Bell's 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): 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
Ratings:
4,316
Reviews:
670
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
8.22%
 
 
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I got 1 bottle this year, first time tasting this elusive beer.
A - Pours a very dark brown with a beautiful tan head that lingers as a thin head.
S - The aroma is wonderful. Soft chocolate, molasses and a hint of black licorice.
T - Bourbon, chocolate and a bit roasty. Just the right amount of sweetness.
M - Soft and creamy mouth feel with low carbonation.
O - This is an outstanding, perfectly balanced stout.

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Bell's Black Note Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.5 out of 5 based on 4,316 ratings.
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