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

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2,725 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,725
Reviews: 487
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 1,999
Gots: 698 | FT: 65
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 +4.4%

03-11-2014 06:20:27 | More by gio540
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fsck

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

03-10-2014 22:51:22 | More by fsck
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MrDave

California

4/5  rDev -12.1%

03-10-2014 18:56:55 | More by MrDave
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unclekeith

Alaska

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

03-10-2014 16:05:02 | More by unclekeith
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Wilmo831

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-10-2014 02:03:13 | More by Wilmo831
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chugalug06

Colorado

4.7/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 01:21:39 | More by chugalug06
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rflips86

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-08-2014 14:59:10 | More by rflips86
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bsnone

Arizona

5/5  rDev +9.9%

03-08-2014 14:20:05 | More by bsnone
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-08-2014 06:56:24 | More by CarolinaKev
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Paccamacca

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-08-2014 04:52:53 | More by Paccamacca
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HoppyBastard2

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

03-07-2014 10:10:32 | More by HoppyBastard2
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planbee

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +9.9%

03-07-2014 06:02:28 | More by planbee
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allouez86

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -12.1%

03-07-2014 02:45:39 | More by allouez86
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TheEvilGenius

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-07-2014 00:17:24 | More by TheEvilGenius
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Wolberjs

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-06-2014 07:15:17 | More by Wolberjs
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nucmedmario

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-06-2014 04:06:11 | More by nucmedmario
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Mitch_Cumstein

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-06-2014 03:23:41 | More by Mitch_Cumstein
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BrettHead

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-05-2014 20:46:53 | More by BrettHead
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mikejonze

Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.9%

03-05-2014 16:13:38 | More by mikejonze
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Tee2Grn

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

03-05-2014 10:20:11 | More by Tee2Grn
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ArdyExfor

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

03-04-2014 04:57:40 | More by ArdyExfor
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-03-2014 22:08:23 | More by PatB1987
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Jordantb313

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.4/5  rDev -3.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 02:51:56 | More by MacQ32
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ms333

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

03-03-2014 01:20:21 | More by ms333
Bell's Black Note Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
100 out of 100 based on 2,725 ratings.