madmitch76 (14859) - , 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.
Leighton (10894) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - many thanks to Jose for bringing this one. Pours deep brown with a fine, creamy off-white head. Very sugary dark malt aroma, some gooey dark malts, suggestions of chocolate. Big sweet flavor, boozy but not as intense as you might expect, some sticky chocolate and ripened dark fruits. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Hot finish but, again, not bad for the strength of the beer, with more sticky chocolate, sugary dark malts, figs, dates, chocolate cake. Big, bold. It’s a big, boozy and sugary Bruery imperial stout - in small doses I like the stuff.
brokensail (10840) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2012 Black in color with no head. Smells very much like Black Tuesday. Alcohol, chocolate, slight hazelnut note, vanilla, and bourbon. Some oak, a bit of burnt sugar, dark fruit, and roast. Lots of alcohol, bourbon, and vanilla flavors. Some chocolate liqueur, mild hazelnut, light roast, coffee, and burnt sugar. The hazelnut comes through much more as it warms. Nice mouthfeel, slightly oily, in fact..
hopscotch (9120) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Pours dark brown and sits black in my glass with no head. The bouquet is a medley of toasted nuts, mocha and ethanol. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor offers sweet fudge and vanilla supplemented with some toasted hazelnut, but not as much as anticipated. Finishes warming, sweet and boozy. Dessert in a glass. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!
daknole (9058) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, big bold brown head. Shit tons of sugary sweet bourbony goodness, diabetes, chocolate, hazelnuts, diabetes, fudge brownies. Really more drinkable than recent vintages of Black Tuesday. A few years ago I would have given this a perfect 5. Not today, but it was pretty ok...in 3 oz pours max.
adnielsen (9032) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Greg’s apartment. Thanks to Wade for sharing. Pours a thick black appearance with a thin head. Definitely some cola like whiskey booziness in the nose. Nutty, root beer, vanilla notes as well. Mouth feel isn’t as thick as I expected. Actually pretty smooth flavor. Some boozy bite on the finish. Turtle dessert flavor. The hazelnuts add a really cool flavor. Cool beans.
Theydon_Bois (8395) - 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.
GT2 (8380) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Woodshop 8. Pours a full haze amber brown. Lower foam. Nose is vanilla, rich barrel, soft bourbon. Taste is spicy, sweet maple, nice hazelnut but not too intense, spicy alcohol, loads of sugar. Too sweet for me.
jtclockwork (8265) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Goulet’s. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of bourbon, toasted hazlenuts, roast chocolate and vanilla bean. Full bodied.
Dogbrick (8033) - 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.