Bell's Black Note Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.48/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Had on tap at the Blue Tusk 5oz into a wine glass.
Pours jet black very little head has solid legs like a good wine. The aroma has bourbon, vanilla, almond, roasted malt and almost a Dr. Pepper sort of vibe. Vanilla leads on the first taste, very creamy, and then bourbon and dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is rich but not heavy, you get a creamy texture from the cream stout element. Overall this is a wonderful beer and worth the hype. I have had this before in a bottle and it's maybe even a bit more enjoyable on draft.
Serving type: on-tap
03-27-2014 19:45:47 | More by unclejazz
4.71/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
A: Pours a thick black with a half finger chocolate head that dissipates to a thin ring, virtually no lacing.
S: Bourbon is the first to my nose with hints of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and dark fruit.
T: Bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, licorice, coffee, and dark fruit. This is a complex and balanced brew.
M: Creamy and heavy. Slightly bitter. ABV is present. As perfect as you can get.
O: This one lived up to the hype and then some. One of the better BA Stouts out there.
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2014 02:02:23 | More by N_Schleret
4.91/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Pours pitch black with a thin mocha head. Good lacing.
Gobs of bourbon in the nose, with notes of vanilla, toasted coconut, chocolate, licorice, coffee and roasted malt with it. A lot going on in the aroma of this beer!
The bourbon is not as assertive on the palate as it was on the nose, but it is most certainly there. With the bourbon comes vanilla, licorice, and toasted coconut. At 11.5%, the alcohol is very well hidden. The bourbon lasts a long time. Starts sweet and finishes slightly bitter. The palate is as complex as the aroma. This is one silky smooth beer, it's got a big body with almost no carbonation. Overall, one of the finest examples of a BA stout I've ever had!
Serving type: bottle
03-20-2014 23:00:17 | More by JohnG190
Bell's Black Note Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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