DutchDrebus (3980) - Oirschot, - JUN 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ ZZT4. Pitch black colour with no head. Smells very sweet, malty, hops, dark chocolate, roasty, alcohol. Tastes dark chocolate, sweet.. Best taste ever. Fullest body, very silky and soft.
Sammy (8581) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells is. Minimum head. Dextrose sugar. No head dark brown. Very smooth. Nice bitterness in finish.
skortila (4484) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled @ Zeebra#2. 10cl sample. The aroma has vanilla and chocolate mainly, alightly boozy tones, but not suggesting 19.5%. Black coloured beer with a thin, off-white head. The taste is sweet, has vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, light roast. Medium-full bodied. Complex. Very nice!
Travlr (11339) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to nimbleprop (I think) for sharing this bad boy. Pours oily black. Nose has old leather, burnt licorice, coffee pot left on the burner too long, and of course smooth dark chocolate syrup. Taste is very sweet dark cocoa, burnt espresso, vanilla. Definitely a big beer, tastier than I expected.
nimbleprop (4847) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle pours an oily black with a ring of beige head. Legs like a scotch. Nose is like rocket fuel, raw vanilla bean, and I mean nearly GREEN vanilla bean, cocoa nib, grain alcohol, toast, raisins, quite a lot of toasted wood. Flavor has maple and birch notes, smoke, cakey, chocolate, raisin, vanilla, caramel. Hot finish. What a shock there.
solidfunk (3902) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very thick and syrupy, like most super heavy Bruery beers. Pours syrupy dark brown with amber tinge. Not much head or lacing. Tons of caramel and booze. Finishes sweet. Thanks to someone for sharing this at Gene’s 10K celebration.
devman171 (953) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Tom, thanks! shared at Travlr’s 10k tasting. Brownish black pour with low head. Aroma is big sweet bourbon, chocolate, and roast. Up front taste is big roast, chocolate, and vanilla with a big boozy finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9601) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Travlr’s 10k tasting. Pours opaque black with a small, frothy brown head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is chocolate, sweet caramel and vanilla, dates, figs and light licorice notes, bourbon nose. Flavor is sweet dark malt dominant, sweet chocolate, molasses, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and light carbonation.
Iphonephan (3203) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle at Bluejacket during Travlr’s 10,000th beer rating celebration. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma of chocolate and plums. Sweet flavors of dark fruits. Boozy finish with lots of hot alcohol burn.
Yuna (4) - Glendive, Montana, USA - AUG 14, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is the beer that people would die and kill for....this is simply the most beer ever made by mankind. You haven’t lived unless you’ve had Chocolate Rain.
markextrae (947) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle in a trade. Shared it right after the Black tuesday. Dark Brown pour, with a small non lasting caramel head. Leaves good lacing on the Side. Sweet cacao, bakers chocolate, sweet Bourbon, lot’s of vanilla, Bourbon soaked plums, the alcohol burn is Way lesser here compared with the Black tuesday because of the more cacao sweetness and vanilla, thick and smooth mouthfeel. But yes.. It’s a very heavy beer that you love or hate. There is nothing in between. But i loved it! And i’m lucky enough to have an extra bottle in the cellar for a long time!