Bell's Black Note Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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2.95/5 rDev -35.3%
I had this on tap at the Bavarian Lodge. I was really excited to see what was in store for this beer.
A- It was a nice deep black typical of imperial stouts with crimson around the edge of the glass where the light was hitting it. I typically like my stouts a much deeper color though.
S- Sweet bourbon hits you right away. It smells really boozy. Then I get chocolate, roasted notes with some toffee.
T- At first it was too boozy. I let it warm up and It got better. It was smooth and a decent stout but nothing better than what is on the shelf
M- I would like a lot more thickness from this beer with a name like Black note
O- This is an overrated beer if I've ever seen one. Did not live up to the hype. KBS is 100 times better. I cannot stress enough that this beer is no better than another bourbon barrel aged stout on the shelf at your liquor store. I was really struggling to get any complexity's from it and there was no coffee flavor what so ever. Don't get me wrong this is a good beer but It's definitely is nothing special and I still can't believe what people will trade for this. Do yourself a favor and mix expedition and double cream yourself and add a little bourbon. You'll have the same thing.
04-19-2012 05:36:18 | More by chinchillin85
Bell's Black Note Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
100 out of 100 based on 2,908 ratings.