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RATINGS: 785   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgBeerGeek (1298) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2013
Growler, thx chuck !

Head: thin, semi-creamy, light espresso
Colour: very very dark brown, almost black
Smell: very much vanilla ,bit of malts, some brown chocolate
Taste: start is deffinitly vanilla with a bit of coconut cream, then comes some slightly roasted malts, chocolat, no coffee tough. overall is a slightly sweet stout with lovely creamy notes, end is a bit boozey. Very nice !!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
joeneugs (3685) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Very excited to try this one. It pours a very thick black color with a small, disappearing brown head. The aroma has extremely nutty bourbon with caramel, cocoa, wood, toast and hints of vanilla. The flavor is superb with just the right balance of sweetness and attenuation. Big bourbon influence, wonderful dry, spicy barrel notes. Sweet without being cloying or syrupy. Chocolaty, caramel, nuts, spicy wood, campfire smoke. Pretty easy to drink despite the heaviness. This is awesome stuff. Just about perfect for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nuffield (3732) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Good, but not extraordinary. Very black with a lovely caramel color head. Brew-by-numbers in its aroma and flavor--vanilla, cream, chocolate, bourbon...it’s all there. But it doesn’t leap out of the glass. Smooth and decent, but the sausage was better. (on tap at New Bohmeia, MInneapolis)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4534) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
On tap @ New Bohemian. Black color with a small head. Light malt aroma. Even after warming, not really anything. Taste is quite alcoholic. Rummy and some molasses. Dry malt towards the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Growler. Pours oily black w thin light-brown head. Nose of molasses, licorice, bourbon, dark chocolate w alcohol noticeable. Taste is big on flavor with licorice, chocolate, caramel and bourbon. Mouthfeel is creamy and mouthcoating w alcohol burn. Complex brew. Loved this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2012
On tap at New Bohemia tap takeover. Not what I was expecting. It was good but not AMAZING, as was expected. Overall its a great stout but it doesnt bring a whole lot to the table. It has a creamier Expedition stout taste. Almost no barrel flavor profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (3096) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
valpoaj (655) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
reggiedunlop (3336) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bleeng (1552) - 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.

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