deyholla (5960) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Kan over the RBSG weekend, thanks alot buddy! Poured an oily black with a brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was surprisingly fruit forward with lots of dark fruits. There was some chocolate as well and just a hint of alcohol and vanilla. Flavor was also fruit forward with lots of dark fruits in the start, but dark grains and chocolate grow towards the finish with a hint of oak and alcohol in the finish.
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
First of all this has a scent reminiscent of the Sam Adams triple bock. I must say that while that beer is very good, it is a bit much. I will not say that about the Black Tuesday. It has a very nice blend of flavors. I can’t give it a perfect rating because I won’t do that for any beer. This is as close to perfect I can remember having though. Absolutely amazing and I just drank a westvleteren 12 before this. I would put this above the westvleteren. If you are fortunate enough to come across this GET IT!
cgarvieuk (13160) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2012 Bottle at home ... huge thanks to Chris for this one ... deep black ... no head ... barest lacing ... huge bourbon vanilla nose .... deep roast ... too much bourbon ... big vanilla ... nice but too rich ... too much bourbon... littled chocolate ... sweet toffee ...
Bottle at chrisOs ... 18percent version ... deep black ... thin bubly tan lacing ...dark toffee cocolate malts ... deep nose ... deep roast .. chocolate .. light bourbon ... spicy linger ... actualy pretty decent...
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2012 2009 Edition 750 ml shared by Kan. Pours a pitchblack opaque pour, inky and thick. A nice appearance with decent dissipating darker brown head that dies to a clinger, light lacing. Aromas are intense, coffee and prunes with soy, roasty malts, cocoa, wet oak and vanilla tannins. Very dry fruit forward with good roast, pretty big booziness. Initial is huge raisin and cakey start, wet oak and boozy warmth, a touch of bourbon, sweet prune and chocolate, decent coffee, sweet dark malts with a touch of berry. Roasty coffee and malts further into the backend, vanilla and creamy sweetness works it’s way in. Dark fruit is the heavy favorite. A touch of cough syrup cherry, pretty thick. A brooding beer and much different than anticipated with a light touch of soy sauce, but really it’s a dark fruit bomb, thick and big. Surprisingly fruity, a hot mess, but really not as bad as people make it out. Interesting, big, flavorful are the keys here. Maybe my qualms are booziness and a touch of metallic feel in the finish. Still, the strengths are quite good
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Wow, this is high alcohol. Bourbon, sugar and red fruits in the smell. Red fruits, molasses, and tonnes of alcohol. Think it is rated highly because of the high alcohol content.
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2010 (750ml bottle thanks to bman1113vr) pours near black with dark tan head and excellent lacing. Good alcohol legs as well. Nose of brown sugar, graham cracker, bourbon, milk chocolate, some alcohol, quite complex and delicious smelling. Taste of raisins, milk chocolate, fudge, vanilla, and graham cracker. Thick body, huge duration of flavor and lots of flavor in this one. Really lived up to the hype!!
anders37 (15502) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a sweetish malty molassees, chocolate and bourbon aroma with hints of licorice. Sweetish roasted malty molassees, caramel, chocolate, licorice and bourbon flavor with woody hints and hints of vanilla. Has a sweetish roasted malty warming bourbon, vanilla and molasses finish with hints of chocolate in the aftertaste.
callmemickey (2253) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 2009. A: Pitch black body with absolutely no light shining through the edges when held to the light. Moderate dark khaki head. Holds on for a short while before forming a slight skim which pools around the edges. Very spotty lacing. You can see legs after a swirl in the snifter due to the high abv.
S: Bourbon dominates the initial nose. You get quite a bit of oak and vanilla as well before sweet caramel, chocolate and coffee take over. A lot is going on here but it is neither muddled nor overwhelming. The nose is in perfect harmony and is a nice prelude to each sip.
T: While the nose is quite impressive... it betrays the depth and complexity of the flavors that treat the tongue. Layers and layers of malty goodness are present here. Lots of caramel, dark chocolate, coffee, espresso, molasses, brown sugar, and some roasted nuts. The nice thing is the subtlety of the bourbon which is present throughout, but is not overpowering with its vanilla and oak contributions.
M: I found this to have the ideal weight. Moderate to heavy body with a nice even creamy silkiness. A nice lingering finish really lets the flavors sit on the palate to be explored.
O: With this much flavor and alcohol, this beer should not be this enjoyable. The bottle was split three-ways and it was divine. A truly amazing accomplishment from the Bruery. The hype was more than met here which is a really nice bonus.
mar (4653) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
big thanks to bman113vr for this one. poured black with a cream head. nose is chocolate, alcohol, roasted malts, vanilla, and licorice. great on the palate, big chocolate, licorice, raisins, dark fruits, and roasted malts. oh vanilla, fudge, and maple as well.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had from bottle at my Stout Party June 12th, 750ml from 2009 Black Tuesday release day. Pours a dark, oily black with slight fizz, but really no head. Aroma is just pure sweets. Get hints of plums, dates, sugar, roasted malt, coffee, toffee, and chocolate. Flavors are equally complex, but equally confusing. The sweetness overwhelms the palate with the malts and any hops you would expect from an "Imperial" being thrown to the background. Heavy sugars, vanilla, bourbon, and alcohol show through in the tasting and drown out any other flavors you’re looking for. I think if I hadn’t just had a Dark Lord before this beer, I might have rated it higher, but knowing what perfection in a bottle is with the 2009 Dark Lord, I have seen the light and must downgrade this rating appropriately.