 2009). The mid-palate is moderately fruity and a little leather, expressing the dichotomy I feel about this beer. The sweetness does clash with the hops, I'm not the biggest fan. Sweet and hoppy on the finish, there's a moderate resiny hop character on the finish. Medium in body with a finish with cocoa, burnt sugar and hops, this beer is lightly carbonated. Not particularly enjoyable, I think I'll pour out what's left and get back to drinking Hopslam.

Photo of bradleyp
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to Tastetester for the hook-up. Packaged on 11/16/10.

A: Super dark brown, almost black. Can't see through the glass at all. Nice lacing throughout the glass.

S: The malts and hops mix very well together. I could also smell some chocolate in the mix.

T: This beer taste like a total spice bomb. so many in here, I could not distinct all of them. Very hoppy, but the hop flavor seems to disappear right away.

M: Not a big fan of very hoppy beers.

D: I have one more of these, which I will def. drink, but i'll have to split it with someone else, since Bell's does not distribute to the west coast.

Photo of prg1976
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured a dark, dark brown...like a porter. off white head sticks to the glass and hangs around on top of the beer.

Smells of carmel and slightly of alcohol.

Taste is carmel, chocolatey bread.

Decent mouthfeel, nicely carbonated. Don't know if I could drink any more than one of these due to the bready taste. Otherwise, it's a solid strong ale.

Photo of SurlyMe
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into snifter

A - Pours a deep translucent brown with slight light penetration once in the glass. An average speed pour yields a 1 finger light khaki colored head which thins down to a light cap leaving some spotty lacing as you drink.

S - Reminiscent of some bourbon barrel aged beers I have had recently; light chocolate, carmamel and vanilla notes, roasted malt scent, tiny bit of booze (more as it warms). Scents of smoke also come through as the beer warms.

T - Very interesting, not what I was expecting. The first thing I noticed was an abundance of smoke. The smoke flavor gives way to some spice, caramel/nut, and roasted maltiness. Some sips have hits of citrus hops (orange/lemon) and other sips taste like an imperial stout. The finish consists of light vanilla, light chocolate, and a hint of coffee. Very nice complex taste but not too overpowering in any way.

M - Medium body, good carbonation level which releases the scents and flavors nicely, slightly dry finish

D - Not hard to drink but I don't think I'd want any more than a couple bottles/pints in one sitting.

Overall, this beer is definately worth experiencing, there's a lot going on here. It's fun just trying to figure it out.

Photo of JLeege
4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch 10,000 ~ The beer with 10,000 ingrediants.
Poured into a snifter.

Appearance- Pours brown with some ruby amber highlights. A creamy two finger head is produced with pretty good retention. Very nice lace is left behind.

Smell- Hops are dominating the nose, mostly citrus, with some underlying sweet brown sugar and caramel malt.

Taste- Creamy malts are the first things noticed. Notes of caramel again. Chocolate and some light roasty coffee flavors along with some smoke. Even picking up a light wheaty twang. The hops shine on the finish. Not as much citrus as the nose would suggest, but they have more of an earthy and pine feel to them. The lingering taste is nice blend of dark chocolate and light hopping.

Mouthfeel- creamy and smooth, though I was expecting this to be a bit thicker and more sticky. Abv's go unnoticed. So no complaints here.

Overall- For a beer with so much shit (delicous hops/malts/random fermentables) in it, this comes together very nicely. Every sip is like a new adventure, but it works. I am very impressed, time to stock up if I can still find some more!

Photo of Pellinore1
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep mahogany, producing just a bit of light brown head. This slowly fades to some nice lacing.

There is an interesting balance of malt and hops in the nose. I seem to pick up a bit of citrus and pine, but also some bread, raisin, caramel, and a hint of roastiness.

As with the smell, a bit of hops comes through at first, but then is overcome by a swirl of malts. Deep, bitter roastiness is the dominant flavor, with dark fruit, and bitter chocolate coming through as well.

This beer is smooth, with some nice carbonation.

The drinkability is somewhat hampered by the intensity of flavor and hints of booziness.

At this point, this is another one of those "I'm glad I tried it, but..." beers. It's not bad, but seems a little messy overall, like it doesn't really know what it wants to be. I'll sit on the rest of my bottles for a while, and see what some age does to it.

Photo of damndirtyape
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle (Batch 10000 of course) poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Slow pour to ensure little sediment came along yielded a very dark red to black beer when held up to the light. The color could be described as a dark ruby red or maybe a dark garnet color. Due to the slow pour the head was just a thin tan head initially, but as I drank it down, the head actually grew a bit at the edges and got much thicker. Lacing was in sheets, think fine strands, and tiny islands.

Smell: Toasted malts, some caramel/toffee like sweetness and maybe just a hint of complex citrus hops (lemon and orange mostly) at the end. With a good swirl of the glass the hops come out more - definitely lemon and orange with some piney hop smells thrown in there. Quite complex to the point that nothing really stands out, but it's all in there, just muted a bit.

Taste: Equally complex in taste as it was in smell. Roasted malts are the front followed quickly with some hints of bitter coffee-like flavors which then move quickly into an end which is part sweeter malt and part citrus hop. There are sips that remind me of a Russian Imperial Stout, and others that remind me of a malty American India Pale Ale. As it warms up the bitter coffee-like taste starts to dominate the other flavors making it harder to tease out everything that is in this beer. I can tell more flavors are trying to come out as the beer warms up, but I can't find them over that bitterness. Enjoyable, just a lot going on here. Alcohol taste is very well hidden. Every now and then I think I get a hint of it.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation along with a thick and creamy mouthfeel. Very well done balance between the two I think.

Drinkability: Despite my comment about the alcohol being well hidden in the taste, I could start to feel it coming on about halfway through the glass, despite slow sipping and having this with a hearty meal (Swedish meatballs and mashed potatoes). This is definitely just a sipping beer, and one is more than enough. While the taste is definitely interesting and enjoyable, I think this beer could be described as too much in one glass. There is mastery in what Bell's does, but I think you'd have to be a tasting expert to get it all out of here. All that being said I enjoyed this one and wish Bell's another 10000 batches!

Photo of BeerLover99
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: deep chestnut brown, hue of crimson. big fluffy oatmeal 2 finger head, spectacular lacing exhibition.

S: smoked, malt, grain, earthy pine.

T: What a feast of insane flavors! I love it. it's like a wee heavy, porter, strong ale, and mild brown ale. smoke, then bread, and then finishes off with a hint of bitter.

M: med/heavy body, slightly chewy, solid carbonation.

D: WOW! Of course with this being a limited (one time release) kind of difficult to get a ton of these. I was initially nervous that all the flavors would be an assault on the senses, but it seems to work. Careful, this IS a sipper.

Photo of sprucetip
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Notes from my second go at this one.

Active, chestnut brown, decent clarity revealed by back light, a finger of tan head, some retention and spotty lacing.

Woody, fruity, and floral with some mild roast. Lots of subtle inputs that are hard to put a finger on. Maybe the 100 malts and hops, or whatever the count was, have something to do with this?

Light hop bitterness lies underneath throughout. Malty sweet and woody with floral and fruity hops. Fairly complex and smooth. Very unique.

Plenty of carbonation, rich medium/full body, medium viscosity, and just a touch of bitterness in the finish.

Very original and enjoyable. Could been really sloppy, but to me, it comes together well. I find it smooth, flavorful and balanced.

Photo of Erish
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this 12 oz. bottle into a large wine glass.

A: dark raisin color, an aggressive pour produced a nice espresso foam-colored head, the cap fades away to a few splotchy remnants, and the lacing is excellent.

S: toasted oak/vanilla, a smoky/burnt note, some farmer's cheese aroma, coffee, toffee, caramel, a bright citrus note floats on top, dark fruit sweetness, earthiness, the hops are alternately floral, piny, and herbal.

T: smokey/burnt wood, burnt caramel, vanilla up front, the middle is boozy, with some honey, fruit, and citrus, the finish is very woody, spicy, grassy, and smoky.

M: medium-bodied, silky, low carbonation, drying.

D: A solid effort, though I am finicky when it comes to overly smoky beers. This one was good, but it didn't wow me.

Photo of Chaney
2.94/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a dark, dark, dark, dark red (maybe reddish-brown)? Yep.... that was the color. When I held it up to the light, I got a bit of ruby around the edges, as if there was a giant Tootsie Roll dropped into a vat of acidic red sludge. The beige head was about one finger and clung to the glass like a bastard.

S: Hmmmm... I smelled rust first, follow by booze, then came the dark fruit such as raisons, dates, and figs. I got more than a hint of chocolate on the finish.

T: What the hell was the brew supposed to be anyway? Booze galore, with tons of unsweetened baker's chocolate style bitterness. Usually I like the sort of aspriny quality in a beer and think it adds to its refreshing nature... it didn't work here though. The finish was very dry due to the rubbing alcohol.

M: The lacing was ridiculous and the bitterness transcended the adjective. The sweetness was cut down to size by the alcohol, which wasn't saying much.

D: What happened? I loved Batch 9000! I bought a sixer of this stuff so I have five left... now what?

Photo of hardy008
2.73/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Dark brown with raisin highlights. An aggressive pour gives a 2 finger tan head with decent retention and spotty lacing. The aroma is all over the place. It has Sweet malts, pine hops, earthiness, and dark fruit.

The taste reveals some of what is in the aroma, and a few new flavors also. Sweet malt, bitter grapefruit, pine hops, roasted malt, anise, earthiness, alcohol, and some dark fruit. No one or two ingredients really take control of this beer. It is all over the place, and is disappointing.

Medium bodied, low carbonation, and surprisingly smooth. This was an interesting idea, but not as well executed as I would have expected from Bell's.

Photo of tavernjef
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep dark brown pour settling nearly black in the glass. Pretty much as black as brown can get without actully being black. A finger high frothy foam of dark beige lifts briefly before fading to a skinny skimming and some thin stringy and flecked about lacing.

Indecipherable aroma that has a complexing tang that seems roasty and nutty with a blackened core of scorched citrus peels. Some tannin merges lightly with a wamrth of ethonalic noting as it sits while losing a bit of its tang and becoming more like a big Brown ale.

Taste has a unique complexity to it. Lots of little things going on in here. Has a slight black and burnt, roasted center. Tends to surround itself with citric-like nuances of lemon and bright orange while keeping an interesting old coffee delay late dusted with cocoa. The flavors are of a good portion, nothing huge here. Just a delicate array of fun tangy roast and mixing nutty tones with citrus and some bits of earthy spice.

Solid medium body, semi soft, leans pretty well to the tangy side of things with a solid spicing of burntness. Creamy, lofty, slightly drying cocoa finish with a late turn into a burnt residue of blackened malt.

Its no 6000 or 9000, but it's quite good and super drinkable. Perhaps not quite worth the price tag, but this should age well. I think its changed already from last month when I first tried it to now. So 'ill keep some around and try it out from time to time to see what Larry was really up to with this one. Happy 10,000 Bell's!

Photo of birderbeerer
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a three finger, off-white head. Lace stuck on the glass.

Smells of hops. Fruity and big hops. That's all I'm getting.

First taste is all hops but then a big malty follow through. Each sip brings slight variations on the flavor. Very hop forward, followed by malt sweetness and roast and finished with a sticky remnant of hop flavor.

Very interesting. IPA, brown ale, stout, IPA. Kind of doesn't know what it is, which might take away from the beer for some. It's a fun beer to drink because each sip is a little different from the one before.

Drinks easy but it is filling by the end. Very smooth. Seems like it would be rich but for the hops. Very good and unique beer.

Photo of bashiba
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep dark brown with a light off white head and a long lasting soap ring.

The smell is very hoppy and citrusy with nice bready malts sneaking through.

The flavor follows the smell nicely with big bready malts and fresh strong citrus hops, almost like drinking an imperial amber ale. Balanced and full flavored.

The mouthfeel is nice with good carbonation and a solid body to it.

Very drinkable, maybe the most drinkable I have had of the Batch series, but also sort of a let down as my expectations for this beer are so high based on some of the previous editions. Still good none the less.

Photo of Blakaeris
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown with ruby highlights and a crisp off-white head and globs of sticky lacing.

Aroma is grainy, malty base with mild fruit notes. Lightly nutty and earthy. Then a good bit of resinous citrus hop and brandy-like alcohol warmth.

Taste is far more mild than the intense nose lead me to expect. Chewy caramel malt, and hints of brown sugar up front. Good bit of woody, cedar dryness and a hint of nut. Then the earthy bitterness takes over. Finishes smooth and mild with a light fruit quality and lingering alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium-full.

A very flavorful and surprisingly balanced brew. Very easy to drink considering the high ABV.

Photo of johnkale
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into stemless wine glass (Packers themed)

A - dark, murky brown, generous two finger head to start, very creamy, tan in color, really nice lacing on this one

S - stone fruit, caramel, and bittersweet chocolate predominate, slight breadiness, and toffee notes, some floral/pine hops also show up

T - chocolate, dark dark malt, plum, caramel and brown sugar too. a hint of anise, some nice hop bitterness in the finish. NFLMVP said this was hot, booze is noticeable but considering all the barrel aged beers I've been drinking, seems pretty minimal

M - seems just a tad watery, considering the ABV was hoping for something just a little thicker

D - goes down pretty smooth but still boozy, still filling

Was this worth the price? Probably not. Was it good, yes, and the last four will stick around for a while, so we'll see what some aging will do for it.

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