tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle. Sweet, milk chocolate, caramel, grain alcohol... The requisite Impy nose. also looks like an impy. Dark black. Thick with a gray film atop. Flavor is... holy shit man sweet! Vanilla extract soaked peanut butter crusted Hersheyís milk chocolate. Bourbon and wood tannin mid-palate back. Harsh fusel alcohol. Syrupy sweet. Cloying. Goddamn this beer is incredibly difficult to rate due to to the INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF SWEETNESS. Sweet, boozy, cloying... a downright wreck of a beer.
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
(Been wanting this since it debuted, anticipation is huge. Letís see.) 750ml bottle. A: Pours a thick pure opaque black with a compact medium brown head. A: Aroma is big, complex, and vast. I just lose myself in this aroma; it makes me forget about everything else and draws me in. Tons of roasted malt, huge dark fruit aromas, brandy, loads of natural sugars, just a little rubbing alcohol at the end keeps the aroma from perfection, but still an awesome aroma by any definition. F: Holy Christ is this fucking good! That first sip was totally smooth, the second was pretty hot. This stuff is HUGE, very complex too. Everything you could want in an impy: Vanilla, coffee (subtle), cocoa, gooey dark maltiness, cherry and other dark fruits, and of course lots of bourbon. Sometimes I like bourbon, sometimes I donít: It works beautifully in this application and I now think thatís what the íheatí sensation is coming from, not actual alcohol burn mind you. Still, although rather apparent, the bourbon doesnít steal the show from all the other flavors and nuances. P: High viscosity, sticky mouthfeel and finish, perfect carbonation throughout. O: I was expecting this to be good, but I didnít want my hopes up too far in case it was overrated. Well, itís not. This stuff is fucking amazing. Going in my personal Top 5, probably Top 3. Thanks Bruery! Overall, world class ++.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ridiculously thick, black, and syrupy - coats the glass. Nice aroma of vanilla and a tiny hint of coconut from the barrel aging highlight a very pronounced coffee and baking chocolate aroma. Friends and I agreed that the flavor is very much like what we would imagine a barrel aged World Wide Stout would taste like. The oak and bourbon flavors are pronounced but very well integrated. Finishes a bit like a nice Madeira - warming but not hot.
omhper (18314) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, thanks tytoanderso! Near black, no head. Aroma of chocolate liqueur. Sweet and huge bodied with soft mouthfeel and almost no carbonation. Port-like with bourbon, milk chocolate and coffee. The sticky sweetenss works well, it feels edgeless and really warming. Very talented beer - I didnít think it was possible to make a 19.5% beer this good!
hrking (141) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2010
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing all i can say is this is one amazing brew. Every flavor you can hope to pick out of this style of beer is pleasantly abound and with each taste you can pull out something different. Hatís off to the Bruery for an amazing job on this brew. Hides the alcohol content extremely well and delivers an aged Dogfish head World Wide Stout on steroids that has been aged 10 years flavor almost syrupy at times mouth feel. Fudge,dark fruits, spice, brown sugar,molasses,itís all here. The effort put into this has paid of for them and i canít recommend trying this one any more than i can put forth a worth seeking out becon! i think iím going to sit on my other bottle for a few years and watch this turn into something even more amazing over time,,...
brokensail (9106) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2011 A: Black Tuesday is jet black and has one of the best heads Iíve seen. A finger or so of mocha colored foam that has incredible staying power. If it didnít taste so good, it would be great to just look at it in the glass.
S: As one might expect from a beer as big and bold as this, there are great aromas of bourbon, chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, sugar, and surprisingly mild alcohol.
T: The flavor is strikingly similar to the aroma (no shock there). The huge chocolate and bourbon barrel flavors are the first to knock your socks off. As you continue to enjoy the beer, you pick up on some dark fruits and licorice, along with some sweeter flavors of vanilla and brown sugar. Eventually the alcohol burn starts to creep in as the beer warms.
M: The carbonation on this beer is low, but the bubbles help to keep it from being too heavy and overwhelming. I find it to be a great match for the flavors and the enormous body of Black Tuesday.
D: Well, this could do well to sit in a cellar for about 5 years. But, itís still so wonderful now that I would not turn a serving down. This is one beer that truly has lived up to its hype (for me, anyway) and I look forward to sharing my bottles and my friends bottles whenever we feel so moved. An absolutely world class beverage!
baggio (304) - norrtšlje, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@Omhpers place. (Thank you for opening up this beauty!)
Apperance: Dark++ with a wee, brown, head.
Aroma: Molasses, Bourbon, Roasted malt, Ripe fruit. Awesome.
Flavor: Alcohol, Bourbon, Molasses, Dark Chocolate, Ripe fruit, Licorice. Very high residual sweetness.
Palate: Superthick and creamy with almost no carbonation. Thickest beer iíve tried to date.
I thought this beer would be all about the hype but i was wrong. It is a super-thick imperial stout that hides it abv extremely well. I would not want more than 2-3oz of this during one sitting. So damn filling.
alexsdad06 (3799) - Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle shared by hoppymeal @ Kuhnhenn Winter Solstice 09. Thanks Derek! I had been waiting to try this for a while and this was my chance. Black Tuesday is a massive beer in all aspects except the head. A viscous black pour yields only a small fine tan head. The aroma is a huge dose of dark malts with moderate sweetness, bourbon, vanilla, and ripe dark fruits, prunes and raisins. The flavor strikes quickly with a sharp dose of sweet dark malts, carmelized malts and ripe dark fruits. These are blended with rich chocolate, vanilla and thick molasses. The bourbon notes are strong and boozy but with a beer this big it works. The finish is sweet, warming and velvety. Full bodied and one I hope to revisit in the future. This is a little rough around the edges now (which I like), but we all need a good shot to the palate every now and then.
Rating #100 for this beer.
thejon375 (410) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
All I have to say is wow!!! This is one of the biggest imperial stouts that have ever passed my lips. Big, dark, and powerfull with a huge finish. Coffee, chocolate, oak, caramel and burbon notes that blow your palates away. Hard to get but worth the search.
fonefan (31706) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 75cl. @ Chris Oís Night of the Gaylords.
Dark brown black color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, chocolate, port - tawny, alcohol - bourbon, cheese, glue, moderate roasted and burnt, dried dark fruits, light vanilla. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration, prune, madera. Flavor is just so nice ;O) .. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy - syrupy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic.