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Black Tuesday - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,409 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,409
Reviews: 555
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 2,715
Gots: 1,202 | 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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ms11781

Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 vintage. Reviewed on 11/23/2012. 750ml bottle poured into a snifter.

Despite the name the beer pours a deep brown color. It looks closer to black once it settles in the glass but it's still not quite there. Surprisingly, given the ABV, a slight head develops leaves a bit of lacing. Nothing remarkable in general but decent for an 18.2% ABV beer.

The nose is huge here. At first the bourbon comes across and makes it seem extremely boozy, which it is, but once you get past that some nice aromas really open up. There is a great vanilla note that seems to be present throughout. There is some nice dark fruit that peeks its head out. Very raisin-like. There is a bit of some wood as well. Really nice oak character that opens up as the beer warms.

The taste actually seems less boozy than the nose but there is a lot more that comes through. There is still a huge bourbon note but it blends extremely nicely with some vanilla, toffee and oak, some dark fruit, think raisin again, and bit of some chocolate. Aside from the bit of chocolate the rest of the flavors seem to be here in equal parts. Really impressive.

The mouthfeel is huge, as expected. Each sip coats the mouth and sends a slight burn down the throat. That being said, it is also incredibly smooth. The carbonation is low and it is somewhat sticky.

This beer definitely lived up to the hype. It's pretty amazing that a beer this big can feel as smooth and drinkable as it does.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 04:31:34 | More by ms11781
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Black Tuesday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 2,409 ratings.