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

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Ratings: 3,508
Reviews: 539
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 2,366
Gots: 896 | FT: 87
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Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mcallister on 06-16-2007

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.
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Bell's Black Note Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
100 out of 100 based on 3,508 ratings.