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RATINGS: 912   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.31/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
One of the most sought-after stouts in Bell’s history, Black Note Stout blends the complex aromatics of Expedition Stout with the velvety smooth texture of Double Cream Stout, each aged in freshly retired oak bourbon barrels for months. The resulting harmony of flavors captures the finest features of all three components: malty notes of dark chocolate, espresso and dried fruits, all buoyed by the warmth and fragrance of the bourbon barrel. Aimed squarely at the stout and bourbon aficionados, Black Note makes a grand statement about the art of the dark.

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4.6
moldovan9807 (340) - Oradea, ROMANIA - SEP 11, 2017
Draft at the beavertown exteavaganza,second day.Aroma is roasted malts, oak, light whisky, black coffee, dark dried fruit.Taste the same, roasted malt up front, Bourbon, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit. Fuller body,complex.

4.4
SinH4 (5483) - Garching b. M�nchen, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2017
Tap. Darkest brown color with tan head. Aroma is thick molten chocolate, black chocolate, . Taste is thick black chocolate, sweet, some prunes, super-forward, but also well-balanced. Oily mouthfeel. Very good, worth all the praise, although I prefer my Imperial Stouts to have more than just sweet chocolate flavours.

3.8
harrisoni (18970) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2017
On tap at Beavertown Extravaganza 2017. Black beer lasting tan head. tar soy sauce aroma. Chocolate sponge cake aroma. Better in mouth. Pure dark chocolate. Very impressive. A bit boozy on finish. Dark chocolate sponge cake. Good

4.4
bonev (938) - POLAND - AUG 31, 2017
Piwo czarne nieprzejrzyste nalewa sie prawie bez piany. Kawa, czekolada i nuty bourbonu z beczki. Nie ma co opisywac. Trzeba poprostu sprobowac.

4.7
Goodgrief (2049) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 8, 2017
Damn. Yes. And I have two bottles! Pour was dark chocolatey brown with thin head. Aroma of coffee and cocoa. Flavor was also coffee, cocoa, light bourbon and wood. Super creamy on the tongue. Fabulous. This is great stuff.

4.1
Johnsense (1709) - - JUL 7, 2017
Pitch black pour, slammer head, no lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, oak, light whisky, black coffee, dark dried fruit. Oak and roasted malt up front, Bourbon, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit. Fuller body.

4.1
katrinaez (2137) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2017
Aroma is wood, oaked, over ripe cherries and prune, slightly booze. Color is opaque black to dark brown. Palate is a bit weak, watery compared to style. Booze flavours, but not overly harsh. It’s a nice balance. Dark chocolate nibs, some coffee, moss, and of course light booze. Bottled 11/16

4
Ahuth (623) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2017
Bottled. 2016. Pours black. Aroma big bourbon oak and chocolate. The palate is a bit thin not bad though. The taste is big bourbon oak. Proceeded by dark fruits chocolate and vanilla. Very awesome brew

3.1
ChainGangGuy (4905) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Appearance: Pours an inky, black body with a sustained, light sandy-beige head. Smell: Char-hinting heavy roastiness with a crust of bitter dark chocolate, with lesser touches of dark fruit, vanilla-infused molasses, woodsiness and peppery alcohol. Taste: Bulky roastiness, a bit ashen and chary and laden with booziness and soy. Rolls sweet to bitter (charred) with a salient, less-than-satisfying alcohol presence coupled with woody tannins. A bit of dark chocolate, licorice, gummy molasses and prune. The nose held a bit more promise, though the heavy char, soy and booze leave it lopsided and unbalanced. Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Light carbonation. Overall: Downright overhyped.

3.9
czlowiekmotyka (426) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 28, 2017
Disappointing one. Aroma is great, classic bourbony and woody. The texture is unfortunately watery, it reaaaaally lacks body. Some roast, some coffee but nothing exceptional. I am sad :(


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