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Bells Batch  4000 Ale
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RATINGS: 163   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (10976) - Where the wild whales are, 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 (7699) - 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 (18187) - 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 (16995) - 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 (5507) - 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.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Humlehode (593) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2016
Tap at CBC. Pours clear deep amber. Sweet, toffee, chocolate. Smooth and mild. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (2973) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2016
CBC 2016. Pours black with a low white head. Aromas of caramel, roasted malt, roasted nuts, chocolate. Taste is sweet with roasted notes and chocolate bitterness. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (5667) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2016
Tap at CBC2016, Copenhagen. Colour is clear brown with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Chocolate, grain, dry fruits, bread and malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21582) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2016
Keg at cbc16... Dark red brown... Soft sweet toffee chocolate fruit malts nose.. Sweet toffee malts.. Dark fruit malts.. Soft toffee

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (213) - Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Aromas dominated by malt: bread and molasses. A little bit of raisin. Small off-white head, hazy body, dark brown beer. Moderate to heavy sweetness; bitterness is subdued. Full bodied, medium to heavy alcohol, long finish with the malt flavors. Overall a fairly good beer; I like the full body, medium sweetness and touch of raisin flavors.


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