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Brewed By: Bell's Brewery Inc. (Lion, Kirin)

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Number of Ratings: 422

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Brewed In: 8938 Krum Ave, Galesburg, MI, USA

ABV: 11.5%

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Black Note Stout

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Tasting Notes

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rexhafer profile picturerexhafer - March 30, 2014
This stout made me sing to the dark skies with notes unknown all night. Would climb over orcs and family to drink this again!
SmokeChannels profile pictureSmokeChannels - March 15, 2014
One of the mothers of all stouts. Aged, oak, vanilla, omfg goodness. Balanced, sweet with some bite, multitude of notes!
clint profile pictureclint - December 24, 2013
2012. Jammin profile - March 23, 2013
Great beer with bourbon notes up front and a smooth finish profile - February 18, 2013
Delicious nutty brown but dark stout
Vuaspeliador profile pictureVuaspeliador - February 15, 2013
Best beer on this category. Dark, sweet, delicious.
beerbud profile picturebeerbud - January 23, 2013
This is a great beer.this is the bottled version which is great cause i am able to age in my cellar.
Ryan1223 profile pictureRyan1223 - January 14, 2013
Beautiful stout. Pours a dark dark black, but almost no head. Smell is dark and roasty, hints of coffee and chocolate. Mouthfeel is quite thick, but not syrupy. Taste is a work of bourbon-barrel-aged art, with a dominant chocolate flavor backed by hints of roasty malt and coffee. 4.5/5, would definitely drink again.
Todd T profile pictureTodd T - December 16, 2012
Rushed down to Sams QS as soon as I found out there was a Bells tap takeover. Both Black Note and the Oracle were on tap. I had very right expectations for this hard to acquire stout. Unfortunately, this was a bit of a disappointment. Complex but not balanced. Great mouthfeel with velvety smoothness and a nice creamy finish. To me this was too sweet and some of the flavors did not mesh well together.
BCR3 profile pictureBCR3 - December 15, 2012
Good barrel aged stout with lots of body.
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