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Bourbon County Stout or Black Note?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ChugginOil, Feb 1, 2013.

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BCBS or Black Note?

  1. Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout

    71.8%
  2. Bell's Black Note Stout

    28.2%
  1. nc41

    nc41 Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
  2. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    I would agree on the Bourbon Expedition, that was so a wonderful treat.
  3. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Member

    Location:
    Missouri
  4. CORKSCREWFISH

    CORKSCREWFISH Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    If anything,BN will get more votes than it should! Its recent distro along with it's relative rarity,gives it "current hype" votes. If only a few cases of BCBS were distro'd to each state,BCBS would certainly win, and by an even greater margin.
    LiquidCourage likes this.
  5. corbenlee

    corbenlee Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    This is an interesting thread, IMO even though these are the same stylistic beers I think that they are completely different from each other. When you open a fresh BCBS it is hot, it has a very strong alcohol presence. You don't really get that in blacknote. Blacknote has a more of a cream presence from the bells cream stout it's blended with. When you take a BCBS that has been sitting there for a year or two that over the top alcohol presence is gone, and the beer is fantastic (probably better than a blacknote). But since I don't like to wait that long for a beer to cool down a bit I have to vote for blacknote. Tough decision though.
  6. jtmiller03

    jtmiller03 Member

    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Sure you can. Given the choice, which would you pick. That was easy.
    fastenoughforphish likes this.
  7. raymo55

    raymo55 Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    BCBS

    Hmmm....that was easy. (Sorry BNSS)
    MichPaul likes this.
  8. taxman

    taxman Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    It seems as though BCBS is the standard by which all other BA stout are measured. That being said, my preference goes to BN by the slightest of margins. The standard is not always the preferred choice, but always enjoyed.
  9. RyanMcFly1985

    RyanMcFly1985 Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    I find these beers to be quite different, but truthfully, having just had both recently, I preferred Black Note. To me, even with age, BCBS is still pretty "rough" (delicious as well). Black Note is just silky smooth right now. I'd happily trade BCBS 1-1 for Black Note any day.
    taxman likes this.
  10. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Never had either:(
  11. SteelersX

    SteelersX Member

    Location:
    New York
    Both are delicious.

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