beechner224 (896) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottleshare thanks to homer. Pours clear, white head. Aroma is nutty and boost . Taste us boost ans nuts and boost. More boost.
jtclockwork (10627) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Goulet’s. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of bourbon, toasted hazlenuts, roast chocolate and vanilla bean. Full bodied.
vtafro (4661) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at goulét brewery bus tour. Black pour with no head. Black Tuesday, aromas. Chocolate, roasted, alcohol, maybe hazelnut.
jayzz (482) - Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Jet black appearance. The wax from the bottle smells amazing..tempted to chew it like the wax candy from the 70s. Big bold imperial stout flavor with a nice bourbon coating on my tongue, with the hazelnuts on the back end. A bit hot (hey dummy, its 18.5%), but hidden well for the percentage.
knickskicks (873) - - JUL 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour. Nose is hazelnuts, booze, chocolate. Taste is hazelnuts and huge booze, incredibly sweet. Syrupy mefium mouthfeel.
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thick black pour with thin to no brown head, aroma is nutella-like, with big sweet hazelnut, chestnut, cocoa powder, lots of vanilla, bourbon, hints of oak, slight coffee and dark fruit as well. Taste is a mix of sweet vanilla, caramel, molasses, dark fruit, nutty notes into bourbon, slight booze but really not bad for the ABV, finishing very sweet. It’s a bit much, but I dig it.
oRos (1342) - sacramento, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2014 Bottle from bruery.com pours black with not much of a brown head. Big aroma of hazelnut. Tastes very boozy. Some roasted malts and hazelnut in finish
marcus (7446) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from The Bruery. Pours near black with almost no head and a massive alcohol aroma. There is a fruity treacle flavor with a hint of hazelnut and a very warm alcohol trail. Burns the palate, but a very nice sipper.
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black. No head. Smell is rich bourbon chocolate faint. Taste is chocolate sweet rich fudge alcohol is light but warming. Tasty but very rich and slightly sweet. Basically a warming liqueur. Maybe faint hazelnut. More I nose.
Rando7 (776) - Iowa, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pours viscous black with thin tan head. Aroma chocolate, bourbon, spices, roast, sweet malts. Taste mostly follows aroma, also some hazelnuts and sweet notes that reminded me of rum. Boozy finish with persistent hazelnuts. Thick full palate.
As you’d expect this tastes a lot like Black Tuesday. I am not a big hazelnut fan but it works well here. The degree of hazelnut flavor is just right and enhances rather than overwhelms. As I noted there is also a sweetish rum-like flavor that comes in at times - I’m not sure how the addition of hazelnuts caused that but it tastes pretty good.