Bell's Batch 9000 - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.03/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I can't believe I have yet to review this beer! I put back a few 6 packs when it was fresh. Just found a sixer in my cellar so I decided to crack one to see how it's coming along.
Poured into my Bell's tulip at cellar temp.
A. Pours a deep black with no lightening at the edges. A small creamy cafe colored head rises up about 1/2 a finger width and leaves thick residual lacing on the glass.
S. Molasses is by far the strongest aroma coming off this thing. Notes of dark fruits - fig and raisin. Some vanilla notes with a background of rich roasted malt and nice caramel tones. As this one warms the molasses recedes a bit to make way for some milk chocolate character.
T. Lots of molasses sweetness upfront with licorice in the background. Caramel malt and lots of roasted malt are apparent with almost a touch of smokiness. Some dark chocolate bitterness on the end.
M. Fairly thick and syrupy with a big creamy carbonation that fills the mouth and keeps it from being overbearing.
D. Very drinkable for 12.5%. While I won't say the booziness is not there, it's not overwhelming. As I near the end of my glass I can definitely feel the alcohol though. This was one of my favorite batches; I'll revisit the rest of the sixer over the next year or so and (hopefully) update this review as appropriate.
Serving type: bottle
09-28-2011 18:39:33 | More by BeerAndBourbon
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