Theydon_Bois (7944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Jack’s Farewell Tasting, big thanks to Kenny for this one, 06/08/13.
Mid black with a good sized tan head.
Nose is earthy, bitter chocolate, booze, roast malt, woody.
Taste comprises brown sugars, dark chocolate, dirt, earth, bourbon drenched oak.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, dry bitter roast in the climax.
Solid impy affair.
Scopey (6317) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Ken at Jack’s farewell bash. It pours darkest opaque brown with no head... The nose is wood, caramel, vanilla, coconut, tablet, fudge, bourbon and earth. The taste is wood, earth, vanilla, cocoa, oily, coconut, fudge, decent bitterness, mild acidity, plum, date, alcohol warmth and bourbon. Full body, moderate carbonation and viscous mouth-feel. Flavoursome and well-balanced. Good stuff.
AdamJackson (2386) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice to try this one. Healthy sample at a tasting. Looks like chocolate rain, not oily or thick, almost thin and dark black with ruby tones. no head. Nose was explosive. Best balance of bourbon and beer I’ve ever had. tons of sweetness. Taste is out of this world. lovely vanilla, mocha and malt to sweetness aspect that’s very balanced I wasn’t a fan of 9000 but BA 9000 is otherworldly
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Poured black with a spotty tan head. The aroma picked up sweet bourbon, vanilla, and licorice with spicy peppery notes. The flavor found lots of tasty bourbon, licorice, chocolate, and coffee.. spicier through the warm finish. Heavy-bodied with low carbonation.. excellent balance.. awesome stuff.
MIBRomeo (2541) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge aroma lots of Bourbon and brown sugar some light tart fruit notes. Thick creamy palate. Num num num. Like the non BA with a hint of Fig and butt er and vanilla notes. Too sweet to drink a ton of but great
DrSilverworm (6023) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1 day old 32oz growler, shared by a local dudeabide. Nice vanilla, light spice, dark roast in the nose. Very dark brown color. Minimal light brown head. Couple loose dots of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, chewy texture. Light carbonation. Brown sugar, dark chocolate, a LOT less molasses than in standard 9000, a LOT less cloying sweet, just a moderate sweetness. Barrel has really mellowed it out, made it much more tasty and drinkable. Big bitter, bigger spicy taste. Interesting, big imperial stout. Glad for the chance to have finally tried it. Hides alcohol well, have to give it an extra point for that.
Errl (1516) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler thanks to jjfoodie..Pour is dark with a nice tan head..Nose is nice bourbon, wet wood, sweet vanilla, graham cracker..Taste is chocolate, licorice, alcohol, roasty, oak, bourbon vanilla..
JStax (2857) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler at b3shine’s. Pours a darker copper with no head. Aroma is big on the bourbon with a ton of vanilla coming through. Tastes hefty and sweet with a bready, crackery presence. Sticky mouth feel.
flatmatt (1082) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at MBGSF 2013. Pours black with a light tan head. Aromas of soy sauce, cocoa dark malt, dark fruit, plus bourbon throughout. Flavors of "green" soy sauce, cocoa, raisin, light roasted coffee, with bourbon mixing well into it. Very much like the original Batch 9,000, but with more refinement with age.
ReggieDunlap (3029) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep brown/black with no head. Aroma is mildly boozy with some brown sugar and mild vanilla. Flavor has nice brown sugar and bourbony vanilla...light oak and booze...hides abv fabulously...hint of dark fruit. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish warms with dark fruit/bourbon/brown sugar.