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

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599 Ratings
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Ratings: 599
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 7.88%
Wants: 610
Gots: 67 | FT: 4
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%

01-31-2013 01:10:12 | More by solargoat
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Florida

4.53/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bells BB Batch 9000
Draft into a Duchesse de Bougogne glass
A: Minor head that dissipates quickly but good lacing. Nice black brown color.
S: Caramel, Vanilla and a ton of pete, those barrels come through.
T: Wow, caramel bourbon and marshmallows. Sweetness comes up on the end. This is amazing. But really, really hot at 14%.
M: Lots of caramel, sugary sweet. Some minor bourbon/pete notes.
O:Really good. Very very sweet. A-, not my favorite but its certainly good and sweet.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2013 03:48:05 | More by codysjb
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Minnesota

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-29-2013 22:23:04 | More by cofeeguru
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4/5  rDev -12.5%

01-29-2013 16:17:01 | More by jmarsh123
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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at 8th St Grille in Holland.

The appearance is tough to judge given the lighting situation but I enjoy the filmy splotchy head and the ring of lacing around the parameter. This beer has legs like a six foot brunette.

Bourbon oak heaven in the smell with dark intriguing fruits lingering in its abyss.

So much going on in the taste...licorice, charred marshmallow, honey, bourbon soaked cherries, oak, vanilla, love, maple, tobacco...I could go on all night. A lingering bitterness helps balance the sweetness all wrapped up with an alcohol heat sting in the end.

3 words can describe the mouthfeel: Thick Syrup Chewbacca. This is thick, chewy, smooth, with a lovely sweet treat left on my lips after the swallow.

I'm going to try not to let my excitement go over board when grading this but this is terrific! I love regular batch 9000 and this is even a step up. Awesome!

Serving type: on-tap

01-26-2013 01:38:17 | More by TCgoalie
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look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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A. First glance looks jet black. But as you turn the glass the rim is a deep burgundy. Snifter was filled to the brim, but a light white head present.

S - numerous. I wont prentend like you can pick out exact fruits in this. very strong, nicely aged and balanced fruits is all can say for sure. licorice and chocolate.

T - Chocolate, aged fruit, plum, licorice, fudge, molasses, alcohol, and small smoke as it goes down the throat

M - thick, viscosity was medium.

O - reminded me more of 2012 Goose Island's BCBS than I thought it would. excellent brew. Was very sweet. You will taste this beer for an hour after consuming.

Serving type: on-tap

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at World of Beer UCF 1/24/13 into a snifter.

A: motor oil black with dark brown edges. Light mocha head

S: bourbon, toffee, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, malty goodness

T: follows the nose. Sweet bourbon and choco-coffee up front. Sweetness carries into a vanilla that transitions to a finish is of a Heath bar - one of the better beers I've ever had.

M: lighter than expected but still has a decent weight to it. Mild carbonation, just right.

O: Outstanding. I crapped my pants when I heard we got a keg, as I thought I'd never try this. This beer lives up to the hype. I'm now on a permanent ISO. If you like bcbs you'll love this.

Serving type: on-tap

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Bell's Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9000 from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
100 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.