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Black Tuesday - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,118 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2118
Reviews: 543
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 10.82%


Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our infamous Black Tuesday is an imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels for over a year. Rich caramel, toasted malt, vanilla, burnt wood and anise are just a few of the many flavors in this rich, decadent imperial stout.

2009: 19.5% ABV
2010: 18.2% ABV
2011: 18.3% ABV
2012: 19.2% ABV
2013: 18.9% ABV

(Beer added by: OlieIPA on 07-18-2009)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by SkeeterBoganski:
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SkeeterBoganski

Colorado

4.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

BT2012...poured in to a Bruery snifter.

A - Black Tuesday pours that heady black sexy you anticipated, with a decent deep mocha head that makes you drool ever-so-slightly.

S - Smell-wise, I get booze-soaked chocolate coconut cookie...wait, someone make that in food form, I need to get my Wilfred Brimley on. But yeah, booze, sugars, a pinch of coffee, bourbon deliciousness.

T - So, there's actually a healthy amount of diversity going on here. Beyond that bourbon carry-over from the shnozz, the myriad of heady sweetness is outstanding: chocolate, vanilla, coconut, toffee, chocolate-cherry, butter, and vanilla-cocoa...I dunno...it's the tits.

M - I honestly think this tastes no where near 19.2...I mean, I dig the heat components, and it's certainly sweet, but it's also incredibly drinkable for all that's going on here; it's a bit 'coating' and most definitely a sipper. It's also delicious and way too easy to drink.

O - I can't say I was let down here in any capacity. In fact, this beer exceeded my expectations. It betters as it warms a bit, with sweet, potent complexity assuming the best of everything within this bottle with a coat of beer-sexy on your tongue. Giddy-up.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 02:52:52 | More by SkeeterBoganski
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S: Some roasty-ness, bitter fruits and booze. Sweet too.

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Black Tuesday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 2,118 ratings.