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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7096) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2016
On tap at 8 Degrees Plato Detroit pours a deep brown with some cloudy head. Nose has heavy nougat and brown sugar, raisin, mild booze, clove. Flavor is chewy with nougat and molasses, some Belgian candy sugar, a fair amount of dirt/tree bark, mild spice, some booze. Full bodied, sticky finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (7349) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2016
Tap@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, Copenhagen - dark brown coloured pour with beige head. Medium sweet malty aroma and taste, toasty, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dried fruit, light spices into the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1214) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2016
On tap at CBC 2016. Dark caramel with a beige head. Dried fruit, caramel, sherry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (5513) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2016
Sample at CBC 2016. Roasted smell with dark malts and vanilla. Similar taste, sweet with caramel. A bit spritsy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin00sr (2452) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2016
Tap @CBC16. Very dark red brow. Malty, wood aroma and flavour. Boozy bitterness, vanilla, caramal and wood.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (9880) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2016
On tap at CBC ’16. Dark brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt, overripe dark fruits and booze. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Above medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (7227) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2016
Sample at CBC 2016. Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, chocolate and caramel. Similar taste. The finish was long with notes of warming alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (17125) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2016
Blue session, Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016. Almost black beer with a nice beige head. Chocolate and hazelnut aroma, caramel, fruity notes, toffee, some cocoa. Chocolate flavor, caramel, fruity, toffee, warming alcohol, some spices. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (15272) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2016
CBC2016. Trübes orange braunes Bier mit einer geringen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, bourbon, Karamell. Geschmack süß malzig, Karamell, bourbon, leicht alkoholisch.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (5099) - FINLAND - MAY 13, 2016
@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, BLUE

dark brown. Malty, bit woody cedary nose. Med bodied. Smooth, dark fruits, dried fruits old fruits in flavour. Some dough yeast in finish. Ok, quite flavourful.

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