sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2012
On tap at borefts 2010. Poured dark, heavy and with absolutely no head. Huge amount of flavour swirling around the glass, actually still testes like a beer at the strength, dangerously drinkable for it. Heavy vinous dark fruits dominate, but a 100ml or so was more than enough. To be savoured as an occasional winter warmer. Aniela (4216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2012
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2011. Dark brown/black beer with no head. Tar, malty, chocolate, coffee, vanilla aroma with some woody notes. Malty, choclate, coffee, tar, raisins flavour. This is truly love in a bottle :-) fletchfighters (1529) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2012
A-- Poured soy sauce black. No light, no visible carbonation, not much really. Did get a very short lived dark chocolate head that went away quite quickly. Massive dark chocolate oily residue left in the glass afterwards. Took two washes to get it all out.
S-- Soy Sauce, chocolate syrup, molasses, and dark fruits. Nose is quite light for the size of the beer and the ABV level. Very little alcohol smell.
T-- Soy sauce, burnt rubber, ash, char, molasses, honey, tobacco, chocolate, roasted malts. I could go on with the taste as there were a lot of flavors with this. What i liked was that the char, ash, and burnt rubber were subdued. A drinkable Mikkeller black I thought.
M-- Big, evil, mean, slick , syrupy, oily, and peaty. Really came across as a massive scotch to me. As soon as it warmed up some the ABV was in full force. Made it hard to drink for me. Zero carbonation.
O-- Could not drink more than a few ounces. Some points it was brilliant, other times not. I was at a massive disadvantage as that I was driving and could not do more than a few ounces. Either way it was difficult for me to drink and just gave up. Base beer is far better than anything Mikkeller or De Molen has done but I would not buy or really want again.
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Black color with tan sheen.Deep roast, milk chocolate, vanilla aromas. Full bodied. Nice vanilla, milk chocolate, deep roast malt flavors, warming finish--good. cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Urbain shared BD 5, 6, 9, 10 next to each other. Shit man! Black, rich creamy dark tan head with amazing retention. Nose is huge, dry earthy notes, peaty, faint cardboard, fair bit of roasted malt and light chocolate. Taste is obviously enormous, peaty and earthy with light cardboard and some dark fruits. Bitter chocolate with rich roasted malt in back. Heat there but pretty well hdden for the abv. Body is extremely thick and viscous with strong carbonation and dry finish. Tons of flavor with some minor issues and average integration.
Ahrens (37) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
Big body and a very thick imperial stout.
Smell: egg yolk, heavily roasted, caramel and vanilla.
Taste: roasted, sweet, alcohol, Chinese anis, acidy, oak and high bitterness Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Bottle shared by TurdFurgison at DLD 2011. Thanks Eric!
The beer is black with a mocha head that hangs out for a brief period before leaving a bit of lacing on the snifter.
The aroma is big and potent, with scents of chocolate, raisins soaked in booze, coffee, oak, smoke, and more. Impressive.
I simply had no idea what the hell I was getting myself into. As someone said in an earlier review, Black Tuesday is for sunny afternoons by the pool. You think you’ve had stout milkshake before? Think again. Thick? This would be the star of the TV show "The Biggest Gainer". It’s the subject of Stephen King’s new novel, "Thicker". If Chuck Norris could be any stout in the world, he would be Black Damnation V, and beat the shit out of Black Tuesday just because he could. It’s thick. Seriously (I think Black Tuesday is phenomenal, for the record. I am strictly referring to the full bodied feel on the palate).
The flavor brings a wealth of chocolate, roast and booze, with additional flavors of coffee, dark fruit, and syrup.
I really dug this beer. It may not be for everybody, but Urbain concocted a gem here. I never imagined I would enjoy a 26% abv beer so much.
January 5, 2012
Huge thanks to drabmuh for opening this. Split a few ways. It’s nice to try this in a quieter, more sober setting.
When the beer is poured, it appears more viscous than any stout I have yet encountered. The aroma is wonderful, as I remembered. Alcohol is present, but amazingly unobtrusive. 26% ?!? Feels so smooth on the palate. A delightful beer to sip and savor. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2012
bottle @dmac’s willblake is back in NJ tasting-thanks jtclockwork–pours black that sheets the glass and still. Aroma is roasty dark malt-anise, some dark fruit, wood. Taste is wood, roasty dark malt-anise, some dark fruit, 2nd earthy hops.
pushkinwow (2790) - Ottawa, CANADA - MAY 22, 2012
750ml bottle from Sarro. Opened after a 5 year vertical of Dark Lord and a 2011 Black Tuesday so you would think that the palate would be completely toast...and I’m not lying it wasn’t perfect but this beer was able to blow past my somewhat compromised palate and make an impression. Black with a hint of mocha head, surprising amount of carbonation as the cork popped out. Oily, thick, viscous - lots of booze although it does not overwhelm - in fact it seems like it belongs, chocolate, some coffee, sweet malts, vanilla, some molasses, light soy, and some liquorice - smorgasbord of intense flavours that meld reasonably well. Sweet, malty, low carbonation (even though the cork popped), covers your mouth in an oily dark texture and the finish just keeps on going. Something that is worth trying at least once but open the bottle with enough friends jale (11) - Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Pours deep black with little head. Malt cocoa and coffee in the nose. Taste is huge booze, but hey its 26%. Cocoa, coffee and some burnt raisins. Alcohol really covers up the flavor profile. Sticky and a bit cloying.