Bell's Black Note Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by da_beers:
4.68/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottled on 12/28/12 and poured into snifter. Acquired in a trade.
A - Pours a bit thick, midnight black with almost no head to speak of, only a tan line around rim, no lacing.
S - Amazing espresso smell, chocolate, and bourbon! Such a sweet aroma, the nose is its best quality IMO.
T - Starts out with a bitterness like dark chocolate, then a smooth warmness comes out, and it ends with huge espresso notes. Reminds me of a mocha. Has some hints of dates as well.
M - Super full bodied, thick like a syrup almost. Coats the mouth and warms the body.
O - One knock is its drinkability, otherwise this is a homerun. This is my first Bell's beer, I'm very impressed.
Serving type: bottle
05-08-2013 02:42:06 | More by da_beers
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4.23/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A- Pours a very dark brown, settles into the glass with a near-black body and frothy, mocha-colored head. Some carbonation bubbles coast up the side of the glass and meet the head.
S- Roasted malts, barrel character including oak, bourbon, burnt sugar, toasted coconut, hint of cocoa.
T- Pretty similar to the nose, roasty malts and bourbon characteristics. More coconut, caramel and vanilla than I would have expected. Some lactose qualities with oak and booze coming through as well.
M- Full bodied, but a bit thinner than I would have expected. Carbonation is medium with a coating, sweet and boozy aftertaste.
O- I had high hopes for this one, but was somewhat disappointed. A very good beer, but not in the same class as BCBS, Parabola and others. The flavors do not some together quite as well as others and the flavor/aroma is somewhat less than I expected. Hoping the one I have cellared will turn out better.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 01:57:45 | More by stephenjmoore
Bell's Black Note Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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