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RATINGS: 937   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.31/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
One of the most sought-after stouts in Bellís 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
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Black with a luscious tan creamy head. Nose is complex. Nuts, breads, toffee, honey, caramel, bourbon vanilla, chocolate. Flavor matches. Rich silky mouthfeel. Some alcohol in the finish.

4.4
nimbleprop (8280) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 9, 2013
12oz bottle scored via trade with Suchy. Pours a viscous, opaque black with some creamy, beige head. Nose is great, malt, licorice, chocolate milk, vanilla, brown sugar, cookie dough, toasted wood, light coconut. Flavor is like a creamy, boozy mocha, chocolate, malt, caramel. Nothing too sweet, just all very well blended. The best part is the creamy, lucious finish. You could drink this for days. Superb.

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tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Sample pour at Hunahpuís. Pours deep dark black with thin khaki head. Nose is booze and more booze, dark chocolate and sweet malts. Heavy. Flavor is more booze, bourbon, sweet malt and honey. Dark chocolate and mild sweet coffee. Heavy and rich, full body like motor oil. Damn...

4.2
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2013
2012 bottle from Suchy3 as possibly the best extra ever! Poured into a snifter. Pours viscous black with a very slight brown head that quickly fades to a razor-thin halo. Light tan lacing. Big bourbon, chocolate, and coffee aroma. Taste is big on the bourbon. Lots of chocolate, vanilla, dry roasted oak with a super creamy, velvet mouthfeel. Beautiful.

4
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Serving: 12 oz. bottle of the 2012 edition via trade with joromiller. Thanks JR! It pours pitch black with a thin, short lived, tan head. The nose is big and boozy with tons of vinous, roasted malt notes, raisin, and light bourbon. The flavor is just as big with heavy bourbon soaked raisin notes, earth, flint, oak, slight vanilla, and a little mocha. It has the roasted notes of expedition with the creaminess of the double cream stout. Full bodied with low carbonation leading to a lingering finish. A touch hot due to the alcohol, this one is a sipper.

4
FrankHammer (25) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Very good. A little lacking in the palate department. Lighter than expected. Taste is decently bourbon, not overly so.

4.6
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Happy birthday to me! Thanks Karl! Chocolate and bourbon notes all through this beer. Awesome!

4.3
KingCecil (2084) - DENMARK - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle @ home ... gift from Hallinghansen Thanks my friend! .... It pours very dark brown with a medium tan head....The aroma is very nice! bourbon, molasses, wood, vanilla and ripe dark fruit...The flavor is fantastic! bourbon, caramel, vanilla, dark fruits and chocolate.... This one is just amazing!....

4.1
Rando7 (779) - Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle pours black with thin tan ring. Aroma bourbon and oak. Taste sweet roast malts with slight chorale and coffee, with bourbon and oak. Finish bourbon and oak. Palate creamy and almost thin but overall OK with an alcohol burn.

A very straightforward bourbon barrel stout but done well. Easier drinking than many of the genre.

4.3
SudsMcDuff (8383) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2013
12oz bottles, 3 samples over the weekend .. . jet black .. . deep coffee and cooking chocolate notes, mild barrel .. . slick mouth .. . really liking this beer! its legit ... . . they pit him against his brother nibbles!


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