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Wineification - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

70 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 14.42%
Wants: 145
Gots: 27 | FT: 5
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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claaark13

Indiana

3/5  rDev -29.1%

02-10-2014 15:19:29 | More by claaark13
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incubuscience

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-30-2014 15:07:12 | More by incubuscience
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hefffiend

California

4.7/5  rDev +11.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 14:44:02 | More by hefffiend
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kmanjohnson

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Of all the beers I have tried so far, and that boast the addition of grapes, this one is probably the better one of the lot. If you had tasted other grape beers, those grapes are very elusive. Not here.

Pours a nice dark beer. Has a bit of foam. Smells nice. Taste better.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 01:36:53 | More by JulioH
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hoarders Society 2013 bottle split with Paul.

The beer is a shade lighter than Black Tuesday, Chocolate Rain. Dark brown with hints of crimson and ruby when held to the light. Aromas of big roast, booze, red wine, chocolate. The wine grapes really come through in the flavor, adding fruity sweetness. Lots of alcohol heat in the flavor and finish, but as certain amount of that is to be expected. Oak and roast with grape juice. A solid beer, but not as easy to drink as the aforementioned stouts. Best shared several (not two) ways.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 22:55:26 | More by Huhzubendah
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 4.7.14

A - Pours a dark brown with ruby lines. A fizzy dark tan-red head fades quickly.

S - Bourbon, oak, wine, vinous.

T - Lots of bourbon, then some sweetness followed by tart wine grapes. Insane.

D - Lower carbonation with a heavy body.

O - Bourbon and syrah? Ok, it works. Very unique and welcoming, in an odd way.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 05:37:24 | More by HuskyinPDX
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jegross2

Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewing Wineification from The Bruery out of Placentia, California. This beer is Black Tuesday with Syrah grapes aged in French Oak barrels.

Score: 86

2013 vintage bottle served in a stemmed Mikkeller taster and enjoyed on 05/13/14.

Appearance: Pours a jet black color with minimal head that quickly and totally settles. No lacing or retention. Okay legs. 2.75/5

Smell: Tannic oak and winey Black Tuesday. Chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit and booze. Nose-apparent sweetness. 3.75/5

Taste: Wine/grapes infused with chocolate. Less sweet than Black Tuesday, and not cloying. Nice chocolatey finish. Hint of vanillla. Ashy roast, dark fruit and licorice too. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, minimal carbonation. Sweet and tannic, but not as sweet as most Bruery stouts. Light alcohol warmth and booziness. 3.75/5

Overall: Solid, but nothing too special or can't miss. Mocha Wednesday was better, but this was probably more drinkable.

Cost: $40 for a 750 ml bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 01:41:15 | More by jegross2
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