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

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Bell's Black Note StoutBell's Black Note Stout

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2,912 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,912
Reviews: 493
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 8.11%
Wants: 2,038
Gots: 745 | 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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KevMo84

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

06-08-2014 08:14:04 | More by KevMo84
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Gryphon69

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev -3.9%

Bottle 3-12-14

A- Very dark chocolate brown, near black. virtually no head to speak of, but left a nice ring around the glass, with some very light runny lacing.

S- Nice smooth bourbon up front, dark chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, some vanilles, followed by deep dark fruit.

T- Very good throughout, good smooth and not overpowering bourbon, deep chocolates, hints of dark mixed dark fruits. Very good stout flavors.

M- Thick, creamy, smooth, slick and sticky. Everything lingers on the tongue.

O- This is a very good beer, but after reading all the reviews I was expecting more. I cant say I was let down, but not up to the super hype and the years of waiting IMO.
Was kinda of surprised that the lacing didn't coat the glass with a bigger head, the smell is awesome and the taste is wonderful but I have had some much less expensive that comes very close or equals this one. The feel was amazing though, every stout should strive for this part.

Very glad I finally found it to try and will defiantly pick it up again at some point, just wouldn't run out and drop a lot of dollars on it next time. Very good beer and do recommend it to everyone.

06-08-2014 01:59:26 | More by Gryphon69
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Ilovelampandbeer

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

06-07-2014 16:55:49 | More by Ilovelampandbeer
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mve102

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-07-2014 01:26:07 | More by mve102
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BG24

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

06-06-2014 19:58:47 | More by BG24
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mvdillman

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

06-06-2014 04:11:31 | More by mvdillman
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JoshuaMace

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

06-05-2014 20:41:54 | More by JoshuaMace
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jscheuf

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.6%

06-05-2014 15:47:11 | More by jscheuf
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ja09

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

06-04-2014 19:18:24 | More by ja09
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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +9.6%

06-04-2014 05:08:45 | More by Ivegotmule
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +9.6%

06-04-2014 05:04:56 | More by schnarr84
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Fahz

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

06-04-2014 02:04:24 | More by Fahz
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Geoff413

Texas

5/5  rDev +9.6%

06-04-2014 01:25:25 | More by Geoff413
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OnryAndMean

New York

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

06-04-2014 00:33:15 | More by OnryAndMean
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dtomes

New York

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-02-2014 19:44:16 | More by dtomes
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HawkeyePA

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

06-02-2014 14:36:40 | More by HawkeyePA
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ahbithwabm

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-02-2014 08:45:14 | More by ahbithwabm
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bigsquirrel

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +9.6%

06-02-2014 05:10:00 | More by bigsquirrel
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spauldo

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.6%

06-02-2014 04:14:14 | More by spauldo
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MastaShonuf

California

4/5  rDev -12.3%

06-02-2014 00:05:50 | More by MastaShonuf
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Setmup10322

Illinois

4.94/5  rDev +8.3%

This beer is creamy, smooth glory in a glass. Everything most stouts try and fail to be, if you find a bottle snag it immediately. It's cloyingly sweet, with heavy malts, and a noticeably delicious bourbon taste. I enjoyed just slowly sipping it on a spring evening.

06-01-2014 23:12:58 | More by Setmup10322
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HuaiDan

New York

5/5  rDev +9.6%

06-01-2014 22:37:29 | More by HuaiDan
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Viperman1316

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-01-2014 22:06:40 | More by Viperman1316
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nickbman

Iowa

5/5  rDev +9.6%

06-01-2014 20:17:28 | More by nickbman
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emalc

Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.6%

06-01-2014 18:59:51 | More by emalc
Bell's Black Note Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
100 out of 100 based on 2,912 ratings.