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RATINGS: 913   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Macegan75 (846) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle from Brent shared at Tom ’s. Pours murky black with brown head that fades. Nose is slighty nutty, coffee and dark chocolate. first sip is burnt sugar, oak, boubon and dark roasted flavors.finish is molasses and bitter coffee. nice but I thought it was going to be better.


4.5
klm1 (1736) - Bled/SF, - SEP 20, 2017
Release 2014 from bottle: Pours Black oily color, clear, with brown creamy stable finger head. Visually low carbonation. Aroma: rich dark, roasted malts aroma, which takes on espresso coffee, bittersweet chocolate, cacao nibs, hint of vanilla, oak, tabacco, oak, and full basket of hops, which takes on dried and dark fruits. Flavor is very similar: intense, rich malt flavors, with notes, mentioned above, with hint of molasses, supported with bourbon alcohol warmth. Finish is slightly sticky/dry. Body is full, texture is silky smooth, carbonation is low. I am a little bewildered: for 10$ is hard to get better BA Imperial stout. Release 2017 with 11.2% abv. On Beavertown Extravaganza, first Day, 8th. September: pours oily black, opaque, with creamy dissipating brown head. Aroma-flavor: roasted grain,malts with notes of caramel, toffee, chocolate, coffee, supported with vanillin, dark fruit esters, bourbon, woody tannins...dry, bitter finish, full body, smooth texture, moderate carbonation.

4.3
Vighals (4242) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2017 Svart med fingerhøyt beige skum. Lukter svisker, plommer, noe kaffe kjenner også fatlagringen med vanilje, bourbon og trevirke. Fyldig men rund. Smaker en del kaffe, mørke frukter, ristet malt, noe salt lakris og alkohol. Middels lang.

4.6
moldovan9807 (446) - Oradea, ROMANIA - SEP 11, 2017
Draft at the beavertown exteavaganza,second day.Aroma is roasted malts, oak, light whisky, black coffee, dark dried fruit.Taste the same, roasted malt up front, Bourbon, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit. Fuller body,complex.

4.4
SinH4 (5610) - Garching b. M�nchen, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2017
Tap. Darkest brown color with tan head. Aroma is thick molten chocolate, black chocolate, . Taste is thick black chocolate, sweet, some prunes, super-forward, but also well-balanced. Oily mouthfeel. Very good, worth all the praise, although I prefer my Imperial Stouts to have more than just sweet chocolate flavours.

3.8
harrisoni (19003) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2017
On tap at Beavertown Extravaganza 2017. Black beer lasting tan head. tar soy sauce aroma. Chocolate sponge cake aroma. Better in mouth. Pure dark chocolate. Very impressive. A bit boozy on finish. Dark chocolate sponge cake. Good

4.4
bonev (938) - POLAND - AUG 31, 2017
Piwo czarne nieprzejrzyste nalewa sie prawie bez piany. Kawa, czekolada i nuty bourbonu z beczki. Nie ma co opisywac. Trzeba poprostu sprobowac.

4.7
Goodgrief (2050) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 8, 2017
Damn. Yes. And I have two bottles! Pour was dark chocolatey brown with thin head. Aroma of coffee and cocoa. Flavor was also coffee, cocoa, light bourbon and wood. Super creamy on the tongue. Fabulous. This is great stuff.

4.1
Johnsense (1711) - - JUL 7, 2017
Pitch black pour, slammer head, no lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, oak, light whisky, black coffee, dark dried fruit. Oak and roasted malt up front, Bourbon, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit. Fuller body.

4.1
katrinaez (2139) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2017
Aroma is wood, oaked, over ripe cherries and prune, slightly booze. Color is opaque black to dark brown. Palate is a bit weak, watery compared to style. Booze flavours, but not overly harsh. It’s a nice balance. Dark chocolate nibs, some coffee, moss, and of course light booze. Bottled 11/16

4
Ahuth (625) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2017
Bottled. 2016. Pours black. Aroma big bourbon oak and chocolate. The palate is a bit thin not bad though. The taste is big bourbon oak. Proceeded by dark fruits chocolate and vanilla. Very awesome brew


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