punkska101 (2194) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2017 Bottle shared by Alex A: licorice, alcohol, figs, bourbon, light chocolate. App: pitch black no head. T/p: full body with sweet finish of average long duration. Soft to moderate carbonation. O: this is more a digestive than a beer, boy this is strong. It's a good thing we shared it. The bourbon flavour are bold. Tide (4566) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2017 Draught at the taproom. Dark brown color, no head. Bittersweet taste with dried fruits, nuts, chocolate, toffee, a bit of pine, oak and alcohol. Bittersweet finish with dried fruits, chocolate, nuts, toffee, oak, vanilla, bourbon and toffee. Exquisite imperial stout. dflb (67) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2017 My sister’s father-in-law, Jimi Sepúlveda, brought a 2016 Black Tuesday to go with our Thanksgiving knowing I will write about it. Black Tuesday is an Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels.
The air yields bourbon, caramel, and dark chocolate upon the nose. The strong bourbon character and a whopping 20.3% alcohol content give a warm burn to the take. A touch of singed oak is experienced in the finish.
The taste of dark chocolate is dominate from start to finish. Thick, raw molasses adds a layer to the dark chocolate. Caramel compliments the sweet molasses.
A cherry bite is ventured right when you take a drink to go with the alcohol burn. Raisins harmonizes with the dark chocolate and deepens the body. A vanilla creaminess smoothens the take and finish.
Black Tuesday is an wonderful Imperial Stout. The bourbon barrel aging leaves the feel of singed oak and an extremely strong alcohol presence with the Imperial style. The molasses gives the beer a sugary texture and blends with the caramel harmoniously. Raisins is a nice accent and more dominant as you keep drinking. Cherry brings complexity to the take and the finish. Incredibly strong, Black Tuesday is meant to be shared because 20.3% is outrageous. This beer is dangerously delicious and easier to drink to the experienced drinker.
Cheers. Prost. Drink for the love of beer.
For more beer reviews, visit my blog “Drink For the Love of Beer.” radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2017
750ml bottle at the November DC Ratebeer tasting - 2015 vintage? Poured a black oil color with not much, if any head. Maybe a small, wispy tan head. Aroma was light roast, lots of boozy notes, dark chocolate, roasted dark, bitter chocolate. Vanilla, bourbon, roasted notes. Wow, really really good. Thanks Donnie! Westchesterco (2274) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2017
From a bottle at the November RB DC tasting. It is brienish black color with a slight head. The Aroma is boozey and the taste is smooth and sweet and has a true boozey flavor and a Smooth finish.
superspak (6228) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2017
750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 9/18/2013. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a small foamy khaki head with decent retention, that reduces to a ring of lace that lingers. Minimal lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, fudge, brown sugar, maple syrup, almond, molasses, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, dark bread, raisin, plum, cherry, fig, and date; with light notes of marshmallow, licorice, smoke, pepper, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. A bit of increasing booziness in the aromas as it warms, but not overwhelming. Damn nice complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, fruity yeast, and bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, fudge, brown sugar, maple syrup, almond, molasses, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, dark bread, raisin, plum, cherry, fig, and date; with light notes of marshmallow, licorice, smoke, char, pepper, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate bourbon/oak spiciness and light roast/char bitterness on the the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, fudge, brown sugar, maple syrup, almond, molasses, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, dark bread, dark fruit, marshmallow, light smoke/char, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, fruity yeast, and bourbon barrel flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet and bourbon/oak spiciness balance; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Mildly increasing dryness from bourbon/oak spiciness. Medium carbonation and very full body; with a very creamy/silky/velvety/rich, and lightly slick/sticky/chalky/tannic mouthfeel that is awesome. Alcohol is very well hidden; a lightly increasing warmth of 18.9%, with mild lingering barrel booziness after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic barrel aged imperial stout! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, fruity yeast, and bourbon barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the enormous ABV. Bruery stouts always seem to have a class of their own on the flavor profile. Not as deeply roasty or charred on black/roasted malts like some others; but still extremely rich and complex. Outstanding barrel integration and balance, without feeling overly boozy, tannic, or drying. A highly enjoyable offering. andrewje41 (4540) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2017
750 mL bottle poured, generously shared by Tcon. Thanks for sharing this one! Long wait to finally get a chance to sit and pick apart this beer. Bottle aged one year, though I have no real experience with any other vintage. Poured a bit cold at first. A ton of chocolate, dark fruits bordering tart. At first blind taste, I thought this leaned more towards a barleywine over an impy stout. Quite boozy. Guessed in the 17 to 18 range, so apparently on the smooth side all things considered. This beer really shines as it warmed up. A ton of bourbon that comes through. Thick, rich with caramel, but less sweet than I would expect. So much chocolate and smooth bourbon holds on forever in the palate. This is a bottle that is brilliant to open early on in the night, and sip on. It refuses to get old. Probably one of the best of all the really big beers I've tried, being above the 15 or so range. Incredible beer here. Andgun87 (49) - - OCT 25, 2017
@mbcc17 - Väldigt komplexa smaker, choklad, kaffe, portvin, rågbröd och en viss syrlighet. Lite lite spritig men inte så konstigt.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone witt (96) - Elsinore, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2017
Lots of dried dark fruits, huge bourbon, vanilla, fudge, cherries, smooth af , hides the abv. salvaticas (1021) - - OCT 13, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2017 Bottle pour. Almost sour on the nose - intense but hard to identify. Maybe the barrel. Full bodied. Medium sour flavor. Coffee. Intense. Really good.