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Bells Batch 9000
« on: November 04, 2013, 10:20:08 AM »
Here's a recent blog post about cellaring Batch 9000, reporting in at 6 month intervals.

Can't remember the last time I tried it, maybe a year ago, but it reminded me enough of Thomas Hardys to still keep a sixer of it.
Planning to try one later in the week, and see if it's indeed "on a slow and subtle decline."

Anyone had 9000 lately? Thoughts?


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Re: Bells Batch 9000
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2013, 10:53:03 AM »
I've got 8 or 10 of them left, I think.  I was just eyeing them on Saturday night.

I'll have one this week and let you know how it's doing.  Last time I had one, it was getting really good.
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Re: Bells Batch 9000
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2013, 11:12:40 AM »
I've got 8 or 10 of them left, I think.  I was just eyeing them on Saturday night.

I'll have one this week and let you know how it's doing.  Last time I had one, it was getting really good.
Thought it was improving too when I last had it, but it's been so long now...
Hard to believe a beast like that is "declining", but that's just one blogger's opinion. We'll see  :banned:

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Re: Bells Batch 9000
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2013, 07:44:06 PM »
Still dranks pretty good :thumbup:

Very roasty and chocolatey, more than I remember, plus a dark fruit quality that was always there, dried cherry or currants.
Alcohol is present but isn't overwhelming, the sting is gone. Charry bitterness in the aftertaste. Really improves as it warms from cool to room temps.

Not going downhill at all imho :coffee:

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Re: Bells Batch 9000
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2013, 09:24:31 PM »
I've got a sixer left down in the basement. I should go grab one and find out.

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Re: Bells Batch 9000
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2013, 10:53:30 AM »
Still dranks pretty good :thumbup:

Very roasty and chocolatey, more than I remember, plus a dark fruit quality that was always there, dried cherry or currants.
Alcohol is present but isn't overwhelming, the sting is gone. Charry bitterness in the aftertaste. Really improves as it warms from cool to room temps.

Not going downhill at all imho :coffee:

Had one last night, and I completely agree with you.  It definitely had that "grape jelly" taste that the reviews were describing, but also the strong "Bell's" taste that I always get from the Expedition and Third Coast Old Ale. 

Going to savor the rest of my 9000s, but my remaining bottles of 25th and 10,000 are probably garbage by now.
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Re: Bells Batch 9000
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2013, 11:46:48 AM »
Going to savor the rest of my 9000s, but my remaining bottles of 25th and 10,000 7000 are probably garbage by now.

you're right. send them to me and i will dispose of them :thumbup:
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Re: Bells Batch 9000
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2013, 12:27:33 PM »
Going to savor the rest of my 9000s, but my remaining bottles of 25th and 10,000 7000 are probably garbage by now.

you're right. send them to me and i will dispose of them :thumbup:

How'd you know I have one of those left?  :unsure:
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Re: Bells Batch 9000
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2013, 12:34:47 PM »
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Re: Bells Batch 9000
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2013, 07:28:29 PM »
Last one I had reminded me of Dark Lord.

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Re: Bells Batch 9000
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2013, 05:27:29 PM »
Still dranks pretty good :thumbup:

Very roasty and chocolatey, more than I remember, plus a dark fruit quality that was always there, dried cherry or currants.
Alcohol is present but isn't overwhelming, the sting is gone. Charry bitterness in the aftertaste. Really improves as it warms from cool to room temps.

Not going downhill at all imho :coffee:

Had one last night, and I completely agree with you.  It definitely had that "grape jelly" taste that the reviews were describing, but also the strong "Bell's" taste that I always get from the Expedition and Third Coast Old Ale. 

Going to savor the rest of my 9000s, but my remaining bottles of 25th and 10,000 are probably garbage by now.
I had a 10,000 last week that had a fair amount of licorice...but also a lot of tar and spent charcoal. I'm afraid it was a little dunski...but I enjoyed 9,000 fresh far more than I enjoyed 10,000 fresh, so I'm not too worked up about it. Still have a 9,000 down in the hole.

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Re: Bells Batch 9000
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2013, 08:07:08 PM »
Had one of these bad boys last night.  Damn tasty.  I think I have near 3/4 a case left  :pickle:

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Re: Bells Batch 9000
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2017, 10:39:54 AM »
I had a 10,000 last week that had a fair amount of licorice...but also a lot of tar and spent charcoal.

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Want to drink my last one? ;D