blackflag321 (386) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour into tulip. I bought a six-pack and drank all but one when they were fresh. I just finished the last one and wish I had drank one fresh and saved the rest. Batch 10,000 is a smooth, flavorful, enjoyable delivery system for 12 ounces of 9.2% ABV.
mcberko (4809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a dark, dark reddish brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of treacle toffee, dark dried red fruits and molasses. Flavour of molasses, treacle toffee, and dark roasted malt. The sweetness becomes more pronounced the more you drink. Nevertheless, this is very rich and well-balanced between the sweetness and roasted notes. Quite complex and decadent, if a tad sweet.
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - AUG 9, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a snifter from a tap at the iTap House (Chesterfield) during their Bell’s Batch 10,000 Event for their 2 Year Anniversary Party.
Appearance- There was absolutely no head except a cream layer on top. Almost a pitch black color with a hint of the darkest brown you can find.
Smell- The aroma has definite roasted notes with a great amount of malt included.. Not sure what else I smell because of the strong alcohol present.
Taste- Roasted malts and almost a straight coffee or chocolate stout copy. Impressed with how strong the flavor is. Awesome!
Mouthfeel- Hits the palate with a whiskey/bourbon taste. Full Bodied and loving every minute of it.
Drinkability- Wonderful ale but not something I could have many of. It took almost an hour to finish the snifter of this Batch 10,000. I would recommend anyone to try it if available on tap.
5000 (5606) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Super dark caramel, burnt brownish, moderate to large frothy beige head, nice lacing.   Strong caramel like aroma with candied citrus peel undertones.   Bright up front, hoppy but not bitter.   Underlying candied citrus peel, with caramel malts.   I was expecting much more hop bitterness, thankful it’s not there.   Alcohol is well hidden.   Pithy backside.   Not as malty/heavy as I would have thought for this beer.   Decent, malty, with a candyish citrus and caramel flavor.   Not what I expected at all.   Thanks Kevin for the bottle!
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle: pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a clingy-lacing froth of beige head. Has a sweet toasty dark caramel and chocolate nose with a healthy amount of piny hops. Starts with good fullness and sweet dark malts with complex chocolate and dark fruits well balanced with a resiny hop flavor and bitterness. Finishes with lingering roasty bitterness. This has aged well.
RmmHronek (169) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brew is quite nice! Too bad you won’t really be able to find it. It’s similar to a Belgian strong... but a little more intricate. The is a nice malty character and some roasty bitterness and a subtle touch of smoke. There is some hop bitterness, it is definitely balanced but it is hard to pull it out any hoppy nuances from the ever unfolding malt complexity. It’s a bit boozy too, but that never bothered me. It’s not perfection in a glad, but it is pretty darn good!
Colt454life (1) - - JUL 10, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good stuff. Found one in Hilton Head, SC. Bartender made me feel like it was the last one on earth. Hype is ok..I like feeling good about drink a good beer. Bell’s has not failed me yet. EVERY beer i had from them has been an amazing xp. They need to have disrtro. in upstate NY.
IrishBoy (3686) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from lionsandbeer. Nose is roast, caramel, chocolate, with hints of vanilla and whiskey. Hazy cherry brown with a medium, heavy lacing, beige head. Flavor is bitterness, light contrasting sweetness, and lots of caramel with light cocoa. Finishes lightly bitter.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a very dark brown with a finger of frothy khaki colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some good lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of roasted chocolate and other dark malts with some dark fruits, brown sugar, caramel, pine and earthy hops, vanilla, and some booze.
T - Starts off with some roasted chocolate and other dark malts with some raisin, prune, and other dark fruits, molasses, and a bit of citrus hops. Through the middle, some pine hop comes through with a touch of bitterness, brown sugar, more caramel malts, and a touch of vanilla sweetness. The finish is a mix of dark caramel malts with some brown sugar, citrus hops, dark fruit, and some booze.
M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and slightly thick with a warming and sweet finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice complex malt profile with enough body and other flavors to balance out really nicely.
tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Via trade with Unclerudy. The aroma is roasty, chocolate, fruit, molasses. The appearance is dark brown, reddish hue, light tan head. The flavor is chcolate, molasses, light roast. The flavor is sweet upfront, unlike the aroma. The finish is roasty, sweet, pine needles. Thick in body, creamy mouthfeel. Nicely done. Thanks, Mike. I have to get myself a 6-pack of this stuff.