Bell's Batch 9000 - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.83/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours precisely cola-colored with a fine light tan foam ring that lasts and leaves little lacing. A very busy nose including vanilla, licorice, molasses, chocolate, and a some roasted malt.
Flavor follows suit, with anise and molasses stepping forward. Very sweet with an underlying bitterness. Prominent alcohol leads me to think that it will cut the sweetness and mellow out with age. There are so many intense flavors here that it is hard to pick them out (which is a good thing). Wow, did I mention sweet?
Medium-low carbonation is perfect for this beer. Combined with the medium-full body, it gives Batch 9000 an incredibly smooth and silky palate presence. This is a damn good beer from a great brewery, but I feel it will develop into something spectacular with a few years of rest.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2010 02:51:51 | More by dpasotti
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