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RATINGS: 847   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (15334) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle at USA comes to Skövde. Pitch black beer with a small brownish head. Malty milky aroma, caramel, chocolate, licorice, milky, cream, cocoa powder, peat notes, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, floral notes, oak, vanilla fudge, hay. Chocolate flavor, caramel, bourbon, oak, vanilla, fudge, hay, smoked notes, creamy, woody, hay, leather, raisins, figs, cocoa powder, licorice, spicy, smoked, hay, peat, dades, roasted, coffee notes, ash notes, hop notes, biscuits, peat notes, hay. Incredibly balanced, very drinkable and with flavors that never stops coming. Fantastic chocolate finish with cocoa powder, hay, licorice, milk and wood.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dazz3 (1695) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Sampled at UCTS testing. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Smells creamy vanilla and coffee. Tastes vanilla, abit herby creamy chocolate roasted malt, abit arrack. Very well balanced and incredible creamy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4229) - SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle rlgk’s tasting. Pours pitch black with a small eim of tanned head. Aroma is sweet dark fruits vanilla bourbon dill roasted malts coconut slightly alcohol chocolate. Flavor is roasted malty vanilla a bit acidy bourbon astringent alcohol bitter coffee chocolate. Finishes sweet fruity bitter. Was expecting heavier body, suprisingly drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
larsniclas (6247) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Sampled at USSkovde Pitch black. No head. sweet, vinous aroma with chocolate, coffee, salty tar. Surprisingly light body. Wooden, vinous notes. Milky chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Draft at Proof. Opaque black pour with a small tan head. Aroma of deep fudge, vanilla, roasted malts, bourbon, oak and bitter chocolates. Lots of chewy Hersey’s kisses in the flavor along with vanilla, brûlée crust, oak, subtle bourbon. Vicious body with hardly noticeable alcohol and a slightly bitter finish. Fucking delicious beer and a real treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Has the nose of bourbon, vanilla, and touch of oak, alcohol comes through too. The heat isn’t too bad on the palate, it actually has a creamy texture from the double stout. It’s rich but really tasty. Don’t drink it on an empty stomach!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevencon (517) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
On tap at proof. Excited. Black pour with khaki head that fades. Aromas of wood vanilla coconut and coffee. Really enjoy the fresh cut wood aroma. Tastes of wood pulp vanilla and roasted grains. Lots of tannins. Thinner body than expected and I like full body stouts. Absolute pleasure to try this beer. As it warms up doesn’t get any more flavor. Really good beer try it if you can but don’t give up the world to try it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
750 ml C&C bottle served in a Deschutes tulip. Bottle # 272/1081. Huge thanks to Andrew (nasty31) for the share. This was the night cap to the pre-DLD tasting. A: Pours a jet black with a light khaki head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a thin collar that leaves some soapy looking lace across the glass. S: Bourbon up front in the nose and slowly the dark fruits and pure chocolate start to emerge. As the glass warms the sweeter notes of caramel to show and the roasted malts also get amplified. T: The dark fruits and the bourbon flavors are up front with smooth oak and a nice combination of dark chocolate and sweet milk chocolate. The finish is roasty with a nice addition of caramel and vanilla from the barrel. M: Smooth and sweet with a low carbonation and chewier body. There is a mild warmth on the back end of each sip. O: I really got the nice dark fruit and dark chocolate flavors from the Expedition Stout and the creamy malt and milk chocolate flavors from the Double Cream Stout. Overall, combined with the barrel aging this was a very nice beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-01-2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swans (128) - FRANCE - OCT 16, 2012
Motor oil with a dark brown thin head. Smells like vanilla,coffe and dark caramel. The taste is pure mocha and sweet bourbon with roasted hints., Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1298) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2012
Thanks to Owen for the bottle. Pours black, very thick, slightly oily looking. Dark mocha colored head with good lacing. Nose is of bourbon, wood, roasted grains and malts. Big nose. Taste and feel are quite heavy. Get a big amount of the base beer which is quite good but quite big and filling. Lots of roasted malts, slight charred ash and a lot of Vegemite and dark chocolate. Low carbonation. Big beer. Quite heavy. Good beer though

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