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RATINGS: 825   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Draft into a goblet. Pours black with almost no head. Coffee, chocolate, bourbon and oak, vanilla, dark fruit and some caramel. Medium bodied with a thick creamy texture. Awesome beer. Im glad i got to try it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rogsiu (42) - Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Pitch black pour with a creamy tan head. Not much retention or lacing. Smells of bourbon, dark chocolate, espresso and dark fruit. Taste is chocolate and bourbon, followed by vanilla and a slight sweetness. It is a superb imperial stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Shag (2678) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Pitch black color with a tan head. The aroma contains espresso, chocolate, licorice, dark fruit, and burbon. Flavor is rather bitter with espresso, dark chocolate, burbon, licorice, some raisins. The burbon is definitely there but does not overwhelm. Overall excellent damn beer. And KP showed up.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2012 drank out of a 64 oz growler. pours black, sweet dark fruit, coffee, raisin no head but carbonation when cracking the growler

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (4693) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Hand bottle. Black pour with tan head. Bourbon, chocolate, sweet malt and cream aromas, smells smooth somehow. Silky finish, flavor is sweet, has bourbon and oak tones. Nice full flavored stout with barreling not over powering the beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2012
On tap at Beer Geeks. Lucky to come across this. Pours a motor oil black color with a half finger dark tan head. Beautiful looking imperial stout. Smells amazing with dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, some oak, and some coffee. Tastes very much like it smells. Starts with bitter dark chocolate and bourbon, then smooths out with sweet vanilla and oak with more chocolate and some coffee. Has a medium to full body with a nice creamy and slick texture. The oak bourbon barrels make the beer so much more complex and good. Great imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
italianjohn (2476) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Black pour thin tan/orange head light lacing ..... aroma of vanilla and oak, light black licorice, dark chocolate and roasted coffee ..... taste is of vanilla, light bourbon, oak, little creamy and lactose with a deep roasted and bitter hoppy bite .... you can definitely taste aspects of both beers, abv is hidden well .... hint of black licorice and as it warms light butterscotch .... finishes bitter dry and roasted ... mouthfeel was sweet, creamy and had a nice lively tingle on the tongue ... awesome beer

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
77ships (5247) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2012
Big thx to tderoeck for this one // sampled what was probably bottle nr. 898/1081 @ GBF 2012 // black with a mocha head around the sides // smell is pure velvet cake with chocolate, toffee, sweet oak, toffee, creamy, touch liquorice, milk chocolate and everything is drenched in most incredibly bourbon aroma ever, tad vinous even // taste sweet & pure creamy, sweet caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, touch liquorice and berries, milk chocolate, fruity, thick sweet coffee, vanilla oak, small touch of roast complimenting the whole, tad warming the whole is drenched in incredible bourbon // creamy, velvety // reminds me a bit of Firestone 15 but this is head and shoulders above // I thought the hype on this one was nonsense but this is crazy good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JorisPPattyn (8389) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2012
No head, pours like engine oil. Bourbon nose, vanillawood, punch-in-the-face alcohol. Less Bourbon, more smoked, ashes, BBQ coals, alcohol, fusels, and faint but intriguing flavours as artichoke. Well bodied, long-flowing alcoholenhanced flavours. Another John Mallett pearl. Just great. Dikke merci à Ignace!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2012
75cl, Bottle 898/1081, no mention of ABV, exclusive American brew, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex Stout, roasted/woody and slightly alcoholic/fruity, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, top class!, yet very expensive!

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