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

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2,828 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,828
Reviews: 491
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 2,008
Gots: 720 | FT: 69
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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2014 Version

A. Black with a two finger tan head that recedes to an 1/8 inch covering.

S. Bourbon, vanilla, oak, toffee, coffee, caramel, creme brulee ... holy shit!

T. Vanilla, oak, caramel, toffee, dark roast coffee and a hint of booze. No hop bitterness detected - could use just a touch on the finish to clean things up on the back end.

M. Creamy and full bodied without coming across syrupy and gloppy.

O. Barrel-aged beers generally don't excite me (see my BCBS review). That said this beer is very enjoyable and very well made. Its richness and creaminess never gets tiring like so many BA beers. Its alcohol, though present, never gets in the way. Well done.

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Bell's Black Note Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
100 out of 100 based on 2,828 ratings.