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

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Ratings: 3,349
Reviews: 512
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 8.55%
Wants: 2,184
Gots: 841 | FT: 87
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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12oz. 2012 bottle into a Goose Island glass. Having had '11 750's, this may not give this beer justice.

A- yaya, jet black. Lots of retention leading down to a thin layer of lacing around the glass in mocha color.

S- Chocolate milk/bourbon that is so sweet that it is pleasant beyond belief to smell. Oak, woodiness behind.

T- By far the smoothest beer I have ever had. Cream, bourbon. I have had the sum of it's parts, and this beer joins the two and kicks ass afterward.

M- Again, sooo fkn smoooth. I have neglected this beer in my cellar; even though I have a few in my celar. I have been paying too much attention to Prairie. Great stuff here. Top 15 for sure.

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Bell's Black Note Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
100 out of 100 based on 3,349 ratings.