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Batch 666 - Appalachian Brewing Company

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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Appalachian Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ffejherb on 12-14-2008)
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

ZEB89, Oct 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

tviz33, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of Gavage
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.

Gavage, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

eargle, Jul 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

JustinMatthew, May 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

abcramer, Feb 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

chrismel, Jan 11, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

justintcoons, Nov 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

TheMultiYeast, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of AbbyAlex
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

AbbyAlex, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of chalkda01
4/5  rDev +7.5%

chalkda01, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of hollywood_15063
3/5  rDev -19.4%

hollywood_15063, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

t0rin0, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of jbaker67
3/5  rDev -19.4%

jbaker67, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of sneth019
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

sneth019, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of beer2day
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown pour with 1-finger tan head. Light lace and light retention. Nice color.

Nose is light spice and caramel/molasses. Spice is understated, with the caramel dominating.

Taste is stronger caramel, a faint whiff of molasses, and nutmeg/cinnamon mix. Hops are lacking. Roast malt component in the finish.

Grainy, earthy feel. Very thick, without overpowering. Slightly oily. A bit unfinished, but not disappointing.

Overall, worth a shot but not one to go out of the way for.

beer2day, May 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

BierBliss, Apr 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

whatname, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of tlazaroff
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The aroma brings a subtle spiciness on top of a base of deep caramel and nougat. Can't really smell any hops, perhaps they just blend with the spice potpourri that I am picking up.

Clear, though dark brown in color and topped with a nice off-white head that quickly dissipates.

Brown sugar and molasses dominate the flavor profile here. None of those spices present in the aroma are detected at all. A bit disappointing, but it's not bad at all.

Carbonation is on the high side and the body is medium to medium-full. It's quite drinkable at 7.7%

tlazaroff, Mar 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

robieobie1, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of oline73
2.83/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours an opaque dark brown/mahogany with a finger of tan head that fades rather quickly to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Malty and a bit sweet with some dark fruit. Not a whole lot going on here.

Taste: A bit more interesting than the smell. Malty with some dark fruit and hints of molasses. It is possible that there are some spices, but they are in the background. There is some mild roast and alcohol in the finish along with a touch of bitterness.

Mouthfeel: The body is just on the thick side of medium with mild carbonation and a finish that is a bit slick.

Overall: This is a fairly mediocre winter warmer. At least it tasted better than it smelled. Probably going to pass on this in the future.

oline73, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Bierman9
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had a nice pint of this on 28JAN12 at the Harrisburg location, while on break from Ft Indiantown Gap.

My shaker was filled with a deep, dark mahogany bier. Though hard to tell, it was without haze; quite the dark offering. The creamy head was tan and a bit rocky, too. Good stick was left down the sides of the glass. Aroma was a bit mild, with some roasty aspects and a touch of florality. Body was middle of the road medium, and it was prickle-free on the tongue.

It started sweet, with some caramel, then had a bit of roastiness and a hint of dark choco. I also picked up a suggestion of peatyness in there as well. At the finish it had some pithy hop characteristics, ending on a dry, rindy note. Solid all the way!

I also had their cask version, with the most noticeable difference being the mouthfeel. It was even smoother and a touch fuller in that regard, and still tasted topshelf. Prosit!!

3.98/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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Bierman9, Jan 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appalachian "Batch No. 666"
22 oz. bottle; no freshness date
$5.52 @ State Line Liquors, Elkton, MD

Without any style listed on the label, and no real suggestion as to what it was (666? It could have been a halloween / pumpkin ale) I didn't have much to go on except that it listed the alcohol as being 7.7% by volume. 'Ahh, what the hell?' I thought, 'I'll give it a shot'.

NOTES: Dark brown body with mahogany and ruby highlights. Frothy yellowed-tan head. Smells of cocoa with a background suggestion of roast or smoke. Coffee-like I guess. The head drops shortly, but thin curtains of grey lace are left behind on the glass - in time they break up into 'cobwebs'. Should have better head retention and lacing at just 7.7% abv. The flavor is fuller than the nose suggests. The cocoa and milk chocolate return along with some soft dark fruit. It's fairly bitter, and just a slight touch piney. Some very subtle roast does seem to lay there under the surface - (I get it more in the lingering finish than across the tongue). A thin edge of alcohol is noticeable - not necessarily bad... seems to help, gives an edge and some character. Bits of sugary caramel linger in an otherwise dry, bitter and piney finish. Nice. Expecting more? Perhaps. Disappointed? No. Pleasant and very drinkable... gladly NOT overdone, particularly the hops. Hints of coconut as well; but I wonder about the smoke/roast? What's really there? Something along those lines would be in keeping with the label. Buy again? YES - $5.52! Seasonal?: Fall, Thxgvng, Xmas, winter BBQ, summer BBQ? ...case

So, OK, from their website... it is an "October Specialty" at a solid 19.5˚OG, and 61 IBU's. It's also, supposedly, "a devilish Halloween Brew" that's "dark bronze in color" - but not the batch I sampled! State Line is out of stock, but they'll re-release it on 9/28/12. I teetered between a 4.0 and 4.5 for "overall" score, but decided to go with the 4.5 based on ... well, I'm just not sure but I liked it enough to look into buying more, so that should be enough. It's not brilliant, but it's solid; and it's very reasonably priced.

NeroFiddled, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This poured out as a reddish brown color with a thin fizzy white head on top. The smell of the beer was malty but didn't have too much else really going on. The taste of the beer was average at best, I feel like this one falls a little short in the Winter Warmer style. There is no spice notes that I could tell and it mainly tasted fairly generic to me. The mouthfeel had a good carbonation to it but was a little on the light side again for a winter brew. Overall I had much higher hopes for this brew and I was let down. With a name using the number of the beast this beer should have been much more aggressive in all aspects. I feel that Appalachian kind of dropped the ball on this one.

Knapp85, Dec 22, 2011
Batch 666 from Appalachian Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.