Batch 666 | Appalachian Brewing Company

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Batch 666Batch 666
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Appalachian Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
abcbrew.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ffejherb on 12-14-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
89
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
11.83%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of t0rin0
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of JamesGrove
2.58/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dannyfayy
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of justintcoons
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of oline73
2.81/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours an opaque dark brown/mahogany with a finger of tan head that fades rather quickly to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Malty and a bit sweet with some dark fruit. Not a whole lot going on here.

Taste: A bit more interesting than the smell. Malty with some dark fruit and hints of molasses. It is possible that there are some spices, but they are in the background. There is some mild roast and alcohol in the finish along with a touch of bitterness.

Mouthfeel: The body is just on the thick side of medium with mild carbonation and a finish that is a bit slick.

Overall: This is a fairly mediocre winter warmer. At least it tasted better than it smelled. Probably going to pass on this in the future.

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Photo of mikr
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zetcha7x
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of hollywood_15063
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of devilfluff
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of jbaker67
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of nkersten
3.06/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared generously by Alex. Thanks! Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a tasting pint style glass. Color is an opaque black with ruby hues and a minimal mocha head. Smell is of malt extract powder, honey, and some darker roasted malts. Tastes like burnt sugar, booze, dark roasted malts and more alcohol. Apparently having an alcohol forward taste is normal for the "winter warmer". Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly sticky with a moderate carbonation. Considering booziness and so-so smell and taste, drinkability was actually not bad. That being said, I am glad we split this one.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Furley80
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Knapp85
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This poured out as a reddish brown color with a thin fizzy white head on top. The smell of the beer was malty but didn't have too much else really going on. The taste of the beer was average at best, I feel like this one falls a little short in the Winter Warmer style. There is no spice notes that I could tell and it mainly tasted fairly generic to me. The mouthfeel had a good carbonation to it but was a little on the light side again for a winter brew. Overall I had much higher hopes for this brew and I was let down. With a name using the number of the beast this beer should have been much more aggressive in all aspects. I feel that Appalachian kind of dropped the ball on this one.

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Photo of nickd717
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber via trade. HARRISBURG TICK HELL YES!

Pours darkest brown with a small tan head that leaves a film.

The aroma has loads of cocoa, sweet caramel, and roast. Slightly smoky, and pretty nice.

Sweet on the flavor. Chocolatey, but a little fake tasting. Burnt caramel, toffee, smoke, and roasted malts. Pretty good, but too sweet.

Medium-bodied and smooth with long finish. On the creamy side.

Overall, well, I'd like to homer this up, but honestly it's only decent.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Tanger for this extra. Served in a FoBAB pint-shaped taster glass.

A - Pours with a finger-plus of tan foam that settles to a thin cap and ring. The body is a dark brown color that displays some transparency and reddish highlights.

S - Fruity yeast, treacle, candy apple, cola, and molasses. Maybe a bit of Scotch Ale smoked malt too.

T - Surprisingly alcohol-forward, but apparently this is par for Winter Warmers. Scotch Ale malt character with tobacco, cotton candy, and burnt sugars. Peculiar and unexpected hop bitterness.

M - This was medium across the board - carbonation, body, stickiness, etc. Alcohol was not particularly well hidden.

D - While Nate was grimacing and forcing this down, I found it strangely compelling and refilled my glass a few times. We probably shouldn't have cracked this out of season, as it's pretty "to style".

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Photo of trbergman
3.36/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from growler into pint glass. I was told the brewers used a little of this, a little of that, whatever was around at the time, so this is quite a weird beer.

A - Dark chestnut with one finger of tan head.

S - Raisin, fig, date, and dried cherry.

T - Dried fruits; chewy, dried apples; burnt toffee; tobacco; well balanced with subtle bitterness, though mostly malty.

M - Smooth, medium body.

D - Complex, kind of odd, doesn't really seem to know what it's trying to be.

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Photo of bigfnjoe
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a HUGE mug.

A- pours jet black with a 2 finger tan head. Very puffy head, with minimal lacing

S- roasted malts, sweet chocolate, hints of bitter coffee and dark fruits...very nice, albeit a little mild

T- I'm not getting a TON of flavor...slightly bitter chocolate and coffee with hints of dark fruits in there, but everything is really muted and blah.

M- its got a nice, thick body to it...but with the weak flavors, it seems like overkill

D- eh. At least they tried something a little different...but its still a typical Appalachian beer, lacking much flavor or character

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Photo of tlazaroff
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The aroma brings a subtle spiciness on top of a base of deep caramel and nougat. Can't really smell any hops, perhaps they just blend with the spice potpourri that I am picking up.

Clear, though dark brown in color and topped with a nice off-white head that quickly dissipates.

Brown sugar and molasses dominate the flavor profile here. None of those spices present in the aroma are detected at all. A bit disappointing, but it's not bad at all.

Carbonation is on the high side and the body is medium to medium-full. It's quite drinkable at 7.7%

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Photo of whatname
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of fester71
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Bdel34
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrismel
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of EinFesteBurg
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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Batch 666 from Appalachian Brewing Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 89 ratings.
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