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RATINGS: 656   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


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Blew me away....pours like used motor oil, completely black, no head thick, viscous. Smell is sweet and strong. Flavor is everywhere...dominantly chocolate, anise, licorice, and dark fruit. Tons of sugar of course with the ABV being what it is. So strong, yet goes down really well. Finish is long and lingering and really amazing. Slow sipper that you want a lot of.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcos (1778) - Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on June 2nd, 2012 brought by nickd717.

Appearance:Pours black with faint red head.
Aroma: Aroma is roasty, bourbon
Taste: Bourbon, faint bitterness, caramel, roasty.
Palate:Medium body, slick. Covers alcohol well.

Summary: First off, thanks Nick! This was a real treat to try, and at 19.5% original abv is so dangerous. But very well done.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321 (5414) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2012
Location: Bottle shared by NickD717, 6/2/12

Aroma: A pretty complex and big nose with the key components being bourbon, wood, and dark malts
Appearance: It pours a completely pitch black color, thick and creamy, with almost no head
Flavor: The taste is big on dark malts and roast, with quite a bit of bourbon flavors as well
Palate: This beer is incredibly smooth with a big, full body, and though you can certainly feel the heat (and how could you not at that level) there is enough hiding of the ABV to make it extremely dangerous.
Overall Impression: Thanks for flying this one across the counrty Nick! This beer has a really awesome body. I just couldnít believe how well it drank, it is legitimately so smooth it is dangerous. For me, the palate was the best part of a great beer. Seriously awesome stuff, but I would have expected nothing less from something Nick brought!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Generally this is my kind of beer. I tend to like the sticky sweet, boozy beers. Under attenuated is another story though. Sweet and balanced is good but this is just a sweet mess to me. Not really that drinkable. Now this is after having it multiple times to give it a chance. A sip or two is fine, donít really love the flavor. Lots of raisins, sugar and wood with a load of bourbon. Now while the bourbon itself is mellow it still is quite hot on the finish. Finished sweet, boozy, with a bit of vanilla, raisins and wood.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
maneliquor (3482) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2012
Bottle thanks to thome50. Cheers bud ! 2011 vintage. Pours a dark and oily black with no head to speak of, considering the booze thatís probably fair enough. I was quite skeptical when I was smelling this one. Loads of sugar, bourbon, vanilla, and more sugar. Very vegemitey and sweet. Was downhill from there. Super sweet and sticky. Bourbon and sweet chocolate give way to light coconut and a huge sweetness which overpowers any other notes. The booze is surprisingly restrained quite well but thatís probably because I canít taste anything past all the sweetness. This beer makes me fear that I am going to contract diabetes over night. Massive fail of a rating and doesnít deserve that whatsoever

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcberko (12439) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2012 2011 Vintage. 750mL bottle, pours pitch black with a thin tan head. Aroma is very decadent and desert like, of bourbon barrels, molasses, prunes and sherry - quite fruity and liqueur-like, and very hot. Flavour of intense brown sugar, sherry liqueur, molasses and loads of bourbon - huge boozy kick / very hot. Very cloying in sweetness - too much so to warrant a higher rating. I doubt this would have the ratings it does if not for the rarity. A nastily, cloyingly sweet booze bomb. Quite bad.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbondi (203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Black with very little head. Nose of caramel, bourbon, booze, toffee. Tastes of coffee, confectioners sugar, caramel, circus peanuts. Drank this following Dark Lord. This is better.

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 Iíve ever tasted. Had some í08 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.


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