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RATINGS: 761   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.31   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Black Note blends the complex aromatics of Expedition Stout with the velvety smooth texture of Double Cream Stout. The combination is aged in freshly retired oak bourbon barrels for months. The result is a malty harmony of dark chocolate, espresso and dried fruit notes, all buoyed by the warmth and fragrance of the bourbon barrel. Aimed squarely at the stout aficionados, Black Note makes a grand statement about the art of the dark.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottled 12MAR14 Thanks Yammy! It’s black with a broken sheet of light mocha foam. Smells really good with the barrel up in the face with a good amount of mineral, nougat, caramel, some bourbon, some nice sweet malts. Flavor is nice and robust with plenty of rich malts, some more barrel, some sweet dark chocolate truffle and a little bitterness. Nice flavor. Full bodied with reserved carb and a moderately dry finish. Good stuff. Would bang again.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tonkun (873) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Pitch black pour. Raisin, licorice, vanilla, oak, cream, black berries. Complex. Sour, sweet, bitter full body. Long finish. Awesome

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Delicious beer! Was not that sure about it since I am not a huge fan of BA beers, but this beer stood out! Very smooth and tasty! A must try!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (2838) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Sweet chocolate on nose. Rich liquorice, chocolate bourbon taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smroush (34) - Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2014
The sweetness from the alcohol and the bourbon hit you first, but then you taste raisins, dark chocolate, and coffee. Some pretty distinct maple, presumably from the barrel along. A really nice long finish where the maple comes through. Very nice, complex beer; very nice balance.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jflopsu (580) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Pours a dark black with light and quick fading brown head. A weaker aroma than I’d expect with bourbon and coffee. An rich and strong bourbon, coffee, and light cocoa taste. Its both sweet and sour. There’s lingering strong bourbon taste that I was hoping for this beer. Amazing and so glad I found this!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (215) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
Taste from a norwegian dude. Cheers mate. Pours deep dark brown with a medium brown mocca head. Aromas of bourbon, slight roast coffee and caramel. Taste is strong bourbon up front, caramel and sweet dark fruits.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chucklemation (507) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a tan foam head. Aroma is strong oak bourbon with a touch of caramel. Flavor is oak bourbon with hints of sweet chocolate, caramel, and some dark fruit. There’s a small touch of bitterness as well. The beer is very smooth - goes down like silk. Amazing.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palme (3441) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
0.355l bottle from trade with FrostyTiger. This is a deep dark black one with a quickly disappearing but lovely looking dark as hell top. The nose is as amazing as I was expecting. Loaded with dark chocolate and bourbon. Both burned coconut, sweet vanilla and dark soy seeds is present here. As is dark coffee, sweet Nesquick and deep dark roasted malts as well. And the wood shines through all the dark aromas. Absolutely fantastic. Tingling and prickling on the carbonation and it has a massive and thick chewy mouthfeel. Lots of bourbon in the taste without being over the top. Alcohol, sweet milky but dark milk chocolate ice cream, tons of oak, more coconut, sesame seed oil, wood, something burned before it ends warming, dark and just delicious. A fantastic bourbon and roasted aftertaste that’s refusing to let go in the mouth. A really really good one! Can’t thank you enough David! 01.05.2013

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leveejr (107) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Pours a pitch lack with a light brown head. Tastes like oak barrel, light coconut, chocolate, slight bourbon. Amazingly smooth and drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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