madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
DSG (11246) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2016 Re-rate 3/12/16: Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Tom L. Bottled 3/12/14. Black. Great aroma of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, cookies. Sweet flavor with chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, mild bitterness. Full-bodied. Great stuff. 8/4/8/4/17=4.1
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks troganmi for this bottle! Bottled 12/28/12. Black with some brown foam. Lovely aroma with lots of coffee, dark chocolate, some vanilla, a bit of bourbon, a bit of coconut and a bit of alcohol. Sweet flavor with lots of dark chocolate, some coffee, roastiness, bourbon, vanilla, wood and a finish with an alcoholic touch. Great full body, slightly oily. A great one. 8/4/8/5/16=4.1
Ferris (11034) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Bells usual soy and sweet bitter notes. Jet black with a thin brown head. Soy, coffee, chocolate and a nice sweet finish. Big rich mouthfeel which is what I love about these beers. The soy is a bit much for me.
Dogbrick (11021) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at the Bell’s 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.
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2007
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012
Name: Bourbon Barrel Double Cream / Expedition Blend
Date: July 21, 2007
Source: Brewfest, Indy
Appearance: black, wispy beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: big sweet bourbon and dark chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, bourbon is well blended with the chocolate, touch of alcohol with the bourbon in the finish
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 17/20
Score: ***+ /4
Name: Black Note
Date: May 05, 2012
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: black, creamy tan head, heavy lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate and bourbon aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, roasted .alt, lots of bourbon, caramel and vanilla
Overall: chocolate covered caramel candy with a bourbon center
Name: Black Note
Date: August 29, 2012
Source: thirsty monk
Appearance: black, fine tan head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet bourbon and chocolate aroma, caramel and vanilla sweetness
Flavor: rich chocolate and bourbon flavor, roasted malts
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 18/20
Score: **** /4
crossovert (10871) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Freakin delicious. Expedition adds deep cocoa and dark fruits. Bourbon adds sweet complexity.
daknole (10828) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured at DL day from StFun...wow. Black, no real head. Aroma is just heavenly. Bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, and toffee. Flavor is full and damn rich. Bourbon, vanilla, toffee, chocolate, and a hint of roast. Jesus this is good shit.
Meilby (10773) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ CBC 2015, Yellow Session, København
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
Sammy (10748) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.