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Black Tuesday - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,363 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,363
Reviews: 553
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 2,686
Gots: 1,182 | FT: 123
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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mdvatab

Indiana

4.45/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A BIG thanks to generous BA and friend cosmonick for sharing this one at our Black Friday tasting!
Poured from 750ml bottle into red wine glass.

Aroma: Vinous grape, coconut, chocolate syrup, and soft bourbon aroma warms the sinuses. One can immediately tell that this one's going to be a delicious sipper.

Appearance: Light tan head with (not surprisingly) minimal retention. Dark black body in the center, which transitions to cola brown around the edges. After each sip, the thickest legs I've seen from a beer drip down the inside of the glass!

Flavor: Coconut, sweet dark rum, dark caramel, toasted marshmallow, bourbon, black cherry, and raisin on the finish. In general, there is quite a bit of sweetness to this beer (the perception of which is enhanced by the extremely high ABV).

Mouthfeel: Body is admittedly thinner than anticipated. This one comes across almost as a fortified wine or liquer, albeit with medium-low carbonation. The alcohol in this one is very warm, but not harsh.

Overall: I can definitely see why this one is so sought-after. EXTREMELY well-done!!! The bottle label says it can be cellared for "decades", which did not surprise any of us. At 18%+ ABV, it's far from being a session beer. If you can get a bottle, though, I'd recommend splitting it among 3 or more friends as cosmonick did. You'll be the toast of the tasting!

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 17:05:53 | More by mdvatab
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Black Tuesday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 2,363 ratings.