Bells Bourbon Barrel Black Note

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Flabbyjandro, Dec 24, 2012.

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  1. foobula

    foobula Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    Say it ain't so! Now I'll have to drive back tomorrow and return this nasty beer while I still can.
     
  2. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Hopefully you understand that it doesn't trade for whales... only for dolphins....
     
  3. foobula

    foobula Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    Hopefully I haven't spent the last year coveting Black Note bottles just to trade them off.
     
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  4. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Let us pray that you haven't. They're all horrible. Just ask BYOFB; I just traded him 2011 BN+ for some 2010 Nemesis.
     
  5. foobula

    foobula Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    Huh, never had Nemesis, not sure I ever will. I'm pretty content with the array of BA stouts and barleywines already available on a recurring basis.
     
  6. raymo55

    raymo55 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Michigan
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    Yeah....I wouldn't branch out to other amazing barrel aged beers that are much easier to get then Black Note either. And if Black Note is at the peak of the beers than you "covet"....then you will live a short and miserable rest of your Windy City days.
     
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  7. foobula

    foobula Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    Well if you guys are that adamant about Nemesis being all that, I'll keep an eye out for it. Thanks for the tip!

    And Black Note isn't my favorite beer by any means, BA Batch 9000 might be my current favorite. I'm not a Bell's fanboy, but they know how to do a BA stout. I had draft Black Note with a BBQ platter and that was an amazing pairing (far better than BCS) so that's something I might do with it, bring it to a summer BBQ. I've been really into craft beer for a year so no doubt there are tons of great beers I've yet to try.
     
  8. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Somebody took their grouchy pills this morning!

    Edit: :wink:
     
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  9. crossovert

    crossovert Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2009 Illinois

    again not my pic, but I do have a bottle of it. And I haven't had a problem with a single Greenbush beer I have had and that has been about 15 of them, fantastic brewery.
     
  10. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    I opened the growler of it with Raymo last night and it was amaze-balls.
     
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  11. Bryan

    Bryan Initiate (0) Feb 29, 2012 Michigan

    Picked some bottles up this morning. Stopped at Arcadia on the way home to get BB Cereal Killer and BB Imperial Stout. Good beer day

    Bottles were labeled in the 1300s of 1534.
     
  12. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Save one for me John!
     
  13. kylelenk

    kylelenk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Michigan

    Bummer. Went down to Arcadia last weekend to pick up the new BA beers. Was going to hop by eccentric but decided to stop by some random liquor store where I stumbled upon a cache of BCBCS of which I was allowed to purchase 3 bottles at $13.99 a clip. I enjoyed BA Black Note the last time I had it but still prefer KBS.
     
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  14. MacJenkins

    MacJenkins Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2012 Michigan
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    This thread is getting boring. Somebody start fighting about something petty and inconsequential.
     
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  15. founder26

    founder26 Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    your boring, petty, and inconsequential :sunglasses:
     
  16. DanH11

    DanH11 Initiate (41) Feb 26, 2012 Illinois
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    Clever way to drop you got three bcbcs at a low price. I am so jealous of how good you are at beer.

    That's for you macjenkins.
     
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  17. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Black Note sucks and is wayyyy overrated. Your thoughts?
     
  18. raymo55

    raymo55 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Michigan
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    I scored 16 bottles of Black Note....just wondering if anyone has cracked one yet to see how it is tasting.
     
  19. foobula

    foobula Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    Looks like the Secret Black Note Society is unraveling at the seams.
     
  20. rjm217

    rjm217 Initiate (56) Mar 18, 2011 Michigan
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    The levitating Black Note bottles are tasting fantastic.
    I heard a new Kzoo society has started.
     
  21. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Is anyone still trying to score 1 Million Black Notes?
     
  22. funhog

    funhog Devotee (408) Mar 8, 2011 Illinois
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  23. stouts4me

    stouts4me Disciple (377) Oct 9, 2011 Illinois

    Agreed, love the BB Batch 9000 !!!!!
     
  24. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,209) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    You're only saying that because you were too busy cleaning up other people's messes to go!
     
  25. travMI13

    travMI13 Aspirant (213) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan
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    Haven't scored any of this batch yet, but I hope to. In the meantime, I've had a Backwoods and a BBPT5 so far tonight. Being a Michigan BA is rough work.
     
  26. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    It is true. This beer is pretty average. I just traded my Blushing Monk for a Black Note and a Bourbon County Coffee.
     
  27. bierenutz

    bierenutz Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2010 Michigan
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    Done that, let's move on...
     
  28. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,209) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    No love for the Sparkling Ale 750 ml thats in the cooler!?!?
     
  29. zieglemt

    zieglemt Initiate (43) Apr 25, 2011 Illinois
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    I love Sparkling, but that's another one that has been victim to the bomber/750 markup. Shit used to be $12 a 6er and now it's $13 a 750. So annoying.
     
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  30. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    When I bought sparkling ale a couple years ago, I was honestly pissed that I paid 12 bucks for a sixer. That stuff sucks.
     
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  31. kylelenk

    kylelenk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Michigan

    Did anyone but their Black Note on their Black Card?
     
  32. chronie

    chronie Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2011 Illinois
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    Just wanna say that I got my bottles today. The Bells employees, AS ALWAYS, were extremely nice and helpful. Kudos to you guys (even though you told me it was sold out on Wed)!
     
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  33. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Honestly, it probably was out. They only keep a few (as you saw) in the cooler and restock as necessary, so they may have been legitimately "out".
     
  34. chronie

    chronie Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2011 Illinois
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    Probably. Doesn't phase me, just glad I got my Note!
     
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  35. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Hell yeah, man. Gotta love the Notes!
     
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  36. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Except for the "Note" you left me on our bed after 4 Elf, some chicken scratch about that growing thing inside me, and it not being yours...dick.
     
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  37. MichPaul

    MichPaul Zealot (597) Jan 28, 2012 Michigan
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    Is this another Secret Society post, or does this stuff really suck? I'll be embarrased to take them back just after taking all my Black Note back because you said it was bad... :slight_frown:
     
  38. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    I don't think Sparkling Ale sucks, John clearly does. It's available every year, and they have been doing sixers one year, and keg only the next, so it's been readily available. When it's in the 6 pack, it's around 12 dollars. So $13 for less than half the beer is insane to those of us who have had their fill.
    It is a weak interpretation of a Triple, IMO. It's not traditional, they use some champagne yeast to make it extra bubbly and quite dry...
     
  39. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Aspirant (270) Jul 12, 2012 Utah
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    Are there still bottles left?
     
  40. chronie

    chronie Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2011 Illinois
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    Yesterday afternoon they were at 1300. Might be able to get the last 75 today, assuming they sold another hundred.
     
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