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Bell's Black Note Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Bell's Black Note StoutBell's Black Note Stout

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BA SCORE
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2,912 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,912
Reviews: 493
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 8.11%
Wants: 2,038
Gots: 745 | FT: 71
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
One of the most sought-after stouts in Bell's history, Black Note Stout blends the complex aromatics of Expedition Stout with the velvety smooth texture of Double Cream Stout and ages the combination in freshly retired oak bourbon barrels for months. The resulting harmony of flavors captures the finest features of all three components: malty notes of dark chocolate, espresso & dried fruits, all buoyed by the warmth and fragrance of the bourbon barrel. Aimed squarely at the stout and bourbon aficionados, Black Note makes a grand statement about the art of the dark.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 06-16-2007)
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ljc973

Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.6%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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4amepiphany

Illinois

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
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Virginia

5/5  rDev +9.6%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.6%

03-12-2012 12:55:24 | More by mconz
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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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ckobes

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.6%

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Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.6%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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kylelenk

Michigan

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
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.6%

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Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.6%

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Colorado

5/5  rDev +9.6%

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Minnesota

5/5  rDev +9.6%

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Georgia

5/5  rDev +9.6%

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Minnesota

5/5  rDev +9.6%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.6%

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Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.6%

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Wisconsin

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Michigan

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Iowa

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Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.6%

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ajschutz

Indiana

5/5  rDev +9.6%

02-21-2012 17:54:57 | More by ajschutz
Bell's Black Note Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
100 out of 100 based on 2,912 ratings.