Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate Rain!! Courtesy of dcschiller at the Black Friday Tasting. It pours up a nice dark mahogany supporting up a tan head. The aroma is a mix of yummy rich chocolate, bold booze, fudge brownie and more chocolate. Wow! The taste is similar with delicious decadent chocolate and rich fudge as well as dark chocolate with thin ribbons of vanilla. Around the edges of the flavor is the expected booziness and then a touch of heat into the finish. This is supposed to be big and brash and decadent and it sure as hell is, love it!
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bman. poured dark brown with no head, but some great legs. aroma was chocolate, fudge, bourbon, and cherry. flavor was pretty much the same, but had a nice alcohol kick. body was thick and slick with low carbonation.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Date: March 11, 2011
Appearance: muddy brown, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet chocolate and bourbon aroma, lots of caramel, enriching vanilla, light oak
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, lots of caramel and vanulla
Overall: iíll be over in the corner masterbating
Aroma: 10/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 9/10; Palate: 9/10; Overall: 19/20
Score: **** /4
Damico (2948) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer pours darky murky root beer brown, close to black with almost no head retention. The aroma is a lot of booze with some nice vanilla notes. The flavor has a lot more delicous sweet chocolate notes, light vanilla notes, and smooth booze that is easy on the palate somehow for the ABV. The body is medium which is surprisingly welcomed considering it could be a lot thicker.
BOLTZ7555 (2979) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle sampled @ BF Tasting courtesy of dschiller! In one word...WOW! Milky Hersheyís chocolate, fudge, brownie batter, freshly split vanilla bean, oak, bourbon, caramel, raisin, and grain alcohol. Definitely hot but not a hot mess. Also get loads of molasses and even a little maple syrup. The viscous black body is creamy and luxurious when sipping (donít attempt anything else). Really nicely done...definitely a step up from the base beer!
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Black Friday tasting. Aroma is hersheys chocolae. Some booze. Flavor-damn thatís hot. Literal heat more than anything. Pure chocolate and alcohol sums up this beer.
peteinSD (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at the Bruery. Flat black pour with no head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate (soft, bitter, and rich), vanilla, and some alcohol heat. Taste is rich chocolate up front followed by vanilla, bourbon, and some lingering bitterness from the alcohol. Surprisingly drinkable and an improvement over Black Tuesday as the chocolate works well to mask a lot of the overly sweet malt and rough alcohol in the base beer.
markwise (4867) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge thanks to blazer06 for sharing this one. Cheers, Zack! Pours a medium to dark brown with a tan head. Nose is boozy chocolate, cocoa, more booze, some vanilla, chocolate syrup, fudge, and alcohol burn. Flavor is chocolate syrup, vanilla, booze, cocoa, fudge, and loads of alcohol. Medium to full in body and pretty silky in mouthfeel. This one is hotter than hell with booze, and I canít imagine it settling out any time soon. Maybe in the next five years or so? Still enjoyable and complex for a sipper.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Finally landed a bottle of this monster and just in time for my 28th Bday. This had a good amount of cocoa nibs and chocolate in the aroma along with a hot booziness to boot. The flavor was mostly dominated by the chocolate and the bourbon. Still probably a little too hot and Iíd like to see how this one ages. It was still a great Bday beer though.
thome50 (1233) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a small stout tasting. Pours a dark brown to black with no head and thus almost no carbonation present. Aroma is full of cinnamon, vanilla, booze and chocolate. Taste is more of the same minus the cinnamon. This one tastes like what I would think chocolate milk liquor would be. Letís you know you are drinking a high alcohol beer here. Thick and viscous in your mouth due to the lack of carbonation which isnít as off putting in this style. Overall, this isnít a beer I need to try again and something Iíd never want more than 2oz of. Hype, check.