Bell's Black Note Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by jale:
4.7/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had on tap during All Stouts day at the brewery.
A: Pours black with little light brown head.
S: Bourbon, tons of malt and a hint of coffee.
T: Bourbon, malt and more malt. Very complex. Roasted coffee and a hint of chocolate. I get more of the double cream stout then the expedition in the base of this. Very smooth and creamy. Finish is coffee and hop bitterness.
M: Lighter side of thick with average carbonation. Very creamy.
O: So much flavor without being overly thick. Goes down well for a higher ABV stout.
Serving type: on-tap
11-08-2011 01:22:54 | More by jale
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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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