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RATINGS: 1834   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Sweeter and smoother than Kalamazoo Stout. A beer for special winter occasions. Great with chocolate desserts. Available October-March.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JollyIsThRoger (3) - Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Pours jet black. Smells a bit sweet and roasty, but not over powering on either. Taste is slightly sweet that is amazingly balanced with the roast. Feel is super smooth. Amazing beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EyeAmBaldman (442) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (457) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhgrantjr (461) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2803) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (541) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
skatanarchy (203) - - AUG 12, 2015
벨스 브루어리 - 스페셜 더블크림 스타우트 6.1% ABV 별로 스페셜하지도, 별로 더블 크리미 하지도 않은 스타우트 맥주. 놀라운건 레이트 비어 기준 99점이라는 것이다 최고점이 1000점이었을리ᇛ 없고.. 원래 칼라마주라는 1세대부터 활약하던 브루어리인데, 그래서 빨아준건가 싶기도 하고, 오래전부터 점수가 쌓여서 그런건지 싶기도 하고, 하여간 타베로그도 그렇고 음식평에 있어 점수는 믿을게 못된다. https://twitter.com/MaekJuBot

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SiviS (40) - - AUG 8, 2015
Creamy with a small smoky taste. Not much more to it. Little or no after taste at all.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kipper8588 (32) - - AUG 8, 2015
Bell's brewery did a good job with this stout. Taste of cream initially but quickly disappears in the background. Would drink again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrauBeater1 (3) - ELLSWORTH, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2015 does not count
The best stout I’ve had. I found it at a little restaurant in WI on tap and I can’t get it out of my head. Beautiful balance of chocolate and coffee in the background behind a rich, silky texture.

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