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RATINGS: 934   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (48146) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2009
From a handbottled @ home.
[ Trade by Bobby91w ]. Clear dark dark dark black color with small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, bourbon, cask wood, vanilla, alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long long long duration. Body is full, texture is creamuy and oily - sticky, carbonation is flat. [20090429]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (44221) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2015 Handbottle, courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark malty and roasted chocolated flavoured. Smooth and dark malty, chocolate and vanilla flavoured. Lasting dark chocolate and vanilla flavoured. Dry and bitter finish. Nice one.

From tap as Bells bourbon ba expedition stout. Pours hazy dark brown with a deep purple glare, small off white head. Aroma is roasted malty, overripe fruity. Sweet, roasted, dark malty and breadish. Roasted and dry finish.7-4-7-4-15

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (36934) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2017
Draft. A brown beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and alcohol, leading to a dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joergen (27736) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2010
Handbottled from tap, at PapsÝ. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet anbd roasted aroma of vanilla, oak, dark chocolate, dried fruits and liquorice. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate, liquorice and hops. Dry roasted and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2015
[email protected] Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, alcohol, some mild wooden and mild chocolaty notes to it. Flavour is alcohol, liquorice, quite strong on the bitterness along with mild chocolate, coffee and ripe fruits. A bit too boozy flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (25814) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2010
Draft @ FoBAB 2009, Chicago, IL. As Black Note. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate, vanilla and woody bourbon aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor with vanilla and bourbon flavor. Smooth mouthfeel. Has a roasted malty vanilla and woody bourbon finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
Handbotle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours a pitch black with a small beige head. Subtle bourbon dominates the notes as well as hard roasted malts. Solid body, rich burned dark malts, bitter chocolate, cocoa and aso a whiff of coffee. Very malt bitter finish with quite some alcohol burn. 230410

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (24293) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
19th March 2013
Stouts and Porters II. Thanks to Bruce for this whale. Opaque dark brown beer, short lived tan head. Palate is slightly viscous and smooth with fine minerally carbonation. Rich dark chocolate and a little aniseed. Super light coffee, but this beer really is about the dark chocolate. Finishes smooth. Pretty good, light on itís toes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (24004) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Draft at ChurcKey. Black, thick brown head, fair retention, solid lacing. Aroma of dark milk chocolate, toffee, booze and espresso. Taste is boozy coffee, prunes, dates. Amazing mouthfeel. Very nice but over hyped.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (23944) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2013 hand btl at DLD HUGE thanks to STFUN for this ... deep black ...roast malt and bourbon nose... big toffee and vanilla... smooth rich soft malts ... bourbon there but not to strong ... quite silky ... I would have had some more of this if some GIT hadnt walked off with the remains of the Bottle ... from right under our noses too. Ive no idea how thay managed it.4.1

deep black ... thin black tan lacing ... soft dark roast malts ... big big (overfor me) bourbon ... soft coconut nose ... dark roast ... this is too bourbon for me .. way more than i remeber ... soft roast ,... dark malts ... chewy roast ... 3.9

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