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

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3,023 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,023
Reviews: 495
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 8.11%
Wants: 2,074
Gots: 782 | FT: 75
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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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

gio540, Mar 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

fsck, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.3%

MrDave, Mar 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

unclekeith, Mar 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

Wilmo831, Mar 10, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Damn dark black brew. Not overly thick. Caramel colored soapy head grows slowly. No lacing. Thin legs.

DEEP vanilla caramel aroma. Oaky. Robust. Nicely faded coffee. High heat burn, but it's damn nice.

Lots of caramel, vanilla, robust, strong aroma. Smooth, super drinkable. Low (perfect) carbonation. Sweetness is low; 70% chocolate. Bitterness is non-existent. Nearly perfect flavors. Slight rubber aftertaste on the very backend. Sweetness is perfect. Flavors are great!!! Prickly carbonation.

Yep, this one meets expectations. Knocked out of the park, flavors are exception. Feel could be slightly improved. Well blended. Complex. Highly recommended, hope to try again sometime.

chugalug06, Mar 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

rflips86, Mar 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

mikejonze, Mar 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.4/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - near black color with a finger if dense, lasting, chocolate colored headm decent lacing too

S - boozy and vanilla, oaky and lots of chocolate too

T - similar to the aroma but more chocolate and vanilla than anyrhing else. Also a hint kf dark fruit on the backend.

M - ideal, mediumish bodied decent carbonation
Relatively drinkable

MacQ32, Mar 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.8%

ms333, Mar 03, 2014
Bell's Black Note Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
100 out of 100 based on 3,023 ratings.