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Bells Bourbon Barrel Black Note

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by Flabbyjandro, Dec 24, 2012.

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  1. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (705) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    You're only saying that because you were too busy cleaning up other people's messes to go!
  2. travMI13

    travMI13 Savant (355) Michigan Jan 7, 2012

    Haven't scored any of this batch yet, but I hope to. In the meantime, I've had a Backwoods and a BBPT5 so far tonight. Being a Michigan BA is rough work.
  3. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (325) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    It is true. This beer is pretty average. I just traded my Blushing Monk for a Black Note and a Bourbon County Coffee.
  4. bierenutz

    bierenutz Savant (310) Michigan Jan 21, 2010

    Done that, let's move on...
  5. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (705) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    No love for the Sparkling Ale 750 ml thats in the cooler!?!?
  6. zieglemt

    zieglemt Aficionado (170) Illinois Apr 25, 2011

    I love Sparkling, but that's another one that has been victim to the bomber/750 markup. Shit used to be $12 a 6er and now it's $13 a 750. So annoying.
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  7. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (325) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    When I bought sparkling ale a couple years ago, I was honestly pissed that I paid 12 bucks for a sixer. That stuff sucks.
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  8. kylelenk

    kylelenk Savant (350) Michigan Apr 17, 2012

    Did anyone but their Black Note on their Black Card?
  9. chronie

    chronie Aficionado (170) Illinois Aug 1, 2011

    Just wanna say that I got my bottles today. The Bells employees, AS ALWAYS, were extremely nice and helpful. Kudos to you guys (even though you told me it was sold out on Wed)!
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  10. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (325) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    Honestly, it probably was out. They only keep a few (as you saw) in the cooler and restock as necessary, so they may have been legitimately "out".
  11. chronie

    chronie Aficionado (170) Illinois Aug 1, 2011

    Probably. Doesn't phase me, just glad I got my Note!
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  12. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (325) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    Hell yeah, man. Gotta love the Notes!
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  13. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Except for the "Note" you left me on our bed after 4 Elf, some chicken scratch about that growing thing inside me, and it not being yours...dick.
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  14. MichPaul

    MichPaul Advocate (625) Michigan Jan 28, 2012

    Is this another Secret Society post, or does this stuff really suck? I'll be embarrased to take them back just after taking all my Black Note back because you said it was bad... :(
  15. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    I don't think Sparkling Ale sucks, John clearly does. It's available every year, and they have been doing sixers one year, and keg only the next, so it's been readily available. When it's in the 6 pack, it's around 12 dollars. So $13 for less than half the beer is insane to those of us who have had their fill.
    It is a weak interpretation of a Triple, IMO. It's not traditional, they use some champagne yeast to make it extra bubbly and quite dry...
  16. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Savant (460) Utah Jul 12, 2012

    Are there still bottles left?
  17. chronie

    chronie Aficionado (170) Illinois Aug 1, 2011

    Yesterday afternoon they were at 1300. Might be able to get the last 75 today, assuming they sold another hundred.
  18. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (325) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    Unless you supplied a healthy ovum, there was nothing growing inside you.
  19. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (325) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    Serious post: I only tried Sparkling Ale once and it was a few years ago, but I did not like it at all. I would be willing to give it another chance, but 13 dollars for a 750 is quite expensive for something I never liked in the first place.
  20. leftyhyzer

    leftyhyzer Aficionado (240) Indiana Jul 10, 2012

    Didn't check bottle number even though we all know its irrelevant, but was told there's still a decent amount left.
  21. leftyhyzer

    leftyhyzer Aficionado (240) Indiana Jul 10, 2012

    Anyone know a good place close to Bells to watch the Bears woop on Detroit?
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  22. MichPaul

    MichPaul Advocate (625) Michigan Jan 28, 2012

    Yeah, it just doesn't sound appealing to me so we passed on it while grabbing our bottles of BN. I see the price difference there, kinda crappy...
  23. stayclean

    stayclean Savant (360) Wisconsin Mar 17, 2012

    I scaled back and only want one.

    :cool:
  24. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Shakespeare should have the game on, two blocks away.
  25. dblab33

    dblab33 Savant (320) Michigan Dec 9, 2011

    Bottle number doesn't mean too much. I've grabbed two bottles out of the same cooler with a 400-500 number difference in the past.
  26. redsand22

    redsand22 Aficionado (200) Illinois Mar 17, 2010

    anyone up to trade a bottle for some CCB stuff? or will I have to make the drive?
  27. leftyhyzer

    leftyhyzer Aficionado (240) Indiana Jul 10, 2012

    Thanx! Here now. Great tap list.
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  28. BeRanger

    BeRanger Savant (465) Michigan Dec 11, 2011

    I wish this thread would die.
  29. FEUO

    FEUO Initiate (0) Ontario (Canada) Jul 24, 2012

    I heard Bell's just burnt down.
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  30. Theeabyss

    Theeabyss Aficionado (190) Illinois Apr 19, 2012

    I called on my way home from WS and the dude said they only had a shelf full. No more left, I asked if they had cases left and he said "NOPE. This is the last of it for a while" I was shocked. About 45 minutes later I rang again cause we were getting close and I wanted to know if we should stop or keep heading toward chicago. They person that answered the phone this time said "NO NO, we have a shelf plus 17 cases left"
  31. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    Maybe the locals are hanging around answering the phone when the cashier steps away to stock shelves.
  32. If anyone has an extra BN around the Chicago area and wants to help me out, I'll pick it up, pay cost plus throw in a BBpt5.
  33. BeRanger

    BeRanger Savant (465) Michigan Dec 11, 2011

    Perhaps they forgot to carry the zero when number. I think they have 15,000 bottles, not 1,500.
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