alexsdad06 (4349) - Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (consumed with all of the other barrel versions). Pours very dark brown to black with a small beige film. The aroma has roasted malt, dark chocolate, sweet notes from the honey, the agave from the tequila, wood and alcohol. The flavor, although more smooth than the original, contains some harsh maltiness, wood, dark chocolate, alcohol, vanilla, tequila and honey. The base is not my favorite and these variations are not able to improve this significantly.
ryanfolty (1737) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date: April 6, 2012 Mode: Bottle Source: Casanova Description: Black pour with nice amount of head that faded quickly and lacing. Aroma was coffee, chocolate, vanilla, tequila, wood and alcohol. Taste was similar but very very sweet.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 Bottle. Very dark pour with an awesome frothy tan head. Big nose of tequila and wood. Full palate. Taste is bright tequilla, grape, wood, and chocolate. Delicious.
drowland (5891) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/31/12. Bottle shared at colemanzuber’s Stoutfest 2012! Nice black pour with a big tan head that sticks. Interesting aroma, much sweeter, almost tangy and winey. Sweeter (compared to the others) flavor with a bigger oak and vanilla aspect and a touch of alcohol - not sure I could call it tequila. Not bad!
ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Black body, thin, beige head. You’ve seen one of these Black Hole beers, you’ve seen’m all.
Smell: Modestly aromatic notes of heavily roasted barley, low-grade dark chocolate, charred fruit, and liquor fumes. Small hints of agave here and there.
Taste: Fairly sweetness over the well-roasted malts, still ostensibly harsh, and the bittersweet chocolate taste, still a bit crude. Small hints of vanilla, caramel, but more honey flavor showing than any of these beers. Dash of Lo Siento-brand tequila. Those malts just remain harsh, chalky, and acrid throughout. Boozy, harsh, sugary finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-low carbonation.
Overall: Sure, I’m in a black hole now, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel as, after this brew, there’s only one remaining Black Hole barrel treatment. At times, it felt like a bout of kidney stones - brutal, harrowing, and painful, but at least I can laugh about it now.
suprchunk (1926) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour, black as night. Big tan head that fades slowly and leaves a bevy of lacing. A slight tequila aroma with big chocolatey malt and coffee. Some vanilla backing it all up nicely. Creamy chocolate flavor up front. Velvety. Some coffee and vanilla. Not much tequila character in the mouth. But there is a nice charred type of flavor. Very good.
sunevdj (3019) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a small beige head and hints of lacings. Quite sweet with a light bitterness. Aromas of caramel and hoppy hints of spruce. Quite a bit of alcohol. Also aromas of wine, green peppers and tequila. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Long bitter finish.
Meilby (6235) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 375ml @ home
Pours pitch black with a huge tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, coffee, alcohol, tequila, pepper, oak and fruity. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long roasty, chocolate, bitter and spicy finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
DTM (775) - Winters, California, USA - FEB 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle with Timfoolery. I was quite impressed with it. Tequlia and beer sounds like a huge mess, but it worked well. Had the malty sweetness of a stout with just a hint of tequila taste. Winner, winner chicken dinner.
timfoolery (1122) - California, USA - FEB 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a Bay Area store. Aromas are straight up tequila and chocolate/coffee. The mixture of the two types of flavors mingle very well, as the bright tequila burn pairs with bitter chocolate. Palate and appearance were both solid. Great beer.
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