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

Bell's Black Note StoutBell's Black Note Stout
BA SCORE
4.55/5
4,397 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:
4,397
pDev:
7.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2,714
Gots:
1,194
Trade:
126
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4.58/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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4.21/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.48/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WhoKnew23
4.28/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The first one I had, I wasn't blown away. However, a second pour, and I was amazed. I think I had to let the hype in my head die down. Very creamy and the barrel character is perfect. Not too overpowering, and not too faint. The perfect middle.

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4.8/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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

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4.39/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.73/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.31/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.73/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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4.41/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.8/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

smells like heaven dipped in chocolate. i really believe this is the best barrel aged stout i have had yet

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4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.69/5  rDev +3.1%
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4.94/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
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4.09/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bell's Black Note Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 4,397 ratings
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