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

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Bell's Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9000Bell's Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9000

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BA SCORE
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world-class

603 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 603
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 7.88%
Wants: 611
Gots: 66 | FT: 3
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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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-26-2013 23:28:01 | More by JClarson
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daledeee

Iowa

4.45/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A fine beer at a fine Bell's tap takeover. Could only buy 8 oz glasses at a time.

Poured a very opaque dark brown. Not much head.

Nose: Bourbon

So...it smells like bourbon, looks like bourbon, tastes like bourbon. It is bourbon!! Wait! There is carbonation. There is more than bourbon. It had hints of spice, sweetness, chocolate and many other flavors. Very boozy but that is just the nature of this beast. I enjoyed this greatly. A rare treat for me.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2013 23:12:23 | More by daledeee
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

02-25-2013 16:18:34 | More by drummermattie02
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JackOGreen

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +9.4%

02-25-2013 07:09:56 | More by JackOGreen
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detroithopluv

Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.4%

02-24-2013 04:20:33 | More by detroithopluv
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jsanford

Georgia

4/5  rDev -12.5%

02-24-2013 04:11:57 | More by jsanford
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

02-23-2013 22:44:40 | More by ADTaber
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scott2269

Ohio

5/5  rDev +9.4%

02-23-2013 18:07:21 | More by scott2269
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M1A2

Ohio

5/5  rDev +9.4%

02-23-2013 17:44:15 | More by M1A2
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gator79

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

02-23-2013 16:55:18 | More by gator79
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

02-23-2013 15:34:39 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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Thecherryman

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-23-2013 14:46:33 | More by Thecherryman
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CooperEllis

New York

4.58/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

At The Tap House in Rochester during Take-over.

Perfect pour. Rich coloring with deep ruby fingering at the edges. The head is present out of the tap but gone in seconds leading a thick crown of tightly wound beige.

The aroma up front can not compare with the aroma at the end, when dark fruit dominates with fig and plum up front with candied notes including caramel linger at the death.

This could be chewy, could be sipped, but on draught this is a straight easy drinking, high abv, early-evening making brew. The mouthfeel on this is spot on for perfect, regardless of style. Enough to know its there; gone in time to miss it. Only a fig flavor lingers and that invites anothe sip.

I doubt I'd ever open a bottle by myself, but a couple 6oz pours would last the night.

(201st)

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2013 03:03:45 | More by CooperEllis
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RumHam

Virginia

4/5  rDev -12.5%

02-21-2013 13:31:31 | More by RumHam
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

02-20-2013 00:32:29 | More by mmcnaughton
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

02-19-2013 13:44:42 | More by jacewg
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -7%

02-19-2013 03:55:04 | More by drabmuh
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bonSreeB

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

02-19-2013 01:52:10 | More by bonSreeB
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BKArmstrong

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-19-2013 00:48:12 | More by BKArmstrong
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Crimsontider22

Alabama

5/5  rDev +9.4%

02-18-2013 23:44:25 | More by Crimsontider22
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

02-18-2013 22:19:06 | More by starrdogg
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Churchkey in DC, served in a snifter.

A- Pours black and viscous with a finger of mocha head, nice retention and thick lacing.

S- Very sweet, fruity aroma, lots of figs, prunes, molasses and caramel, as well as notes of bourbon, oak, maybe some anise and vanilla.

T- Similar to the aroma, lots of dark fruit, molasses and caramel, but also a more pronounced roasty, bready malt, accents of bourbon, oak, vanilla, and a mild anise (which is done just right because when anise is any stronger than this is quickly becomes horrible) round things out, but the sweet, sugary fruitiness is the most prominent.

M- Full-bodied, low carbonation with a sticky feel, moderate boozy warmth.

O- A very delicious beer, great complexity and flavor, I had this on tap and with a smaller (~8 oz pour) was happy with it, the flavors are very rich so if you have a big bottle definitely share with friends. Well worth seeking out.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2013 22:13:27 | More by WillCarrera
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oline73

Maryland

4.55/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter at Churchkey.

Pours a dark mahogany color with hardly any head. The smell is delightful. Reminds me of sweet cherries and almond extract. Also getting vanilla and some caramel. The taste doesn't disappoint. The beer is very sweet. Full of caramel, vanilla, and lots of dark fruit. The cherries note is there, but it is less prevalent than in the nose. The alcohol level is on the high side and it's a bit hot. The beer feels a bit syrupy with more tingly carbonation than I expected given the lack of head. The beer sticks to your mouth long after the sip is done.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2013 21:30:13 | More by oline73
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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

02-18-2013 16:42:42 | More by Hopsiam14
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.69/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Small head with low retention. Clear, oily, sticky lacing. Dark, dark, ruby in color, borderline black. Aroma includes some roasted malt, some alcohol, molasses, port and some beautiful bourbon. Mouthfeel is extremely thick and viscous, tongue and mouth coating. Taste includes molasses, some prune, some bourbon, touch of vanilla and brown sugar. The alcohol is well hidden. This beer deserves all of the hype that it has received to this point and will certainly receive in the future. God damn.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2013 06:13:53 | More by KickbacksSteve
Bell's Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9000 from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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