b3shine (5424) - Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared by mikem409; BIG thanks, bro!). Looks good; a semi-opaque dark brown with thin tan lacing. Smells good too; sweet and boozy with a hazelnut presence. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Good, not great.
mikem409 (1482) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 1,200 rating. Boozy sweet aroma. Pours dark brown thin head. Taste is sweet not much hazel. Not a fan
Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
So glad to get to try this rarity. Deep brown brew - nose of hazelnut, booze, chocolate, roasted malt. ABV is there but well hid for nearly 20% - there is an alcoholic bite but it doesn’t necessarily overpower the flavors. Milk chocolate, hazelnut, wood.
thome50 (1029) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at FWIBF, DNRT. Pours a jet black with minimal tan head. Aroma is slight hazelnut but nothing over the top. Mostly chocolate and booze. Taste is more chocolate and booze. Hazelnut and peanut flavors come in near the end. Very viscous. As with most Bruery stouts, this is desert that I can have 2oz of every 4 months.
kbutler1 (1351) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a light tan wispy collared head. Chocolate, marshmallow, molasses, vanilla, and hazelnut. Leaves legs after swirling. Heavy mouthfeel. Sweet, tastes just like the aroma. Hazelnut is subtle. Surprisingly pretty easy drinking. Slight booze notes at the end.
czar (4362) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle share at hill farmstead’s post-3rd anniversary, courtesy of tommy buoy, thanks mate. pours pitch black with a low to none head. intense burnt caramel and bourbon, vanilla, burnt and caramelized nuts, woodiness, cloying caramel-toffee and molasses. soft carbonation, full body - oily, sticky and overly sweet. nice complex.. sipper.
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle... Poured near black, with a little-to-no head. Nose had a similar character to Black Tuesday with a nutty note added in there. Tasted sweet with hazelnut notes and an insanely boozy finish. This evolved with every sip. Only need a few ounces of the beast to enjoy it. I wouldn’t say this was balanced, but it certainly new what it was doing. Cocoa, dark grains, big sweetness and a coffee liquour quality.
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Richard’s Graduation Party (Western Springs, IL). Thanks, guys! Pours a rich blackish brown pour, good darker middle with brownish glowing edges and bottom. Frothy tannish head dies to a film, laces small. Aromas are hazelnuts and cocoa, nice good cocoa presence, gentle oak, spirit, sweet toffee and cocoa. Nice vanilla, oak, roasty and caramel sweet sticky malts. Initial is firmer bodied, good coconut, hazelnut, and cocoa. A bit sweet and sticky, rich caramel, some toffee, rich caramel and vanilla. Hazelnuts soften the blow of the dark fruit substantially. Toffee, vanilla, creamy element the other versions don’t have. Plus the hazelnut. Really nice beer here, a bit sweet, oak presence and barrel spirit is firm. But not as sweet and sticky as regular Black Tuesday. Fun and pretty nice. Tasty, rich, good hazelnut presence that dies down a bit but still offers great flavors. Nice.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pitch black with no head and no lacing (what do you expect from a 19% beer). Aroma of cocoa, roasted, caramel, vanilla, bourbon. Taste is very complex and really sweet. Some chocolate, caramel, light coffee, hazelnut, vanilla, oak. Full body and minimal carb. I had a 1 and 1/2 oz pour and it was enouh for me. A sipper.
tom10101 (2758) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750 ml). Thanks to Dan for trading me this one. Drank at HF 3rd anniversary bottle share, in a snowstorm on May 25th. Black with a small beige head and little to no lacing. Aroma is quite complex with caramel, toffee, hazelnuts, bourbon, vanilla, molasses, caramel again, alcohol (of course!), wood, roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is heavily sweet, but it’s was manageable because of the cold weather and the small pour. It’s highly complex in there too with caramel/molasses, alcohol, chocolate, hazelnuts, roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla and wood. Alcohol warming. Full body. Smooth, but not creamy. Really complex beer. Definitely a good sipper. It’s a good idea to have just a small pour of it. I prefer this one to Chocolate Rain.