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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ChugginOil, Feb 1, 2013.
I would agree on the Bourbon Expedition, that was so a wonderful treat.
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.
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.
Sure you can. Given the choice, which would you pick. That was easy.
Hmmm....that was easy. (Sorry BNSS)
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.
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.
Never had either
Both are delicious.