Bell's Black Note (2013)

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by mjshearer1, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. PHBoiler

    PHBoiler Jan 14, 2013 Illinois
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    I appreciate it. I'm headed down for the West Virginia game on Saturday, and I was able to reserve a bottle at one of my old stand-by liquor stores from college days. I should be set. Thanks for looking out. Boiler Up!
     
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  2. patol8

    patol8 Jul 6, 2010 Michigan
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    3 liter bottle of Black Note up for charity auction:

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  3. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    What auction? That's freaking HOTT!
     
  4. Irishize75

    Irishize75 Nov 4, 2012 California

    I think it's coinciding with an event they are hosting at the brewery tonight. Their Facebook page said other goodies on the block include 2001 Cherry Stout and a 6-pack of 19-freaking-95 Expedition Stout!
     
  5. rsenters29

    rsenters29 Nov 19, 2012 Michigan

    They are going for about seven dollars a bottle.
     
  6. stouts4me

    stouts4me Oct 9, 2011 Illinois

    The guy next to me only had a guy with him, so if that is your "girlfriend", it won't be that big of news, shit happens like that. Yeah, I did have a load, and , yeah, I WAS the first in the door, but let my two BUDS go first, and then secured their purchases into my vehicle, 'Merica Babeeeeee !
     
  7. bozodogbreath

    bozodogbreath Oct 19, 2006 Indiana
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    They are talking about Black Note, not BCBS.
     
  8. badbeer

    badbeer Jun 19, 2005 Iowa
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    Is Black Note still at the general store?
     
  9. Steimie

    Steimie Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

  10. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Yep, I'll be there this Saturday.
     
  11. nhindian

    nhindian Feb 26, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Anyone want to trade some Black Note for some BA Blackout?
     
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  12. zach60614

    zach60614 May 1, 2012 Illinois
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    My buddy went last night, said he got us the last 2 cases on the pallet and only a 4-pack was left in the General Store.
    Not sure if they have another pallet or not.
     
  13. brewbetter

    brewbetter Jun 2, 2012 Nauru

    Very much ISO. Is there any official list of what states are getting it?
     
  14. Irishize75

    Irishize75 Nov 4, 2012 California

    Drinking pretty doggone good. This is for me, the smoothest and easiest-drinking of any of the bigger BA stouts that i have tried so far.
     
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  15. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    If anyone in the GR area is still looking for this, Riverside Liquors still has some in stock. 4 packs for $25.99.
     
  16. DrHopHead

    DrHopHead May 18, 2010 Michigan
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    I picked up some at Bell's - What do you have to trade??
     
  17. DrHopHead

    DrHopHead May 18, 2010 Michigan
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    $23.99 @ Bell's....a few bucks higher at stores.
     
  18. Czar_chasm

    Czar_chasm Jun 20, 2012 Michigan
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    Or a lot higher at stores :S Usually these places don't gouge that bad so I'm not sure what the deal is with this one ( just had coffee for 19.99 and now black note @ 9.99 / 12 oz... )
     
  19. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    So $10/12oz is gouging, yet $23/25.4oz is fine? Almost the exact same price as the 750's and you get to split up the experience. I see no reason to complain.
     
  20. DrHopHead

    DrHopHead May 18, 2010 Michigan
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    Got any rare 3F's you want to trade for some?
     
  21. DrHopHead

    DrHopHead May 18, 2010 Michigan
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    Did you find some or still want to trade?
     
  22. zach60614

    zach60614 May 1, 2012 Illinois
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    You would have been really well off in Soviet East Germany.
    Well, at least they aren't the Nazi's, can't really complain...
     
  23. DrHopHead

    DrHopHead May 18, 2010 Michigan
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    Batch 9000 was retired and Batch 10,000 was the last in the series. Don't expect to see any of the Batch bottles again.
     
  24. Czar_chasm

    Czar_chasm Jun 20, 2012 Michigan
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    The point is that other retailers that are getting it are selling four packs for $25 or so. So yeah, $40/ 4 pack is a pretty substantial markup. The comparative value between the two products is pretty irrelevant man. That's like saying it wouldn't be gouging to charge $12 for monk's cafe since Russian river sours sell for similar amounts (despite other retailers and MSRP being ~$3 ).
     
  25. mnbearsfan

    mnbearsfan Dec 25, 2009 Minnesota
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    So 8-10 bucks a bottle? And a crap show to chase to chase down at that. Ill just wait for it on tap again. It serms to be somewhere every two weeks here in Minnesota. Dont get me wrong, if I see it ill grab some, done chasing...
     
  26. Mista

    Mista Nov 10, 2011 Minnesota
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    I was dreaming of BA Batch 9000 since they magically put Blacknote in 12 oz bottles after re-releasing 750ml bottles.

    I know it's wishful thinking.
     
  27. mnbearsfan

    mnbearsfan Dec 25, 2009 Minnesota
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    I swore i saw 11, 000 on the back of this on goes to 11...
     
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  28. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    I compared the same exact beer in two different formats. You compared shit beer to outstanding beer.

    Not really seeing the similarities there.
     
  29. Andygirl

    Andygirl Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    It does say 11,000.
     
  30. sefus12

    sefus12 Sep 7, 2006 Kentucky

    Bell's, Founders, Goose Island, Hoppin' Frog (just to name a few).... yea, the midwest definitely owns when it comes to stouts.
     
  31. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Errr, what? Same beer, same cost per ounce as the original 750's.

    I guess its no skin off my ass whether you really think you're getting screwed or not. I'm sure, even at these "unfathomable" prices, they will fly off the shelves with or without your blessing.
     
  32. zach60614

    zach60614 May 1, 2012 Illinois
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    The point is "better" does not equal "good".
    Just because a situation has improved, doesn't mean you should just be happy with it and something isn't wrong. Hence, the analogy.
     
  33. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    FTFY
     
  34. zach60614

    zach60614 May 1, 2012 Illinois
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    No, no you didn't.
    Apparently you just want this forum to be a circle jerk.
     
  35. DrHopHead

    DrHopHead May 18, 2010 Michigan
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    Bell's is offically out...
     
  36. alelover

    alelover Aug 19, 2012 Michigan

    she was in the car with the two dogs.. if i remember correctly though the first guys at the door were only there for hopslam.. and the guy who got the load was actually in line after me.. but went in before me because he was at the front of the line talking people into buying him more. not that i care because i even held the door for his wife to go in before me.

    but yea we clearly must not of went the same day. haha

    cheers mate!
     
  37. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    No way, man. Not with this chaffing problem that I've been dealing with lately.
     
  38. Czar_chasm

    Czar_chasm Jun 20, 2012 Michigan
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    My mistake. I thought you were comparing the BCBCS prices to black note (since you quoted my post and those were the bombers / 12 oz quoted).

    But what you seem to be ignoring was the original point. Most other stores are selling the same exact product (12 oz, black note) and making a profit at ~6.50-8.00. When a store wants to squeeze an extra few bucks out of me when they have something limited I'm less likely to buy other non-limited stuff from them.
     
  39. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Entirely agree, but I was just pointing out that it's a very similar price per ounce to what the brewery itself originally charged for he same beer. Even at that price, I wouldn't be outraged, but if some people are, so be it.
     
  40. Czar_chasm

    Czar_chasm Jun 20, 2012 Michigan
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    I mean, I still paid it so I wouldn't say I'm outraged. It's not like other retailers in the area who were selling (and getting) $42 / bomber for BCBCS. I was just surprised to see it that much more (by percentage) in a particular shop.
     
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