awlclar (2) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Loved this beer.
Aroma was full of molasses, dark fruit, chocolate.
Appearance was darn near black with ribbons of burgundy.
Taste was excellent, although I wish I hadn’t let the bottle sit for so long. It really lost a good deal of the macadamia nut flavor, but it remained sweet. Very little ethanol considering the ABV. Perfectly warming. Body was big, lush, velvety.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a trim khaki head. Aroma is chocolate, hazelnut and alcohol. Taste is sweet with some hazelnut and chocolate notes. Medium bodied with some heat from the alcohol. Good.
thirdeye11 (5535) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottle) cloudy medium-deep brown, sick legs. Nose of hazelnut, light alcohol, rich, chocolate, hazelnut, graham cracker. Taste of rich milk chocolate, rum raisins, hazelnut, date, light bourbon, oak, rich and complex. Medium thick body, fairly warm and while sweet, it’s balanced.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A - Dark black with a bit of reddish-brown around the edges and a thin finger of khaki-chocolate colored head. Fades fairly quickly.
S - Roasted chocolate and dark caramel malts, Bourbon, oak, vanilla, hazelnuts, black licorice, coffee, dark fruits, and some booze.
T - Roasted chocolate and dark caramel malts, hazelnuts, Bourbon, vanilla, oak, black licorice, molasses, dark fruits, coffee, and booze.
M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a warming, sweet, and nutty finish.
D - Super bold and complex, and the hazelnuts add some great character.
JohnnyJ (4306) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark, viscous reddish brown pour, with a thin almost zero head. Huge syrupy sweetness, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, molasses, and light notes of nuts. A real sugary sipper for sure, with boozy warmth. The main contribution of the hazel nuts was making this beer quite a bit smoother than the reg BT, which I had side by side. Good, amazing how strong this beer is.
jbeatty (1020) - New York, USA - MAR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 03/28/2013. Pours black and thick, minimal tan head, small ring of lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate brownie batter, vanilla and marshmallow, strong bourbon, alcohol in your face threatening to dominate, raisin liqueur, nutty finish. Taste is a big improvement: smooth, sweet chocolate molasses and big hazlenut notes, touch of roast trying to get through, bourbon, a touch of heat though not nearly like the nose, aftertaste is nutty, buttery caramel. Heavy, creamy palate. Well this is really nice, enjoyed in small doses, and better IMO than the more recent, fresher batches of Black Tuesday.
illidurit (2130) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the March tasting in Santa Cruz. Pours brown with a light tan head. Big rich brownie aroma with some apparent heat. Flavor is a concentrated maple syrup blast, with port grapes, deep chocolate notes, and not nearly as much booziness as the aroma would suggest. Also much milder than plain ol’ Black Tuesday. Not a whole lot of nuttiness to me, but it is somewhat creamy and smooth compared to BT. Nice beer.
tkrjukoff (4030) - SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample @ Hunahpu’s day. Pours pitch black with a tiny tanned head. Aroma is boozy slightly sweet some raisins nutty chocolate vanilla. Flavor is fullbodied smooth bourbony vanilla nutty toasted bready roasted a bit raisiny and nicely bitter. Very nice indeed.
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge thanks to Bman1113vr for sharing this one! Inky, glass staining motor oil of a pour. Aroma is big time fusels, hazelnuts, raisins, brown shugga, leather, tannins. Flavor is booze soaked pancakes (trust me, they’re good), brown sugar, booze, bourbons, raisins, hazelnuts. Warm finish with a full mouthfeel. Some sweetness from the alcohol. Delicious beer, got to have more of this guy in the future.
beernbourbon (1297) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Blake, thank you. Pour is syrupy brown with no head. Aroma is loaded with fruity, syrupy sweetness and light milk chocolate. Flavor is crazy sweet with loads of roasted malt. Huge. Very light nuttiness. A sipper