jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Jet black appearance. The wax from the bottle smells amazing..tempted to chew it like the wax candy from the 70s. Big bold imperial stout flavor with a nice bourbon coating on my tongue, with the hazelnuts on the back end. A bit hot (hey dummy, its 18.5%), but hidden well for the percentage.
BenH (3023) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to team Garvie. Black with tan head. Aroma is heavy on the chocolate, roasty, slight nuttyness in the background, coconut. Taste is super chocolatey, hot alcohol, dried fruit, prune. Quite sweet and a little hot. I think these beers would be better if they weren’t as strong
allmyvinyl (6341) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Craig’s. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, hazelnuts, bourbon. Taste is boozy, bourbon, hazelnuts, chocolate. Sweet finish.
Dregs run solo tasting
McNeillR (1758) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fairly opaque brown, wee glint but solid murk. No head but thick, spirit style lacing. Big boozy bourbon; nutty and blackcurranty with a bit more needlessly terse spirits behind. Initial taste is rich, suprisingly sippable and gags of rich choc early on. Moves into a cultured nuttiness, then full on barrell paddling. Carbonation...I’ve no idea, the booziness is too rich here and then it paddles out with a spike on the mouthfeel. Finishes slicks oily malt, odd roastiness and then more boozy barrel. I think theres more greasy nut sweetness than coconut good times here but for being double the ABV of anything else I’ve had in a while...par excellence.
Bottle, Cornelius, Cheers King Of Scotland Whalez, Sur Tadimous Swilcan Bridge Tasting
GlasgowTAD (590) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Owen! Pours black with not much head. Aroma is vanilla, coconut and milk chocolate. Taste is heavy on alco heat, bourbon, vanilla, toasted coconut, rum soaked raisins, chocolate brownie. Full bodied.
Bittle at cgarvieuks.
cgarvieuk (17282) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... dark black ... thin tan lacing ... soft massive bourbon ... nutty chocolate roast nose ... dark sweet malts ... dark roast fruits ... dark malts ... soft chocolate ... big sweet malts ... tooo bourbon ... dark sweet chcolate roast .. massive malts .. long big hazlenet
Stuu666 (6489) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is toffee, chocolate, liquorice, nutty, taste is rich chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, boozy.
Couch0508 (111) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
You can definitely taste the hazelnut and isn’t as boozy as Black Tuesday.
VertBaconStrips (2179) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 verzhunn. This smells purple. Slightly burnt sugar, sweet grapes, raisins, sweet light roasted nuts, odd bitter, slinky, toffee choco. Slick feel, dig it.
dfearnley (1245) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to tulip
Caramel, resin, booze, and rye. Dark amber with no head. Taste is caramel, vanilla and booze.
kbudd19 (887) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Appearance is black with no real head. Aroma is very sherry like with rasins and cherry, lots of booze in this, really huge beer. Taste is choloate, thick booze,and vanilla. Well it’s big, which is to be expected, works well as a desert beer but not something you want to have a lot of. Good though.