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

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Bell's Black Note StoutBell's Black Note Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.20%

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.

Added by mcallister on 06-16-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#65
Reviews:
735
Ratings:
4,632
pDev:
7.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

wow. very smooth; very mellow. 2012, February, almost three years old and drunk on the anniversary of my dad's passing. cheers! nothing to compare it to, never had one before, but very, very nice. thanks to Dan for the brew! this bottle says 11.8%. lots of tempered bourbon aroma and flavor, dark fruit, fig, chocolate, caramel, tobacco..... but no egg as someone mentioned (?)....

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From notes.

A: Black, half finger of tan head.

S: Baker's cocoa, soy sauce, raisin, roasted malt.

T: Sweet malt front. Malted milkball mid palate Finish is bitter baker's cocoa. Bitterness lasts several seconds before the warmth and sweetness of the booze takes over.

M: Thick. Carbonation is subtle, but it is there.

O: Very nice bourbon barrel aged stout.

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Bell's Black Note Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.54 out of 5 with 4,632 ratings
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