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Bellís Batch 6000 Ale

Formerly brewed at Bellís Brewery
Style: Barley Wine
Galesburg, Michigan USA
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Batch 6000 is part of our commemorative series celebrating our progress with special brews. Our 6,000th batch is a special recipe to be brewed only once. It is a barley wine style; rich and strong, with a compelling finish. Well-suited for your cellar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9148) - Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2013
12 oz. bottle (rbsg 2010 northernbrews - from notes). Pours a hazy cola brown color with a small off white film. The aroma had sweet malts, caramel, toffee, a splash of cocoa, ripe fruits, oxidation and a hint of alcohol. The flavor was moderately sweet caramel malts, toffee, cocoa, fruits, some herbal notes with some sign of the abv making an appearance. This had some oxidation, but was still drinking pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle sampled at Muckfest III. Opaque brown pour with a thin tan head. Big malt nose with lots of toffee and caramel with some chocolate and heat. Flavor is caramelly with a slight herbal character and boozy undertone. Cocoa makes an appearance before a bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madvike (3205) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle at Muckfest III - Pours cola-colored with no head and long legs. Sweet and sugary on the nose, with raisins, bready malt, and a bit of cardboard. Lots of caramel in the taste, brown sugar, and a little sherry. Waves of bready malt, but itís pretty papery and limp. Slick and full-bodied, I think this beer has seen itís better days.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9429) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2012
12 oz. bottle from dbsdelight- thanks again, Dan! Pours a hazy plum-brown color with a tiny beige head. Aroma of dark and dried fruits, brown sugar, rum bread, caramel, and chocolate. Flavor of toffee, tons of dark fruits, a mellow metallic note, vanilla, resin, and a big brown sugar finish. The body has thinned but hasnít fallen out completely. Smooth, sweet, and fruity with low carbonation. Pretty good after all these years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22535) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2012
3rd September 2010
Cloudy dark brown beer, no real head. Aged malt nose, strong. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Aged malt and unsweet chocolate. Pinch of salt. A little sweet cream. Finishes soft and dry. Nicely flavoured and aged barleywine - really quite moorish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (5799) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2011
12oz bottle split. Burgundy-brown with an oily beige head. Deep resiny chocolate laced hop aroma. This has aged quite well, Has everything youíd hope for in a Barleywine. Rich, woody, vanilla, oakiness. Resiny but not overbearing, lots of malty flavor. Not unlike DFH Immort Ale? This is really excellent, Iím rather blown away. Lots of chunks at the finish. Rich, full bodied. World Class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
12oz bottle shared at pre-GTMW tasting, pours a mjrky brown with a thin off white head, aroma is full of caramel, dark fruit and some raisins, the flavor has a nice amount of malt and caramel with a boozy finish, held up pretty well all these years/

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2011
8/12/11. 12oz bottle shared pre-GTMW. Rich caramel aroma with definite oxidation and mint. Rich caramel flavor with a touch of roast and definite oxidation. Quite nice for its age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Wow! markwise does it again with a beer that has been on my wants list since I joined ratebeer more than 5 years ago. Very cool. 12oz bottle, with gross looking muddy black inner bottle cap, pours amber Ė ruby Ė red with tan head. The aroma is musty aged pine hops, spicy hops, sludgy malts and a mild level of caramel off in the background. The taste is muted yet bold and thick. It tosses up pine hops that swing around the palate for a while before timid notes of spicy hops and musty sticky malts attempt to be heard. Still firmly pine hop forward flavor for this well aged beer. What is this, 7 or 8 years old by now? Great treat for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Huge thanks to the fine gentleman who sent this to me in trade. Pours a dark caramel brown with a small off-white head. Nose is caramel, toffee, booze, some brown sugar, and bits of cardboard. Flavor is similar with cardboard being slightly dominant, but still a nice caramel, brown sugar, and toffee flavor. Medium-bodied with bits of decadence lasting into the finish.

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