baraciisch (2062) - California, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak, hazelnuts, roasted malts... Deep black in color, with minimal tan head that quickly dissipates... Flavor is Black Tuesday malt sweetness, that finishes with very prevalent hazelnut, vanilla, chocolate on the palate.... Amazingly good
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Pailhead (5193) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of TimBottle: The aroma consists of a chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, alcohol, and faint hazelnut. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a minimal beige head that quickly fades to a very fine ring. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate and light hazelnuts. The finish has vanilla, light bourbon, alcohol, and some faint roasted nuts. It’s medium-full bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, very tasty, but small doses is key. Nip bottles would be more appropriate.
orangesol (934) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I brought this one to our monthly tasting last night, 2013 bottle.
A - Pours pitch black with a small half finger tall tan head, quickly dissipating down to next to nothing, leaving very small trails of lace on the sides of the glass.
S - Smells of intense sugary sweetness, fresh roasted hazelnuts, bakers chocolate, vanilla, molasses, dark fruits, charred wood and plenty of warming bourbon. All of the aromas I expected are present and it smells just as sweet as I thought it would.
T - Starts off with the intense sweetness - mainly chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits and molasses - quickly being joined by the hazelnuts, charred wood and warming bourbon burn. Finish is really sweet with some mild booze burn, lingering long after the finish.
M - Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Huge, sweet feel from start to finish makes it hard to consume more than a few ounces in a sitting.
O - A really nice rift on regular Black Tuesday. We drank this one right after a Chocolate Rain and I think I actually prefer that one to this, but only by a small margin. Looking forward to seeing how this one ages over the next few years.
AdamJackson (2959) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very weird hazy black but with brown side tones. seems incomplete like lots of sediment. Nose is nice. Just a crap load of hazelnut like way more than I’ve ever picked up in a beer. Chocolate all there. like a candy coffee taste. The ABV is very well hidden..ooh the finish has a lot of burn though. wow. the nuttiness is like sweet pecans or walnuts..obviously hazelnut but it’s a very nutty beer. Lots of vanilla. dark fruits. creamy lactose
AirForceHops (3646) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle form Reserve Society. Nose is lots of hazelnuts, walnuts and barrel loads of bourbon. Flavor is chocolate, hazel nuts, huge bourbon notes that have only a slight alcohol burn after the sip. No harshness in flavor or over sweetness. Medium in body leaning on the full side. Carbonation gives a velvet smoothness to the stout. I cant believe that this is over 19 %? 19%, really? Damn, I cant find ABV in this brew. Crazy. The alcohol only make itself known well after the sip and only after I get through 9 oz. of this brew. Really nice warming sensation and a damn nice sipping Bourbon stout. Unreal.
mar (4967) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with no head. Nose is, chocolate, sweet, syrup, alcohol, roasted malts, fantastic. Great palate, sweet malts, Hazelnut, sugar, chocolate, and a great finish.
merc7186 (2294) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Sweet Bourbon, Sweet Hazelnuts
Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Thin Brown Head Ring, Minimal Lacing
Taste: Sweet Bourbon, Hazelnuts
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Sweet....way over hyped
JStax (3315) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml 2013 bottle shared. Pours a dark brown with a thin khaki head. Big hazelnut and roast. Caramel and marmalade. Very sweet. Big sugary sweetness. Huge beer with a thick body and mouthfeel.
madvike (2972) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle - Pours deep brown with no head. Nose is boozy, sweet, and sharp. Real sweet vanilla and brown sugar is about all I can get. Taste is real sharp and roasty with vanilla and bourbon. You can really taste the 19.2%. Slick, thick, and no carbonation. I could barely finish my small sample of this. What a terrible beer.
stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose of hazelnuts, bourbon and chocolate and alcohol. Pour is thinner than expected. Head is gone instantly, but leaves a thin ring all the way down the glass. Taste is sweet with slight notes of hazelnut chocolate brownie and a small amount of bourbon. Lingers forever on the palate with roundness from the high abv, whisk is the best part of this beer.