Bell’s Batch 7000

OK, another American double stout. The pour is exactly as one would expect and looks good. Opaque, jet black body and a small tan and dense head. Some lacing but not extensive.

Aroma is good, with lots of deep alcoholic chocolate. The first few seconds of the taste reflect the deep chocolate sweetness, but then comes the bitterness and it’s BIG!

The bitter finish overwhelms things a little bit for me, and as a result I cannot imagine ever drinking much more than 12 oz of this in any one sitting. Couple the ABV and you’ve got a beer which needs to be enjoyed in very limited quantities.

Mouthfeel is coating, like a much drier stout, so I take a little bit away from the score for that.

This is just a little bit too much for me. It crosses the line in one or two areas to make it difficult to really savor.

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12/17/2005
Format:
bottle
ABV: 12.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 3
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 4
Overall: 2.5
Total: 3.15
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