Bell's Black Note Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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5/5 rDev +9.6%
Served a la Mikey at DLD '13.
Wow. I thought BCS set the precedence for me, but this blew it away. Dark, dark color. Little head with respectable lacing. Sweet bourbon, where's the booze? To me, this was perfectly balanced and complex with each flavor joining hand in hand rather than going to combat. A peacemaker, if you will. Only thing, I wish this was as available as BCS. I could drink this all day, anyday. Then shower in it. Probably drinking the bathwater after. Just kidding. No, I'm not. FIND THIS!
04-28-2013 09:46:41 | More by 4amepiphany
5/5 rDev +9.6%
Had both on tap and from 12oz bottle.
A-Hard not to fall in love with the darkness. Head dissipates quickly.
S-Wow, Bells nailed it. It's easy for BBA beers to be overwhelmed by the bourbon on the nose. Lactose from the Double Cream turns the aromas into an almost candy shop of fudge, chocolate, vanilla, and caramel.
T-Easily top-3 stouts I've ever had. The taste was reminiscent of a 2-3 vintage KBS but with sweeter notes brought on by the lactose.
M-Very creamy and dangerously easy to drink. Enjoyed quite a few at a Bells tasting party and didn't enjoy the walk back to my car in the morning when it was blizzarding...
O-Hard to compete against and hope Bells introduces this into their yearly lineup. Have went back and forth comparing against KBS and have given up. They're both very different beers.
05-30-2013 19:05:38 | More by kylelenk
Bell's Black Note Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
100 out of 100 based on 2,929 ratings.