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RATINGS: 924   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.31/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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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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4.2
Piotrek4 (311) - Lublin, POLAND - NOV 22, 2017
Ogromnie tu dużo bourbonu w słodkiej odsłonie. W aromacie w postaci masła kokosowego i wanilii, a w smaku w postaci prażonych wiórek kokosowych. Ogólnie jest przesiąknięte kokosem, w tej kwestii jest idealne. Gdyby miało jednak do tego jakąś fajną kawowo/czekoladową kontrę to byłoby idealnym piwem. Tak jest tylko i aż piwem bardzo dobrym.

3.9
Garrold (5607) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2017
Bottle, by way of a trade. Cheers Beau! Nearly black. Ring of tan head. Nose has whisky truffles. Cocoa nibs. Fudge brownie. Hint of ashy wood. Taste is sticky sweet, and robust, boozy, woody, ashy bitter. Silky mouthfeel that belies the ABV. Sticky bonfire toffee and liquorice to finish. Tasty gear.

4.2
GregMooreNH (116) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 13, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2017 Pours thick and black with nearly no head. Aroma is light: espresso, chocolate and a hint of bourbon. Taste is sweet bourbon and plum, moving to deep coffee notes. Finish is strong espresso, mixing with bourbon. An exceptional beer that keep improving with age.

3.8
jhamp9 (1965) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Pitch black pour with a dark khaki head that fades down to a ring. Oily lacing of fine bubbles. Aroma is strong dark chocolate, burnt caramel, bourbon, vanilla, and some berry. Taste is bitter dark chocolate, bourbon, molasses, coffee, and some dark fruit. Medium body.

3.8
The_Osprey (9157) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2017
September 2017 - Keg at Beavertown Extravaganza. As 'Bell's Black Note Stout'. Big want this one. Pours an opaque black, foamy brown head leaves dotted lacing. Aroma is earthy, meaty rich bourbon and molasses, dark chocolate. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is fairly dry, earthy and spicy, some 100% cocoa powder, smooth roast malts, spicy woody finish. Quite spicy and earthy. Solid but drier than expected. (7-4-8-4-15=3.8)

4.4
rami_pl (4452) - Warszawa, POLAND - OCT 26, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Black Note Stout by Bell's Brewery at Muzeum Azji i Pacyfiku Beczka ladna slodka, nie zagluszajaca stoutowych, wytrawnych nutek, srednio- ciala, ale mega gladkie. Wanilia, czeko, migdal, palonosc. 4.3
Rami Rami: Moze 4.4? Bo chyba mozna chlac na wiadra... i faktycznie Pan Grzegorz ma racje - troche jak samiec b1 (mniej beczki tylko)

4.4
BRW (3073) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 16, 2017
On tap. Black colour with tan head. Roasted, dark chocolate, bourbon aroma. Roasted, dark chocolate, bourbon, coffee taste. Medium to full body.

4.6
mikemelli (3) - - OCT 8, 2017 does not count
Just stopped at the Bell's general store and got my limit of 4 four packs. Pours black hence the name. Big chocolate and coffee notes. Roasted malt gives it a nice smooth boozy finish. This is the standards for stouts ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
MrTipple (6471) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2017
Sweet, dark malts, caramel, molasses, oak, bourbon. Hazy, very dark brown, tiny, creamy, beige head. Medium sweet. More dark, toasted malts, caramel, molasses, caramel, bourbon, oak, soft carbonation, full bodied. Beautiful Impy, rich and well-balanced. Keg at Beavertown Extravaganza 2017, Canada Water.

4.4
oobawa (1747) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2017
2016 bottle. Man oh man what a stout. Huge waves of chocolate, coffee, roast, anise, and molasses, all slathered on black cherry and fig and raisin notes, backed up by a firm espresso bitterness overflowing with vanilla and oak and booze. Layers upon layers, lacking any alcohol warmth to mar the indulgent velvet feel. Aroma gives off tons of chocolate and bourbon. Thick viscous black pour gives up a brief white head and no lace. Brilliant.


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