CanIHave4Beers (3969) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared by a kind soul, in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours a very dark brown... I guess itís pretty much black... & itís got no head, it almost looks flat.
The aroma is intensely sweet, itís got loads of chocolate and nuttiness. Itís got vanilla and bourbon and hazelnut coffee. Behind all of this the roasty sort of stout-i-ness is lingering.
The beer is nutty & a little boozy (but gracious not 19% boozy) Itís got a good dosing of chocolate, toffee, bourbon and vanilla. The roastiness is again subdued to all the sweet flavors.
Iím not above giving a dessert beer a little love, and this is a very nice dessert beer. And I might add, one that hides her strength gracefully.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Glugs out the bottle a viscous dark brown with mahogany edging. Near glass top. Smells decadent with fudge, bourbon, hazelnuts, caramel, booze. Flavor follows along with the story: hot fudge, marshmallow, booze, oak, bourbon, deez nuts, some leather. Full, tacky body with low carb and a cloying finish. As usual, nice beer.
Gurthnar (4790) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 5, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle by MisoW. Thanks! And thanks again! Aroma incredibly rich chocolatey, roasted aromas, essence of what is good. Clear very dark colour. Rich dark flavours, chocolate, toffee, roasted. Really special.
MisoW (3060) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 5, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at home from my Santa, ineedbeer, many many MANY THANKS for this one. Pours dark brown/black color, small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, nuts, vanilla, plums. Taste is just wow, great, coffee, chocolate, nuts, vanilla, plums, warming alcohol, nicely sweet, bourbon. This is the best beer I ever had until today. This is just great. Many thanks Adam, many thanks.
Cuso (7554) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 5, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle kindly shared by MisoW, huge thank you. ABV 18.5%. Almost black color with small beige head. Very nice aroma of roasted malt, hazelnuts, chocolate, bourbon, wood. Extremely nice taste of dark chocolate, whiskey, coffee, vanilla, caramel, hazelnuts. Extremely tasty.
sonnycheeba (4922) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle. Pours dark cola brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is extremely rich cookie malts, booze, oak, vanilla, nuttiness, and dark fruit notes. Flavor is extremely rich and malty with heavy booze and barrel character, and tons of caramel sweetness. Full body and soft carbonation.
BBB63 (6544) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlogged rating, Bottle Share: Yepper, looks just like all the Black Tuesday variants, jet black with small head head and oily tears. Right away the nose tells you this one is a tad different, heavy roasted hazelnut espresso and bittersweet mocha. A fair amount of dark fruits, charred barrel, vanilla, molasses and sherry like oxidation create a nice flavor profile. Maybe cause I had this one last it was seemingly a tad easier to finish... or I am getting buzzed and donít care anymore. Ahead of Chocolate Rain and Mocha Wednesday but just a nip below the base Tuesday.
JefVerstraete (2817) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ RBBWG 2015. Thanks Elmanana! Oily texture, almost no foam. Flat carbonation. Light roastiness, vanilla, bourbon, molasses, caramel and hazlenuts. Very sweet and boozy. Sticky. Ok, but not my favourite imperial stout.
77ships (7440) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to ElManana + 1! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBWG IV. Waxed with vanilla-scented wax, interesting, a bit Spinal Tap. Black with no head. Nose is umami, soy sauce, lots of it & quite boozy. Taste is boozy soy sauce, mocha, vanilla, light herbs, thick bourbon, barely picking up hazelnut here, thick malts, sugar. Very simple, I was hoping for more here & a beer this strong probably should have more complexity. Very boozy & little in the way of carbonation. This is no Chocolate Rain for sure, it is slightly better than Black Tuesday.
Benzai (12813) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ RBBWG 2015 shared by elmanana. Opaque pitch black color, very small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, huge bourbon, huge alcohol, and alcohol. And alcohol. So that says it all.