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RATINGS: 914   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.31/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Black Note blends the complex aromatics of Expedition Stout with the velvety smooth texture of Double Cream Stout. The combination is aged in freshly retired oak bourbon barrels for months. The result is a malty harmony of dark chocolate, espresso and dried fruit notes, all buoyed by the warmth and fragrance of the bourbon barrel. Aimed squarely at the stout aficionados, Black Note makes a grand statement about the art of the dark.

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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheCaptMatey (212) - Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2016
Poured a dark brown/ black colour with a thin toffee head. Aroma is raisins, plums, chocolate, and vanillin with light notes of booze. Flavor is similar with a soft malty bitterness on an otherwise smooth finish. Happy that this lived up to the hype.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1945) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2016
12 ounce bottle, 2016 vintage, packaged on 11/03/2016. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch and a half tan head that stayed around for a while. Thereís also a decent amount of lacing. I like the aroma, the brew smells like vanilla, bourbon, dark fruit, molasses, dark chocolate, and coffee. Taste is similar to the aroma, but thereís also some caramel and burnt/charred malt noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís creamy and coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought this was pretty good, glad I was able to find a bottle. I know Iíd like to try this again in the future! $7.99 a bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scotty001 (563) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2016
Poured dark and seep with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon alcoholic sweetness, coffee grinds and dark chocolate. Full body, flavour as the aroma with caramel and molasses with soaked berries.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubblehouse (1434) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 13, 2016
A really delicous stout. A lot of really good chocolate notes to it. Straight up delicous.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
coachd (704) - Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2016
12 oz. bottle, 2016 version, 11.2% ABV, purchased from Craft Beer Cellar on Black Friday. Aroma contains molasses, dark chocolate, bourbon barrel, vanilla and booze. Jet black with a dark brown head that instantly recedes to nothing. Tastes rich and decadent - milk chocolate, roasted malts, slight hop profile offering some balance, nice full bourbon barrel/oak, not overly sweet, wonderful aftertaste. Smooth palate with only a slight booze burn. This is truly great; I canít wait to try an aged bottle.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Booga (114) - Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2016
2016 vintage. Thick viscous black pour with minimal beige head that forms a ring. Great barrel aroma. Probably the best bourbon barrel taste I have had on any beer. Deep burnt charred taste. Low sweetness, bitter finish. Beautiful blend of great beers. Barrel accents make this one perfect. Phenomenal beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (992) - - DEC 1, 2016
Very dark pour with almost no head. Smells of anise, bourbon, dusty bookshelf, roasted hop, coffee, dark chocolate. Thick creamy dark chocolate taste with plenty of roasted hoppiness. Reminds me of a creamier smoother version of Expedition. Booze is well hidden, very little burn. Hop bitter becomes background after a few sips and you can better pick out the bourbon notes. Some dark fruit in there as well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (567) - USA - NOV 25, 2016
Very dark pour with almost no head. Smells of anise, bourbon, dusty bookshelf, roasted hop, coffee, dark chocolate. Thick creamy dark chocolate taste with plenty of roasted hoppiness. Reminds me of a creamier smoother version of Expedition. Booze is well hidden, very little burn. Hop bitter becomes background after a few sips and you can better pick out the bourbon notes. Some dark fruit in there as well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikeymike (66) - Kansas, USA - NOV 23, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2017 2016 bottle. Pours a viscous oily black with minimal head. Aroma is bourbon and vanilla. Mouthfeel is pure velvet on your tongue. Taste is bourbon and vanilla, with a chocolate finish. Very warming, but alcohol is very well hidden. World class from beginning to end. I will say Iíve been chasing this white whale for some time and finally caught it this year. A top three beer for me...

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
svandyke (197) - USA - NOV 18, 2016
4 pack thanks to Heather, my love- wow dark expedition color with dark chocolate. Not much lacing. Great blend of chocolate and bourbon. Amazing!


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