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Review by Bitterbill on 11/21/11  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
78 2 9 16 4 8 2011
It pours a pitch black; I held my glass to the light and couldn't see any light or hints of red or...

There's a nice 1 finger head of off white foam and it has oodles of lacing.

It has an overall sweet smell to it. I'm guessing a fruity sweetness, dark pitted? mixed in with caramel malt. It's very pleasant.

My first sip and I do not taste anything fruit like at all. I find some grain and caramel malt, a bitterness that is dark chocolate insinuating, toffee, perhaps figs....a pretty good tasting brew except, I'd say, the goodish flavours there aren't really vibrant. I don't know when this originally came out but I reckon it's a good drinker now so no worries on my part.

The carbonation is on the light side with a more than ample body. Some alcohol that I can feel more than I can taste and that's always a good thing. Yep. I'm liking this Batch 10,000.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tavernjef on 01/10/11  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 9 17 4 8 2010
Deep dark brown pour settling nearly black in the glass. Pretty much as black as brown can get without actully being black. A finger high frothy foam of dark beige lifts briefly before fading to a skinny skimming and some thin stringy and flecked about lacing.

Indecipherable aroma that has a complexing tang that seems roasty and nutty with a blackened core of scorched citrus peels. Some tannin merges lightly with a wamrth of ethonalic noting as it sits while losing a bit of its tang and becoming more like a big Brown ale.

Taste has a unique complexity to it. Lots of little things going on in here. Has a slight black and burnt, roasted center. Tends to surround itself with citric-like nuances of lemon and bright orange while keeping an interesting old coffee delay late dusted with cocoa. The flavors are of a good portion, nothing huge here. Just a delicate array of fun tangy roast and mixing nutty tones with citrus and some bits of earthy spice.

Solid medium body, semi soft, leans pretty well to the tangy side of things with a solid spicing of burntness. Creamy, lofty, slightly drying cocoa finish with a late turn into a burnt residue of blackened malt.

Its no 6000 or 9000, but it's quite good and super drinkable. Perhaps not quite worth the price tag, but this should age well. I think its changed already from last month when I first tried it to now. So 'ill keep some around and try it out from time to time to see what Larry was really up to with this one. Happy 10,000 Bell's!

Served In: Goblet

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