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

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2,911 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,911
Reviews: 493
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 8.11%
Wants: 2,038
Gots: 743 | 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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first and foremost... huge shoutout to Match1112 for this one!

A: typical… body is black as night, created a slight film of head that was dark tan in color. Big alcohol legs. Not much lacing.

S: a phenomenal balance of chocolate, bourbon, oak and vanilla gets my loins moving. some faint espresso/coffee is also detectable... and becomes more noticeable as the brew warms. balance is unlike any other I have previously had. BCS is much more bourbon forward for comparison purposes.

T: following the nose. Big chocolate, bourbon right up front. The oak creates a bit of a dryness mid way through and the finish is an awesome vanilla creaminess that brings the entire brew together. As this brew warms I am picking up more licorice and an ever so slight smoke/burnt presence with slight espresso character.

M: full body, chewy, it leaves a terrific slight heat on upper gums, with a lingering chocolate, bourbon presence on the palate.

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Bell's Black Note Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
100 out of 100 based on 2,911 ratings.