Black Note Stout | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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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:
#66
Reviews:
746
Ratings:
4,684
pDev:
7.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2,708
Gots:
1,329
Trade:
140
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Received (6) bottles in a trade.
A: Pours dark brown, with minimal white head. Virtually no retention and lacing.
S: Strong bourbon upfront, notes of oak, dark chocolate, and rye.
T: Boozy, charred oak, dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, and burnt bread.
M: Creamy, rich, full bodied stout that clings to your mouth.
O: Very complex and robust stout. I would like to try this again after it's been aged a year or two.

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Bottle dated 12/28/12 poured into snifter

A: very little carbonation, tiny ring around the rim only.

S: smells like sweet malt, notes of coffee, dark chocolate

T: dark chocolate covered espresso beans . Starts off sweet, with some dark fruit, dark chocolate flavors, then ends with some coffee-like bitterness and bourbon-alcohol. much sweeter than some of the other beers in its class, almost as sweet as a barleywine. Alcohol is somehwhat present, but masked by the sweetness. Very complex.

M: very thick and creamy.

O: quite the treat. Wish we had bells in Cali. Up there with KBS and BCBS.

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Black Note Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.54 out of 5 with 4,684 ratings