ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to the kind soul who shared this with me at like 4am in athens oh. First beer of the day. All aboard the hype train. Choo choo. Amber pour with a short lived off white head and not much lace to speak of. Whoa holy shit this is one under attenuated cloying mess of a beer. I like more balance in my beer rather than a hot cloying diabetes bomb. Thx but no thx
thirdeye11 (5555) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle, party downstairs at Falling Rock) ruddy brown pour, minimal head. Nose of caramel, bourbon, oak, cherry and tobacco. Taste of caramel, vanilla, maple, cola, cherry, tastes just delicious! Very well carbonated, huge long duration of flavor. Nice!
TimE (3226) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
huge oaky, tobacco charcoal, dark chocolate, dark cherries, dark fruit. Extremely sweet. Cloying. Great depth. Needs time to round out, but good beer
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle into my Orval glass...Pours a dark brown, dark amber highlights. Light tan head rises about a finger, gone right away, light lacing...The aroma is so boring. I just drank the ba coton and I’m confused that its the same beer. Light vanilla, bourbon, alcohol. When the bottle says made with out anniversary ales I know they refer to the Coton...The taste is sweet alcohol. I can’t believe black tuesday is even in here. No stoutness anywhere. Mostly just an ale that was laced with vanilla and bourbon...Feel is light, not easy to drink, way to alcoholic.
Big, huge, disappointment here.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of John. Pours murky brown with a 1 finger tan head. The nose is brown sugar, caramel, dark fruits and booze. The taste is cocoa, vanilla, caramel, wood and bourbon. Medium creamy mouthfeel. Very good. Thanks again John!
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by badnewsbeers. Pulpy, murky orange-brown body, thin beige head. Strong nose of chocolate wafers, cocoa puffs, caramel, and wood. Super-sweet body, with Hershey’s chocolate syrup and potent alcohol, like a chocolate liqueur or a chocolate candy followed by a shot of liquor. There are also some caramel and vinous notes that escape the clutches of chocolate and alcohol. Sweet, challenging, and delicious.
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A reddish brown ale with a thin light moka head. In aroma, a sublime dark fruits, molasses, cinnamon, just beautiful. In mouth, a sweet candy sugar, dark sugar, plums, molasses and warming alcohol. Rich and delicious. Shared with Orlando crew, Jan 6 2011.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle into tulip glass. Pours a dark ruby red with small tan head. Smells of roasted oak and dark fruits (raisins, plums) also some hints of vanilla. Moderate carbonation with a heavy body. Taste is rich with dark fruits and finishes with an oaky taste. Delicious brew.
GMCC2181 (1505) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Monster bottle shared by jayson at SL... Black in color....Strong alcohol aroma and some vanilla.... Taste is lots of vanilla, lots of alcohol.... but the alcohol is warming...not offensive. Typical stout taste.... roasted malts, chocolate.... Medium body... Overall a nice beer but definelty over the top. Thanks jayson
kbutler1 (1351) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Bruery Reserve Initiation party 2011. Pours a reddish hued mahagony dark brown murky color with a tan head. Oaky notes in the nose along with some roast, vanilla, with an odd mix of fruit notes. Not sure on the nose or not and if I like it. The taste to me is heavy on the Black Tuesday, either that of those flavors just dominate the whole thing. The blending works though I am enjoying this. What I would say is that on a day like this, trying so many great beers, this one sort of gets lost in the mix and doesn’t stand out for me. I’ll have to try it again on its own and re-rate I think. Medium mouthfeel.