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Bells Batch  4000 Ale
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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A commemorative brew celebrating Kalamazoo Brewing Company’s 4000th batch. Considered to be a "double-mild" in style, Batch 4000 uses Sterling hops from a small farm in the Willamette Valley, and debuts an exclusive barley-malt, by Breiss Malting. It shows off some characteristics from the traditional English Mild, while doubling up the flavor profile and alcohol content. Brewed in February of 2000, this is beer is a one-time only brew.

Re-brewed for Bells 30th Anniversary in 2015


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (39955) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2016
From tap. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty and caramelish to breadish. Bitter, toasted and caramelish. Lingering toasted malty and caramelish finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (10863) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2016
Draught @ CBC 2016, Blue session, København
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (14800) - DENMARK - JUN 18, 2016
CBC. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, coffee, vanilla, oak and wood. Flavour is malt, caramel, coffee, little vanilla, oak, medium sweet, hop, dark fruit and a little bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1808) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Tap at Belmont Station. A: Opaque mahogany body, creme color head, some lacing. N: Cocoa, lactose, coffee, roast, some cola, earthiness, burnt biscuit. Hint of marshmallow, black licorice and mission fig. T: Roasty and sweet. Not much bitterness. M: Medium body, spritzy carbonation, no alcohol. O: A really nice ’mild’. Reminds me a bit of the one I had at HotD which was supposed to be a more historic take on the style. Best of the Batch recreations, IMO.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1713) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2016
On tap at Belmont Station. Colour...ruddy brownish-amber with a garnet hue and a thin white head. Nose...sweet cherry o’ mine! There’s definitely quite a cherry hit to this ale. Palate...plenty of malt start this show and then the stars appear with bushels of cherries in hand and plenty of treacle and brown sugar sirop. The mid palate is dry and tight and flavours of cigar wrapper appear with toffee and butterscotch on the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (8146) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2016
On tap at Belmont station. Pours a dark black red color with a small white head. A big sweet fruity cherry nose. The flavor is dark chocolate, tobacco, cherry, woody. Awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (9812) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2016
Draught @ CBC. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, sweetness, caramel, light spice, chocolate, dark fruit. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, chocolate, fruit, alcohol. Medium body, soft to average carbonation, light warming alcohol in the finish. 140516

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (16992) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2016
CBC. Hazy brown with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and caramel. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 130516

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11353) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 27, 2016
[5/13/16] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016. Blue session. Dark brown. Caramel, nuts, some chocolate. Sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (3199) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2016
Fat på CBC-16. En trevlig strong ale som en mjuk och rund med fina inslag av mörk torkad frukt, choklad, karamell, marsipan. Gott.


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