Wineification - The Bruery

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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 167
Gots: 29 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  15.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is Black Tuesday with Syrah grapes aged in French Oak barrels.

(Beer added by: jermy on 01-15-2014)
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look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Got this one from hotpipes a while back. Thanks heaps for this one. Was really looking forward to it.

From a 750 into a snifter
Batch 1
Black Tuesday with syrah grapes and aged in French Oak barrels. S

APPEARANCE: Same as all the others. A very transparent, thin, and relatively light brown pour yields a thin, loose, bubbly, off-white head with lousy retention. Head quickly fades to a thin ring, which eventually vanishes as well. Looks flat by the end and absolutely no lacing at all. Much too thin and transparent for the style as well. Very disappointing for the style.

SMELL: Roasted notes, dark chocolate, some oak aromas, with some nice dark fruit and red wine on the nose. Dark grapes and slightly port-like for sure. Some toffee and vanilla there as well from the oak aging. Nice and not overly boozy.

TASTE: Lots of oak, grapes and red wine up front. Flavorful for sure. A big and boozy finish of dark grapes, red wine and port flavors, oak, hints of vanilla and a touch of milk chocolate linger on the palate, Very oak forward and plenty of red wine and port flavors as well.

PALATE: Lighter body and higher levels of carbonation. Not creamy, fizzy on the palate, goes down fizzy with a scratch at the swallow and finishes sticky. Quite a bit of heat lingers. Burns going down and is rather harsh. A bit more challenging that some of the other variants out there, amazingly enough.

OVERALL: The nose was great and the flavor was very red wine and port-like. Quite enjoyed those aspects of the beer. The look was typical of Black Tuesday, too light and thin in color with a lack luster head, and the feel was perhaps even more fizzy, harsh and hot than normal. Really liked this one, but didn’t quite love it. Something I was very glad to try and would be happy to see again in the future. Thanks again for the bottle hotpipes. Always a pleasure.

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Interesting concept, but I don't think the blend creates something greater than the parts, and the tannins of the grapes become a little tiresome after a couple ounces.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I have never taken the time to write out a review on here , until now....

Bottle poured into a Riedel Cabernet/Merlot/Bordeaux Glass

A: Pours dark black with a brown/redish foam

S: Wine grapes, bourbon, oak and chocolate. Somewhat similar to Backyard Rye (Which we also had that day), but not as fruity.

T: The Syrah grapes are huge on this beer, some booze, but not as strong as Black Tuesday, chocolate and a slight fruit sweetness. The French Oak barrels add a nice touch to this that bourbon barrels just could not do. Don't be afraid to let this beer open up either.

M: Very delicate, with a bit more carbonation than Black Tuesday and its other variants. Slightly warm from the alcohol, but not as strong as BT or Chocolate Rain.

O: This beer really showcases a mature side of the Bruery. They went out of the box on this beer and hit a f$%#*&ing homerun. You really need to apprecaite a great glass of wine in order to fully appreaciate this beer. Its not for everyone, especially your average beer drinker. Its not supposed to be sour as the wine grapes don't do that for this beer. Its an excellent example of what happens when Wine meets the beer world. Age can do some really great things for this beer (which is why I didn't give it 5's across the board), specifically the syrah grapes with the French Oak barrels and well the base beer is Black Tuesday, what else can be said about that....

Thanks to my buddy Kevin for this amazing beer! Cheers!

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Wineification from The Bruery
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