Bell's Batch 7000

After 3 1/2 years of aging this is now a beautiful beer. At first it was incredibly hot and painfully hoppy (200+ IBUs I think), almost undrinkable. Now it has the most fantastic chocolate, espresso, and brownie nose, with the fainest touch of cherries. No signs of oxidation yet but the alcohol aroma is nearly gone. One sip and my mind is blown. The flavor profile is very complex but incredibly welcoming, with chocolate, roasted malts, anise, molasses, cinnamon, soy sauce and subtly fruity notes. The heat from the alcohol is there, but in just the right amount. The finish is long and bittersweet with some nuttiness and oakiness. This is one of the most impressive beers I've had in a while, and a perfect example of what aging can do to a beer. If you have any, drink it up.

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