Bell's Black Note Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.05/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4
Got a pour at the STLhops anniversary party.
Looks like a stout. Black, smallish head. Poured into a tasting glass so I couldn't get a great sense, but it's nothing special.
Smell is vanilla, coffee, bit of chocolate, some oak, roasty bitterness, some dark fruits. It's pretty good, but it's a bit muddled. Not a lot of balance.
Taste gets better as it warms. Vanilla, coffee, bourbon, oak, caramel. Really rich, very tasty.
Mouthfeel was too thin and flat. I don't want it to be hypercarbonated, but more than it has would be good. It's also too watery. I like my stouts to be thick and chewy, which this was not.
This is a solid stout. However, the mouthfeel was really lacking, and it was a bit unbalanced. A bit disappointing. I'd like to try it again sometime, maybe get a better experience.
Serving type: on-tap
11-11-2012 04:15:13 | More by rodkin
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