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Wineification - The Bruery

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104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 163
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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750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep brown, almost black. No head. The thinnest of collars.

Smell - Weird. Red wine grapes. Red wine. Oak. Something slick and a little buttery. Dark chocolate. Really smells like a red wine with chocolate.

Taste - Red wine. Grape flavor. Slightly tangy,but never really sour. More just acidic. Sweetness in the middle. Dark chocolate. Vanilla. I don't get much bourbon. Maybe an aftertaste of it. Oak lingering aftertaste gives it a slight spice.

Mouthfeel - Heavy. Low carbonation. Slick and oily.

Overall - I didn't know what to think about this when I first had it. It's weird. Not quite sour, not quite sweet. It's a weird, funky red wine, but in the end it's fascinating and I really like it.

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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.

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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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