dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small pours are best. Overwhelmingly sweet with what seems like more vanilla than chocolate in the nose and on the palate. Huge and sticky but decadent and delicious.
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Dfonorow (1867) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at DLD 2013. Pour is black with minimal head. Aroma is of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, dark caramel, and booze. Flavor is very sweet, borderline cloying - chocolate, caramel, molasses, and booze. A bit on the hot side but masked nicely by the huge amount of sugar.
JStax (4300) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle poured into a mini-snifter. Pours a thicker brown to black. No head. The aroma has a thick chocolate and bourbon. Tastes super sweet. Lots of chocolate and bourbon throughout. Big, thick body. Low carbonation.
beastiefan2k (3045) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL shared at a tasting. This was even worse than Black Tuesday. Aromas of dead yeast mix with overly sweet adjuncts. And a really thin body, weird. I could not take more than just a few small sips.
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, pours black no white head. Aroma of cocoa syrup, flavors of cocoa, prunes, really sweet and boozy, thin body, sharp.
baraciisch (2556) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep black in color... No head, pours like motor oil... Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate nibs... Flavor is less heat than the Black Tuesday, more complex, chocolate is very prevalent, notes of bourbon, sweet dark malts, molasses... Amazingly good
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Errl (2401) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a nice dark tan head..Nose is nice chocolate, marshmallow, vanilla, spices, nice bourbon, alcohol, sweet...Taste is nice dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon oak, dark fruits, dark spices, chewy caramels..
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with EricTeusink and jrob21. I am a huge sucker for gigantic bourbon stouts and this one hit it just right. The bottle was split 3 ways, but I swear I could have nailed by my damn self. Pours thick as hell as one would expect. Huge vanilla, cocoa and bourbon nose. Taste is really just explosive as it rides on the big sweetness and booze level. Doesn’t come off as 20%, though. A decadence of bourbon sweetness, chocolate, lots of vanilla. Booze is only noticeable on the warming finish. Thick mouth. Wonderful.
jrob21 (3163) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Westmeister and EricTeusink. This one knocked me on my ass a bit even after splitting it 5 ways. Not sure how anyone would take this on themselves. Wood and vanilla aromas from the barrels. There is a lot going on in the flavor. A bit of booze at first that increases a bit as it warms. Lots of purple fruit and plum flavors. Chalky texture and milk chocolate flavors. Vanilla definitely coming through in the flavor as well. Finish has a bit of the bourbon sweetness and somewhat hot. Would love to try this again in about 3 years. Incredibly complex but all working together harmoniously without any one piece dominating.
GothGargoyle (1952) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy brown with very little head. Aroma is chocolate, cacao, vanilla, raisins, dates. Sticky mouthfeel, sweet and smooth on the palate with a lingering sweet finish. Taste is chocolate, vanilla pudding, raisins, brown sugar. Delicious.