Bell's Black Note Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by gcamparone:
4.55/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Acquired in a trade with t4haughton.. thanks dude!
A- Pours a deep brown pour, once it's in the glass it's jet black and opaque. The head is mocha brown, modest and about 1/2" and reduces after about 30 seconds to a brown ring.
S- The aroma is amazing - It's vanilla-bourbon forward, the best way I can describe it is a freshly made Belgian waffle with french vanilla ice cream and maple syrup. There's also coffee and chocolate mixed in there. Dialed in some dark fruits on a whiff, but they're chilling way back there. Extremely inviting, my mouth is watering.
T- Milk chocolate bourbon upfront, progresses into a more bittersweet chocolate and roasted coffee flavor. The finish is just what I like in a BB stout - it's roasty and delicious. The alcohol is subtle for 11.5 ABV.
M- Medium-heavy body, not quite as heavy as BCBS but creamy and silky. Low carbonation.
I can see why this beer ranks so high.. it's complex and flavorful. Definitely one of the more bourbon forward BA stouts that I've tried. Try it if you like this style!
Serving type: bottle
03-19-2013 01:43:35 | More by gcamparone
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4.46/5 rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2014. Poured into a tulip glass. Pours black with a mocha film on top and a few bubbles around the rim. The smell is very potent. Coffee, chocolate, toffee, licorice and bourbon. Strong bourbon and barrel taste up front. Darks fruits come through nicely, especially at the end. Nice alcohol burn to go along with it. Huge flavor on this one. Very creamy mouthfeel with a dry, somewhat bitter coffee/licorice aftertaste. Another great bourbon barrel beer, although I prefer a couple others to this.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2014 22:54:45 | More by Mikeypnh
Bell's Black Note Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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