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Bells Batch 7000 Ale

Formerly brewed at Bells Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Galesburg, Michigan USA
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 641   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Batch 7000 is part of our commemorative series celebrating our progress with special brews. Our 7000th batch is a special recipe to be brewed only once.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (11226) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
The pour is just about black in color with no head and very minimal carbonation. Strong notes of soy sauce and licorice. There is definitely some booziness to it and lots of roasted malt, maybe some dark chocolate. Quite oxidized. Things don’t change much on the palate. Heavy on the soy sauce with a strong sweetness. Licorice, roasted malt, and a hint of toast. Really just oxidized and old.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Old notes. Pours a deep thick black with very thin tan head. Aroma wonderful of chocolate, slight floral hops, molasses, roasted malt, mild espresso, and a little bit of heaven. Flavor matches all too well and makes for one hell of a brew. I really wish I could get my hands on a ton more of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kylefleeger (105) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Smokey, strong, toasty and full of chocolate! Thanks daknole for nearly every dope beer I’ve had. Caracurtis, thanks for the rest!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (5034) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Black! No head. Pours like used motor oil. A nose of whiskey and char. This tastes what I want an imperial stout to taste like. Raisins, whiskey, soy. So good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2011
12 ounce bottle pour. Thanks madvike! Pitch black pour with a little tan head. Booze and black licorice aroma. Thick chewy chocolate taste. Real deal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9416) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Bottle @ home, courtesy of daknole. Huge thanks! Deep black appearance with a very deep brown head. Deep chocolate malty, caramel, slightly syrupy, a bit boozy, rich malty aroma. Thick, very roasty, deep rich malty, caramel chocolatey, slightly boozy, super rich flavor. Roasty chocolate aftertaste. Thanks again Dak!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Pours dark with a nice brown head. Aroma coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, and roasted malts. Flavor is chocolate, malts, coffee and a hint of vanilla. Medium to full bodied with light carbonation. Has a nice silky smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonas (5730) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2011
Bottle from a trade long ago. Black with a red clay shine around the edges, low head. Dark chocolate aroma, light allspice and cinnamon, lurking pines. Roasted chocoree, strong chocolate, port wine. Vanilla, berries and cigars in the aftertaste. Mellow full body, the slightesh tingle on the tongue makes the flavours come to life. Roasted coffe and wood stays on the tongue. The bottle aged wonderfully - a great drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2011
Thnx ygtbsm94 for this beauty. Black colored head with nice brown head. Dark chocolate in the nose, some roast, vanailla. Flavor has dark chocolate, vanilla, smoothness, alcohol. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2334) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2011
12oz bottle shared at pre-GTMW 2011 tasting, pours black with a brown head, aroma is sweet with a nice amount of coffee, the flavor has a decent amount of chocolate and coffee that comes through, a very nice surprise to be able to try this one, thanks Jeff!

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