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RATINGS: 768   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3435) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Bottle compliments of James, Pours a deep black with off white, amazing lacing, aromas of chocolate cake, cake batter, roasty matl, dark chocolate, dates, bannan rum. Taste is just as awesome, cocoa,chocolate covered cherry, booze, marshmallow,grapes, warming as fuck. Sticky on the lips and tongue in the finish. Maybe some bourbon county santa, roasty cocoa, caramel, and vanilla bean sweetness throughout, excellent balance of expedition and double cream.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcane7 (1668) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2012
2 oz sample saved for me by James. Poured deep black with thin chocolate head. Aroma is milk chocolate with hints of vanilla. Thick, creamy mouthfeel, very sweet, hints of milk chocolate vanilla, oak and dark fruit.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimmeekrek (52) - - MAY 31, 2012
Tap at Romansí Pub Bells Bash. Great beer! I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. The only thing I wish it had more of was sweetness with Vanilla or Chocolate, but that is not a complaint, just a preference.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
demmbonz (589) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Tap at Romans. I could stick my nose in the glass all day. Great brew. Sweetness from the double cream balances the expedition well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3878) - Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2012
On tap at the Brass Tap, poured a dark black color, aromas of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, and some oak. Flavors are the same as the aroma, was an 8 ounce pour and had a velvety texture. As the beer warmed more bourbon came through.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JPDurden24 (1621) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Had twice in Feb and March on tap. Pours a dark black with little to no head. An aroma of bourbon, vanilla and chocolate. Flavorful taste with bourbon, toffee, chocolate and vanilla with a little roast on the finish. Plenty good, I could never have enough of this beer over time.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - MAY 20, 2012
750 ml corked bottle. An opaque black beer, with a small. frothy, lightly lacing, mostly diminishing brown head. The aroma is heavily malty (roasted grain, chocolate, coffee), very ligfhtly hoppy (grapefruit), with notes of vanilla, dark fruits, blackberry, and generally berries, alcohol, wood, bourbon, hints of licorice. The flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Full body, velvety/creamy texture, soft carbonation, very long finish with moderate bitterness, moderately alcoholic. Simply stunning, outstanding, jaw dropping aroma, complex and powewrful in two words, rather nice flavor balance and it gets better as it warms. Not overwhelming bourbon and alcohol presence. Extraordinary, but I slightly prefer the regular Expedition due to a slightly "better" mouth experience. But so glad to have tried this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4702) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Maduro pre-GTMW. Opaque black brown. Rusty beige head. Smooth bourbon chocolate aroma. Sour licorice tones. Some tobacco burn...or maybe Iím just in Maduro. Syrupy bourbon notes, distant vanilla. A burner, but rich and sweet. A touch too much bourbon-liquor tones for me,

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (1954) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2012
On tap at Busters. Pours black with a tight tan soapy head that fades to a film and some lacing. Aroma shows bourbon and vanilla with roasted burnt chocolate malt. Taste is bitter dark bakers chocolate some anise and bourbon wood and dark pitted fruit. Palate is full and sticky with a drying finish. Really nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5053) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Split a large bottle with a bunch of people. Poured a pitch black, oil color with a very small light tan head, when put up to the light there were slight notes of dark brown that came around the edges. Aroma was dark fruits, highly roasted malts, with notes of vanilla bourbon. This was very smooth, a lot more smooth than I expected. There was a tinge of alcohol burn, but a lot more subdued than I expected. Very nice!


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