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RATINGS: 1848   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Sweeter and smoother than Kalamazoo Stout. A beer for special winter occasions. Great with chocolate desserts. Available October-March.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Savage_Night (305) - California, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Pours dark brown with an amber hue. Small khaki head that quickly dissipates leaving a small ring on the edge of the glass. AROMA: rich dark malt, chocolate, roasty, nuts, herbs, chipotle peppers, coffee, earthy, smoke, molasses and herbal hops. TASTE: rich dark malt, chocolate, roasty, nuts, herbs, chipotle peppers, coffee, creamy, faint soy sauce, spices, earthy, smoke, molasses and herbal hops. AFTER TASTE: chile pepper, malty, coffee, spices and smoke with a creamy spiced finish. Bottle: 09/18/2014

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fuzzcro (98) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2015 Nice bold stout flavor though not what I expected as far as fluidity. I don’t think Bell can do any better than they did with Expedition and it’s going to be difficult for me to rate one any higher than I did that one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1400) - Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2015
black, tan cap. Aroma is some chocolate, roast, kinda nutty, tad sweet. Taste is smooth chocolate, roast, mild acidity but more in finish. Some dryness in finish. Soft overall.Slick up front texture from lactose?

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopwine (661) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Earthy, espresso bean, brownie, roasted chestnut, hint of dark fruit mid palate.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EyeAmBaldman (460) - Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2015
On tap at The Feed in Chattanooga. Pours black with a thick caramel head. Aroma is of burnt malt but very minimal. Taste is heavy on dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Oily in the mouth with a bitter backend. I prefer the Kalamazoo stout to this.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (461) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2015
12oz bottle to glass. Traverse city. Pours dark brown with tan generous head. Nice lacing. Really pretty beer. Aroma is cocoa, roasted grains, coffee. Taste mildly sweet with a touch of bitterness. Light airy body. Frothy, silky texture. Clean coffee finish. Great mouthfeel. It’s with trying this beer for the mouthfeel alone. Not overly strong, but really really nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhgrantjr (462) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2015
On tap at Flying Squirrel in Chattanooga. Aroma of roasted coffee, some chocolate, smokey. Didn't smell the milky aspect. Taste seems to have a smokiness to it. I expected more cream and sweetness. Actually bitter. Ok...so I got a taste of Kalamazoo alongside, and now it's more thick, creamy. Just as a random thought, but it's amazing what they produce with the Black Note. The thick creaminess of this beer blends well with Expedition. If it's just for the purpose of Black Note, which is a top three stout for me, then this beer did it's job! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2966) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle 355ml. Pours black/ very dark brown with low beige head. Aroma is of coffee, roasted malt. Taste is of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: Very nice. Excellent chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (619) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Opaque black-brown, light tan head. Latte, earthy dark fruit notes. Light bitterness, big sweet body. Very chewy, clean, medium long finish. Heavy body. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
youdictategood (467) - Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with a medium khaki head. Decent lacing. Dark chocolate, roasted hazelnuts, and creamer on the nose. Similar flavor - chocolate is a little sweeter in the flavor than on the nose. Sweet cream finish. Very smooth, slick mouthfeel, fairly heavy. Good stuff.


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