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

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2,950 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,950
Reviews: 495
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 8.11%
Wants: 2,050
Gots: 758 | FT: 70
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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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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Missouri

5/5  rDev +9.6%

12-07-2012 18:36:46 | More by draimegould
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Roeters

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

12-07-2012 13:57:49 | More by Roeters
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mateuszekxxpl

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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jucifer1818

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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KingCharles

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Kansas

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Illinois

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Illinois

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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GOGRANDE

Colorado

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Delaware

5/5  rDev +9.6%

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tempest

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4.1/5  rDev -10.1%

Had a large snifter at Republic in Seven Corners. Overall, a delicious stout and well worth the $8, but I though the character was relatively dull for everything that's been put into it. The bourbon barrel character is smooth, and pleasant with oaky vanilla, but it sits in the background behind even smoother cocoa malts. It's almost like it's too balanced, with few flavors really standing out. I'll admit though, I'm being hard on this very tasty beer. I just don't think it drinks up to its potential.

11-21-2012 22:59:56 | More by tempest
Bell's Black Note Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
100 out of 100 based on 2,950 ratings.