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RATINGS: 684   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.31   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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A blend of Expedition and Double Cream stouts aged in bourbon barrels.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreggK25 (26) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Draft at 3 Kings St. Louis. Nice amount of lacy rich brown head on top of a super black pour. Nose is an amazing sense of all things at once. Cocoa, Licorice, Coffee, Brown Sugar, Vanilla, Honey, Leather and Bourbon. Wow! Wonderfully rich but not sticky thick. Great roundness of cream and sweetness with just a hint of oaky grainyness. Perhaps the best BA Stout I’ve ever had. Just the right amount of everything Chocolate, Vanilla, Coffee, Spice and Bourbon Barrel. The best part of this beer may be the lack of hot alcohol behind it to overpower it. I think it was listed as 11.something but it certainly doesn’t present the alcohol in a manner where you guess that. Crazy long bittersweet finish that has an almost bizarrely familiar Cake Box Tobacco edge. This beer is the most perfectly executed BA Stout I’ve ever found. Wow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Slipstream (1932) - USA - MAR 2, 2014
A big thank you to my cousin for cracking this open, which we shared while watching the great Seahawks come from behind to beat the despised 49ers in the NFC championship game. A really amazing beer with a fantastic taste - blueberry, lots of malty sweetness, plus dashes of port and lemon. I don’t recall what year it was from.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
njager246 (314) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2014
UPDATED: APR 2, 2014 At wbf... pours dark and with a tan head... chocolate coffee and a lot of bourbon come through... The taste stays on your palate longer than any beer I have ever had... fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sloshgator (347) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bells Black Note Stout is a perfectly balanced stout. Pour is very dark with a tight, soft tan head. Aroma is very light subtle aroma of bourbon and chocolate notes. Taste is creamy delicious with chocolate, coffee, oak and bourbon notes that don’t overpower. The beer has a pleasant thick mouthfeel with an aftertaste that lasts long after the last sip. Black Note might be the ultimate Imperial Stout! Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3219) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2014
(bottle - 12 oz - 2012 vintage) Dark black pour with a puffy tan head. A wonderful aroma of bourbon mixed with coffee and cream and vanilla. Heavy coffee at the start of the flavor with a nice transition to a smooth creamy bourbon and vanilla finish. Some light bitterness on the aftertaste. Really tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OPIE788 (261) - Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
2012 bottle. Poured black. Sweet bourbon, coffee and wood aroma. Chocolate/coffee start that moves into vanilla and caramel bourbon richness. Almost a bit of leather. Really good bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (2785) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2014 Bottle shared at Scopey’s 5000th rate. A huge thanks to Bruce for a beer I never thought I would get. Pours black with a tan rim which is very sticky. Nose is very sweet vanilla - huge vanilla macaron, vanilla bean, white chocolate, chocolate biscuit and big bourbon spice. Absolutely chock full of creamy vanilla in the taste. It really does remind of me of an amazing vanilla macaroon. Loads of creamy milk chocolate with plenty of vanilla sweetness, a good dose of bourbon, touch of spice. Almost a mocha like finish to it. Very creamy stuff and sweet as shit but it works. A nice bitter finish with a slight kick of heat. Nice depth and usage of the barrel here. For the sweet tooths. It’s very good, but like with most hyped beers, not amazing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (6994) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle split at Scopey’s 5K Extravaganza of Oompah Band meets doorbell music, big thanks to Bruce for supplying this vaulable catch up rate - 15/02/14. Light black with a moderate tan covering that thins to a swirl. Nose is big roast, dark chocolate fudge, coconut shavings - some may say ’Classic Bounty Bar’ - red wrapper with cardboard insert naturlich, subtle oaky bourbonic drawl. Taste comprises dark chocolate, dark toffee fudge, touch of spice, light coconut, subtle oaky bourbon, lightly oiled booze. Full bodied, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate. A solid BA impy for sure, not overcooked on the BA either, could drink this one every day!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rrauth (1091) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Draft. Very very smooth. I was worried about the double cream blend. No worries. Nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dork42775 (1) - ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2014 does not count
Draft a few months ago at the Thirsty Monk. Great mellow taste for such a big beer. Not much heat at all.

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