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Bell's Batch 9000 | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Black, dense, and rich, this is a great ale for the cellar."

Added by alexgash on 01-29-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
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Reviews:
539
Ratings:
912
pDev:
13.15%
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a nice deep dark mahogony with some bright ruby highlights. The head was super thick and foamy dark brown with tons of lacing.

The smell was great, very sweet and bready, with a bit of anise , Brown Sugar, Dark Berries and molasses.

I love the flavor, reminds me a bit of dark lord in the level of complexity, its all here, big dark fruits, anise, molasses, burnt roasted malts, nice hints of smoke and peat, sweet doses of alcohol. Amazing!

The mouthfeel is super smooth and creamy, a bit thick as well.

Flawless, the best beer I have had in 2010. To bad its so hard to come by.

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

Cellar kept since purchase by me.

L: Very dark, black slight red tint, slight brown around edges.
S: Heavy cherry and dark chocolate upfront, molasses, Carmel, flirty notes
T: Instant taste of tart cherry and chocolate notes followed by coffee and finished with more tartness, slight bitter on the end.
M: Mouth feel heavy no alcohol notes, silky, very coating of the mouth.
O: Held up super well aging this long!!!! Fresh the beer was over powering, glad I aged it!!! One of the best beers I've had in a long time! Wish I had more!

Note: 2010 vintage

Serving type: bells tulip glass

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Bell's Batch 9000 from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 912 ratings
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