Black Tuesday - The Bruery
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
4.75/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A huge thanks to Shaunt and Lev for bringing this down and sharing with us. They cracked the bottle and pour a syrupy, pitch black brew. The only suggestion of a head is in light rings of medium brown bubbles clinging to the edges of the glass. These do, however, remain for the entire tasting. There is such thickness to the beer as it slowly sloshes around the glasses. Carbonation appears average, with bubbles only creeping to the top, and no sediment is noted. The nose is perfection. It is the closest thing to Bourbon County that we’ve ever sniffed. There are huge fiery alcohols from the softest, most beautiful bourbon aging. The aroma is so hot!! It really stings the nostrils, almost making you cough as it enters your lungs. The malts are deep, showing insane roast of melted, burnt milk chocolate. This adds an incredible sweetness to it, cutting the booze. Alongside the bourbon is a soft woodiness, that actually moves to soften the alcohol as well. Our first impression is that the flavoring is surprisingly sweet, but phenomenal. As we sip, char and chocolate malts, and the sting of fusel 19% booze hits your palate. Raw honey and milk chocolate sugariness effectively cut any boozy bitterness that might have been, and actually go one step further to even box out the booze a bit, right here in the front. The peak showcases this sweetness, but a more charred, caramel malt comes in, adding even more sweetness. The bourbon is warming and wrapped throughout everything, with its buttery, biting goodness. Helping to pull us to the end is a nice, authentic black cherry flavoring, again, adding more sweetness. The end is all about the bourbon, bourbon, bourbon, with a little bit of bourbon, and some more bourbon. There is certainly the accompanying soft woodiness and musk, but these only add to the exquisite flavoring of that spirit. The aftertaste is fumes, with wood, char, fire, white sugar, and sweet chocolates. The body is syrupy and thick, while the carbonation is low. There is huge fusel dryness, and each sip stings the tongue like fire. There is nice smack and great slurp to each sip, but little inherent frothiness. The beer is extremely warming, as the abv is atmospheric, but it drinks easily. You drink slowly though, because you hate to see it go.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was the aroma and the flavoring. These are both near perfection. The abv is a bit scary, but they mask it expertly. They somehow were able to eliminate most of the burning, fusel qualities of the ethanol that make taking shots so bad, while keeping the juicy, warming, spiciness of the bourbon. The chocolate and sugary inclusions helped to keep this in check, no doubt, and we were surprised to find such an ultimately sweet tasting beer. This is a superb beer, and we are so thankful that we got to enjoy it.
Serving type: bottle
08-20-2012 17:23:19 | More by TheBrewo
More User Reviews:
4.69/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Standard 750mL Bruery bottle, poured into a snifter glass. 2013 bottle.
A: Black. Very little head or apparent carbonation. Almost no lacing. Flows oily.
S: Some roasty-ness, bitter fruits and booze. Sweet too.
T: Similar to the smell. Big boozy beer with lots of biter fruits. Not as much coffee/caramel/bourbon as expecting, but its not lacking. Very excellent. Doesnt taste like 19% either, thats not to say you cant taste the alcohol but it works well, it tastes strong, it works well but doesnt taste like im drinking 19%.
M: Oily and coating. A great thick feel, it coats the mouth.
O: I have had this beer sitting in a beverage cooler for about 5 months, anticipating opening it. I finally opened it, it wasnt what I expected (I was expecting more bourbon), but it was amazing in what it was.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2014 05:43:46 | More by Sumdeus
4.24/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A-Black in the glass one finger off white head.
S-Bourbon, lots of it. Some roasted malt, chocolate and slight coffee.
T-Lots of bourbon. Some roasted malt, slight chocolate. The high level of bourbon when fresh dominates any other flavors.
M-Medium to heavy in body, not much carbonation.
O-Just too much bourbon, to alcoholic when fresh. It needs to sit and balance out.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2014 18:56:38 | More by rlee1390
Black Tuesday from The Bruery
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