Scopey (15704) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2017 Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to changeup45. Poured from the bottle into a tulip. Vigorous pour brought out all the malty aromas. Smells of licorice and booze. I can tell this will be an enjoyable sipper. I wish I could try a BA version as well. Little head dissipates immediately. Great boozy aroma right before the sip. Some coffee in the flavor but mostly sweet fig/raisin up front. This is a delicious beer and a treat to have tasted.
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Kenny's Deep Cellar Bottle consumed at L42. It pours opaque brown - black with a bubbly tan head. The aroma is rich, oily, sweet, dried fruits, vanilla, chewy maltage, heavy sweet molasses vibes and cocoa. The taste is slick, oily, fruity vibes, boosty warming alcohol, toasted coconut, leather, spice, rocky road, molasses and earthy roast. Finish is heavy and has some spice on it. Full body and fine carbonation. Oily mouth - feel. Pretty intense still. Not bad. mR_fr0g (13500) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2017
Bottle shared on Level 42, 14/11/2017. Many thanks to Kenny for this one. A black mahogany brown coloured pour with a a loose tan head. ARoma is solvent, brown malts, mint, solvent. Flavour is composed of earthy treacle, nutyy malts, molasess, brown malts. Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation. . The_Osprey (9140) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2017
November 2017 - Bottle share at One Canada Square. Big thanks to Kenny! As 'Bell's Batch 9000 Ale', no ABV or date stated. Black, almost opaque, slight reddy hue, foamy brown head leaves dotted lacing. Aroma is cocoa, dark chocolate, coconut, a bit oxidised. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is cocoa, booze, treacle, sugary and boozy, spicy booze finish. Drinkable enough - finished this off on the way home. (7-4-6-3-15=3.5) benpickens (537) - Camarillo, California, USA - OCT 27, 2017
At least 5 years old... pours inky black with very little head teh color of espresso crema... rich aromas of fruitcake dipped in porto; oily rich palate with a long chalky, bitter finish. GenDV138 (7699) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2017
Bottle at the RateBeer DC tasting. Dark brownish with beige head. Aromas of malt, syrup. Tastes of malt, syrup, caramel. Medium body with a dry finish.
alobar (3914) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Courtesy richlikebeer. Pours col brown with aroma of molasses, dark fruit, and some roasted malt. Molasses sweetness with raisins, plums, and dark cherry flavor. A touch of sour. Outstanding! Beerhunter111 (22508) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2017
Huge thanks to Erzengel for sharing!
Erzengel (9497) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2017
Pours dark orange brown colour with a huge most good lasting tan head. Aroma of sweet dark malt, red fruits, cinnamon and wood. Taste of dark red fruits and malt, toffee, some liquorice, wood, some alcohol, quite interesting!
Many thanks to nimbleprop, my "Secret" Santa 2016 for this bottle. Intense dry roasty and slightly alcoholic nose. Deep intense beginning with roasted sweetish liquorice, sticky malt and not too sweetish, more dry, in the aftertaste. Round fruity - plums, dark cherries, great deep malt. Fascinating deep and smooth. fluffy (2461) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2016
very sweet, like an old ale or barleywine. nice but couldnt finish a bottle too hot for me. bnokk (545) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Drinken in 2916. APPEARANCE-
super black, lighter head than it’s inspiration (batch 7000). It looks very thin.
sweet boosiness!! Oh, sweet boozy beer.
FLAVOR- also sweeter than expected, and the booze is hidden well. Excellent balance of the sweetness and the boosy and roasty backbone stout.
NOTES- this one may be at its peak.