KyotoLefty (6273) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Wood Shop 7, 2012. Dirty, brownish-black. Big, barrel-aged nose, lots of vanilla and chocolate, some berry. Very sweet flavor, chocolaty, vanilla. Straight-out sweetónot much roasted flavors going on. Nice, but a little over the top.
Martinus (2782) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear black colour, reddish hue, no head (some floating bubbles). Aroma of dark chocolate, alcohol, roasted malts, tomato paste, coffee, dark fruits, vanilla, wood and burned malts. Slightly sweet flavour, milk chocolate, alcohol, cacao, slight roasted malts bitterness. Very full body, creamy texture, finish chocolate and alcohol.
Hefty. Brilliant dessert beer, which Iíd recommend to enjoy in small portions.
(From 75 cL bottle @ ZZT IV. Courtesy of joes. Thanks!!)
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into snifter. Dark brown pour, no head and little to no carbonation. Nose is brown sugar, booze, bourbon and chocolate. Flavor is similar. Very sweet (cloying after the first snifter), coconut, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and very boozy. Full body, but much thinner than I expected. I split the bottle with a friend, but it became a chore to finish it. Very dissapointed with this beer.
VsXsV (2236) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 1 bottle shared at the Woodshop 7 tasting. Compared to the regular Black Tuesday, I prefer this one a lot. The apperance isnít really any different from most huge stouts: Black, minimal tan head and lots of lacing. Aroma has lots of vanilla and deep chocolate notes but also some bourbon and light oxidation. The huge booze punch I was expecting didnít hit me at all. Taste is very sweet but it plays well together with the vanilla and the oak. Lots of chocolate as well. Full bodied with low carbonation and really viscous mouthfeel. Really delicious.
GT2 (8354) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL gold wax shared at Woodshop 7. Pours a full haze mahogany, muddy. Tepid to zero carbonation. Nose is sweet tomato paste, big milk chocolate, sweet bourbon, dark cherry juice. Taste is very sweet, bourbon heavy, loads of brown sugar. Very sticky and cloying. More like an American Strong Ale, no imperial stout character (bitter, roast, hops). More akin to the Firestone Walker anniversary series. Somehow a lighter SRM than Black Tuesday.
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - JUL 4, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at The Bruery's new tasting room. If you told me this was a slightly effervescent chocolate liqueur, I'd believe you. Sweet and syrupy without being sticky or sickening, great chocolate and vanilla notes, and quite the abv wallop!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
joes (71) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just a small beige head on top of a black beer. Nice and full aroma of dark chocolate, warming alcohol, wood/bourbon, vanilla and more. Quite sweet in taste, but held in balance by a soft roasted bitterness. Full bodied, with dark chocolate, bourbon, alcohol, a hint of red fruint (porto) and liquorice. Nice one to enjoy with some friends.
jcartamdg (1933) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark reddish brown. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate and more bourbon. Taste follows, really boozy. A bit thin. Sweet, good for a dessert beer.
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Countbeer (4372) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
No head, pours a completely dark black colored beer.
Smell chocolate, dark chocolate, alcohol, spices, creamy, vanilla, light earthy. Deep and dark, also heavy.
Taste creamy spicy alcohol, loads of chocolate, alcohol/spices, oak, vanilla.
Full tasty but seems to be too much, hits my ceiling... Goddamn!
Aftertaste of chocolate, alcohol, spices and roasted creamy malts.
Low carbo, full body, creamy texture and a soft creamy mouthfeel.
This beer seems to hit my limit, itís too much, it ís almost out of any good beers, itís good but itís strange.
Benzai (8104) - 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 itís just too much. For me itís just over the edge.