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Wineification - The Bruery

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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 164
Gots: 31 | 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:
Beer added by: jermy on 01-15-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This is Black Tuesday with Syrah grapes aged in French Oak barrels.
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Thanks Sonny for sharing. Tampa review dump, full notes to IPad during consumption.

A- Black like the Tuesday with a light tan cap to around a finger. Medium tan ring leaves no lace.

S- Fruity and wine filled aroma. Vinous grapes lead the way and I have a hard time believing this is aged a Black Tuesday. Esters and apple fruits. Grapes?

T- Vinous grapes lead the way with apples and other fruits leading the way. Grapes somehow overshadow the malts and roast.

MF- Huge body and massive alcohol slick oily feel. High to medium end carbonation sets the stage for a foamy and frothy carbonation.

Ma oh man. Black Tuesday with grapes and wine. Seems insignificant but really changes the whole experience. Somehow grapes and vinous notes overtake the massive base beer. Roast butts it head but it sure is different here.

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750ml poured into a matching Bruery hoarder glass. I guess its about time to crack into this 1st edition considering the Bruery has already released/announced 2 more versions are made/in the works for this wine themed BT thinger. The brew pours a real dark brown to black color with a brown head about a finger strong. By black tuesday standards, the cap displays pretty good retention.

The aroma contains a pleasant amount of licorice, chocolate, coffee and slight earthen aspects. As it warms up, it gets almost cheesy and a bit strange. The taste is fruity moreso than vinous with chocolate and alcohol leading the way. An aftertaste of berries and plenty of sugar. There is a pleasant woody note to this that makes for an interesting twist to the normal bourbon reinforced heat of black tuesday.

This is medium bodied, modestly carbonated and an enjoyable boozy sipper. Of all the Black Tuesday variations I have consumed to date...this might be the only one ive had that I would consider throwing down solo. The booze and the sugars have been tempered quite a bit though it still is pretty darn sweet. Id love to see this done again but aged in something other than french oak.

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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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