ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great aroma, bakers chocolate, nutty hazelnut like in a Guatemalan coffee, some bourbon, lots of alcohol.
Dark cola appearance, lighter than you expect but plenty dark. Touch of fizz.
Taste is monster imperial stout, some booze, vanilla, bourbon, creme brulee, chocolate and hazelnut. More booze in the finish.
Some booze but not abusive to the palate, rich and thick but balanced by alcohol level. A little bit thinner than port or sherry but has a similar effect.
Richer than Black Tuesday, thicker too, but not overly so. A little more body and sweetness bring some of the more complex flavors back compared to the regular Black Tuesday, and the hazelnut fits in real nicely. Ultimately it is still intensely boozy and only good for about 2-3oz.
ICEatALAMO (978) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. The pour is dark. The aroma is sweet with some hazelnut to it. The taste is very boozy and sweet. Very nice beer.
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dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at a recent tasting. Got a generous pour right after Black Tuesday and Chocolate Rain. I’d have to say that this was my favorite out of the 3. Maybe I’m partial to hazelnuts but I simply thought it was the best.
JorisPPattyn (8012) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very small crream-tan rim over very deep-brown beer. Vinous to brandy-like nose, Bourbon and/or rum, brandy-welled sultanas, fresh oakwood, liquorice, incense. Taste yields brandy, Bourbon, vanilla, moccha, treacle, liquorice. Fruit (strawberry) on alcohol and sweet chocolate, pralines. Rich, but not overwhelmingly thick. Bit sticky, oily, viscous. Obvious alcoholheat. Never mind I can’t taste the hazelnuts. I order month of these grey mondays now...
Scopey (7183) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Jose - big thanks! It pours opaque black with a small tan head. The nose is caramel, toffee, sweet chocolate, vanilla, toasted coconut, roasted malt, nut and earth. The taste is roasted malt, cocoa, alcohol warmth, toast, toffee, nut, vanilla, coconut, wood, booze, motor oil and fruit cake with a warming, roasty finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and oil mouth-feel. Fun to try for sure, but pretty boozy and cloying beyond a few sips.
JaBier (4983) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Dark brown appearance with a medium beige head. Malty nose with a big alcohol note along with chocolate, dark fruit and slight hazelnut. Malty flavor with hazelnut and chocolate before a cloying sweet finish.
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Beer Savant for sharing a bottle during his 50th birthday bash. Pours a clear deep brown color with ruby around the edges. Medium thick foamy tan head that diminishes slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, hazelnut and bourbon. Full-bodied and sticky with a sweet hazelnut and malt character, plus a warming booze and chocolate flavor. The finish is roasty with a nutty bourbon aftertaste. Gimmicky yes, but really good.
madmitch76 (15830) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
26th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell Tasting. Big thanks to Jose. The wax was permeated with an amazing nose of quality praline that only got stronger when the top was flipped. Opaque dark brown - black beer. Good pale tan head. Palate is comparatively light, smooth too. Chocolate - brandy liquer, a little spicy. The hazlenut praline vibe is much more supressed which is a shame but this is still a very nice big booze monster. Finshes smooth.
Theydon_Bois (9636) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at CBC, big thanks to Jose for muelling this big bot over the pond, 26/06/13.
Mid black with a thin tan head which escapes edgeward.
Nose is booze, praline, dark chocolate, toffee, figs, rich.
Taste comprises dark roast malt, sugars, bitter chocolate, mineral notes, booze.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, slightly cloying on the palate, big boozey finish with some heat.
Decent affair for the ABV, a little over boozey to be one I’d go back to but great to try.
jackl (4797) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Jose AKA standardcherry. Thanks for the pour! The appearance is deep brown with hardly any head. The nose is super sweet, boozy. Loads of chocolate syrup, rocky road. Burnt toffee and brown sugar dominate the olfactory nerves. The taste is similarly outsized. Quite a strong accent of roasted hazelnut, nutella spread. Plenty of chocolate and rich toffee. Vanilla and coffee creamer on the finish. Massive body, quite thick and viscous. Overall, good, but I wasn’t crazy about it.