Bell's Black Note Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.6/5 rDev +0.9%
August 9, 2014
12 oz bottle; Snifter
A – Jet black, thin brown head disappears almost immediately. Looks like pure motor oil.
S – Tons of vanilla, boozy warmth even on the nose. Sweet chocolate, mild oak.
T – Tons of vanilla, sweet chocolate malt notes, a hint of coffee. The burnt flavors are there, but seem to be “sweetly charred,” possible some caramelized flavors. Lots of bourbon and molasses, but very well balanced.
M – Milky, silky, very sweet. A lot of bitterness on the finish, some burnt notes.
O – This is a phenomenal, balanced, complex barrel-aged stout. My gold standard is Bourbon County, and the malt and hops here are much more balanced with the alcohol than with BCS (which is not to say I like Black Note more, just that it is more balanced.) This beer stands on its own as a fantastic example of barrel-aging.
08-11-2014 01:29:09 | More by infinitebruner
Bell's Black Note Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
100 out of 100 based on 2,913 ratings.