PartyFowle (81) - - NOV 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, wine glass. Dark brown, nearly black. A fizzy tan head that quickly pops away to nothing. Sharp dark roast coffee, ethanol, graham cracker, vanilla, bitter dark chocolate, smooth oak in the nose. Flavor is better. Coffee and dark chocolate in perfect proportion, with a graham cracker finish. Cool flavor is covered by malts, but burn isnít -- very tongue numbing, very hot. A hint of plum sneaks in after the finish. Medium-full body is lighter than expected. Mild fizz and peppery co2, paired with lots and lots of heat. This thingís giving me heartburn. A rich, intense coffee stout -- very sweet. Ten ounces is about the maximum you need.
Dr_MedievAle (197) - Alabama, USA - NOV 27, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
aroma: melted milk chocolate and coffee bean such that they cleanse the senses. very powerful. little bit of caramel or burnt sugars on the nose, too. appearance: not the best look, though--muddy dark brown with very quickly dissipating head. lacing is haphazard. taste: hot bourbon, bitter oak and several sweet chocolates (milk and dark); some spicy and sweet apple pie and dark fruits (raisins, prunes, as though brought together in a nutty porridge.) bitter coffee and hot bourbon clean up on the back end. flavors are so robust that they do an excellent job of masking the alcohol heat. for that reason, itís pushed over the top to a perfect 10 on taste. palate: smooth and syrupy; full bodied. lively carbonation.
djd07 (3879) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a dark brown with small creamy tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong coffee, roast, chocolate, booze. Thick mouthfeel with nice coffee, roast, dark chocolate, light booze, very impressive.
MrFecesious (1091) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share. 2014 edition. Thanks jonny! Deep brown, with massive legs! Aroma is great milk chocolate espresso mocha, with a "thick" alcohol. Taste is massive sweetness, and huge dark chocolate and coffee bitterness. Palate is tangy and creamy, sticky, and mouth-jizzy.
GothGargoyle (1421) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown, viscous, with a small pale head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, booze, bourbon. Full bodied, complex and sweet on the palate, slightly boozy finish. Taste is chocolate, coffee, hazelnut, dark fruits, molasses. Sweet but so good.
hallinghansen (2094) - Odense S, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Dedollewaitors 14.000 celebration tasting. Thanks for sharing Dedollewaiitor. Dark brown body with a small offwhite head. Chocolate, roasted malt, cacao, coffee, caramel, alcohol, sweet bourbon. A bit to sweet for me.
Dedollewaitor (14104) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ 14.000th Rating Celebration. Shared with Hallinghansen (The Man). Pours black with a small creamy head. Lots of mocha roast and cocoa. Vanilla, syrup, wood and dark fruit. Boozy - well of course. Smooth and soft. Everything is well integrated. Overly tasty and sippable. A fan!
markextrae (1304) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
recieved this bottle in a trade. shared it with a friend. poured a bit darker as the grey monday, with..... HEAD! nice mohca coloured head on top. wow... smells like you expect. mocha! dark roasted coffee upfront, zweet bakers chocolate, milke chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate chip cookie, vanilla, cany sugar, earth coffee. taste gets better as it warms up a little. taste is the least balanced version of the chocolate rain and grey monday. kind of a spicy aftertaste. warm alcohol finish, not my best version of the black tuesday versions, but itís still pretty damn tasty!
umich03jm (2170) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to tectactoe for sharing. Almost black pour with very little head. Huge sweet aroma of caramel, coffee beans, vanilla, alcohol, and whiskey. Tastes like burnt molasses, caramel, dark roasted coffee, chocolate, and moderate whiskey barrel. Syrupy mouthfeel. A big beer but still would not guess over 19%. A must share beer because I could never drink more than 6 oz of it.
Pailhead (5066) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of tectactoe
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate moderate chocolate, coffee, maple syrup, light vanilla, oak, and alcohol. It pours a dark brown, virtually black, with a minimal beige ring for a head. The flavor starts with sugary chocolate, molasses, and sweet maple syrup. The finish has light-moderate coffee and a touch of anise. Itís medium-full bodied with a slick mouthfeel. Overall, the coffee is there, but it struggles to get by the sweetness. Itís still very tasty.