Bell's Black Note Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by kawilliams81:
3.95/5 rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 750 ml into a tumbler glass.
A- pours black with a 1 finger tan head. Minimal lacing.
S- big chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, some spice.
T- chocolate, roast, bourbon, slight vanilla, with some bitterness near the end.
M- medium body and carbonation. Slightly thinner than other similar BA stouts.
O- good BA stout but doesn't knock your socks off. Nose is slightly better then the taste.
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2012 03:18:02 | More by kawilliams81
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4.5/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Serving Type - Bottle
Appearance - Dark pitch black with a nice creamy, foamy 1 inch thick head. Tons of thick lacing.
Smell - Classic bourbon aroma, with chocolate, vanilla, coffee and added sugars. Roasted malts, some smoke also. The cream stout is noticed slightly at the finish.
Taste - First sip starts off with plenty of bourbon, along with some dark roasty malts, coffee and chocolate. The addition of the cream stout comes in after the initial blast of bourbon, and adds some sweet, creamy notes. Some dark fruits such as raisin and plum add a tart, bitterness. Vanilla is a large amount of flavor in each sip. Smoke and wood are also picked up at the finish.
Mouthfeel - Bourbon and Dark roasty malts are the dominate flavor throughout this beer. Palate gets dark fruits, coffee, chocolate and the cream stout flavors. Aftertaste is malty, woody, bourbon warm.
Overall - Excellent beer yes. Complex flavors, big, bold flavors. Is it the best beer ive ever tasted? Not at all. Honestly id prefer a simple barrel aged expedition stout over this 50/50 blend. The huge java/mocha flavor of expedition is replaced with some cream stout flavor that im not a big fan of. In all, a great beer that everyone needs to try but nothing to go crazy over.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 22:08:46 | More by wvsabbath
Bell's Black Note Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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