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RATINGS: 735   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexost (7) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2012 does not count
Draft @ Redlight - pours a dark black and a tan head. Aroma includes oak, vanilla and chocolate. Tastes combines the bitterness of coffee and chocolate with creamy/oaky vanilla and notes of bourbon in the finish. Can’t say I can justify the hype, but it’s a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1233) - Florida, USA - APR 6, 2012
Draft at Redlight Redlight. What a find. Nose is bourbon and vanilla with some chocolate and a touch of oak and roast. Nice. Pour is black with a tan head that dies down into a thin ring of lacing. Taste is nice with a good amount of bourbon/vanilla. There was quite a bit of chocolate and caramel mixed together with some nice molasses and raisin notes. Roasty, too. Good brew but hyped up to the max as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2012
draft @ redlight redlight. Oaky vanilla with bourbon notes with drizzels of caramel and dark chocolate in the aroma. Pours black with a thin beige head. Bitter dark chocolate with sweet vanlla notes and creamy coffee flavors running throughout. Rich and chocolatey with nice bourbon and oak flavors coming through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
(Bottle # 564/1081, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours an opaque black body with a spare brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, oak, and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, and bourbon with a bitter, dry oak finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Samichlaus83 (6) - - APR 2, 2012 does not count
Draft: On tap at the Bell’s Brewery on release night. Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and bourbon all belnd nicely together. There is a lot of barrel character but it blends almost perfectly with the base beer and the alcohol does not overpower the stout. There is also touch of roasted coffee bean notes. Really balanced and a true test of the brewers talent. Near perfect.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maekchu (1982) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 1, 2012
Bottle from Mike12da. Thank you. Huge bourbon and vanilla nose. Pitch black. Thick big head. Deep, rich, sweet: touches of raisins, vanilla, and the unusual Expedition Stout burnt rubber notes.Full body. A huge beer that seems to have too much happening at once but then blends into a perfect subtle aftertaste. Wow!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slickmaster (11) - Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2012
Poured on draught Corner Wine Bar at a Bells Brewery event. Beautiful Sunday day in Broad Ripple Indiana. WOW this beer on the first sip will knock your socks off!!! Hits you hard with that hint of bourbon flavor and amazing color. Perfect all the way around... this brew is a CAN'T MISS. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Msavage235 (90) - - APR 1, 2012
About as close to a prefect stout as you can get. Thick black body with a watery mocha head, poured at a Bells event at Corner Wine Bar in Broad Ripple, IN. A wonderful mix of molasses, chocolate, roast, coffee, vanilla and spice. Awesome, lingering, syrupy mouth feel with a blast of alcohol. Absolutely perfect.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DeltaFoxtrot (7) - , Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2012 does not count
UPDATED: APR 2, 2012 On tap at Mr. Beerys Sarasota. Thanks Mark! Aroma is perfect, bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts. Opens up more as it warms up. Taste is phenomenal, more than expected and perfectly matched to the aroma. Mouthfeel is lighter than expected, but works out. Can’t say enough about the beer, surpassed my expectations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2454) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Thin brown head thats short lived, little lace. Murky black brown hue. Nose of whisky, alc. some dark fruit notes and a hint of chocolate. Med/full body, lightly oily but thinner than expected, little sticky on the lips. Lotsa whisky with faint woody notes, roast, whisky, tobacco and some prunes. Finish is boozy, warm and not really long. Fairly underwhelming. #3 beer in the top 50, wow. So many better Impy,s BA and not Barrel aged. shakin my head on this one. Props to weisguy for hookin me up with this RARE brew. Thanks bro!

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