is black note still available at bell's?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by Levitation, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Levitation

    Levitation Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2009 California

    it's a 24 bottle limit, and it was posted in another thread (now gone) that there are 5000 cases. can anyone confirm the case count? it seems like a lot of bottles (120,000 - about 10x as much as beatification, for example).

    i'm sure people will be lining up to goandpickitupformebro. ba's are very generous. right?
  2. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    Knew what this was before even clicking the thread. Leaving satisfied.
  3. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    They've now moved the remaining supply to the first rest area in Michigan, East of the Indiana boarder...they just wanted to make it easier for the friendly Illini to get at...You have to put your $23 into the coke machine, smack Sprite once, Dr. Pepper once, and Diet Coke twice. Out comes the 'Note.
  4. Mandark

    Mandark Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2008 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    IIRC, the 5000 case number was posted by a known meth-head, so take that for what it's worth. If I'm mistaken, I do apologize.
  5. ASUBeer

    ASUBeer Aspirant (206) Nov 4, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    It's good to see craft beer crossing over to the meth addict main stream. Probably In Bev's doing.
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  6. TheMonk41

    TheMonk41 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Party's over ... All the cool BA's have moved on to the next release! This post is sooo fucking last Monday.
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  7. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (958) Mar 17, 2009 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Just showed up on shelves here. We don't even get Bell's in MA…so weird.
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  8. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    So you're saying that number is probably correct? Last time I checked, meth heads were really fucking good with numbers.
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  9. Mandark

    Mandark Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2008 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    He probably is right that there are zeroes in it.
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  10. tewaris

    tewaris Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2009 Minnesota

    Should it be ba's or bas or BAs? (Honest question)
  11. Levitation

    Levitation Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2009 California

    it should be BAs, but i'm too lazy to capitalize, so it'll be bas, which looks like i'm typing mr. rutten's first name, so i add an extraneous apostrophe to convey my idea better.

    basically, since i type like a lazy idiot, i have to compound my mistakes.
  12. bauermj

    bauermj Initiate (0) May 4, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I hope you're correct and it is really 100,000 bottles+ but that sounds awfully high. With Chicago stores declining orders due to small allocations I'm inclined to believe it's more along the lines of a Cherry Rye. Maybe there's a ton of it at the General Store, or maybe Chicago was offered a very small piece of the pie.
  13. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    If Deschutes can do 100,000 22oz The Abyss.....Bell's can do 100,000 12oz Black Note.
  14. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    Isn't Abyss only partially barrel-aged though?
  15. baybassboy

    baybassboy Aspirant (297) Feb 23, 2011 California

    Da leever!!!
  16. stupac2

    stupac2 Zealot (518) Feb 22, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Yes. Also, didn't they make way less of it this year? Normally the stuff flows like water, I didn't see a single bottle this year.
  17. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (958) Mar 17, 2009 Washington
    Beer Trader

    33% BA doe
  18. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    That I don't know. I do know that I love it, and not having it in IL until the next release makes me sad.
  19. cfh64

    cfh64 Defender (602) Aug 16, 2005 Texas
    Supporter Beer Trader

    I know we haven't seen it in TX yet (supposedly at the end of the month) but it's supposed to be much more limited than prior years. I've heard its because Deschutes has expanded their distribution so they're trying to "spread the wealth" but thats all hearsay.

    I'm honestly not a big fan, I try to get it for regular trading partners.
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  20. jjheinrichs

    jjheinrichs Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Wisconsin

    Yes and since bottle count is an inverse ratio to cost, that makes each beatification worth $150 in black notes.
  21. stupac2

    stupac2 Zealot (518) Feb 22, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    You'll have to drown your sorrows in BCBS until then.
  22. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    That shelf slag? I only buy it for chili and ice-cream toppings.
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  23. kscaldef

    kscaldef Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    So... Bell's should only be able to make 61,000 12oz Black Note is what you're saying?
  24. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (958) Mar 17, 2009 Washington
    Beer Trader

    I hope thats enough to fulfill all the pretrades.
  25. Arbitrator

    Arbitrator Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2008 California

    I felt like Levitation vintage 2010 was much better. It seems like the spice is dialed back in this year's release. It's a flabby mess, really. I'm tempted to stick it in my basement for a few years and see if it improves with age.

    It makes perfect sense that a guy who will comb meticulously through people's post histories won't press the Shift key. Perfect sense.
  26. baybassboy

    baybassboy Aspirant (297) Feb 23, 2011 California

    I could not LIKE this post more
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  27. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,456) Dec 2, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    capitalization is for chumps. also, classic troll misdirection. helps stir the pot, and adds a nice lateral dimension when you're on the right end of an argument. stick in the irritating-typing jab, then the soul-crushing logic hook. it works. cf immediate RAGE words, like calling someone "breh" and seeming sincere. i find myself raging when someone consistently spells 'beer' as 'bier'. i actually trolled myself just thinking about it.
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  28. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,291) Mar 12, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    You forgot to bemoan the self deprecation this year's model has shown occasionally.
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  29. coreyfmcdonald

    coreyfmcdonald Savant (953) Nov 13, 2008 Georgia
    Beer Trader

    I have been told by a Bell's rep that Black Note is only partially barrel aged (barrel aged Expedition blended with fresh Double Cream), but doing a quick search it does not look like this is true. Either way, the mouthfeel is far too thin for it to be considered in the top echelon of Imperial Stouts in my opinion. It's decent, but I believe I reviewed it around a 3.75.
  30. JohnfromPurdue

    JohnfromPurdue Initiate (90) Apr 27, 2009 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    So much awesomeness in that video... Yes, I watched it twice.
  31. Brew33

    Brew33 Crusader (748) Oct 24, 2007 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    You always want a band to play their greatest hits....
  32. Sarlacc83

    Sarlacc83 Crusader (752) Mar 2, 2008 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Never forget Craytonic v. Levitation. It was the Bloods and Crips of a different time.
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  33. SubpoenaDeuces

    SubpoenaDeuces Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2011 California

    Is there a Baldo analog for the midwest to pick up black note for me or do I just ship all my Kopi Luwak Speedway away for offshelf 100k+ bottle releases?

    I have a 2011 join date, some help me out please.
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  34. eyeenjoybeer

    eyeenjoybeer Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2011 Seychelles

    Do you have any Churchill's or Cable Car?
  35. Tnudish

    Tnudish Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2012 Wisconsin

    I have a bunch of Big Animal, Small Machine to extra out to new west coasters, you want?
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  36. Arbitrator

    Arbitrator Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2008 California

    You mean Small Animal, Big Explosion? Boy, am I glad I muled 3+ cases of Beatification at cost. I'll send you my address.
  37. rowingbrewer

    rowingbrewer Champion (849) May 28, 2010 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    so was there ever a consensus on how much of this was released?
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  38. rowingbrewer

    rowingbrewer Champion (849) May 28, 2010 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    thanks for clearing that up
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