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

Bell's Black Note StoutBell's Black Note Stout
BA SCORE
4.55/5
4,396 Ratings
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): 10.80%

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:
#61
Reviews:
687
Ratings:
4,396
pDev:
7.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2,715
Gots:
1,194
Trade:
126
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,396 |  Reviews: 687
Photo of archiebunkerjr
4.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jasons483
4.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrewNoob1
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Felgenlager
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jdell15
4.61/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DSMKillzone
4.52/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ivan52
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just lil more body and this goes from good to great.

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Photo of paresis
4.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rristow
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tasted from draft. Pours black with thick mocha head. Aroma is bourbon, coffee,dark fruits. Taste is very smooth and velvety. Lot of bourbon flavor along with coffee, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, caramel, maple syrup. Full bodied thick mouthfeel. Definitely one of the best bourbon barrel stouts I've ever had.

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Photo of Reds76
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of captainkrad
4.4/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beermanben
4.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of joberlander
4.12/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nnk8216
4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of A-A-Ron-5
4.7/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StormAles
4.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Vivaresh
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jbdpsu82
4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FyreStorm
4.58/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

look: beautiful dark espresso brown. Head is a bit sparse but nice thick mocha lacing.
smell: Oh yea...Expedition rich plus espresso and dark fruits. Just the right hints of bourbon, vanilla, oak.
taste: all the flavors in the nose in a rich, smooth, mellow wrapper.

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Photo of yasky
4.44/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black pour, smaller head, no lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, oak, light whisky, black coffee, dark dried fruit. Oak and roasted malt up front, Bourbon, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit. Fuller body.

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Photo of Samlover55
4.47/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into Libbey Tulip
bottled 11/3/16 sitting in the cellar for 6+ months
Gorgeous and classy looking label
L- pours a coal black, with a thin dark brown head
S- the sweet smell of bourbon jumps out of the glass, along with roasty chocolate notes
T- sweet creamy espresso, followed by the noticeably corn sweetness from the bourbon, with a roasty finish
F- full-bodied, creamy super easy drinking for a stout, slight carbonation and even slighter alcohol
Overall this a great stout that is further enhanced by the bourbon aging

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Photo of Nate2034
4.35/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopHEAD1522
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of B302
4.98/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Bell's Black Note Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 4,396 ratings
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