Bells Bourbon Barrel Black Note

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  1. Anyone actually crack open a bottle of this from this weekends release? Curious how it's tasting as I haven't mustered up the courage to open one.
     
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  2. dblab33

    dblab33 Savant (365) Michigan Dec 9, 2011

    No one here knows what you are talking about and we work hard to keep it that way :)
     
  3. mike409

    mike409 Aficionado (235) Michigan Jan 25, 2012

    Yea way to let cat out of the bag
     
  4. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (475) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    Are you fucking serious!?
     
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  5. Was at the cafe yesterday and it already sold out....well at least the cooler was empty where they had it on Saturday
     
  6. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (840) Michigan May 8, 2006

    If there was a release this weekend why should we assume that Black Note is tasting any different than the previous release? These kind of nonsense posts only occur when day drinking takes place, it is an extended holiday weekend so I cannot fault being drunk already. I love being drunk enough to imagine releases. Last night I though I was at a Barrel Aged Two Hearted release but it later occurred to me I poured my Two Hearted into my Manhattan.
     
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  7. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (475) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    Are you still in the Kzoo area? I am sure some locals would love to meet you for a drink! :rolleyes:
     
  8. dblab33

    dblab33 Savant (365) Michigan Dec 9, 2011

    Yeah, he should meet us in the back parking lot behind Bell's and we'll buy him a few beers.
     
  9. bierenutz

    bierenutz Savant (310) Michigan Jan 21, 2010

    This post is akin to yelling fire in a movie theatre...problem is that it created smoke but no fire as they apparently sold out yesterday. Nice!
     
  10. So Bells releases are so secret now they aren't allowed to be spoken of, even after the fact? Got it.
     
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  11. surlytheduff

    surlytheduff Savant (380) Michigan Jul 22, 2010

    When they sell out in three days? Ye, yes they are.
     
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  12. When I joined I was told by my friend that the BAs up there do keep it a secret so the place isn't bombarded with out-of-towners and folks calling the brewery.

    I can't even hate on that
     
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  13. sarcastro

    sarcastro Savant (415) Michigan Sep 20, 2006

    So your saying that Bell's doesn't want people coming and buying their beer they release to the public and probably buying some beer at the brewpub as well? Or is it that the locals and those in the know don't want people to buy it so they can buy more? I find the second one more plausible.
     
  14. It is what it is, man. I would like to buy some as well. Complaining about it to all the K-zoo people will probably get them to you tell about it though
     
  15. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (840) Michigan May 8, 2006

    It is not that it is a secret, plenty of people know. There is a huge difference between keeping it a secret and keeping it off of BA. Bell's posts anything they want to be public knowledge on twitter or Facebook, there is a reason they don't post all releases there. Bell's knows they will sell the bottles, they are not struggling for business and the location not really ideal for the shit show releases can become.
     
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  16. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    So then, #whowentandpickeditupformebro?
     
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  17. This isn't anything different from regular black note right? Since regular black note is aged in bourbon barrels
     
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  18. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (535) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    Great to see holiday spirit is alive in this thread!
     
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  19. stayclean

    stayclean Savant (360) Wisconsin Mar 17, 2012

    Correct.
     
  20. sarcastro

    sarcastro Savant (415) Michigan Sep 20, 2006

    I can see why they keep it on the down low, but trying to diffuse a bomb after it has gone off or getting mad about it looks sketchy(not necessarily directed at you). Did Bell's post a sign saying don't post about it on BA? Maybe OP didn't see the sign. Maybe they need better sign placement.
     
  21. dblab33

    dblab33 Savant (365) Michigan Dec 9, 2011

    Psh... it's not like any of us would want to try and buy more than the 2 we are allowed. ;)
     
  22. stayclean

    stayclean Savant (360) Wisconsin Mar 17, 2012

    Anyone wanna help me make my wife's winter break from school much better? ;)
     
  23. dblab33

    dblab33 Savant (365) Michigan Dec 9, 2011

    I'm not exactly sure what you are proposing here, but I may be interested if she's hot.
     
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  24. stayclean

    stayclean Savant (360) Wisconsin Mar 17, 2012

    Alright, I have to say I laughed at that. One million Black Notes to sleep with my wife...
     
  25. 3SH33TS

    3SH33TS Savant (325) California Dec 21, 2010

    LOL, you guys are funny.
     
  26. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (410) Illinois May 6, 2012

    Wrong forum dude!
     
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  27. Dcv

    Dcv Savant (250) Michigan Nov 12, 2009

    Someone on the trading forum already brought it up, but I don't think too many people caught it. It really wasn't that quiet of a release because of the amount of people from out of town stopping in on their way to, or back from Kuhnhenn's on Friday and Saturday.

    Although I have not cracked one of the newest bottles yet, I can say that I have had Black Note many times over the years and have not noticed any significant variations in different batches.
     
  28. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Savant (490) Indiana Jan 4, 2012

    I'd love to get my hands on some black note.
    Had at the Valpo Beer fest this year. And it really hit the spot!
     
  29. Tony412

    Tony412 Savant (255) Michigan Jan 26, 2012

    Larger bottle count this go 'round too, xxx/1534

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  30. chronie

    chronie Aficionado (180) Illinois Aug 1, 2011

    I don't get it. BA9K took a week to sell out (with a mass BA posting and 3 bottle limit). Yet, this goes in 1.5 days with a silent release and a 2 bottle limit. Ermm are we sure this wasn't just a small Holiday surprise, with more being saved for a later release?
     
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  31. bierenutz

    bierenutz Savant (310) Michigan Jan 21, 2010

    ^^^Winner, winner chicken dinner!^^^

    There's no way they sold 1500+ bottles over a weekend???
     
  32. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (535) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    That's exactly it. There's no way this sold out this quick, even with BAs going for multiples using various disguises.

    The original Black note release still lasted 11 days, and I think BA Batch 9k lasted closer to 2 weeks.
     
  33. dblab33

    dblab33 Savant (365) Michigan Dec 9, 2011

    They did this with the last batch of Wild One. Was there for a while, sold out for a couple weeks, then mysteriously back in the store again.
     
  34. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (840) Michigan May 8, 2006

    Don't take the number on the bottle at face value. That may not be the number of bottles that were sold.
     
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  35. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (535) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    I blame Chicago.
     
  36. GRBrew

    GRBrew Savant (295) Michigan Jan 12, 2009

    I'm a little pissed my kzoo boys didn't give me the heads up on this. Raymo, where were you on this one?
     
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  37. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (475) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    I was partying with friends at Kuhnhenn on Friday when I heard about it and didn't feel like stopping to call and text everyone I know.....plus with 2 great kids and my lovely wife who spent a day this weekend in the emergancy room....my holiday was quite a bit more important then Black Note
     
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  38. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (350) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    Hope the family is well, man. Even Black Note can wait....
     
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  39. Theeabyss

    Theeabyss Aficionado (190) Illinois Apr 19, 2012

    I can surely see that happened. about 50 bottles a hour went out the place x 8 hours. thats 400 bottles a day time 3. surely at least killed 1200 bottles.

    I heard they had two pallets, I saw one at 16 per level and 3 levels high. Mathematically thats about right.
     
  40. 12 what?
     
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