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RATINGS: 836   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.32   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VsXsV (2872) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle at the brunch at Blue Palms with RBSG. Big thanks to Andrew (womencantsail) for sharing this! Opaque black liquid with small tan head. Aroma of oak, coffee, bourbon, dark chocolate, licorice, pumpernickel and some booze. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of oak and coffee and some light booze. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Absolutely delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atom (1817) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2012
On tap at HLBD, pours a black/brown with a small tan head. Aroma of alcohol, bourbon, chocolate, coffee, and licorice. Taste similar to aroma with tobacco, well balanced and drinkable. This a really nice Barrel Aged stout, but for the most part it doesn’t have anything other Barrel Aged stouts have the the same, more, or slightly less quality than. Well done but all around average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Tastes of bourbon, oats, caramel, bittersweet chocolate, cereal, nuts and German chocolate cake. Heavy body. Delicious beer with an alcohol content that’s a tad too high.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bigrobbierob32 (1) - Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2012 does not count
Great nose and flavor. Sweet taste that transitions smoothly into a bitterness that satisfies the palate

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheRedBeeron13 (1) - Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2012 does not count
Upon first sip, in the top 5 beers I have ever had. Its a shame its so rare. Very mellow for a bourbon stout. Absolutely amazing. Wonderful when paired with desserts, ie. Kahlua soaked brownie :)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dasher (1) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2012 does not count
From show assistance. This Carmel bread hay cereal beer tastes like chocolate coffee with toasted nuts. 2 cents: very good beer

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Draft at Jerry’s. Black with excellent (given barrel-aging), creamy, chocolate shake head / Rich, smokey nose of tobacco, chocolate coffee, bourbon, and oak / Full body, sweet and chewy, with great balance and long, alcohol well balanced, sweet and lightly bitter finish / Winey flavors of bittersweet chocolate, dark roast coffee, caramel, bourbon, coconut, cream, and oak / A treat when found.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9677) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle 24 of 1081. Virtually no head on black, looks like a wine. carbonation still there though understated.Smooth mouthfeel. Rich bourbon,not overpowering but substantial. Chocolate and coconut, some mustiness. Better as it aired.FlandersNed, thanks for not putting it up on ebay. My bottle shared with Liam.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (3020) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2012 Via trade with DtMets84. The aroma is beautiful. Bourbon, chocolate, molasses, licorice. The appearance is deep black, oily, small tan head, dissipates quickly. The flavor is Light bourbon, sweet and not overpowering, dark chocolate, molasses, licorice. The finish is booze burn, sweet, light pine notes. Medium to medium/thick in body, lighter than expected. Very nice. Thanks, Dave.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
b3shine (6753) - Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Draft to pint (from notes). Looks good; black with thin, boozy-tinted lacing. Smells excellent; bourbon and sweet malt. Tastes great; the blend goes wonderful with the barreling. This is great stuff!

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