Bell's Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9000 - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.25/5 rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Said to be double brown, thats a good way to describe this ale. Almost black in the glass it holds a deep dark brown appearance in the light. The ale was poured to the top so I did not get a good feel for the body.
The scent is of bourbonesque oakiness, vanilla, coconut and fruitiness. Hard to pinpoint the very fruit by which I caught but it's reasonably tropical.
The taste is smooth bourbon essence, vanilla, coconut, and then a sherry fruity sweetness. I would say that the sweetness doesn't belong but after a few tastes it gets a cherry flavor that is nice and in no way off-putting. Some chocolate sweetness and even a small bit caramel, this is a really nice experience.
This is not Black Note, but fans of this type or the barrel aged genre need to give this a try.
Serving type: on-tap
05-29-2013 00:50:55 | More by KYGunner
4.51/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Thanks for opening this with me, MrVonZipper!
This was an exceptionally good beer--a real wonderful example of the power and potential of barrel-aging big, strong, American dark ales. Lovely combination of chocolate, bourbon, dark fruits, licorice, vanilla, and oak in the aroma and flavor. Big and thick--a truly decadent treat. The creamy, thick, full mouthfeel is amazing, to boot.
Serving type: bottle
05-27-2013 15:52:40 | More by ehammond1
Bell's Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9000 from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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