1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Bell's Batch 9000 - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Not Rated.
Bell's Batch 9000Bell's Batch 9000

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

862 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 862
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 13.43%
Wants: 88
Gots: 248 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

"Black, dense, and rich, this is a great ale for the cellar."

(Beer added by: alexgash on 01-29-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 862 | Reviews: 528 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Anvilfarm
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of LakersGotRings
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of DuffDadddy
4.3/5  rDev +7%

Photo of mcgovern1010
4.8/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of leaversuch
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Mtoogs
4.3/5  rDev +7%

Photo of shadetree67
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Satchboogie
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of JohnK17
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Christov
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Let warm on the counter for 20 minutes after pulling from fridge. Poured into a stem-less snifter.

One finger of rich, tan head quickly dissipated to a light lacing. Beer is a reddish dark-brown color, mostly opaque. It looks as though some of the yeast has made it into my glass. The horror.

Aroma is exceptional. Licorice, dark fruit, and booze, but not overly boozy in the nose. It makes me want to drink it.

So I drink it. The flavor doesn't quite match the aroma, but it's good in its own way. I got lots of licorice flavor in the beginning, but as it warms further I get more fruits and booze. Makes me think this is what a good wine would be like if I drank wine.

Glad I got to try this a few times, courtesy of my homie Chaos. This review is of the one he gave me for house-sitting last summer. Drinking it while house-sitting again this year.

Photo of Roze
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ddedhed
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Lucasrjoel
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jmrybak
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Guzzle_McBrew
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Zaphog
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of JonnyRebel
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Ricklikesmibeer
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Mr_Meursault
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Gotti311
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of arlingtonjoe
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Bell's Batch 9000 from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 862 ratings.