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Bells Batch 9000 Ale

 (RETIRED)
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75
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Formerly brewed at Bells Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Galesburg, Michigan USA
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 616   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Unfiltered.
A commemorative brew.
Malt beverage brewed with molasses and brewer’s licorice.
Batch 9,000 Ale offers up aromas ranging from the sweet caramel & molasses of dark rum to fruits such as raisins and plums. Brewed with the idea of pushing boundaries in mind, Batch 9,000 Ale is a unique, one-time-only recipe. Well suited for vintage aging, this limited release will continue to develop in flavor & complexity over the years.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2010

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ chrisos Back In The UK Tasting.

Light unclear medium to dark brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, dark fruity - dark berry, wood - tobacco, light alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark dried berry, raisin. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20100522]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (36046) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2010
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dark malty, light boozy and vague spiced. Sweet caramelish and toasted toffee base. Sweet toffee caramelish and slight sticky texture. Lingering dark caramelish finish. Nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
Bottle 35,5 Courtesy of madsberg. Pours a dark brown with a tint of red. No real head. Aroma of hard roasted malt and dark dried fruits. Solid body, hard roasted malts and salty licorice. Not overly bitter finish but quite some alcohol. Lovely. 230410

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (23823) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2010
Bottle in a train in Belgium, thanks Mads, Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate, liquorice and dried fruits with notes of alcohol. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate, liquorice and dried fruits. Roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2010
Bottled@PBF2010. Amber colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is mild oxidation, some caramel, mild sweet wood as well as some mild raisins. Flavour is quite much the same. A quite sweet beer. More a barley wine than imperial stout by taste...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19534) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with ruby hints and a small tan head. Has a slightly roasted malty chocolate and dark fruit aroma. Warming roasted malty chocolate and dark fruit flavor with light woody hints. Has a sweetish malty caramel and chocolate finish with hints of dark fruits and weak hoppy hints.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (17635) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2010
bottle at Chris-O ... deep brown ... rich chocolate toffee malt nose ... rich toffee malts ... deep roast ... loads of toffee ... sweet roast ... little fizzy ... but good body

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2010
Tasting at Papsø
The color is almost black. The aroma is not very strong, there is some roasted malt and bread, raisins, alcohol. Quite strong body; sweet caramel and chocolate flavor, a bit salty, with too much alcohol. Unbalanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle. A minimal-sized, dense, dark beige head sits on top of a black body. The aroma has dried fruits and caramel, some alcohol, but far from as much roasted malts I expected. Not very roasted flavor either, but there’s alcohol, dried fruits and some sugary sweetness, finishing with some hoppy bitterness. Full-bodied, nicely carbonated and warming. A nice one, but not what I expected in any way. Don’t think that have influenced my rating, but you never know. 110930

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2010
Bottle at Chriso’ Blue Mountains of Virginia tasting. Very very dark brown with a thin beige head. Rather a lovely strong liquorice beer with day malt. Doesn’t drink it’s strength. Very impressive and very likeable.


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