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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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4.1
drfabulous (8590) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Finally! 12 ounce thanks to Matt. Bourbon throughout. Thick in body. Sticky. Rich. Vanilla. Smooth. Little carbonation.

4
BenH (3434) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle, thanks Mike. Black with thin tan head. Aroma of coconut and vanilla. Taste is full on coconut bourbon, some chocolate, not much else. Sweet and creamy. Bit one dimentional and pretty much all bourbon. Nice though

3.7
stumpyiliz (220) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Fast fizzling head. No trace after 2 seconds. Aromas of tabacco, whiskey, toffee and butterscotch. Taste is whiskey forward. Almost too much as the malt bill is a little thin for the intense whiskey flavor. Other notes on the palate hint at chocolate, coffee and finishes dry on palate

3.5
Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Side by side with KBS. This has a lot more cheesy funk to it. Aggressively strong. Brown sugar. I am definitely more of a fan of the Founders in this tasting. Dark and fruity.

4.6
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2013 Draft at Reno’s East. Heavy bourbon aroma with some caramel and vanilla. Extremely dark pour with thin tan head. Extremely smooth in mouth. Oak, bourbon, caramel, vanilla flavor. Incredibly awesome.

4.4
walleye (1102) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2013
12 oz bottle. Had this a few times so I thought I should rate it. poured black tan head that left some nice lacing. aroma bourbon dark fruits with cherries leading the way, chocolate,coffee, roasty, alcohol, vanilla, cocoa. flavor just what I would expect from a good bourbon. with chocolate, coffee, cherries plums and and other dark fruits. what was nice about this beer it was nice and smooth

4.3
Aniela (4215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle 1027 of 1081. Black beer with a brownish head. Dark dried fruits, cocoa, vanilla, bourbon and malty aroma. Salty, licorice, malty, dark dried fruits, cocoa and vanilla flavour.

4.4
BlowOffTube (515) - Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Awesome! Pours like motor oil, black with thin tan head. Aroma is booze bourbon vanilla and coffee notes. Drinks so smooth, creamy like. Taste is the perfect amount of bourbon, oak, chocolate, coffee, cream. Minimal carbonation but just the right amount. Top barrel aged stout.

4.2
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Pours thick and super black with a small thin head. The nose is boozey, chocolate, licorice, vanilla, wood, leather and cherry. The taste is high sweet and medium heavy bitter. The texture is sticky and sharp, hot, the body is medium to heavy and finish is long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2013
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of bourbon, roasted malts, a good amount of dark chocolate, a little coffee, cream, and a little bitterness. Flavor so strong of bourbon, cream, and the roasted malts. Thick texture. A great beer.


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