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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Double Brown Ale aged in bourbon barrels.

Added by warnerry on 10-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
663
Reviews:
90
Avg:
4.49
pDev:
8.24%
 
 
Wants:
601
Gots:
61
For Trade:
6
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Photo of BEER88
4.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GMorgan
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pisano
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TboneRN
4.71/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fargrow
4.95/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Alby
5/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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Photo of enelson
4.48/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aasher
4.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of szmnnl99
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.47/5  rDev -0.4%
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.

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4.95/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Leag0002
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of htm
4.85/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of InebriatedJoker
4.85/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DucksFan16
4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle #391 of 1,502. Batch No. 11,590.

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Photo of justinm4bama
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of loganburgh
4.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Robdiesel21
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

straight out of a magnum bottle poured by Larry Bell himself. remarkable!

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Photo of LeeEvolved
4.56/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dar482
4.73/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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4.79/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.06/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.49 out of 5 based on 663 ratings.
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