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RATINGS: 819   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.


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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tortman18 (174) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2013 Pours a very thick, black color, very similar to Dale Coopers dream coffee in Twin Peaks. About a 1/2 finger of head. First thing you smell is bourbon. It hits you quick and than follows with a mixture of chocolate, vanilla and caramel. The flavor is almost a carbon copy of the aroma, except in reverse order. You get a littlw sweet at first, followed by a lasting boozy, bourbon flavor. This being my first BA stout, I was not expecting the booziness that came with it, but it was delicious. Bought 2 bottles, 1 for drinking and for aging. I will be looking forward to next years release.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
madelfonatree (49) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Look - Oily black. Thin light tan head. Lacing not so much. Smell - Bourbon. Black licorice. Sweet. Chocolate. Taste - Bourbon/alcohol taste is very subdued. Honey and fruit. Sweet chocolate finish. Feel - Heavy. Really no carbonation to speak of. This is what I like in a stout. Overall - I got it! I like it better than KBS. Too bad this isnít as readily available.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (12957) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2015
CBC. Black with a lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Oily and smooth. 010515

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Abner (135) - Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle (2014). Pours black with a scant beige head. Bourbon and rich chocolate dominate the aroma, Tastes of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak. Full bodied, thick, and creamy with less than average carbonation. Wonderful mouth feel. Extremely dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1972) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle from De Hopduvel. Vintage 2012. Oily black colour, deep brown foam. Soft carbonation. Fruity with hints of roasted malts. Sweet vanilla and bourbon character, but not too boozy. Notes of alcohol. Light bitterness. Very good stout.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3745) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Tap at CBC 2015, Copenhagen. Originally rated 20150501. Colour is black with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, dark chocolate, some coffee, wood, oak, vanilla and roasted malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22105) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Draught@CBC2015. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, alcohol, some mild wooden and mild chocolaty notes to it. Flavour is alcohol, liquorice, quite strong on the bitterness along with mild chocolate, coffee and ripe fruits. A bit too boozy flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (3266) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2015
Tap@CBC2015, Yellow Session - black pour with brown head. Aroma and taste is roasted dark malty, with chocolate, caramel, some wooden bourbon enthused notes, some dried fruits, roasted finish. Lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxifunk777 (21) - California, USA - MAY 12, 2015
TOTALLY did not live up to the hype. I was expecting a WOW beer instead it was ho-hum. Iíve had better stout I give it a high B low A it was smooth and even tasting but lacked a punch in the aroma and palate. I would drink it again but would not seek it out.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (381) - SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2015
@green cbc 2015 wood, vanilla,coffee, full body, dry, overly sweet yet balanced.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2253) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Dark brown to black in color with thin tan bead... Aroma of light bourbon, oak dark chocolate, roasted malts... Light vanilla and bourbon, lots of ashy and oak notes on palate... Dark fruits, licorice notes.... Really nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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