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RATINGS: 629   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Bottle: Unfiltered.
A commemorative brew.
Malt beverage brewed with molasses and brewerís 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.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (2231) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle. Poured almost black brown with ring of head. Aroma boozy licorice dark fruit. Light carb med bod. Tons o dark fruityness light bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (11460) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"a little hot...definitely a sipper. kinda like a World Wide Jr. molasses, smoke, licorice, sweet malt, chocolate, alcohol, etc...in the aroma and flavor. a little much at the start, i really liked it by the end as it reached room temp. "

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joes (92) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2014
(old rating: 05/2012) Black beer, brown medium head. Heavy roasted aroma, molasses, chocolate/coffee, alcohol, wood. Same in the taste, with a little chicory sourness, and more red fruit (cherry, resins in alchohol). Silky mouthfeel. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (6463) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle: Deep, dark brown with a small, dark tan head. Aroma is smoky, chocolate and molasses. Taste is incredibly rich...molasses, chocolate malt, smoke, licorice. Substantial alcohol warmth and thick, dried, dark fruit tones....raisiny..... Big and chewy..Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (11215) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle. Intense licorice, raisin, molasses, chocolate malt and herbal aroma. Dark black-brown with small head. Sweet raisin, molasses, chocolate malt, and moderately strong bitter herbal licorice flavor. Unique and enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (1124) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Draft at HopCat GR - pours a murky brownish color . Aromas of dark fruit and molasses . Taste has some black licorice and lots of sweet molasses . Surprisingly still pretty boozy . Tasty . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (2071) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle, thanks to Kevin L. Pours opaque dark brown with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, molasses, and whiskey-soaked raisins. Taste: sweet, but balanced by roasty bitterness. In addition to the flavors in the aroma, thereís also brown sugar, marshmallow, and soy. Palate: full body, slick, oily texture. Lasting sweet, roasty, almost smoky, warming alcohol finish. Overall: surprisingly lively and potent, not without itís charm. A nice, slow sipping, sweet and rich imperial stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (7945) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle thanks to deyholla! Pours opaque black with a small brown head that fades fairly quickly leaving nice residual and lacing. Lots of molasses in the aroma, date, roasted malts, a bit of coffee, toffee. Flavor is medium sweet, lots and lots of molasses, and here is the black licorice as well, lots of dark dried fruits, chocolate, more licorice. You know, I donít like licorice, but it actually works well here. Light bitterness lingering to the finish. Full rich creamy mouthfeel, almost tongue coating. Only a mild hint of the whopping huge ABV. This is a pretty nice offering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (967) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle thanks to beechner224. Pours a murky brown color. Huge boozy aroma, lots of toffee, dark fruits, caramel, spices. Big thick chewy mouthfeel. Lots of toffee, caramel, melanoidans, booze, fairly sweet dark fruity finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Black pour. Smell is oxidized chocolate and booze. Taste raisin chocolate, smooth oxidized. Decent but past is prime for me. Thanks Ken!


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