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RATINGS: 871   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle. Thanks Hallinghansen. Pours deep black with a medium, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has luscious chocolate, light coffee, lots of vanilla and Bourbon. Low carbonation, fine dry and very creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has mild roasted notes, hazelnuts, vanilla, chocolate. Again kinda fat and luscious. Fairly sweet in the middle, but fine viniousness to balance. Okay malty bitter finish. Kinda chewy. Very nice and balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (12088) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2015
From tap at CBC 2015. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of coffee, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, roasted malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (11961) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2010 Served on draft as part of the Black Moonday event at Capital Alehouse in Richmond, VA. Pours a dark reddish tinted brown color with a medium head. Average head retention and lacing. Aroma of vanilla, maple, oak, bourbon, chocolate and a subtle fruitiness. Taste is roasted malts, oak, huge maple, bitter hops and mocha. Full bodied.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (11681) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Big thanks to egajdzis for sharing this gem! Poured a dark black color with a very small sized off white head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, wood, caramel, smoke, dark fruits, and roast. Very complex and I was getting something different every time I took a whiff. Tastes of vanilla, caramel, bourbon, lightly vinous, chocolate, and roast. Creamy and smooth body. I was I had a whole growler of this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (11654) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Sample at the Bellís tasting at Brews Cafe on 3/6/08: This beer pours a matte black color with a medium thin light brown head with decent retention. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee liqueur, bourbon and toasted malt. Rich, chewy body with loads of roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate flavor, as well as bourbon and plum. The finish is roasty and sweet at first with mild alcohol and coffee in the aftertaste. Very enjoyable, and a close second to the Bourbon Barrel Java Stout at this event.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Freakin delicious. Expedition adds deep cocoa and dark fruits. Bourbon adds sweet complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11411) - SÝborg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
Handbottled. Pitch black coloured. Small brown head. Aroma of sweetness, roast, chocolate, vanilla, light coffee. Flavour of chocolate, roast, vanilla and oak, spice, liqourice, coffee. Medium to full bodied. Dry roasty bitterness in the end. Thx. Kim for sharing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kermis (11268) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 Bottle shared thanks to trade with Kraddel. Pours black with a ring brown head. Aroma of massive bourbon, vanilla, toffee, fudge, milk chocolate, malt, oak, molasses. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Creamy and perfectly balanced, intense yet mellow, this is incredible. Full bodied with very soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11251) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (10971) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2015
Draught @ CBC 2015, Yellow Session, KÝbenhavn
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, licorice, caramel and hint of vanilla. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long chocolate, coffee and licorice finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft

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