johnnnniee (4457) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle from 2012 shared Friday night.
Deep thick black color with a small quickly dissipating tan head. Huge molasses roast and chocolate with a fair bit of hazel nuttiness still evident. Solid warming alcohol never gets harsh, Very well made huge sipping beer. hallinghansen (3471) - Odense SV, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle at home after a long day renovating my new house. Black body with a small offwhite head. Chocolate, bourbon, nutty, light alcohol, caramel, oak. Soft carbonation. So delicious. ajnepple (7337) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Sampled at Great American Beer Festival 9/24/15. Tasted directly after Black Tuesday. Very similar. Black appearance with a light brown head. Strong, sweet and lightly boozy. Notes of chocolate, dark malts, oak, vanilla, toasted grain, roast, caramel, toffee, bourbon and hazelnuts. Full body. Nice. solidfunk (9720) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Syrupy. Dark chocolate and some roast. Pours not entirely opaque black with ok head and lacing. Finishes syrupy sweet. Thick oily consistency. Tap at Snallygaster. radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Draft at Snallygaster 2015. Poured a medium dark, close to black but not quite, color with a tan head. Velvet. Chocolate syrup. Boozy vanilla, nutty notes. Very smooth. Alcohol is most certainly there, boozy, but not terribly boozy like some high ABV beers I’ve had, these beers seem to be hit or miss, and thankfully this was a big enough hit to recommend. This was a boozy, vanilla, sweet nutty notes. Now I have diabetes. Could they pull this off with half the alcohol? I’d love to try that one...
Iphonephan (7471) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2015
On draft at Snallygaster 2015. Pours aclear cola brown with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruits. Flavor of ripe plums and figs. Boozy sweet finish. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Draft. Small beige head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, dark chocolate, some alcohol, light roast, cinnamon. Taste is sweet, dark chocolate, some lactose, surprisingly light alcohol. Sticky full body, low carbonation. GenDV138 (7828) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2015
750 ml silver waxed bottle poured into a Bruery tulip. 2015 edition at 18.6% ABV. Black with half a finger of quick fading light tan head. Aromas of bourbon, booze, dark chocolate, toasted nuts. Tastes of dark chocolate, caramel, dark fruit, bourbon, sweet nuts. Full body with a dry syrupy finish. Bule (2309) - California, USA - AUG 30, 2015
2015 Release in 750ml bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a bit of head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of hazelnuts from the bottle as it opens. Chocolate flavor with mild hazelnut. A little hot still.
douglas88 (9789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours a pure black color with a small white head. Very nice viscous body. The aroma is just nuts when you smell the wax. I mean, damn that wax was made of some sort of essence of hazelnuts and it skews it because the beer doesn’t smell like that at all. I mean, it is similar but nowhere near as robust. The beer has hazelnuts but none of the perfumy cake. The flavor is sharp, hot, hazelnuts, roast, sugary sweet almost rum base. Complex. Too much- yes.