Bell's Black Note Stout - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.33/5 rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pitch black with minimal coffee colored head. Carbonation is retained around the edges for the life of the drink.
Scents of leather, black licorice, chocolate, espresso.
Great flavor. Robust coffee, licorice, light soy. Earthy leather and tobacco.
Mouthfeel is thinner than I could have hoped for. Thick, but not viscous. Smooth. Low carbonation.
A great beer, no doubt, but considering the hype and lengths one must go through to get it, it disappointed.
Serving type: bottle
05-10-2014 02:25:00 | More by Vonerichs
4.05/5 rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cheers to Bilco for sharing this
Review from notes, 4/18/14
Appearance: Dark, deep brown - pours with a wispy, light brown head, leaves some nice spots of lacing
Smell: Huge chocolate and some nice bourbon - smells very, very rich - big chocolate malts, with burnt and roasty notes, and some some caramel - some dark fruits and a ton of bourbon - chewy caramel, chocolate cake - decadent to say the least
Taste: Even bigger than the aroma - big, chewy malts - sweet caramel, molasses, and dark, roasty malts - chocolate in all forms, with semisweet chocolate, dark chocolate, and some milk chocolate - lots and lots of bourbon, but this mostly works - woody with some booze, demands to be sipped
Mouthfeel: On the full side of medium, or the light side of full - adequate carbonation, smooth
Overall: More appealing than a brown note
This was a beast. It was bigger than I expected. At least an hour should be devoted to sampling this beer, even if you split the bottle. It a bit bourbon-heavy, but I would try this again.
Serving type: bottle
05-08-2014 06:48:04 | More by angrybabboon
4.5/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A - Jet black and inky with a dark tan head.
S - Can definitely get the bourbon off the aroma here! Some dark chocolately, raisany notes down there as well.
T - Complex, dark, the taste lingers for a bit and increases in complexity with something extra coming out at the end.
M - The 'weak' point of the beer as its slightly thin.
O - A great beer to sit around and sip.
Serving type: on-tap
05-07-2014 23:22:08 | More by treznor
Bell's Black Note Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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