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100
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RATINGS: 947   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.33/5   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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Rosebud butternuts (2398) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2017
Love this beer. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma and flavors of fudge, chocolate, dark roast, with slight bourbon undertones. Nice velvety body. Glad it's finally available in Texas.

3.9
Aurelius (5651) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2017
Standard longneck, good label. Carpeting tan head on a pitchy pour. Sassy, fudge batter aroma with bittersweet cocoa, molasses notes - sweet, dates/raisins/prunes, a little boozy. Very even-keeled and balanced. There's a little tannic acidity sticking out here and there, but generally very nice. Sweet, baker's chocolate, roast, prunes, some woody booziness, Whiskey and roast on the backend. 2017 Edition, Market Square Liquors - thanks to Louis for recommending.

4.2
bth122 (1701) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2017
Bottle. Pours a thick blackish brown with full creamy head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, oak barrel, vanilla, coffee, roast malt. Smooth. Warming alcohol. Heavy bodied. Not overly chewy. Creamy. Real nice bourbon barrel notes and plenty of it too. Well done. Well done. May the Force be with you.

5
kingaugusta (293) - Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2017
Pours black with a quick tan head. Nose is a pleasant blend of chocolate, coffee, and oak. Flavor profile is similar and sticky with chocolate fading to dry dark malts. Very little alcohol heat. Very smooth and tasty.

3.7
odomosity (6) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2017 does not count
Great flavor, malty, caramel. A little to thin with a fleeting aftertaste. I wish it was a tab bit thicker and the that the after taste would linger. But overall a great beer. Well done.

3.6
mallons72 (210) - livonia, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2017
This beer seems a bit off this year. Balance is not there. Coffee, chocolate, booze start....sweet finish.

3.9
Mindwarp (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2017
2014 edition 11.4% ABV - Pours black with a real thin tan head that doesn't stick around. The aroma is of a sweet candy whiskey like smell. Flavor follows the nose with some chocolate added there is booze in a little bit of heat in the end.

3.9
trapped (3767) - New York, TURKEY - DEC 6, 2017
Bottle. Pours inky black with large spongy tan head, boozy mocha aroma, mildly sweet mocha taste with strong alcohol undertones, thin body, log mocha finish with bourbon aftertaste. Potent, could be overwhelmingly boozy.

4.5
ttoadee (1655) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2017
Jet black, thin veneer of a mocha head. Nose is understated bourbon, coffee, vanilla, and smoke. Powerfully bittetsweet. Middle follows the nose; gentle smoky bourbon, expresso, vanilla, cherries, charred malt, hint of cinamon, cream. Wow. Finish is silky and still powerfully bittersweet. ABV seems lower, perfectly melded into the profile.

4.7
Bule (2309) - California, USA - DEC 3, 2017
12oz bottle of 2017. Pours a thick black color without any bread. Velvety texture. Rich bourbon flavors that balance the hop profile well.


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