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RATINGS: 679   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 597   ABV: 19.9%
Aged in bourbon barrels for over a year, this extremely rich stout has picked up flavors of vanilla, burnt caramel, toasted oak, prunes, and sherry-like oxidation.
2009 Batch: 19.5% ABV
2010 Batch: 18.2% ABV
2011 Batch: 18.3% ABV
2012 Batch: 19.2% ABV
2013 Batch: 18.9% ABV
2014 Batch: 19.7% ABV
2015 Batch: 19.9% ABV

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (7787) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2016
Bottle shared at the As Is Bottle Share #1. Pours a deep murky brown body with no head. Nose is thick, sweet black strap molasses, lots of wood and bourbon alcohol sting. Mouthfeel is sweet fudge, sugar, booze and oxidation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9499) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Molasses, chocolate and plenty of caramelized sugars merge in this heavy, warming Imperial Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the darkness.
-Mouthfeel remains velvety despite the intensity.
-Alcohol is obviously important in the flavor profile and body.
-This is quite reminiscent of DFHs World Wide Stout.
-This was aged nearly 6 years before opening, and as such allowed us to taste a properly smoothened version. Even though its an extreme brew, time seems to have made it more approachable.

From a 2010 bottle, tasted in 2016.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BucannonXC5 (1460) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Type: 750-ml bottle (25.4 oz.) Glass: AleSmith Barrel-Aged Reserve snifter glass From: The Bruery in Placentia, Calif. Price: $25.99 Purchased: N/A; Received on Nov. 8, 2015 Consumed: June 10, 2016 Misc.: Bottled on Aug. 25, 2015; 2015 version (19.9 pct. ABV) To say that I was excited to have this was the understatement of the century. I cant think of a beer Ive wanted to try more than Black Tuesday. A big thanks to Chris for letting my buy one of his bottles. This is going to be good. Poured a black color with two fingers of fizzy tan head. Serene setting underneath. Decent spotty lacing. Decent retention. (Sight - 3.50) Smelled sugary milk chocolate, smooth bourbon, toffee, caramel, dry cocoa, chocolate syrup, crayon, licorice, hints of molasses, figs, dark raisins and dark plum. Got boozier each whiff. (Smell - 4.50) First taste was just awesome, definitely warming all the way down to my gut. Got sugary chocolate syrup, milk chocolate, rich caramel, creamy toffee, smooth bourbon, molasses, black licorice, creamy espresso vanilla and light woody oak. Huge warmth in my throat. Drinks like a port dessert wine or some other complex red wine. This is warm, but not super hot. Definitely drinkable. Amazing. (Taste - 4.75) Full body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, surprisingly smooth finish. Perfect. (Feel - 5.00) This was just incredible. Might be my favorite beer ever, knowing that Pliny the Elder and Younger might come down a tad once I rate them again. (Overall - 4.75) 4.64 100 A+

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepatrickman (988) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle from trade with Michael (misterburd) -- thanks a ton, buddy! 2015 vintage (19.9%) The label says "Contains Alcohol" front and center, and boy do they mean it. This is so boozy that you can smell the alcohol burn as soon as it gets within 5 feet of you, but theres so much flavor that it doesnt taste especially hot. Tons of chocolate and coffee flavor, like a double version of the biggest imperial stout youve ever tried, mixed with a strong bourbon flavor that pairs really well with the alcohol warmth. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abijen (2518) - s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2016
Donker bruin bier met een kleine beige schuim kraag. Ruikt alcohol, vanille, overrijp fruit. Smaakt vanille, alcohol, bourbon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bosbouw (2731) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2016
Mooie zwarte kleur met een kleine kraag. Ruikt vol vanille crme, mocha, alcohol. Mooie volle geur. Smaakt vol vanille, alcohol, koffie. Volle smaak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hansvf (738) - - MAY 16, 2016
Wajoo 19%. Zwart, geen schuim. Erg alcoholisch in geur en smaak, maar wel op een lekkere manier.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ansalon (3114) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle, shared with ktwse and kryon79 at Himmeriget. Pours an intense black with no head. Swirling it around leaves oily black lacings on the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, molasses, marinated raisins, vanilla, bourbon, oak, leather. Taste is dark chocolate bitterness meets caramel sweetness and a pleasant alcohol burn towards the end. Mouthfeel is very smooth and velvety with almost no carbonation

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (2823) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2016
Pours dark with minimal head Aromas of port, alcohol, dried fruits, vinous fruityness, oak, leather Taste has notes of bourbon, vanilla, alcohol, dried fruits, vinous dark fruits, oak Mouthfeel is sticky but still velvet alcohol, low carbonation, low bitterness

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (4178) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2016
2014 reserve. Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of booze, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate... I want to make love to this beer... Taste is fiery rich bourbon, tons of alcohol, super sweet. This one can probably sit for 50 years... Body is rich and creamy with soft carbonation. Warming alcohol finish that lingers until the cows come home...

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