Benzai (7340) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle @ ZZT IV. Pitch black color, no head, slight light beige lacing. Smell malts, alcohol, chocolate. Taste malts, roasted malts, chocolate, alcohol, slightly bitter. Perfect dessert-beer. Medium carbo, full body, too much alcohol. Good beer, heavy beer, but I think it’s just too much. For me it’s just over the edge.
DutchDrebus (3890) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ ZZT4. Pitch black colour with no head. Smells very sweet, malty, hops, dark chocolate, roasty, alcohol. Tastes dark chocolate, sweet.. Best taste ever. Fullest body, very silky and soft.
Rasmus40 (10698) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa, vanilla and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 160512
Camons (5666) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Huge thanks to Shane for this one. Pours dark brown with a small light brown head. Aroma of sweet roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, port, alchohol, light sweet coffee notes. Taste is very sweet with sweet malts, dark filled chocolate, vanilla, hints of alcohol, chocolate dipped dark fruits, port, strong booze. Medium body, low carbonation, finishes with a nice hot alcohol burn, very warming but not unpleasant. Loved it. 160512
wheresyourball (491) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAY 30, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2014 Pour from a 22oz 2012 bomber. Small head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is chocolate and strong alcohol. Flavor and mouthfeel are amazing - similar to Black Tuesday but more chocolate and heat.
Marsiblursi (2993) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
(Bottle) Pours dark brown to black with light brown head. The aroma holds vanilla ice cream, milk chocolate and woodsy/boozy bourbon up front with undertones of mild roast, alcohol, apple tobacco, earth, liqueur, new backed cookies, rum raisins, and more subtle dried fruits. Well-balanced nose. The flavour is heavily sweet, medium to heavily bitter and light acidic with notes of chocolate, vanilla, mild roast, boozy/coconut-like bourbon/white oak, resinous hops, dark dried fruits, apple tobacco, liqueur and a touch earth. The mouthfeel is fiery/numbing, round and sticky with light carbonation. Vanilla and milk chocolaty finish. Full bodied.
alalvarez75 (57) - New York, USA - MAY 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
No head, thin looking... expected no head due to the fat in chocolate, but though this wouldn’t look so thin. Black. Milk chocolate and malt, vanilla, & HEAT. Warms the belly, tastes good. May be a bigger fan of Black Tuesday, I think that hides the heat a lot better.
phaleslu (6294) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle from Reserve Society membership. 2012 vintage. Pours a jet-black color with a tiny tan head that fades. Held up to light, still not letting anything through. Hell yes. Aroma of vanilla, cocoa, fudge, brown sugar, molasses, dates, marshmallow- smooth, rich bourbon warms the nostrils. Very sweet overall aroma. Same for the flavor, but it shows some of the charred oak from the barrel, too, and never lets up on the bourbony goodness. Vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, cocoa, sweet dried fruits, coconut- really nice. Full-bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth, rich, warming and boozy mouthfeel. Warms all the way down. Coats the palate, too. I really don’t think this is as sweet as the last batch of Black Tuesday, actually, which makes it kick just slightly more ass.
chrisv10 (10830) - DENMARK - MAY 20, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Camons @ DØE Syd. Very dark brown with tiny beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, warming with notes of alcohol.
mcberko (6045) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2012 2011 Vintage. 750mL bottle, pours pitch black with a thin tan head. Aroma of cocoa nibs upfront, vanilla beans, bourbon barrels, molasses - the liqueur notes are taken away by the cocoa and vanilla, hinting that the overly cloying sweetness of Black Tuesday will not be as present. Flavour confirms this, which, while being very similar to the flavour profile as Black Tuesday, is less cloying, with molasses, vanilla, dark fruits and lots of hot boozy bourbon. A lot more balanced than BT - not as cloying though still stupidly sweet. A diabetes bomb. Nasty boozy, cloyingly sweet ridiculousness. Overhyped and overrated. Most raters are on crack on this one.