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RATINGS: 649   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 597   ABV: 19.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jamuligan (11) - Jamul, California, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Easily one of the best beers I’ve ever tasted. Had some ’08 Abyss from Deschutes the same night. Black Tuesday wins hands down. Great nose, smooth from start to finish. Thanks DB. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jolo (1003) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle 75 cl (Thanks Konstifik). A dark brown color with a medium high, creamy, light brown head. An aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, butterscotch, plums and bourbon.The taste is heavy sweet and light bitter. A full body, oily and creamy body, soft carbonation and a long duration. A fantastic aroma and nice mouthfeel. A great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pacond (188) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Black and very strong. Burnt malts and booze. Very high abv must be respected when enjoying this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (6469) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2012
750ml Bottle (At Jolo’s) - 18.5%. Black in colour. Roasted malt, plain chocolate and coffee in the aroma. Sweet, malty and chocolatey taste with notes of coffee, liquorice and plain chocolate. Rather rich, but it covers the abv very well.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mikem409 (1961) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2012
not sure why this gets such rave reviews maybe better with age? it is way to sweet makes you want to brush your teeth

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2012
Bottle, Spilt 2 parts me and 1 part a friend, got a lot of this one for my self. This one is very sweet, I had the 2011 edition. There is a very strong maple finish in the back and it is quite nice. A fair bit thinner then I was expecting. This is a really nice treat

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (6050) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012 75cl Bottle at AHBS. Black, thin brown head. Aroma is sweet, bourbon, chocolate, alcohol, vanilla, cognac. Flavour is very sweet, hard roasted malts, alcohol, dark fruits, caramel, molasses, bourbon, moccha, cognac, roasted and alcohol bitter finish. Fullbodied, fat mouthfeel, very thick stuff. Very good but rather hot beer. Re-rate, vertical of 2009-2012 at Sloshfest: Original rating stays, here are some things that stood out. 2012: very sweet, quite hot, but very good. 2011: Not kept very well I think, has some plastic, dead yeast. 2010: Really nice, thick, sweet, full-flavoured, lots of bourbon. 2009: Completely different beer imo. Aroma with lots of sweet and salty soy-sauce, leather. Flavour has way more roast and bitter chocolate, light soy touch. Great stuff.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerlfry (32) - - APR 25, 2012
Not a big fan of the Bourbon barrel aging - tastes much too boozy. This one however was light on the booze, light on the carbonation and was dominated by the coffee and chocolate flavours.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alalvarez75 (57) - New York, USA - APR 22, 2012
As it got warm smelled more of rubbing alcohol, but still tasted great. This is why people must like The Bruery ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2012
Black/brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of cough syrup, chocolate, abv, and vanilla. Flavor mirrors aroma with some malt bitter and a nice warmth. Medium bodied with good carbonation. nice beer.


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