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RATINGS: 521   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 576   ABV: 19.2%
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Aged in bourbon barrels for over a year, this extremely rich stout has picked up flavors of vanilla, burnt caramel, toasted oak, prunes, and sherry-like oxidation.
2009 Batch: 19.5% ABV
2010 Batch: 18.2% ABV
2011 Batch: 18.3% ABV
2012 Batch: 19.2% ABV
2013 Batch: 18.9% ABV


1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
alex4r (72) - - MAR 26, 2014
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 Iíve tried and tried and tried to like this beer. Pours a thin brown. Smells like sugar and alcohol. Too thin for an imperial stout with no viscosity and just an overall mess to me, taste follows the nose. Bruery does sours well but this just doesnít work

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
rood (23) - Borgerhout, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2014
If you would like to smell & taste sugar (1000x), praline, coconut, alcohol - go ahead this is your beer. To me, this is just an unbalanced mess. I donít know you can call this beer. There is no malt presence and which beeryeast has such alcohol tolerance? Anyway, Black Tuesday refers to the Wall Street Crash of 1929 on the New York Stock Exchange. If all beers were like this; the beer market would crash for sure too. Tradetrap beer..

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
berntholer (669) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2014
slight beige head that disappears fast without lacing. coffee colour. aroma is boozy, bourbon, sweet, coconut, vanilla rather overwhelming, but less artificial than CR. the taste is like the aroma, raisin just way too much sugar and syrup that just keeps on going. rather dense mouthfeel, soft carbonation. quite tiresome to drink. i liked it more than CR but not by too much, again too unbalanced and sugary imho and i donít get all the hype. bottle 75 cl / 2013

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (4490) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle: Poured a clear light dark black color ale with a nice dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of rich thick black chocolate notes with light molasses and some roasted malt is quite sublime. Taste is an incredible mix of thick black chocolate with some roasted malt and some light molasses. Body is quite full with good carbonation and surprisingly no alcohol is easily apparent. Light oak and vanilla notes can also be detected. I was expecting somewhat of a messy overly sweet beers bit this is actually very smooth with plenty of complexity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SHIG (3447) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle: Poured a deep black center with brown edges, head was bubbles. Aroma was strong and filled my nose a good foot away: very rich chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, and dark fruit. Taste was rich dark chocolate, molasses, vanilla, and dark fruits in the finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cfrancis (2153) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
Pours pitch black and inky smooth. Aroma is intense alcohol, my eyes stung as I stuck my face in the glass. Big roasted malts, oak and vanilla. Taste is silky smooth, loads of vanilla, roasted malts, small purple fruit and dry oak. Over everything is the blast of alcohol. Such a big, BIG beer. But so good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EricTeusink (631) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2014
HMOG 2104. Tasted near the end. So many preposterously good beers at this event. Pours nearly black with tan head. Scent and flavor are reminiscent of sweetened coffee. Bottle - Shared at HMOG Tasting

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (417) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Taste at RBNG. Thanks, Chris! Pours coca cola brown with a bit of beige head. Raisin, booze, dark chocolate nose. Flavor follows nose. Quite boozy.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lubiere (9427) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, superb mix of chocolate, cherry blossoms, vanilla, bourbon liquor, licorice, alcohol. In mouth, a superb stout with calvados meets pinot de charente, chocolate liqueur, alcohol warmth, vanilla extract, complex and beautiful,. Bottle from Matt, thanks!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mverity (249) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle shared by some great people after Hunahpuís Day 2014. Great deep black with some tan head, decent legs, not much for lacing. Hot hot hot. Even with a year on this, the bourbon heat is alive and well. Aroma is boozey up front, vanilla, toffee, and molasses behind that bourbon heat. Taste is also very boozey. I get the vanilla, some faint dark fruit (raisin or something of the like), some good oakiness. Slightly thin in the mouthfeel, but I enjoy the low carbonation and fairly thick body.


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