Black Tuesday - The Bruery
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Reviews by kevanb:
3.89/5 rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
2012 bottle, shared with friends and family at the Local Option's Pi Day event. Poured into a snifter, reviewed from notes.
Pours a sludgey cola brown color, almost jet black but lots of brown hues are visible when struck by the light. A few tiny bubbles appear momentarily but are gone immediately and no lacing is left behind. The aroma is powerfully sweet, lots of chocolate, bourbon, sweet oak, mollasses, vanilla, brown sugar and even some toasted marshmallow at the end. There is a powerful alcohol presence that lingers and almost burns the nose, not to be unexpected at nearly 20%, but still a bit of a deterrent. The flavors are really intense, lots of bourbon and sweet milk chocolate, brown sugar, a bit of bitter roast and molasses, chewy oak is a nice touch with some vanilla behind it but the alcohol really dominates the back end of this and the finish is fairly hot. The body is nice, chewy at times, silky at others, it coats the mouth well, nearly zero carbonation but just enough to keep it lively and interesting and there is a nice warming sensation as it goes down.
Verdict: Despite this beer being nearly 20% and fairly hot, it's very drinkable which is quite impressive, but I'm not blown away by this. I've been fortunate enough to try a variety of vintages of this and even with time it's still a alcohol forward beer which isn't really my preference. A worthy beer for anyone who enjoys a barrel aged stout, but there are plenty of better ones on the market, and many of them for a better price.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2013 19:50:59 | More by kevanb
More User Reviews:
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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