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

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Ratings: 600
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 7.88%
Wants: 609
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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je1129

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-17-2012 02:23:50 | More by je1129
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Cyclone8

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +9.4%

11-16-2012 22:41:09 | More by Cyclone8
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josephwa

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served in a large tulip glass.

A - jet black, completely opaque, perfect head. Inviting indeed.

S - Bourbon and sweetness calling my name.

T - So rich in flavor, perfectly sweetened, the bourbon aging is very nice. Lots of complexity.

M - This has a lighter weight to it than expected. There is no alcohol burn on this at all. Hard to believe it is 14.9%! Perfect carbonation as well.

O - I wish this beer were perpetually available for me to enjoy. Dear God.

Serving type: on-tap

11-16-2012 19:04:44 | More by josephwa
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YalovaIA

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

11-16-2012 18:56:26 | More by YalovaIA
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-16-2012 07:49:25 | More by Anonymous1
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dsuedbeck

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -7%

11-15-2012 23:11:44 | More by dsuedbeck
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mcbeerbrew

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

11-15-2012 20:06:30 | More by mcbeerbrew
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SaxmanRick

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-15-2012 14:55:28 | More by SaxmanRick
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pschul4

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to mcbeerbrew for this whalez,bro

A- Pours dark as night with a small white head that runs away

S- Pow bourbon! Tons of boozy sexy bourbon hits your nose with a background of sweet malts and chocolate, I am very excite!

T- Lots of chocolate and bourbon here. It's quite similar to bourbon county except without the last layer of complexity (no coffee). Super good, definintely worth the hype

M- Nice and thick like I ike in my big bourbon beers (and women)

O- Simply fantastic, can't say anything bad about this beer

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 04:47:00 | More by pschul4
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imfrommichigan

Utah

5/5  rDev +9.4%

11-15-2012 04:38:11 | More by imfrommichigan
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deebo

Minnesota

4.95/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Bryant lake bowl. Huge fan of batch 9000 so very excited to try this!

A-a generous pour served in an oversized snifter yields a finger of large bubbled tan foam that breaks down into a lacing and finally a small ring half way through the drink. Black
S-bourbon yes but so much more than that. It does still smell like the non-barreled version dark sweet fruits (raisin rum molasses and vanilla aromas all very prominent). Delicious
T-the aging has made this beer sweeter than the younger in barreled version. It is definitely sweet but not cloying. I'm a fan. The bourbon is here but is not overpowering at all. Plenty of sweet and toasted malt. Finish is smooth and a bit muscat-like
M-heavy body, low carbonation and smooth
O-yep I like this beast. The sweetness drowns out the alcohol bite. All I get is a little burn way down deep to let you know this is a brew to savor not slam

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2012 01:46:45 | More by deebo
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cmannes

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-15-2012 01:30:14 | More by cmannes
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rjm217

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-14-2012 13:08:51 | More by rjm217
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Schlais

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-14-2012 03:41:02 | More by Schlais
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djre4orm

Virginia

5/5  rDev +9.4%

11-13-2012 19:47:40 | More by djre4orm
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ScottHeidrich119

Maine

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

11-13-2012 04:04:31 | More by ScottHeidrich119
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klipper

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -7%

11-11-2012 21:56:53 | More by klipper
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SkeeterBoganski

Colorado

4.49/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Let's be honest, this is a pretty much a f'n wine; it's hardcore with booze and a pint of this would put you on your ass; it's an aged imperial stout; looks dark brown, almost black and tan; minimal head; hints of vanilla and clove; light lacing; really boozy, really bourbon-y (again); this is heady and will get you drunk. Good beer...love the strong experimentation.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2012 01:04:22 | More by SkeeterBoganski
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kool3320

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

11-10-2012 21:44:23 | More by kool3320
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Holland

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: black to brown with some light coming through, and a small head that leaves a little lacing.

S: very bourbon forward along with dark fruits.

T: again there is a lot of barrel flavor followed by big date and fig.

M: thick but very well carbonated. At room temperature it feels like a medium body beer.

O: excellent beer. Impressive drinkability for such a big beer. Had on tap at Varga in Philadelphia.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2012 19:13:33 | More by Holland
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adamant1912

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

11-10-2012 17:21:56 | More by adamant1912
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to mishuggah for sharing this one. Served in a taster pint glass at Todd's birthday bash.

A - Tan foam settles to a collar, wisps, and specks of lacing. Very dark brown body with lighter glints at the edges of the glass. Looks a lot like Batch 9000 did.

S - Huge bourbon of the more earthy variety. Plenty of anise, dark chocolate, yeasty dark bread, caramel and vanilla in there too, but this is pretty bourbon-forward.

T - The taste is similar, with with a bit more of the base beer: anise and dark bread in particular. Roasty, mildly bitter, but gets sweeter as it warms with chocolate fudge and caramel coming out more. Bourbon and oak are still quite present, but don't overpower in the same manner as the aroma.

M - Medium-full body, with moderate-to-low carbonation, and a lightly oaky and tannic texture. Mild sticky in the finish, with some mild alcohol warmth.

D - It's boozy, but it's quite excellent. The texture and alcohol hit are evocative of Bourbon County Stout, so pace yourself. Also a huge improvement over the base beer, as the barrel-aging blunts the overpowering anise and makes it a more complementary flavor. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 16:07:27 | More by MasterSki
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vobr0002

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

11-10-2012 00:21:30 | More by vobr0002
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MordorMongo


4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-09-2012 19:39:48 | More by MordorMongo
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brkstoutfiend

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-09-2012 14:04:08 | More by brkstoutfiend
Bell's Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9000 from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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