Vestergaard (1117) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 75 cl bottle. Pours almost Black with a transparent edge, and with no head. Aroma has chocolate, nutella, port wine, bourbon, vanilla, hazel nut, toasted malts, caramel. Taste has lots of sweet chocolate, some dry barrel notes, hint of salt. Lots of nutella! Oily body and no carb. A treat, but a little alcoholic.
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Klimaet (970) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. 18-19cl pour into 20cl glass. Pours dark brown with a small light brown shortlasting head. Aromas of bourbon up front, not as much as black tuesday, raisins, dates, coffee and sweet chocolate, Nutella. Taste is hazelnut and bourbon up front, bourbon, dark sweet chocolate, vanilla, slight licorice, coffee.
Dr_MedievAle (199) - Alabama, USA - OCT 31, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2014 edition. poured into snifter.
aroma: nose on this is ridiculously amazing. here we’ve got blueberry scone, melted chocolate, toasted nuts, and brown sugar. appearance: surprisingly, not very dark. dark brown with an auburn translucency around the top. virtually no head. pours like coca cola. taste: sweet marachino cherry, chocolate (cherry cordial almost), some salty nuts, bitter oak, burning bourbon, and the finish is awash in sweet vanilla and burnt sugars. palate: slick, full bodied, soft on the carb. long finish that burns sweetly...
bruery does it right. probably does this stout thing the best, as far as i’m concerned. i’ve had your BVDLs, your TG big guns. They don’t compare, really.
deekyn (1428) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- pours a thick and opaque taupe with mahogany edges and a deep tan head that dissipates quickly. No lacing.
S- like any good Bruery stout, the aroma burns the nostrils and clears the sinuses. Chocolate, vanilla, See's caramels and espresso are great. Toasted marshmallows and graham crackers. Some minor earth and barrel notes towards the end. Roasted hazelnuts mingle throughout but never stand out. Strong ethyl alcohol wraps it up and drowns out any competing scents.
M- no doubt, heavy syrupy body. Flat carb.
T- sugars cookies, cake batter, vanilla, caramel malts and chocolate get a jump start. S'mores and cloying pancake syrup. Hazelnut flavored Torani and bourbon in the middle that lasts through the flamboyant finish. Bitter, green twigs as it warms. Some mild charcoal and clay right before the alcohol overwhelms the ending. Hint of straw and zinc in the aftertaste.
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Creamy dark pour with light tan head. Thick chewy stout with lots of creaminess from the hazelnuts. It’s like coffee with extra cream just how I like it.
Staffan47 (897) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaska 2013. (Thanks biggsbowler). Blytung motorolja i upphällningen. Doft av hasselnöt, nutella, vanilj, bourbon och div efterrätter. Härligt tung och varm. Härligt tung och mäktig. Söt och alkoholvarm, men inte så det stör. Kan förstå om man har svårt för den här. Den är verkligen brutal. Men gillar man den här typen av tungviktare så är den helt fenomenal. Delar en flaska med Karl, som vi inte lyckas få i oss före det blir lite väl sent.
RobertDale (4550) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours almost black with a very small beige head. Aroma of bourbon, malt, chocolate, and nuts. Taste is bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate, hazelnuts, vanilla, and brown sugar. Great to sip on.
markextrae (2490) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
shared bottle by a friend 2013 versions. poured a deep dark brown colour with zero head. tiny fuzzles on top. some kind of a oil coat on top. bourbon forward smell, hints of the darkerst fruits, deep chocolate, hazlenuts!!, nut oil, vanilla, caramel, toffee, thick molasses, chocolate cookie with nuts,very intense mouthfeel, alchol heat, some brandy, loved this one!nice sipping beer! just a little bit lesser as the chocolate rain
JohnGalt1 (1074) - , Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 pulled out tonight by Syndicate!! Darrel wields the beer penis tonight!! Pours thick and black (as expected) head is short lived.. nothing when it comes to lacing or retention.
Nose is very nice... oaky chocolate with tons of barrel presence.. Unfortunately for me, the nut presence is very artificial.. Not "nutty" but extract... Not necessarily a bad thing, but it definitely could be less extract forward.
Grey Monday is everything that all the huge ABV Bruery beers deliver on... big vanilla and chocolate.. oak and hazelnut candy... I dig it for sure, but it is an ABV and sugar bomb that isn’t good at all when delivered in a single glass.. Too sweet and the hazelnut extract is an error that I expect from Mr. Rue.
Glad I got a chance to try this one... Seriously.. Darrel is an animal!! But for my palate, Grey Monday/Black Tuesday/Chocolate Rain are Diabeetus bottles.
jkwood04 (4956) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle in a teku. Pours black with a small, beige head. Aroma of bourbon and oak, chocolate and roasted malts, some hazelnuts, sweetness, vanilla, and some alcohol. Flavor the same with a lot of bourbon and nuttiness but a little too sweet for my liking. Thick texture. A cool beer but I could never drink a lot of it.