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Bells Batch 7000 Ale

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

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RATINGS: 645   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Black, small tan head, light lacing... burntish earthy very very dark fruity aroma raisin prune fig and the like... licoroce smoke burnt very earthy a little dirty tasting dark fruits... full bodied quite lively...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3224) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2012
Pours black with ruby hues and a medium mocha head. Aroma is a bit boozy and has dark fruits, candied fruits, fig, raisin, and some sweet coffee. Flavor has a distinct dusty taste...almost mushroomy...and also espresso and nice burnt notes to go with dark fruits...tobacco...now that jeff mentions it i get some licorice. Mouthfeel is full and the finish lingers and warms with dark fruit and coffee...lt tobacco.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanfolty (1909) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2012
UPDATED: APR 22, 2012 Date: April 21, 2012 Mode: Bottle Source: footbalm Description: Pour was opaque black with some head that faded quickly and lacing. Aroma is wood, alcohol, red wine, caramel, roasted malt and vanilla. Taste is relatively consistent with aroma, but the wood and alcohol were most prevalent. Palate was thick and very smooth. Still holding up well after all these years. Thanks to Eric for this tasty brew!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with no head. The aroma is smokey malt and roast. Thin mouthfeel with a chocolate roast and smokey finish. A very good Imperial stout from Bells.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (11600) - 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.

4.6
   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.

4
   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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (5074) - 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.

3.9
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9477) - 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!


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