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Mocha Wednesday - The Bruery

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347 Ratings
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Ratings: 347
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 422
Gots: 83 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Black Tuesday with coffee and cacao nibs added.

(Beer added by: Chardman on 01-08-2014)
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Reviews by Jules11788:
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4.89/5  rDev +7.9%

Went to pick up my allocations at The Bruery last night and a kind Hoarders' Society member shared a bit of his pour with me. I couldn't be more thankful.

A: Very dark brown, almost black; no head, very little lacing; the thing I noticed first about this beer was that it had great "legs" like a fine wine. I've never seen beer with "legs" before.

S: Chocolate fudge, fresh espresso beans, caramel, oak, and a slight hint of coconut. Then more chocolate.

T: Where do I begin with this beauty? Starts out with an explosion of bourbon-chocolaty goodness, then mellows out along the middle of the tongue and transitions into warm flavors of vanilla, espresso, oak, coconut, and more chocolate. This is decadence incarnate. Just phenomenal.

M: Medium-light viscosity; oily, buttery, with a very slight boozy warmth as it goes down. Honestly, I'm amazed at how smooth this beer is considering how high of an ABV it carries.

O: I've tried well over a thousand beers in the past 4 years of my journey as a craft beer enthusiast, and this takes the cake as the absolute best beer I've ever had the pleasure of placing on my tongue. Incredible.

01-08-2014 16:48:50 | More by Jules11788
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4.4/5  rDev -2.9%

750 mL bottle served at 50F into a HF wine glass. Shared w/Brewinsue

A: As expected, pitch black. When held up to the light, only the faintest deep reddish-brown hues penetrate te edges of this bee. Thin Mocha colored head (1/2") dissipates quickly. Swirling won't revive it and this beer peaes no lacing in the glass. Tiny carbonatin bubbles are visible.

S: Roasted malt and strong rich espresso with blended tones of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, pecans/pralines and toffee. So different from the base beer ad the other BT treatments.

T: Mimics the nose. The nearly overpowering residual sweetness of BT is muted by the coffee and chocolate notes. Fresh baked brownies and a cup or coffee...this is truly a decadent dessert beer. The richness is fantastic, and the balance of bourbon and esperesso on the finish is lovely. Clean with just a touch of leftover sugar on the tongue.

M: Full bodied and heavy with medium-low carbonation, but that is to be expected. Slick, this beer coats your tongue and mouth. Not unpleasant though...and it grows on you.

O: Really wishing they bottled this in those 8 oz. bottles that Anchor used to use for Old Foghorn to justify a single serving. Very glad to have the opportunity to try this and I will be happy to share my remaining bottles with friends and family. Unique to be sure and though my taste falls to lambic, gueuze and saison of late, this is not to be missed.

08-05-2014 03:49:20 | More by F2brewers
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South Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +2.6%

A - pours near black with a dense finger of mocha colored head. Nearly non existant lacing. Good retention

S - pretty heavenly. Biig chocolate sweetness and mocha, minimal booze quite a bit of vanilla

T - so sweet roasty coffee not bozzy but considerable burn on the backend

M - full bodied min carb very smooth. Should be less drinkabke than it is at 19.2

05-29-2014 23:03:45 | More by MacQ32
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

07-26-2014 04:17:36 | More by Schlais
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

05-21-2014 18:09:59 | More by Ben7773
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

01-08-2014 17:51:14 | More by Callmecoon
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New York

5/5  rDev +10.4%

05-05-2014 14:06:55 | More by BillKuhnel
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

07-10-2014 05:18:13 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

02-17-2014 23:32:43 | More by Cynic-ale
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

03-23-2014 12:42:31 | More by jtladner
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

02-09-2014 01:45:09 | More by stereosforgeeks
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4.83/5  rDev +6.6%

S. - Tons of fresh coffee with fudge dark chocolate, caramel, and chocolate brownie that makes up a great nose. 4.5

T - Dark fudgy chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and fresh coffee. Imagine Chocolate rain filled and perfectly balanced with a great coffee and you get this. This is one really great beer.

M - Syrupy sweet with a slight bitter coffee presence as well as light oak near the finish

O - Wow this is an impressive stout from the Bruery with tons of flavor. The coffee takes a good stout and makes it even better by adding more balance and complexity.

01-29-2014 04:01:24 | More by jeonseh
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

07-28-2014 16:26:03 | More by striker2160
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

03-24-2014 20:40:57 | More by Reappropriated
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

06-23-2014 20:12:27 | More by Indytruks138
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

06-29-2014 15:06:07 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

03-01-2014 23:31:11 | More by AlexChillton
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

06-06-2014 15:42:07 | More by tetu
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

07-13-2014 03:27:58 | More by mhenson42
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

08-04-2014 07:54:37 | More by PretzelCity
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

03-31-2014 21:43:11 | More by Gonzoillini
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4.91/5  rDev +8.4%

On tap in the Bruery tasting room.

5oz. pour served @ 45 deg. allowed to warm to room temp before finishing the last sip.

A: very dark brown. Viscous and opaque. No head what so ever.

S: Roasted, espresso, chocolate, bourbon.

T: Very much like the nose. Roasted coffee, up front then creamy and dark chocolate. The high ABV is well hidden. Some dark fruit. Very drinkable. As the beer warms, even more of the flavors of vanilla and chocolate come out.

M: The only fault I find in this beer is here. A little oily with no carbonation. But really how much carbonation can you expect at this high ABV.

OA: Better then Black Tuesday and Grey Monday. Far more drinkable then the other two. The sweetness of the base beer is perfectly contrasted by the bitterness of the coffee. Black Tuesday is a beer you have to share, Mocha Wednesday is a beer you don't want to share.

01-08-2014 16:30:44 | More by Crazydaddyo
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3.93/5  rDev -13.2%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black, but not quite. Small, brief khaki head. Thin collar.

Smell - Bourbon, brown sugar. Coffee. Smells sweet. Vanilla.

Taste - Coffee with a little bit of acidity. Bourbon. Sweet brown sugar. Caramel diabetes. Chocolatey finish.

Mouthfeel - Heavy. Sweet. Everything I expected. Low carbonation.

Overall - The coffee is sharp, but the sugar balances it out. As always, too sweet.

04-01-2014 02:13:16 | More by Alieniloquium
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

01-27-2014 18:44:57 | More by MontereyBay831
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

06-09-2014 14:06:03 | More by 1noa
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Mocha Wednesday from The Bruery
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