Bells Black Note-Number of Vintages? 2015 release?

Discussion in 'US - Midwest' started by Brandonparrent, Jan 15, 2015.

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  1. Lazhal

    Lazhal Devotee (477) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan

    As far as I can tell Bell's hasn't even applied for a keg or bottle label for 2015/2016 Black Note yet. Therefore, it is at least a month or two out out at a minimum (if it even comes based on other recent posts).
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  2. GR_Beer_Nut

    GR_Beer_Nut Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2012 Michigan

    I wouldn't hold my breath, heard some bad news from a brewer at bell's....should see BA expo atleast. Hope that next year's batch turns out better.
  3. BEERschlitz

    BEERschlitz Initiate (0) Oct 13, 2013 Michigan

    How will we be seeing BA Expo? Kegs or bottles (pleeeeease)...?
  4. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    I would go with NOT. It's called The BNSS for a reason. :wink:
  5. Ckoz

    Ckoz Aspirant (293) Feb 15, 2014 Michigan

    Lol at this same old bit. Same rumor last year-"they need it to sit in barrels longer because it didn't come out right"

    Child please.
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  6. GR_Beer_Nut

    GR_Beer_Nut Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2012 Michigan

    No word on bottle size, but it may get labeled batch 15k since they just hit that mark. To bad the BA cream stout didn't make it...looked forward to this for far too long!
  7. barhoc11

    barhoc11 Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2014 Michigan

    "Now this could totally be one of those "My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious." Sort of things, but I've heard from 2 different people that heard from 2 different brewers there was a problem with the latest batch of Black Note. A bunch of it had to be scrapped and what did survive will be at the tap room under a different name since it wasn't up to Black Note standards."

    I think you are getting this mixed up with Dark Horse, they always have batches for 4 Elf that don't turn out right.
  8. vette-ss

    vette-ss Initiate (181) Nov 5, 2014 Michigan


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  9. barhoc11

    barhoc11 Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2014 Michigan

  10. TheGoof

    TheGoof Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2013 Michigan

    Word on the street is that some was bottled but not for the general public, just gifts for select reps/accounts or whatever. So while some pics/posts of bottles might pop up, it won't be a sign to get excited for it (kind of like last year when Founders gave bottles of CBS to employees but didn't sell any).
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  11. Vitamin_Hop

    Vitamin_Hop Initiate (147) Mar 26, 2015 Illinois

    I heard that there was going to be a 9 piece series about black note. One piece will be released once a week and then on the last week they will released the bottles. The bottles will also now be 500ml
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  12. Ckoz

    Ckoz Aspirant (293) Feb 15, 2014 Michigan

    I heard that too it must be true
  13. Chris_H_2

    Chris_H_2 Aspirant (267) Jan 3, 2013 Illinois

    You forgot the part of the bottles costing $80 and the hype machine kicking in a full 9 months before the release to a ticketed event (limit: 1 bottle; tickets $250) where they require 17 forms of ID, your social security number, a full-cavity search, fingerprints, and a retina scan to enter. And if your +1's hair color is a different shade of brown than what's reflected on his or her 9-year-old passport, they're banned from buying a bottle for a decade.
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  14. BigSpeen3436

    BigSpeen3436 Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2013 Ohio

    And the yield is 80,000 bottles, right?
  15. beerhan

    beerhan Zealot (587) Apr 28, 2010 Ohio

    Lambeak wants black note

    Am I doing this right?
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  16. Nhens0016

    Nhens0016 Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2013 Louisiana

    Was curious if anyone else has heard anything about this beer?
  17. TboneRN

    TboneRN Defender (636) Mar 30, 2014 Minnesota

    I don't think anyone ever really hears (that they can mention on here at least). One day it will just appear in liquor stores, no warning at all.
  18. Prager62

    Prager62 Poo-Bah (2,363) May 7, 2010 Colorado
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    My heart skips a beat every time this thread gets bumped! :angry:
  19. ryanschimmele

    ryanschimmele Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2014 Michigan

    Haha same. I saw it bumped and thought it's go time!
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  20. lonewolf371

    lonewolf371 Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2014 Michigan

    Ashley's listed Black Note on their Funk Fest event.
  21. macewank

    macewank Initiate (182) Aug 28, 2010 Illinois

    Check into 75 beers on Untappd in the next 20 minutes and you can take home a whole case!
  22. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,560) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    And you're wasting precious time by posting here!? :wink:
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  23. Willtravelforbeer

    Willtravelforbeer Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2013 Michigan

    No black note this year! Bummer.
  24. phildow

    phildow Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2013 Michigan

    If I recall correctly, 2014 came out around late March? I'm anxiously awaiting more...down to my last 3 from 2014.
  25. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,131) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois

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  26. djtothemoney

    djtothemoney Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2015 Ohio

  27. jampics2

    jampics2 Poo-Bah (1,787) Dec 19, 2008 Ohio
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    Keg collar not label so probably draft only, at least for now.
  28. a2rob

    a2rob Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2013 Michigan

    See you in Kzoo then.
  29. Jmorey

    Jmorey Initiate (0) Feb 10, 2015 Michigan

    That sounds perfect
  30. Robdiesel21

    Robdiesel21 Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2014 Michigan

    i saw somebody post pics of that barrel a while back.... i hope i can get a taste!! sounds great
  31. hardysf

    hardysf Devotee (401) Mar 17, 2015 Michigan

    First thought would be at MI Brewers Guild Winter Festival. However, the last few guild festivals, Bell's hasn't brought anything crazy like this. Mostly they have been pushing their sours, which Raspberry Wild One was fantastic. I'd love to a whiskey 30th though as the TC whiskey barrels really pushed the porter over the top.
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  32. steebo777

    steebo777 Devotee (407) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    They brought BA Expo to the last couple...
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  33. Jmorey

    Jmorey Initiate (0) Feb 10, 2015 Michigan

    that's some good stuff.
  34. jaybes

    jaybes Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2014 Michigan

    Every time this thread gets bumped my heart skips a beat...
  35. Crazykole5

    Crazykole5 Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2013 Maryland

    Umm...last year they brought a shit ton of awesome vintage bottles and a 9L or two...
    Funvitational had a lot of awesome shit on and the 9L of BB9K
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  36. hardysf

    hardysf Devotee (401) Mar 17, 2015 Michigan

    Funvitational may have been best beer fest I've been to. The stuff they brought there was amazing.Don't remember anything too crazy at summer guild fest. I do remember grabbing two pours of raspberry wild one and I think a pour of tc barrel aged porter.
    Can't remember much of the lineup last winter guild fest. Remember not caring for honey hearted though. You are right though, usually they bring a nice variety to winter. Get a pass on last summer because their fest was just two months later.
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  37. Crazykole5

    Crazykole5 Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2013 Maryland

    I think the highlight of WBF last year though was Dragontrax and the other variants. I hung around the Witch's Hat booth for awhile. It's a shame b2 was such a hot mess...fingers crossedon b3.
  38. phildow

    phildow Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2013 Michigan

    Is that the one they had at Detroit Beer Fest? I tried that and thought it was downright awful. Flavors just a mess, thin mouthfeel, didn't understand the hype at all.
  39. Prager62

    Prager62 Poo-Bah (2,363) May 7, 2010 Colorado
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    I concur. The boredom/anticipation has steered this thread off the road into a chasm of irrelevance. I feel a great disturbance in the BNSS! :wink:
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