Steve_0 (3268) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Dan’s, pour courtesy of Aaron. Thanks! Poured opaque black with a small brown head that quickly dissipated. Aroma is chocolate, tequila, and a weird dill pickle smell. Must be the mixture of the tequila and chocolate. Taste is wood, chocolate mint, herbal, and ash with a bittersweet dill finish. The taste of pickle in this beer is really off-putting for me and this is my least favorite variation. Even with all the weird nuances though, this beer is still drinkable. However, let this tequila experiment be a lesson for future barrel agings. It just doesn’t work.
jramskov (51) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
The tequila barrels haven't made it better, the taste is a peculiar "light" taste which doesn't fit the beer.
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JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep black. Complex aromatics of vanilla, cinnamon , and espresso. Sweet malt drives longer hints of malt, coffee, cocoa and vanilla bean. Mid length finish. Fun beer.
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Dan’s house. Black appearance with a brown head. Spicy, dill, cat piss, roasty chocolate, a touch fruity aroma. Spicy, thick herbal/spicy, spice cabinet, a bit syrupy, somewhat boozy, chocolate flavor. Not that hard to drink, but my least favorite of the bunch.
alexsdad06 (6718) - 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.
teorn88 (3555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Brewdog Camden. Pours a deep black color with a small brown head. Aroma is stunning, deep and compex. Tequila, wood, cocoa nibs, vanilla. Taste is on the sweet side with a moderate roasted malt bitter bite to it. Nice notes of wood and spirit over a thick bold layer of dark choloate. Body is full and thick with good carbonation. Outstanding. Definitely go for it if you get the chance to try it.
glamster (24) - - APR 22, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
First the taste is sweet, followed by alcohol with a noticeable twist of Tequila, the aftertaste is evidently licorice. Thick in texture with medium carbonation. Fantastic beer.
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Head: large, creamy, rocky, espresso
Smell: very creamy, packed full of chocolat, tiny hint of tequila mainly the typical ’agave’ vegtable fragerant, slight hints of coffee and this is mainly coffee bitterness, cocoa, quite some boozeyness too
Taste: start is pretty weird it really packs that typical tequila flavour and blends it really well with the main chocolat, coffee and quite the amount of sweetness level in the beer, after that a nice herbal grassy flavour hits in with a dry yeasty note too it , end is lsightly hopy and dry, aftertaste is very very grassy, fresh, little minty and again that fair amount of tequila ....
Normally i don’t like tequila but Mikkel sure made it very drinkable for me ;-) haha , nice one man !
dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is similar to the usual black hole with a slightly musty tequila note. Taste reflects this. Quite sweet on the nose,common with the black hole series.
arminjewell (8474) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, dark brownish black with thin tan head, aroma brings notes of dill, chocolate, dark fruit, tequila and agave notes, weird herbal and minty notes as well. Taste is some nice toffee, caramel, tequila, chocolate, coffee, hints of guava with a herbal note, finishing fairly sweet, something off about it.