Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2016
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the many variations on Black Tuesday, with cocoa nibs and coffee, tasted at Hopishop, thanks Olivier for sharing. Loose, bubbly, pale beige, unstable head, black robe with warm, hazy burgundy edges. Intense, very pleasant bouquet of warm chocolate sauce, caramel, cognac, brown rum, coffee liqueur, cocoa powder, bayleaf, fried mushrooms. Condensed sweet candied onset (date) with a meaty umami edge and sourish, elderberry-like undercurrent, softish carbo, very oily, thick, vinous mouthfeel gliding heavily over the tongue and leaving behind a trail of thick caramelly, chocolatey and toasted malt bittersweetness adorned with an extra coffee and cocoa accent in the finish, accentuated by a spicy hop punch and a lot of heating, cognac-like alcohol, drying. Over the top for me in terms of alcohol, like many of these super-strength Bruery beers including Black Tuesday (though in this one it feels even more burning), but nevertheless an absolute delight to savour in small sips.
sjogro (2851) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from bottle courtesy of mr svartvit. Dark brown pour with quick dissolving head. Big sweet and deep roasted malts. Big alcoholic, grapes, balsamico, notes of coffee. Big sweet, and some light sour. Medium body, low carbonation. The alcohol really burns through the palate. Chocolatey and sweet.
Maakun (4066) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to Kevin, 2016 version. Very dark brown with short lasting light brown head. Vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, strong alcohol, quite some spices, brown bread, marzipan, raisins. I don’t get much coffee though. Quite sweet with strong alcoholic bitterness. Full bodied with burning alcoholic finish. It’s decent, but stupid alcoholic, totally over the top.
jkwood04 (5294) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a small head. Aroma of coffee, sweetness and chocolate and roasted malts, some more sweetness, ethanol, and some oak/bourbon. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Thick texture. A cool beer but not necessary.
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: 2015 vintage: Served in a taster:
Almost completely black beer with a quickly disappeared brown head.
Nose of coffee, coffee roast, bourbon, vanilla, alcohol, rum, cream, chocolate, molasses, light mocha, some fudge... Velvet ish aroma!
Flavour is coffee, roasty, molasses, spice/alc burn, light vanilla and chalky tones, coffee roast, earthy coffee tints, some malty roaatbwith mocha and chocate/cacoa...
Aftertaste is coffee beans with coffee roast and some dark coffee tints. Also some bitters, roast and vanilla with a malty backbone.
Low carbo, light oily mouthfeel, (close to full) bodied.
Christian (12955) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Grisefest. Black with a small off-white head. Aroma of coffee beans, toffee and caramel, chocolate and vanilla. Sweet, somewhat sugary roasted flavour with chocolate and coffee notes. Pretty good dessert style stout.
rekvium (425) - Odense C, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle, shared by Lukas. Thanks a lot buddy! Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, raisins, prunes, alcohol, vanilla, oak, light roasted malts. Taste is heavy vanilla, oak, prunes, lots of alcohol, heavy coffee, light roast, nutty. Bit too heavy alcohol for my taste, but otherwise lovely.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 19, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon.
hackobock (3570) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
August 13, 2016. Bottle at Bruery Bonanza 2016. 2016 edition.
Dark brown with a minimal brown head. Aroma is malty , light boozy, coffee grounds, some vanilla, caramel, some figs, bourbon.
Taste is sweet, malty, boozy. Finish is coffee grounds, some malty sweetness with caramel, toffee, vanilla, some bourbon notes. Full bodied, soft carbonation.
Good, a bit hot and heavy on the coffee grounds.
linusb (899) - SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Deep dark brown with a thin light brown lacing. N: vanilla, coffee, milk chocolate T: Tart coffee, vanilla, bourbon O: Quite tart and heavy coffe. Quite pleasant though!