djd07 (15067) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong chocolate, dark fruit, wood. Thick mouthfeel, chocolate, roast, dark fruit, light booze, really enjoyed this one. kermis (13657) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of bourbon qualities upfront, vanilla and boozy woody barrel, molasses, chocolate, leather, tobacco, fudge and light soy. Flavor is heavy sweet and light bitter. Warming alcohol in the finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation. deanso (10150) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - AUG 3, 2014
bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Big thanks
No head or carbonation. Clear black pour. Nice bourbon notes. Very smooth. Excellent
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Served on-tap at Pope’s Anniversary Party.
Ataraxia (549) - California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
A - Pours murky dark brown with a nice one finger tall off white head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving small webs of lace on the sides of the glass.
S - Smells of warm bourbon, toffee, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, oak and toasted bready malt. It definitely smells sweet but the bourbon really helps to keep it in check, awesome smell.
T - Starts off with a big sweet kick - mainly the caramel and toffee along with the vanilla chocolate combo - quickly being joined by the oak and bourbon as well as the mildly toasted malt. Finish is pretty sweet with some mild heat, lingering long after the finish.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sweet, slick feel with some oak tannins and boozy dryness lingering long after the finish. Not as boozy as I expected it to be.
O - I had wanted to try this one since the day they announced it and I have to say it really did not disappoint. The base flavors are still there and the bourbon complements them very well. I would love to try this one again in the future and see how well it ages.
Very dark ruby brown, translucent, with beige lacing. Charred oak, vanilla, sticky molasses, figs, pear, dark fruits, unsweetened chocolate, licorice, and some soy sauce. Taste is a heavy bittersweet flavor. Smooth, a bit oily, full-bodied, and decently carbed. Long bitter finish with moderate booziness
seymour (2057) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2014
Shared at Ehren’s backyard bottle share, thanks! Poured from 12oz bottle into a sampler glass, dark brown with tan foam. Bready, toasty, roasty, definitley boozy, hints of hardwood, vanilla, molasses, black liquorice. Full bodied, well-balanced, medium carbonation. Lingering complex aftertaste. Delicious. BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2014
75cl, Bottle 491/1502, no mention of ABV, as Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9000, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, thx alot to Dirk for sharing!, very complex brew, alcoholic/spicy/sweet and slightly roasted/fruity, yet not too heavy, very balanced, hazy, nearly no head, top class!, yet very expensive!, WOW! Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2014
Pours deep red, tan head
Smell smoky roast, caramel, tootsie roll
Taste light smoke, caramel, sweet red fruit, chewy, bourbon vanilla, boozy
Impressive peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle from Sean - thanks! Black pour with a slick of tan bubbles and foam. Light bourbon and vanilla with molasses, brown sugar, and licorice. MIld bourbon with vanilla up front followed by the characteristic gnarl of Batch 9,000 with dense plum, raisin, molasses, and licorice. Some alcohol heat. Coating mouthfeel. Even aging in bourbon barrels cannot tame this beast. Decadent sipper. enturbulator (9) - - MAR 20, 2014 does not count
I’m not sure how executive of a palate you have to own to appreciate this beer, but I didn’t like it. It tastes unlike anything else. Sure, there are notes of raisin and prune, but the way these flavors are presented was revolting. I tried some at a Bell’s promotional event. I really wanted to like it, considering how "rare" I was told that it was. My date, also a beer enthusiast, tried it and put it back on the bar after a few sips. I never do that, but it’s really different from anything else I’ve ever had, and not in a good way. There’s a bias on RB for flavor-forward beers with interesting flavors, but the burned, rubbery, leather flavors forced me to contort my face to get it down.