Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to SaucerSam for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a medium to dark brown color with some red highlights and a tan head. The aroma is extremely sweet. I get a ton of brown sugar and molasses notes, as well as some wood, maple and vanilla. Unfortunately the flavor is just as sweet as the aroma. I get a lot of dark fruit and oak, as well as some brown sugar. I get some maple notes as well. I know Black Tuesday is a part of the blend but I get no roasted malt or chocolate notes. Very boozy. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel and low carbonation. I am very glad I got to try this one, but it was way too sweet and messy for my liking. Still, definitely a unique brew.
wisdomsolo (309) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this at a great neighborhood tasting. Thanks to everyone for sharing! Had so much fun!
fluffy (1327) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
wow, this was much better than i thought it was going to be, like a stout mixed with a rich red wine. very nice.
ryanfolty (1777) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
March 22, 2014 - on tap at Bruery tasting room. Brown pour with limited head. Wood, dark fruit and toffee in the aroma. Taste was consistent with aroma, but here is where the bourbon comes out. Very smooth with a touch of heat in the finish.
RedSox2004 (1137) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy medium brown color with red highlights and a one-finger tan head that dissipated quickly and left no lace. Heavy bourbon aroma to go along with dominating brown sugar and molasses. Oak, maple and vanilla notes. Sweetness of the brown sugar and molasses is almost overpowering, and accentuated by an alcohol burn. Hints of dark fruit and chocolate. Full body, no carbonation, thick syrupy mouthfeel and a lingering sweetness. Very boozy. I understand what they’re trying to do here, and I acknowledge it as a well-crafted beer, but this is too over-the-top for me.
Dansrc51 (45) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the few beers I had at the Hellshire IV release that completely blew me away. great aromas of bourbon, booze, carmel, vanilla, on and on. great stuff
dansac (70) - Loa Angeles, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the holy grail of bourbon barrel aged stuff so far for me, proudly alongside Goose Island;s BCS. Pours pitch black with a clear white head. Aroma is huge bourbon, chocolate, burnt caramel, dark malts. Mouthfeel is full bodied, slightly sticky, decent carbonation without being too aggressive, warmth from the booze. Taste is huge bourbon, oak, slight smokiness, vanilla, chocolate, butterscotch, enormous sweetness which overtakes the bitterness, and a background slight tartness from the white sap. Insanely complex, insanely delicious. Sweetness might be a bit much for some,
This is a real marvel of a beer; totally delicious.
Rando7 (697) - Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours slightly cloudy dark brown with small tan head. Aroma malts, booze, vanilla. Great taste of chocolate caramel, vanilla, bourbon, dark cherries, dark fruits, slight oak. Finish mainly a continuation of the taste. palate maybe just a bit thin but doesn’t detract. Alcohol apparent. Very nice.
baraciisch (1523) - USA - JAN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy brownish in color... Aroma of caramel, oak, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate... Flavor is sweet initially, notes of wheat wine, white chocolate, tobacco, oak, bourbon... Body is thinner than the BT... Really enjoyable
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cstuartj (925) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, pours a deep ruby read, almost no head or lacing. big bold nose, tons of alcohol, oak, sweet sugars. very sweet yet deep taste, oak, ripe plum, alcohol. clean dry finish. great beer.
czar (3776) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours hazy dark brown reddish with a small light beige head, some retention, nice lacing and nice legs sticking. cherries and raisins-galore, tobacco, dark and smooth milk chocolate, spices, vanilla, burnt caramel, nicely woodsy, coconut. moderate to low carbonation, medium to full body - oily, sticky and i guess cloying, but i’m digging these sugars. warming, very tasty and good.