Bell's Black Note (2013)

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

  1. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Is it true that Bells and Chicago's distributor for Bells got into a fight over allocations and there is no BN coming to chicago now?
  2. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Dear lord, tell me it's true, tell me it's true! This would be amusing.
    Larry and Illinois = Not friends.
  3. gratefulbeerhead

    gratefulbeerhead Dec 7, 2009 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    That is correct. World Class takes care of most of Indiana, but Indiana Beer, now called Indiana Beverage bought out the Northern Indiana distribution area, and they are now the distributors of Bell's in N. IN.
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  4. taxman

    taxman Feb 22, 2012 Illinois

    I spoke with a local liquor store today. The guy said that they did not want Hopslam an BN to come out the same week. Hopslam this week, BN next. Hope he's right.
  5. bozodogbreath

    bozodogbreath Oct 19, 2006 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Thank-you. And what I heard is they received 20 cases.
  6. Irishize75

    Irishize75 Nov 4, 2012 California

    For anyone still looking in metro detroit; there were some bottles on the shelf at ml spirits in Birmingham as of about 7 pm tonight. No limit except for the one you may impose on yourself at $10 a bottle. Also, per their Facebook, 8 Degrees of Plato in Ferndale will be doing their release this Sunday morning...11 am if I'm not mistaken.
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  7. CanisMajor

    CanisMajor Oct 24, 2012 Indiana

    Did this land anywhere in NW IN?

  8. DrHopHead

    DrHopHead May 18, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    They had BA Batch 9000 on draft at Bell's last night...wish i could have made the 2 hour drive :-(
  9. JDizzle

    JDizzle Aug 24, 2010 Indiana

    Looks like Black Note is on tap today at Bell's!! I will be there for lunch:)
  10. JDizzle

    JDizzle Aug 24, 2010 Indiana

    Btw, they also have BB Batch 9000, 07' BB Cherry Stout, BB Kalamazoo Stout firkin, and BB expedition.

    I might BLACK out!
  11. sidetracked

    sidetracked Nov 9, 2009 Illinois

    ...which would explain why we get Hopsoulution instead of Oracle. :(
  12. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    That is actually, the reason why you got Hopsolution.
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  13. 4thelvofbeer

    4thelvofbeer Aug 4, 2011 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Any sightings of this in Northern Virginia or DC metro area yet???
  14. PHBoiler

    PHBoiler Jan 14, 2013 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Just snagged a single bottle for $6.50 in the western suburbs of Chicago. They weren't on the shelf, so no clue what kind of stock they have/had.
  15. kbudd19

    kbudd19 Oct 12, 2012 Alberta (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    Wish I could get some :(
  16. rsenters29

    rsenters29 Nov 19, 2012 Michigan

    Just purchased two for pack of Bells Black Note Stout today and I'm very pleased with the end results thanks Bells fro making such amazing STOUTS!!!
  17. Kerrie

    Kerrie Aug 24, 2012 Michigan

    Didn't take the time to read the whole thread but I'm seeing a 1 case limit here in some posts... the store I got it at (and the only place in my area that has it) had a 1 bottle per person limit! And I live in MI! They are normal 12 oz bottles, damn it! To put that into perspective, they limited Hopslam to 1 case per person, but I'm not an IPA fan so I haven't tried that but it seems to have even more hype. Haven't tried the Black Note yet as I'm getting over a cold and I want to fully taste it at $2+ an ounce... I'm hoping it lives up to the hype.
  18. seeswo

    seeswo Jan 10, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Someone charged $24 for 1 12 oz bottle of Blacknote? Yikes
  19. Kerrie

    Kerrie Aug 24, 2012 Michigan

    It was 6 something a bottle, and my drunk ass fails at math right now... sorry! Should be 50 cents an ounce because I reversed the math; thanks for pointing out my fail!
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  20. Blowofftube

    Blowofftube Dec 26, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Tap takeover in Burton tomorrow, ba 9000, black note, hop slam, sweet potato stout, all on tap
  21. rodlavers

    rodlavers Jun 20, 2012 Pennsylvania

    i came back from the eccentric cafe with two 750ml bottles. kind of wishing i had access to a few 4packs, as well.
  22. eyeenjoybeer

    eyeenjoybeer Feb 18, 2011 Seychelles

    Today they had 750s?
  23. rodlavers

    rodlavers Jun 20, 2012 Pennsylvania

  24. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 May 30, 2005 Michigan

    Probably the only place that sold this beer by the case was at Bell's General Store, and I think they did have a 1-case limit. A one or two bottle limit appears to be the situation everywhere else.
  25. rodlavers

    rodlavers Jun 20, 2012 Pennsylvania

    sorry no, it was two weeks ago that general store had 750's.
  26. CityofBals

    CityofBals Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    Does anyone else that has had BN and BB Expedition have any insight to why they'd add a cream stout to a massive imperial stout? I personally would rather just have BB Expo...
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  27. kdmcguire10

    kdmcguire10 Jul 15, 2011 Michigan

    Anyone else going?
  28. Blowofftube

    Blowofftube Dec 26, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I'll be there.
  29. founder26

    founder26 Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    Bb expo is really really thick, imo almost undrinkable. I mean its smells and taste wonderfull but adding the double cream just makes the mouthfeel so much better
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  30. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    This is most definitely the first thing I have ever heard that is even remotely negative about BB Expedition. I hope to try it sometime to compare.
  31. Andygirl

    Andygirl Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    To me it tastes like bourbon in expo, literally, not at all like their cream stout.
  32. CityofBals

    CityofBals Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    I wish I could try it some time, hopefully at the next FOBAB... I just can't image a 12% stout overpowering me with viscosity and flavor to the point of undrinkability. BN was quite delicious, but I almost like BB9K more... That's just splitting hairs though.
  33. founder26

    founder26 Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    Like I said it is a great beer, but I wasnt the only one in our group that had the same feelings about it.
  34. founder26

    founder26 Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    It is that thick man you will see when you try it, more so then bb9k, hell more then marshall zhukov
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  35. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Stop. My pants are getting shorter.
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  36. founder26

    founder26 Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    Lol what?
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  37. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 May 30, 2005 Michigan

    I was at the barrel-aged beer tasting on Wednesday that was part of Kzoo Beer Week so I had the opportunity to taste Black Note along the BB Expedition. I thought that the BB Expedition was a conflict of bold flavors (the heavy malts and the bourbon) that was overpowering (although it was a great experience to try it). Blending the Expedition with the Cream Stout tempered the Expedition's flavor and produced a great beer in Black Note.
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  38. CityofBals

    CityofBals Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    I figured it was mostly for mouth feel reasons, because there's no way any aroma or taste from the cream stout would make it past Expo or bourbon. I wonder what the ratio is...
  39. Hindsight

    Hindsight Oct 8, 2011 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Are you still hearing this?
  40. KevSal

    KevSal Oct 17, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    dammit i wish bells came to california.
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