Benzai (9771) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Koen @ "Zunt Om Nog Langer Te Bewaren" tasting (ZONLTB). Opaque pitch black color, small off-white to beige head. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, mocha, alcohol, liquor, sweetish, wood. Taste malts, alcohol, liquor, wood, mocha, liquorice, some roast, some bitter. Heavy beer. Why on earth is this bottled in a 75cl bottle? Nice beer for sure, but this is too strong to have more then one glass.
DutchDrebus (4598) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ SONLTB tasting. Dark brown colour with a small light brown head. Smells heavy, roasty, sweet, loads of chocolate, hazelnut. Tastes black chocolate, sweet, deep, bourbon. Intense. Full body, soft carbo.
cpetrone84 (1658) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pour is black with a caramel head. Nose is meaty, heavy malt, sugar and caramel. Light wood note, scorched. Taste is even sweeter. Tons of sugar, lots of chocolate, caramel, brown sugar. Strong burnt notes in back, overly sweet thick and syrupy.
demmbonz (644) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle to snifters. Year old. Coffee and sweetness overload. Delicious. 19% masked. Coffee is an improvement on regular BT for me. Distracts me from the ridiculousness.
koleminer20 (919) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared at a tasting hosted by Steebo on February 13. Been looking forward to this baby! Compared to Black Tuesday, this is just a damn good, improved variant. I love the coffee and bigger chocolate. The coffee takes away from some of the heat for such a big beer, I like it. The pour is a darker brown/lighter black with a dark mocha (haha) head that falls to a small ring. The aroma is a chocolate bomb up front, but then the coffee rolls through offering a little bitterness that I like. There is a bit of molasses in there as well, adding to a light overall trend on the sweet side. I’m also picking up a little vanilla. The flavor is amazing. The chocolate and coffee blend together seamlessly, letting a little of the bourbon take over and conceal itself behind the molasses and vanilla. The mouth feel is thick and chewy with a soft carbonation that just clings to the mouth. The aftertaste is chocolate, coffee, and bourbon. I need more of this!
77ships (4958) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled. 750 ml. bottle obtained from a trade from AdamJackson. Thanks! Looks like a very slow gusher. WTH? Some bottles of Black Tuesday where a big gusher, way worse. Dark brown, heady is quickly gone. Mocha bubbles only on the side quickly down to nothing. Cacao nibs are huge as far as smell is concerned, extremely very heavy on cheap chocolate, huge cheap sugar, cheap but good coffee, big on cheap but good coffee, lots of hazelnut which Grey Monday basically hilariously had almost none of as far as smell and taste went. Taste , the first thing that thing that hits you is the alcohol, bitter cheap mix of very bitter cacao, cheap bitter coffee & chocolate, taste is familiar to me basebeer is clear but this is thicker & richer but still not as thick as you would expect something of this ABV to be, bitter cheap cacao, mild alcohol burn, very basic alcoholic roasted coffee,.. Rather bitter. Rich body but not as thick as you would expect. This is an odd beer because it tastes like something that you would adore at a low price-tag but seems like a waste at its current price-point. The more you drink of this, the less you start liking it.
devman171 (1182) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Huge beer, big roasted chocolate and bourbon, light coffee. Taste is big roast and booze, tasty
hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours dark brown with a brief, off-white head. Smells mostly like ethanol and coffee with the chocolate character playing a lesser role. Full-bodied and syrupy with busy carbonation. The flavor features really nice, heavy coffee and milder chocolate components amidst red-hot, boozy liquor and alcohol. The flavor is sweet, but not as sweet as Black Tuesday or Grey Monday. Leaves a really nice, roasty, mocha aftertaste that lingers. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!
olr1984 (1249) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle pours a dark brown/black with a thin khaki head. big coffee chocolate and slight bourbon taste
JaBier (5286) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Darkest brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, malt and caramel. Sweet malt flavor giving way to chocolate and coffee before a sweet chocolate finish. The coffee really cuts into the overbearing sweetness of the base beer. Incredibly tasty.