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Bells Batch 3000 Ale

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Formerly brewed at Bells Brewery
Style: Stout
Galesburg, Michigan USA

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19659) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2004
Bottled, thanks Dr.Bill! Dark brown. Restrained malty nose. Caramelly and very malty with soft, velvetty texture. Toffee and salty bitterness in the finish. Well balanced and flavourful.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Bellís Batch
Date: 06/04/1998
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Vintage: 3000

dark ruby, rich warm malt flavor, hint of bitterness, long bitter finish
-------- /> Name: Bellís Batch
Date: 03/17/2007
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Vintage: 3000

dry chocolate aroma and flavor, only a hint of roastedness, light bitter finish, touch of caramel sweetness shows after a while, some oxidation is present but not near what youíd expect after all of these years,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Score: **4
-------- /> The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9225) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Clear brown pour, small head. Aroma consists of caramel, light chocolate, light oxidation and some light fruity notes too. Flavor is a bit roasty, light chocolate and some slight oxidation. But its held up remarkably well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Bottled. Poured medium-deeper brown with just a loose-bubbled beige ring for head. The aroma was slightly sour with chocolate and black patent malts leading.. touches of earth and definite degradation around.. still a sweet overall impression, and the oxidation didnít totally take over. The flavor found lightly sour, moderately-roasted black patent on the front, with bakerís chocolate joining across the middle.. darker fruit and light oxidation around.. finished with some dark roasty sourness and prickly, brighter broken down hops. Medium-bodied or a tad shy of that with more sourness than it probably once had.. quite a bit of roast.. this was probably better 9 years ago, but it somehow held up.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a thin, wispy ring of light tan head. Aroma of lightly sweet earthy, aged dark caramel malt with some mild dark fruitiness and light roast. Body starts with a sticky earthy dark caramel malty sweetness with lots of molten dark chocolate and slightly roasty bitter finish. Seems to have aged really well.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Thanks Brad for sending the bottle with Ryan for our little tasting, you are forgiven for not showing up now: Murky brown with floaties, some small fizzy bubbles and a light oily film. Man this smells like an old stout with oxidized hops, tobacco, dusty yeast, charcoal black patient malt, chocolate and hint of over-ripened plums. I LOVE IT, no really I DO!

The taste is still very roasty and a bit papery. Notes of anise and pomegranate, tobacco and leather, bittersweet bakers chocolate leads to a stunning alcoholic finish. The mouth feel is extremely dry and warming. WOW, a lovely expression of a well aged but still vibrant stout. My rating does not do this beer justice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Courtesy of Silphium.

Bottle: The aroma is a nice carbonation of chocolate, caramel, faint fruit, and a hint of alcohol. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate. The finish quickly turns to bittersweet chocolate with some oxidation and piney notes. Wish I could have tried this fresh for comparisons sake.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Hissed upon opening. Poured a slightly hazed deep chestnut color with a small creamy tan head. Mildly sweet malt with a medium amount of roast. Hint of raisins. The flavor is mildly fruity and sweet to start. Then quickly dries out with a moderately bitter dry finish. Medium bodied with a dull carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3338) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Thanks Jason. The beer pours to a really dark brown body with pretty much no head. The aroma is similar to Sam Adams Triple Bock. It has lot of deep charred black malts with sweet aged maple syrup, sherry, and toffee. The flavor has a lot of charred black malts, sherry, and super heavy malt. The char is really nice. The palate is medium full bodied texturally but has a clean finish. The beer held up REALLY well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Rating #1100 Shared by Styles courtesy of Silphium. Thanks to both. Brown body with nearly no head. The aroma is roast, light oxidation, molasses, light cola and chocolate. Flavor is dry and lightly bitter with bakers chocolate, light berry, toffee and sherry. Medium body is very soft with very light carbonation. Has certainly held up very well and was quite enjoyable.


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