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Black Tuesday - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,404 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,404
Reviews: 555
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 2,709
Gots: 1,197 | FT: 122
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)
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.83/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml of the 2011 vintage poured into my Bruery snifter (RIP, as it was broken later in the night). Bottle shared between 3 people. Review #300.

A: This one pours a deep dark black color. Not as thick as I was expecting for this big a beer. I actually got some reddish hues around the corners of the glass. Surprised to see about a half finger of tan head with all that alcohol. Tons of alcohol feet on this one, which is to be expected. Sheets of lacing are present on the swirl.

S: This has an amazing nose to it. I got the bourbon first, obviously. Then you get toffee and some burnt brown sugar and some caramel malty notes. Also the normal culprits, vanilla and oak (mild) are there.

T: Mind officially blown with this one! You don't taste the alcohol! On a 18% beer!?!?! I got tons of those caramel and toffee flavors. Also some dark fruit: rum soaked raisin, prunes, plums, etc. The bourbon is there with subtle hints of vanilla, but it isn't as pronounced as what you took from the nose. You do get a little warming in the back of the throat, but like another reviewer mentioned this drinks like a much lesser ABV beer. As it warms I get some of those coconut notes as well. It's pretty sweet actually, but not overdone

M: Full bodied for sure. Not a ton of carbonation, but some that helps clear the palate (a little).

O: This is most certainly an A+ beer for me. Probably in my Top 3 for sure. It's just so well balanced and delicious. And with the ABV hidden the way it is, I was just blown away. Bravo to the Bruery. Solid work!

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 14:53:05 | More by inlimbo77
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Black Tuesday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 2,404 ratings.