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Black Belle Imperial Stout - Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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Black Belle Imperial StoutBlack Belle Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

32 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.55%
Wants: 13
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Black Belle™ is a limited special release Imperial Stout; it’s collaboration between Blackstone Brewing Company® and Nelson’s Green Brier™ Distillery, makers of Belle Meade Bourbon™. Infused with cacao nibs and aged for more than seven months in bourbon barrels, the beer is smooth and sweet, with definite notes of bourbon, oak, and dark chocolate.

(Beer added by: khargro2 on 04-17-2014)
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A: Pours pitch-black with a small and very loud fizzy medium-brown head. Head dissipates quickly with no lacing at all.

S: Big sharp bourbon notes. Heavy on the caramel and oak. Lots of chocolate and vanilla, kinda fudgey in fact. Little bit of toasted marshmallow when swirled.

T: Similar to the aroma. Sharp bourbon up front with caramel and strong oak. Light on the dark fruits, just a hint of raisin. Really nice bittersweet chocolate in the middle. Like a stoneground chocolate bar. Toffee from the bourbon in the finish with some caramel to keep it sweet. Hint of vanilla and then some oak in the finish. Some sharp alcohol in the finish but nothing overpowering, cuts the beer pretty well. Lingering toasted oak and toffee in the aftertaste.

M: Lower carbonation and heavy bodied.

O: Big, sharp barrel-aged imperial stout. Strong, fresh bourbon flavors. Very strong in fact, the strength of the beer and the bourbon reminds me of BCBS quite a bit. I think a little age might do this one a favor, the barrel presence is very strong and might be overpowering a bit of the base beer. Still an excellent stout that focuses on the bourbon presence with a really nice chocolate element.

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Black Belle Imperial Stout from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.