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Bells Batch 10000 Ale

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RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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The last in our Batch series is being packaged today and tomorrow. While we are excited to free up some brewing space for other creative projects, the end of the Batch series marks a major milestone for us, and is a little bittersweet being the end of an era. Batch 10,000 reflects our homebrewing roots and was inspired by the the last homebrew of the season. Our owner Larry Bell remembers going through his brewing supplies and making the last homebrew out of whatever malts and hops were left from his brewing months. With this being the motivation behind our last commemorative batch series beer, we combed through the catalogs of many malt and hop suppliers to source 100 different malts, grains, and other fermentables. This is balanced by the addition of 60 different hop varietals between the kettle and dry hopping. The resulting beer presents a deep, chocolate brown hue and offers roasted and caramel notes from the malts mixed with an assertive hop character. Feel free to drink it fresh, or vintage age it as you please. We lift our glass in appreciation to Bell’s drinkers who have helped us reach this moment in our brewery’s history. Cheers to you!


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2011
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty. Toasted and dark toffee malty. Sweet and slight herbal and solid bitter. Smooth and dark toasted malty. Bitter and dark roasted flavoured finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29172) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
Bottled. A dark red beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and alcohol. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, nuts, and alcohol, leading to a bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Pinball. Pours a clear orangey brown with a beige head. Sweet burned caramel, nuts and spicy hops. Solid body, sweet spicy caramel like in maple syrup, a little licorice allsorts and licorice and a hoppy but not all that bitter finish. Rather nice and sophisticated. 230511

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20589) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy orange brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, hops, dried fruits, cookies and pine needles. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops, cookies, liquorice and pine needles. Hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle. Thanks to Secret Santa! Rating #10,000. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty hoppy weak piney aroma with hints of caramel. Slightly roasted malty bitter hoppy weak piney flavor. Has a roasted malty bitter hoppy piney caramel finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2013
4th July 2011
Cloudy brown beer. Small pale tan head. Smooth soft palate. With 60 hops in this beer it is pretty malt led! Dark toffee, cream, molasses and a trace of marmite. Whispers of hop pine and fruit but it’s all about the malt here. Finishes with a mild carbonated bite and a mildly bitter aftertaste. Disappointing - a definite case of more is less here. Hebrew do this much better.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2011
Bottle at home ... dark brown ... thin tan head .... light roast ... light hop ... light pine nose ... ligth fizzz ... big woody toffee malts ... light hop spice ... big big pine ... odd but all told quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malt, raisins, light florals, and citrus. Flavor of roasted malt, raisins, smoke, some dark chocolate, and grass with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11353) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2010
12oz bottle, thanks nimbleprop; draft. Minimal beige head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, grapefruit, some bittersweet chocolate, light smoke. Medium-full body, light stickiness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2011
12oz bottle-pours a cascading to rocky light brown head that laces with brown/dark copper color. Aroma is sweet resin/citrus rind, medium/dark malt-cocoa. Taste is dark malt-roasty/ashy, alcohol, then resin. All with an overriding abrasiveness. As it warms, dark malt-cocoa/roasty/some molasses, sweet resin hops, some alcohol. (Taste goes from an initial 5 to an 8)


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