Batch 666 - Appalachian Brewing Company
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
3.8/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees
HUGE thanks to stakem for sending this one to me in 'Big Black Booty BIF 2011'!!!
Just in time for this review, number 666!!! m/
This gives all appearances of being black. Backlighting exposes a small edge of dark brown around the edge. An easy pour produces a very creamy looking, light capuccino brown colored, head of foam, about 1/8" thick. It doesn't seem like much at first, until you see that it never leaves(!). The lacing is almost curtain-like with it's thickness.
The look of this one is almost perfect. (A half point deduction for the lack of true black in it's color.)
Roasted malts, all full of sweet hints, are dominant here. A good amount of holiday spices are a little bit more subdued, but still nice. Hints of cocoa powder and milk chocolate. A hint of caramel and some light traces of brown sugar, along with mild dark fruit notes.
This nose is mild, overall, but there is a lot going on here, if you look around a little bit.
The spices hit first and are immediately followed by big notes of very roasted malts. Milk chocolate gives way to dark and bittersweet chocolates. Dark fruit sweetness, along with light traces of caramel provide a slight bit of balance.
The roasted malts are definitely the shining focus here.
This has a medium, almost full, body to it. It has an almost high level of carbonation to it, but it feels like it's natural. It's full of millions of little tiny bubbles which give it a great touch of creaminess. Very smooth.
This is quite delicious and very easy-to-drink. Too bad it was done as a one-off. I'd love to get more of this one!
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2011 21:31:34 | More by coldmeat23
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4.01/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Served on tap in a chalice glass
Appearance – The beer is served deep copper-brown color with a one finger head of off white foam. The head has a moderate level of retention fading slowly to leave some streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is big of a caramel and molasses sweet smell mixed with a darker fruit smell of cherry and raisin. Along with these aromas is a bit of a bready smell as well as a very light spice smells and a bit of vanilla rounding it all out.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter and more roasted flavor with a good level of caramel and toffee. Some of the sweeter flavors develop further by darkening in nature, taking on more brown sugar and molasses like flavors. Along with the darkening of sugars, so too comes some darker fruit flavors of a plum and fig nature. A little bit more roasted and chocolate flavor come to the tongue as the flavor moves onto the end. Along with a little bit of an alcohol booziness, the finish of the taste leaves a rather nice warming taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is thick and full with a carbonation level that is rather low. Both are nice for the roasted and sweet flavors of the brew and create a mouth coating feel that baths the tongue in all the flavors.
Overall – A rather tasty winter warmer. A nice flavorful and enjoyable brew and one to try if you have a chance.
Serving type: on-tap
06-02-2014 20:27:06 | More by Darkmagus82
3.54/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
From old notes in 2012.
Appearance: pours a dark reddish brown color with a 1" head.
Smell: caramel, chocolate, and a bit of earthy bitterness is mild on the nose.
Taste: slight roasted malt tone with some toffee, molasses, milk chocolate, and a moderate bitterness create a pleasant beer. Alcohol is mildly noticeable.
Mouhtfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp to start, smoother at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste.
Overall: a nice beer to slowly sip and enjoy. Not overly exciting, just a solid beer.
Serving type: bottle
08-04-2013 18:47:16 | More by Gavage
Batch 666 from Appalachian Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.