Bell's Black Note Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.36/5 rDev -4.4%
This is a great beer. I got it in a trade and poured into a snifter.
The pour was nothing special. Typical stout black and the head was just average. It's barrel aged so I expect a small amount of head and it delivered about a half finger worth. Good enough.
Smell was great. I pick up the bourbon and a lot of chocolate. It reminds me a lot of a Zhukov even though Zhukov isn't BA.
Mouthfeel is the best part about this beer. After my first sip I looked at the glass is amazement. It's incredibly silky smooth. One of the best I've ever had in this regard. Incredible.
The taste is great. Incredibly chocolaty with a good bourbon flavor. It's as if someone made a chocolate candy with bourbon infused. You get a slight alcohol presence from the barrel but it's not overtly so. It's nice.
Overall I was impressed. After the pour I was a little skeptical if it lived up to the hype but after drinking this beer I must say it's worth it. I would totally buy this next time it's released no problem.
05-25-2014 21:49:24 | More by Brew_Bro
4.68/5 rDev +2.6%
A. Black with a two finger tan head that recedes to an 1/8 inch covering.
S. Bourbon, vanilla, oak, toffee, coffee, caramel, creme brulee ... holy shit!
T. Vanilla, oak, caramel, toffee, dark roast coffee and a hint of booze. No hop bitterness detected - could use just a touch on the finish to clean things up on the back end.
M. Creamy and full bodied without coming across syrupy and gloppy.
O. Barrel-aged beers generally don't excite me (see my BCBS review). That said this beer is very enjoyable and very well made. Its richness and creaminess never gets tiring like so many BA beers. Its alcohol, though present, never gets in the way. Well done.
05-24-2014 02:20:20 | More by bound4er
Bell's Black Note Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
100 out of 100 based on 2,916 ratings.