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RATINGS: 630   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 597   ABV: 19.9%
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
2014 Batch: 19.7% ABV
2015 Batch: 19.9% ABV

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
orangesol (984) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 I have had this beer multiple times over the last few years, this rating will be a combination of them all. The numerical ratings are from a 09 bottle. I recently brought a 2011 bottle to Imminent Liquidation II so I decided to finally write a review.

A - Pours pitch black with a nice one and a half finger tall tan head leaving a good amount of lace down the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of milk chocolate, vanilla, dark roasted malt, bourbon, dark fruits, oak, brown sugar and some oak. The booze is apparent throughout. I can not think of anything more I would want in an imperial stout.

T - Starts off with a ton of chocolaty sweetness and lots of warm bourbon quickly giving way to a mix of dark roasted malt, vanilla, dark fruit and brown sugar. Finish has some sweet heat with some lingering dry oak tannins.

M - Big, smooth, boozy feel that is just great. I prefer these with a year or so on them to help kill some of the booze. There is no doubt that this is one big beer.

O - This is undoubtedly one of the best imperial stouts out there. When it is fresh it can be a little too harsh for my liking but once the booze mellows it really comes into its own. I will never turn down one of these.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (2327) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2012
2011 bottle thanks to Erica- Pour is dark with very tan head..Nose is vanilla, wood, alcohol, sweet sweetness..Taste is chocolate, vanilla, wood, malts,very sweet, caramel, roasty..Very heavy with alcohol lingering on palate..Wow

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9992) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2012
2010.Chocolate, coffee, bourbon, booziness. More bourbon than I care for, more chocolate than I require, and the coffee was OK. Black, small head, a ring of lace. Lots of coconut flavour, not unpleasant. Some vanilla, it is very rich and smooth,Thanks Tom for hooking me up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (1077) - - MAR 14, 2012
2011 bottle. Black pour, 1 finger of head giving away to ta thin ring of lacing. Aroma of bourbon, black chocolate and a touch of vanilla. Bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate (85% cocoa) booze which is to be expected for a beer this strong though surprisingly drinkable. Couldnt imagine having anything after this. Thick mouthfeel, full bodied. Iím a fan, but I wouldnít line up for hours for this.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ryanfolty (2209) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Date: March 9, 2012 Mode: Bottle Source: mibirder DeScription: Opaque dark brown pour with some head that faded quickly. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit and bourbon. Taste was similar to aroma with a blast of sugary and chocolate deliciousness, dark fruit then comes, followed by the toasty warm bourbon finish. Silky smooth and medium to full body.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BVery (8692) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown pour with a smaller off white head. Awesome nose of sweet fruit, roast, wood, and bourbon. Slick palate. Taste is incredibly sweet - candy sugar, wood, and bourbon. Dessert like. Killer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 8/9/2011. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip. 2010 bottle. In my tulip, Black Tuesday lives up to its name, being black all the way through with just a slightly lighter edge if I tilt the glass to make it thin enough. Lots of gooey dark chocolate and fusel alcohol in the nose, with a little coffee and a fair amount of dark roasted malt to back it up. Each sip starts out very sweet and feels boozy going down. Molasses, dark chocolate, some vanilla, and brown sugar add further sweetness to caramel and roasted malt flavors. This has a very full body with medium carbonation. Although, I wonder if it would be possible for a beer with this thick of a body to have any more carbonation or whether the body would simply crush it. There is definitely a full burn going down, which is slightly unpleasant because it feels unnatural. There is no bourbon or other flavor that accompanies it, it is just there for its own sake. This was a good beer and I think the Bruery executed what they wanted out of this beer, but I think it is just too over the top for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Atom (1915) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle shared by mattyb83 and mtjoesph, pours dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark fruits, and licorice. Sugary, sweet, syrup, here comes the heart burn. Taste of vanilla, molasses, caramel, marsh mellow, dark fruits, bourbon booziness. Where as there is a level of appreciation for this one it is just too sweet and overall too much to really enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2012
2011 bottle thanks to thome50. Black in color with a small khaki film of a head. Looks like what an imperial stout generally should. Lots of caramel, vanilla, burnt sugar, and dark fruits in the aroma. Not bad, really, but sweeter than I like. Wow that is sweet and sugary. Oh my god, and it has a good amount of booze. Not just a warmth is left after a sip, but it fucking burns as it goes down. I really canít drink too much of this, as it is just super sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7112) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
2/25/12. 2011 750mL bottle with big thanks to ericandersnavy! Nice black pour with a small brown ring of head. Hugely sweet aroma with a big alcohol burn... big sweet and big alcohol. Really, really sweet entry - dark fruits, port wine, caramel, etc. - followed by a touch of vanilla and lingering sweetness. Man, people arenít kidding... this is ridiculously sweet.

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