appgrad22 (29) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had a side by side on Black Tuesday, chocolate rain, and grey Monday. This is by far the best of the three. Still sweet, but not to bad. Very delicious.
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dogfishho (639) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Easily the weakest of the BT variants. Try as I may, I cannot find any significant evidence of hazelnuts beyond the smell of the wax on the top. The beer is sweeter and less complex that regular BT. Not really for me.
nihtila (1167) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
7.11.2014. Intense aroma, bourbon, vanilla, oak, nuts. Taste is sweet, nutty.
CanIHave4Beers (3500) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared by a kind soul, in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours a very dark brown... I guess itís pretty much black... & itís got no head, it almost looks flat.
The aroma is intensely sweet, itís got loads of chocolate and nuttiness. Itís got vanilla and bourbon and hazelnut coffee. Behind all of this the roasty sort of stout-i-ness is lingering.
The beer is nutty & a little boozy (but gracious not 19% boozy) Itís got a good dosing of chocolate, toffee, bourbon and vanilla. The roastiness is again subdued to all the sweet flavors.
Iím not above giving a dessert beer a little love, and this is a very nice dessert beer. And I might add, one that hides her strength gracefully.
harrymel (1536) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Glugs out the bottle a viscous dark brown with mahogany edging. Near glass top. Smells decadent with fudge, bourbon, hazelnuts, caramel, booze. Flavor follows along with the story: hot fudge, marshmallow, booze, oak, bourbon, deez nuts, some leather. Full, tacky body with low carb and a cloying finish. As usual, nice beer.
Gurthnar (2493) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 5, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle by MisoW. Thanks! And thanks again! Aroma incredibly rich chocolatey, roasted aromas, essence of what is good. Clear very dark colour. Rich dark flavours, chocolate, toffee, roasted. Really special.
MisoW (2073) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 5, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at home from my Santa, ineedbeer, many many MANY THANKS for this one. Pours dark brown/black color, small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, nuts, vanilla, plums. Taste is just wow, great, coffee, chocolate, nuts, vanilla, plums, warming alcohol, nicely sweet, bourbon. This is the best beer I ever had until today. This is just great. Many thanks Adam, many thanks.
Cuso (5452) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 5, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle kindly shared by MisoW, huge thank you. ABV 18.5%. Almost black color with small beige head. Very nice aroma of roasted malt, hazelnuts, chocolate, bourbon, wood. Extremely nice taste of dark chocolate, whiskey, coffee, vanilla, caramel, hazelnuts. Extremely tasty.
sonnycheeba (4046) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle. Pours dark cola brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is extremely rich cookie malts, booze, oak, vanilla, nuttiness, and dark fruit notes. Flavor is extremely rich and malty with heavy booze and barrel character, and tons of caramel sweetness. Full body and soft carbonation.
BBB63 (6346) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlogged rating, Bottle Share: Yepper, looks just like all the Black Tuesday variants, jet black with small head head and oily tears. Right away the nose tells you this one is a tad different, heavy roasted hazelnut espresso and bittersweet mocha. A fair amount of dark fruits, charred barrel, vanilla, molasses and sherry like oxidation create a nice flavor profile. Maybe cause I had this one last it was seemingly a tad easier to finish... or I am getting buzzed and donít care anymore. Ahead of Chocolate Rain and Mocha Wednesday but just a nip below the base Tuesday.
JefVerstraete (1856) - Ghent, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ RBBWG 2015. Thanks Elmanana! Oily texture, almost no foam. Flat carbonation. Light roastiness, vanilla, bourbon, molasses, caramel and hazlenuts. Very sweet and boozy. Sticky. Ok, but not my favourite imperial stout.