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RATINGS: 749   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.32   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2633) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Old phone note: on tap at Proof. black pour thin tan - big sweet malt wood - bourbon cola vibe, burnt wood, licorice, vanilla, graham - warm - good sipper - 8.0

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
valpoaj (631) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Sample FOBAB ’12 - First pour of the day, as I had not yet had the fortune of trying this brew - pour was nearly black with a deep tan head. Aroma was heavy on the chocolate and some boozy accents. Flavor was very good - dark chocolate, bourbon, dark fruit, sweet cream. Palate was impeccable - full and silky. Long finish - this one actually exceeded my expectations!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ReggieDunlap (3055) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Pours dark brown/black with a medium mocha head. Aroma has notable bourbon...not hot...some dark fruits and nice dark chocolate. Flavor has plenty of bourbon...very lt booze...lots of dark chocolate and hints of coffee and dark fruits...fairly straightforward with the flavors but very rich and smooth. Mouthfeel is medium/full and creamy with a warming bourbon/dark chocolate finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bleeng (1513) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Growler thanks to maltomeal. Dark black with a small head. Huge chocolate malty with hints of barrel. Taste is very rich with chocolate, barrel, cocoa. Alcohol is present but not overbearing. Silky smooth body. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (3962) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 24, 2012
A nice surprise at the STL Hops 5th Anniversary party. Pours very dark with a tan/orange head. The aroma has smooth roast, dark chocolate, licorice, vanilla, bourbon and alcohol heat. Quite full and rich body with soft gentle carbonation. The taste is very rich with chocolate, big roastiness, anise, cream and warmth. The finish is more bitter and seems to show some hoppiness. The alcohol and cocoa comes out more forceful in the finish as well. Very nice. Glad I got to try this one.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Daveh (14) - - NOV 24, 2012
Tastes of dark chocolate with a little acidy feel. Goes down very smooth and I’m not a stout person. Definitely worth trying.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmongoose (1266) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2012
on draft and one of the best beers i have had and every bit worth its rating. poured almost black with no head. the aroma of dark roasted malt and chocalate with touches of coffee..the flavor is boozy and chocolate nibs deep and rich with flavor. absolutely incredible. could i have had more..oh hell yea...pure bliss with this one and stout lovers will agree.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
reberiii (325) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2013 Best beer I’ve had this year. Dark, dark pour from tap, boozy taste (welcomed), malty, sweet, with bite.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rxeight (1301) - Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2013 Sample draft at FOBAB. Slight bourbon aroma. Taste has a soft bourbon taste with a nice underlying stout flavor. It is very smooth and very balanced but nothing that really blew me away. Medium thickness, on the thin side for the style. Incredibly smooth for something this big. Overall, this is a very good beer that did not live up to my high expectations. Initial rating of 4.1 Tried again. This time with the new 12oz bottle. Compared to KBS and bourbon county. Both from 12. A decent amount or bourbon this time. Not quite as much as bc but close. Much smoother than bc though. Had aa cream taste on the back better than thei vanilla flavor some have.Really enjoyed it. Bumped up a few ticks on that performance.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (1531) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Yes! This is the bomb. On draft at Republic - had this with two other fantastic bourbon barrel beers from Bells. It is thick, dark, bourbon goodness. Lovely.


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