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Mocha Wednesday - The Bruery

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635 Ratings
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Ratings: 635
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 651
Gots: 193 | FT: 33
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  19.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Chardman on 01-08-2014

Black Tuesday with coffee and cacao nibs added.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 635 | Reviews: 58 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of rhong187
4.52/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TNeedles
4.87/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EricTeusink
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveHack
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beersnake1
4.87/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GABrew
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sordyl
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KRG
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Tafyob41
4.92/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of rack0flamb
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Williaar
4.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rowbow
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shawner
4.37/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jordanpaterson08
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Norseman
4.48/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.19/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjn40277
4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mikediesel124
4.41/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stakem
3.67/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fresh 2015 waxed 750ml bottle poured into a matching Bruery snifter. The brew streams brown but comes to rest in the glass dark brown to black with ruby clarity when held to the light. A very aggressive pour yields about a finger of khaki head that is quick to fade.

The aroma initially is very sweet with cocoa smelling almost like brownie batter. That sensation is short lived. As the brew is smelled more a lot of deep roast to char comes out smelling almost smokey like burnt popcorn. Some tangy alcohol and licorice are afterthoughts mingled with a slight vegetative component almost like green bell peppers.

The taste is bitter cacao, roasty earth, espresso and anise. A mild tang is somewhat medicinal across the middle. Solvent alcohol and a mild smoke almost like the previously mentioned burnt popcorn character is noticed mid-palate. Across the finish is a perplexing flavor almost like soy sauce. This is quite weird for that to be present in a beer this fresh. As it warms up, it has a mild vegetative flavor almost like bell peppers.

This is full bodied and lightly carbonated. An interesting twist on black tuesday but something seems weird in this. I dont know if its the coffee or cacao but im not crazy about it. This just doesnt deliver the flavor profile like it seems it should. Not a terrible beer but also not what I was expecting either.

Photo of trippytbta
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VeganUndead
4.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Paccamacca
4.48/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SierraFlight
4.21/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of timc100
4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Looks just like the other variants - black and oily in the glass, lighter brown pour. Huge alcohol legs, looks like a boozy monster of a beer.

Much better fresh - huge freshly ground coffee both earthy and fruity, heavy fresh roast, very sweet booze, chocolate, faint bourbon and sweet vanilla. Massive feeling beer, coats the mouth with sweet boozy chocolate and vanilla, coffee is very dominant. All comes together very well for being such an extreme pour.

Another great Black Tuesday concoction. Had a 2014 when it was about 9 months old and it wasn't anywhere near as impressive as this fresh 2015 batch. A truly decadent beastly beer.

Photo of Beer4B
4.66/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Mocha Wednesday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 635 ratings.