Bell's Batch 7,000 Ale (A Commemorative Brew) | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Bell's Batch 7,000 Ale (A Commemorative Brew)Bell's Batch 7,000 Ale (A Commemorative Brew)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Wildman on 10-07-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
358
Reviews:
296
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
11.24%
 
 
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152
Gots:
27
For Trade:
2
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3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Dan for sharing this bottle.

Pours pitch black with no head. Looks like moderate thickness, maybe slightly on the thin side. Tiny bit of caramel coloring at the edges.

Smell is really sweet, vanilla, cherry, milk chocolate, licorice, molasses. Definitely smells oxidized, but nice.

Taste is licorice, slight bitterness, chocolate, molasses, oxidation.

Mouthfeel is medium thickness, very slight carbonation. Slick, slightly oil.

This beer is very sweet, but tasty. I can't help but think it's past its prime, however. Would have liked to try this fresh. At this point it is frankly a bit cloying, and difficult to drink more than 4-5 ounces.

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2.74/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Photekut for opening this at TN whales tasting, 3/16/2013.

Pours dark brown, hints of a coffee colored head but obviously a little low carb.

Nose has a touch of oxidation (this is a theme in a tasting with so many older bottles), brown sugar, raisins, vanilla, caramel.

Tastes like grass and paper, hints of cocoa and sugar too, this is obviously way past its prime.

Body is nice and full but low carb.

Clearly a shell of what it was, never tried it fresh but I imagine this would've been a great beer. In its current state it's not undrinkably bad, but not what I'd call good either.

5.1/10

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this beer from my buddy Robert (T0rin0) for shipping some beers to him recently. Thanks for this beer Robert!

Poured in my small Struise glass this beer looks absolutely perfect. Deepdeepdark fluid with a supernice head. Lacing is superb in this glass. Smell of boozyness and roasted coffee and very dark chocolate.

Taste with some light bitterness. Very good mouthfeel.

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Bell's Batch 7,000 Ale (A Commemorative Brew) from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.27 out of 5 based on 358 ratings.
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