It has been about sixteen months since I first reviewed Batch 9000 by Bell’s Brewery, Inc.. Since then Batch 10,000 has come and gone. Bell’s has also scrapped the “Batch” series of beers going forward. They produce so much damn American craft beer that it wasn’t taking them all that long between 1000th releases.
Batch 9000 has aged admirably with a lot of the licorice fading into a nice chocolate. The alcohol is still there and a little abrasive until the palate finds solace after a few sips. I have a few more left in the cellar so it will be interesting to see how this beer continues to develop. Enjoy!
Aroma: 9 (25%), Taste: 9 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 9 (35%), Overall: 9.0
Useless Fact: In 1920 Socialist Eugene Debs received 920,000 votes for president of the United States. Yet he ran his entire campaign while in jail.