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

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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

840 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 840
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 13.47%
Wants: 85
Gots: 249 | FT: 15
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)
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle of Bell's Batch 9,000. Poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 2/6/2014. Thanks Gunch for sending this one along.

App- Dark brown, opaque and viscous, one finger dark brown head with fair retention, a bit of lacing

Smell- Intense molasses, brown sugar, port, raisins, cocoa, licorice

Flavour- Molasses, port, licorice, cocoa, roast malts, milk chocolate. A lot going on, all very intense and very very complex and interesting. All comes together very well.

Mouthfeel- Thick bodied, low carbonation, very much drinkable despite the 12.5% ABV. Slick and resinous and certainly not finishing dry.

Overall- Very excellent non-BA beer by Bell's. Very interesting and a bit unique.. on the sweet side (way out there actually) and worth enjoying with friends over dessert.

Stevedore, Feb 07, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours with a visibly thick viscosity. Almost like a thin syrup. Appears black in the glass, but there is a little brown around the edges. Forms a very small, very creamy dark tan head, but it has little retention. Some light lacing.

S: Aroma is interestingly different. It smells like someone burnt a raisin. Or a smoky port. Its mildly vinous, lots of dark dried fruit, like raisin or prunes, mildly sweet, and a touch of "burnt."

T: The taste matches the aroma in an an equally interesting way. The beer starts off with a moderate sweetness. Dried fruits, plums, prunes, with notes of leather. Port-like. But then the beer takes a drastic turn becoming much more malty and developing a slightly acrid burnt flavor. Not necessarily smoke, but "burnt." Heavily roasted malts, cocoa, and chicory. A hint of licorice or anise. It's decidedly drier.

M: Full bodied. Lower carbonation. Dry and chalky. Mild bitterness and what bitterness there is seems to be coming from the heavily roasted malts and not hops.

O: An interesting brew that I probably could've shared a 12 oz bottle with someone as I found the flavors to be odd and somewhat disjointed.

4.0, 3.75, 3.5, 3.75, 3.75

Florida9, Jan 16, 2014
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Bell's Batch 9000 from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 840 ratings.