cernjoh (144) - Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2015 vintage poured from a bomber in a Bruery snifter. Aroma is coffee, bourbon and some booze. At 18.6% abv it is well masked in the aroma. Appearance is dark brown almost black like old motor oil with very little tan head. Taste is on the sweet side with molases vanilla coffee and cocoa amongst the flavors. Palate is very nice with good carbonation and viscosity. Overall I love this beer. The booze is hidden in the aroma and taste but drink a bottle and you will feel it. Highly recommended but if sweet is not your thing you might want to pass. I love it.
fitwitchik (375) - USA - FEB 27, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bomber into a snifter motor oil with minimal tan head that quickly dissipates.
Aroma is molasses, chocolate, coffee.
Flavor is hubba hubba sweet. Dark chocolate, coffee, with caramelized brown sugar. WOW. Once again The Bruery does a great take on their almost perfect BT. Plenty of bourbon. Yeah, a fan I am.
48FanInCali (772) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very much like Chocolate Rain with a nice punch of high quality coffee. Sweetness is balanced out by coffee bitterness. Blends nicely but it is a HUGE beer so don’t try to take down a 750 on your own in one afternoon. Best BT variant of the bunch so far but I still prefer regular BT.
BBB63 (6299) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlogged rating, Bottle shared: Oily tears formed from the opaque bastard. First impression was motherf**k, that is intense overkill of chocolate, booze, espresso, caramel covered cherries and berries, black strap molasses and a touch of tawny port barrel. The alcohol and massive sweetness makes this a difficult beer to enjoy. Even my 2 ounce pour was a chore to finish. Woof... This took Black Tuesday to a near undrinkable level. Did not think that possible!
slowrunner77 (6286) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I dug this one. big on the coffee...cacao nibs playing a background role. I think this is smoother than Tuesday, although equally as diabetic...and I’m a sucker for a coffee sipper, and this is a good one at that.
mikem409 (1736) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Color is murky dark brown with faint head. Aroma is coffee and sweet chocolate. Taste is sweet coffee bitter chocolate finish.
czar (4927) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared at a tasting. pours unclear dark brown, red tint, with a small light beige cap, minimal retention and lacing for its low abv (oink). burnt caramel-plenty, burning chilies and vegetal green peppers, molasses and chocolate, peppery and perfumey booze. average to light carbonation - fortunately settles after a while, medium to full body - oily and thick; burning hot spicy finish. hard to drink like its rum declension - harder than regular BT. nibs and coffee did not take it to a higher level, in fact it apparently reduces malt depth.
wheresyourball (521) - El Cajon, California, USA - FEB 5, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown, looking a lot like BT. Nose is coffee, caramel, chocolate. Flavor starts out with malt and chocolate and finishes with a roasty flavor. Great mouthfeel. Basically tastes like BT with coffee added, which in my opinion is a very good thing; similar to BCBCS.
mathieuc (1662) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with no head and no lace. Nose is of raw alcohol and coconut. Taste is of spicy/peppery alcohol, green peppers (light) and chocolate/cocoa. Body is full and carbonation moderate. Alcohol is almost overwhelming but at least it isn’t cloying like Chocolate Rain (whatever batch I got). A nice dessert but just too extreme to be sampled in more than minute quantities.
tom10101 (3266) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (750 ml) @ De Garde++ tasting. From Dan, thanks!
Appearance: Black w/ reddish reflects, no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Cacao, massive boozy presence, paint thinner and subdued coffee notes.
Taste: Heavy sweetness along massive alcohol are hiding cacao and coffee but you can get them a bit after the beer breathe for a long time. Light fruitiness too.
Palate: Full body. Moderate carbonation. Liquorous mouthfeel. Burning finish.
Overall: Like most other The Bruery stouts, it’s tasty and flavorful but also terribly unbalanced and undrinkable because how the sweetness and the alcohol takes all the place. It’s not impossible to make great super high abv stouts, Struise are able to, but this is not good.