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Bell's Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9000 - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Not Rated.
Bell's Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9000Bell's Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9000

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

621 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 621
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 7.86%
Wants: 610
Gots: 67 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  14.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Double Brown Ale aged in bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: warnerry on 10-09-2012)
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fin711, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

oldp0rt, May 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

kizyle, May 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

jjheinrichs, May 21, 2013
Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.08/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Mike for this one. 750ml corked and caged bottle into a Utopias glass. Had at a tasting 5/18/13. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a deep, dark amber/ruby. Oily legs with spotty lace with decent stick. No head. Pretty average.

Nose is fig, prunes, molasses, and booze. Aromatic with a nice, alcohol bite. Solid.

Opens sweet prunes, roast, and a slightly burnt bitterness. Molasses and dark fruit in the middle with a creamy hop bitterness that lingers in the background. Vanilla, leather and oak too. Sweet soy sauce in the finish and a fruity sweet aftertaste. Great complexity that's well executed.

Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Oily and slick in the mouth and boozy and hot going down. Messy finish with a sticky, filmy aftertaste. Very appropriate.

A very good beer overall but I'm not sure where the huge upgrade from the regular version comes from. The base beer was always a complex offering and barrel aging has added layers of flavor. However, its also given this beer an undesired harsh booziness that doesn't help the experience. Worth trying but this isn't as good as the overall score suggests.

SpeedwayJim, May 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

ShawnMH, May 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

ajzy, May 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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1/5  rDev -78.2%

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

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5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

You can read the other wordy reviews if you want. Ill keep mine short.

This beer ruined me. It set a new bar on my palette, and thus, made everything else taste a little worse by comparison. Bells knocked it out of the park with this one. It deserves 5.1/5, as it set a new bar for goodness in my life.

*starts chant* Re-brew! Re-brew! Re-brew! Re-brew!

MCImes, May 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Bell's Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9000 from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
100 out of 100 based on 621 ratings.