Bell's Black Note Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.78/5 rDev +4.8%
first and foremost... huge shoutout to Match1112 for this one!
A: typical… body is black as night, created a slight film of head that was dark tan in color. Big alcohol legs. Not much lacing.
S: a phenomenal balance of chocolate, bourbon, oak and vanilla gets my loins moving. some faint espresso/coffee is also detectable... and becomes more noticeable as the brew warms. balance is unlike any other I have previously had. BCS is much more bourbon forward for comparison purposes.
T: following the nose. Big chocolate, bourbon right up front. The oak creates a bit of a dryness mid way through and the finish is an awesome vanilla creaminess that brings the entire brew together. As this brew warms I am picking up more licorice and an ever so slight smoke/burnt presence with slight espresso character.
M: full body, chewy, it leaves a terrific slight heat on upper gums, with a lingering chocolate, bourbon presence on the palate.
O: my God! I cannot thank Match1112 enough for this one. It’s definitely one of my favorite brews, and I wish I had a bomber of this! The balance of this brew is fantastic.
09-22-2013 01:10:33 | More by tut2528
3.98/5 rDev -12.7%
Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with a nice large dark brown color foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of bourbon with some vanilla notes and black chocolates. Taste is also dominated by a well-balanced mix between some vanilla, bourbon, creamy black chocolates and light bitterness. Body is thinner then I had anticipated with good carbonation and no alcohol was apparent. Very solid barrel-aged stout but I would have loved a bit more of body to this beer.
09-21-2013 01:30:15 | More by Phyl21ca
Bell's Black Note Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
100 out of 100 based on 2,911 ratings.