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%
 
 
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601
Gots:
61
For Trade:
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Halg finger tan head on a near jet black oily body. Aroma of bourbon, syrup, roasted malt, dark fruits and dark chocolate. Flavors are similar but stronger with dark chocolate, bourbon, molasses, brown sugar, Creme brule and hint of licorice. Thick body and moderate carbonation with oily coating of the palate. This one gets better and better as its enjoyed. The sweetness is balanced nicely and the booze though strong at first levels out eventually.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Bung
4.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draft at Duckworths Park rd. Dark mohoghanny pour, layer of cream head.

Aroma, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, oak.

Taste, bigger version if the aroma. Malty toffee, caramel. Molasses and brown sugar. Hops are pretty much gone. Vanilla and a peaty woodiness. Actually has a nice chocolate component. Booze...

Pretty full body, carbonation keeps this from being too sticky. Real nice body wise, but wow is it warm. Barrels jacked the abv way up from the original. The biggest sipper I've had in a while.

I like the original and this is an improvement in taste, but man is it warmer than the original. Probably should try it if you have a chance though. Still a few Bells I'd put ahead of this.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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

On tap at 1702 Speedway Pizza in Tucson. Pours a dark brown color with a tan head forming on the pour. The head dissipates quickly to a thin ring. Aromas of dark fruits, nuts and a ton of molasses. Bourbon notes with some light vanilla and caramel malts. The taste follows the nose nicely with just a touch more bourbon and some added heat that warms the through as well. The Batch 9,000 base does come out with the dark fruits and heavy malt presence, but the bourbon barrel just really adds a layer of flavor that’s remarkable. Smooth bourbon, vanilla sweetness, caramel, toffee and nuts. Medium low carbonation with a medium-full body. Super creamy, rich and smooth this goes down nicely even with the ABV and subtle back end heat. Quite enjoyed this brew!

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of jeonseh
4.55/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep dark brown with no head. Very clean looking and reflective.

S - Bourbon, vanilla, caramel, slight black licorice and orange peel. The nose is nice and complex but wish it were a bit stronger

T - Bourbon upfront. Nice anise and chocolate in the middle to gives it an edge that is balanced against vanilla and caramel. Light oak and orange peel on the finish. Very well balanced and flavorful. One that you want to keep drinking it

MF - Medium body with nice carbonation that makes it very smooth and easy to drink despite the high ABV.

O - This is the best Bell's beer that I've had. Nice bourbon presence that is well blended with the base beer to add another layer of complexity. Wish I had gotten more than a bottle

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of jera1350
4.7/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at New Bohemia.

Served in a tulip, the body is pure black with a thin little head of creamy khaki foam. The nose is full of bourbon, oak and malty sweetness. Huge flavor profile, but everything is just beautifully blended without anything overpowering the rest. Loads of malty sweetness with some dark fruit, chocolate and molasses, with a warm bourbon flavor that adds vanilla and caramelized sugar. Full bodied, with no trace of being nearly fifteen percent alcohol. The bourbon hints at it, but I would have guessed it to be ten percent based on how easily this goes down. This was so outstanding that I wish to indulge again.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of mothman
4.37/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Not pitch black, but dark with tan head.

Reminds me of a bruery barrel aged beer. Lots of smooth and warming bourbon. Vanilla, molasses, chocolate, and roasted malts. The licorice still shows. Always been a fan of that part. It's thick and ends with a little dryness.

I really enjoyed this beer and it was a step up from 9000. Very easy to drink! Worth a try!

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of HopHead84
4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12/07/2012

Bottle shared by Javier at Strong Ale, thanks!

A: Brown bordering on black with a substantial brown head. Thick alcohol collar yields a cascading string of pearls.

S: Pronounced molasses, brown sugar, and bourbon. Notes of vanilla blend with lightly roasted grains and alcohol.

T: Incredibly decadent. Reminds me of a big Bruery beer, with monstrous brown sugar, bourbon, and molasses notes. There's some licorice in there, as well as fudge, vanilla, and a bit of soy.

M: Big body with medium carbonation. Chewy and sticky mouthfeel. Numbing alcohol sensation on the palate.

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Bell's Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9000 from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.49 out of 5 based on 663 ratings.
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