Bell’s Batch 9000

Posted: June 9, 2012 in American Strong Ale, Bell's Brewery, Reviews

After Jose Pistolas, Katie and I headed to this place that I had never been to so that we could try a sample (or rather, me) of Bell’s Batch 9000. It was called The Boilermaker and the menu looked really good, although we didn’t try any of the food. It was a really dark bar, almost too dark, but the tap list was absolutely amazing. So, onto another beer that I can’t get in New Jersey.

ABV: 12.5%

Style: American Strong Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The latest in Bell’s series of milestone releases, Batch 9000 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 9000 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.”

Random: I saw the HOG twice while I was in the city.

This brew poured a hugely dark brown color with a two finger thick and tan head. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. There was no visible carbonation due to the darkness in the car. The nose was really pungent. There was lots of coffee and dark chocolate and some licorice. The taste was interesting. There was some chocolate, coffee, and licorice is really pronounced. The booze was really hidden. The finish was long with coffee. The body was thick with low carbonation and was really silky. After a few sips, I also got some black cherry and raisin. I really enjoyed this beer. I would definitely have this one again. It was crazy complex and lots of different flavors.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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