Batch 9,000 - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

Batch 9,000 - Bourbon Barrel-AgedBatch 9,000 - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
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From:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
American Strong Ale
ABV:
14.9%
Score:
100
Avg:
4.58 | pDev: 7.86%
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
574
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Mar 19, 2021
Added:
Oct 09, 2012
Wants:
  594
Gots:
  60
SCORE
100
World-Class
Batch 9,000 - Bourbon Barrel-AgedBatch 9,000 - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Notes: Double Brown Ale aged in bourbon barrels.
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Rated by TheeWarPig from Michigan

4.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
10/9/2012 bottled on date.

No oxidation. Beyond smooth.
Mar 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.58 by BEER88 from Washington

Dec 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.75 by GMorgan from Illinois

Nov 26, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by pisano from Massachusetts

Nov 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4.71 by TboneRN from Minnesota

Jul 03, 2016
 
Rated: 4.95 by Fargrow from Michigan

Jun 17, 2016
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Reviewed by Alby from Florida

5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Tasted this beautiful 2008 vintage while waiting in line at DLD this year(2016). What a beautiful brew, the bourbon was sweet, pronounced, molasses, brown sugar, oh an the vanilla flavor. I feel privileged to have had a chance to taste this one.
May 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.48 by enelson from Illinois

Apr 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4.4 by aasher from Indiana

Apr 03, 2016
 
Rated: 4.75 by szmnnl99 from Michigan

Mar 06, 2016
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Reviewed by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.47/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Shared with friends. Served alongside Bell's 9000.

Dark brown body with a small beige head. Aromas of toffee, molasses, bourbon, caramel malt. Super tasty. Yes, sir! Lovely flavor. Boozy in the best way. A superb beverage.
Feb 06, 2016
 
Rated: 4.95 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Jan 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4.75 by Leag0002 from Illinois

Dec 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.85 by htm from Michigan

Nov 18, 2015
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Reviewed by Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle #117. Smells amazing. Candied figs, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, some chocolate, a very feint oakiness and rum soaked raisins. Nice alcohol heat, but it's not boozy. Short, dry finish. Medium thick mouthfeel. Lower carb. Awesome.
Nov 09, 2015
 
Rated: 4.49 by Kurmaraja from California

Nov 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.85 by InebriatedJoker from Ohio

Nov 07, 2015
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Rated by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

4.43/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle #391 of 1,502. Batch No. 11,590.
Oct 31, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by justinm4bama from Alabama

Oct 11, 2015
 
Rated: 4.58 by loganburgh from Michigan

Sep 24, 2015
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Rated by Robdiesel21 from Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
straight out of a magnum bottle poured by Larry Bell himself. remarkable!
Sep 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.56 by LeeEvolved from Virginia

Aug 22, 2015
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Reviewed by dar482 from New York

4.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
The beer offers vanilla, brownie chocolate, dried figs and plums, brown sugar, caramel candy with a touch of balance from the oak tannins on the finish.

The beer is similar to the base, but the barrel offers a bit more complex sweetness as the vanilla and oak balances the brew out.
Aug 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.79 by _morandi_ from California

May 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4.06 by emerge077 from Illinois

May 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.68 by AndyEdgar from Illinois

Apr 27, 2015
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Reviewed by Get_Lowell from Missouri

4.54/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Look: Dark brown almost black body, very little head.
Smell: Big malt presence, bourbon, oak.
Taste: Sweet caramel, chocolate, biscuits, bourbon, booze.
Feel: Medium body, syrupy, smooth.
Overall: Really enjoyed it, its a hell of a strong ale. It's a lot sweeter than I was expecting on the palate.
Apr 23, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by Thishops4u from Kansas

Apr 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4.4 by mgr78704 from Texas

Mar 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.68 by IrishColonial from Texas

Mar 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4.7 by kamikazeokami from Oregon

Mar 04, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by akang from California

Mar 04, 2015
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Reviewed by 4lo from Texas

4.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Bell's Barrel Aged Batch 9000 #9 / 1502
Pours a dark brown that still has a bit of visibility through it. Almost like a soda. Smell of molasses and bourbon up front. Get a bit of oak and some fruit as well, but definitely sweetness and booze. Ton of flavors going on with the beer, but follows the scent. Molasses, vanilla, bourbon, oak, and brown sugar. A bit sweet and hot at the same time, but smooth on the mouth feel with some caramel at the end. Almost creamy like a melted milk chocolate, but with a bit of carbonation to smooth it out. Reminded me a bit of the 10000 with all the flavors going on
Feb 23, 2015
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Rated by Brabander from Netherlands

4.69/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Insane beer, had the pleasure to drink this one in a tasting last night.
Feb 21, 2015
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Rated by linnymtu from Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Thanks for a great beer @alex021224

Probably the best old ale I have ever tasted!
Feb 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by wethorseblanket from California

Feb 07, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by dctriman from Virginia

Feb 01, 2015
 
Rated: 4.05 by HookemHoos from Virginia

Jan 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.61 by N_Schleret from Minnesota

Jan 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by nathanmiller from New York

Jan 15, 2015
Batch 9,000 - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 664 ratings