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Black Tuesday - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,408 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,408
Reviews: 555
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 2,713
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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Reviews by tewaris:
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tewaris

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

2010, I believe, shared very generously in a great tasting by UMNBeerHunter. Thanks Joe! Poured into a tasting snifter.

Black Tuesday is, ironically, not "black" enough; frankly it belongs more in the -bal Barleywine/Strong Ale territory than among Imperial Stouts. Looks, smell, taste... on all counts.

The aroma is an overload of delicious things: vanilla, sweet booze, and tons of dark fruit. Very appealing, if a little rough.

The taste has a lot of bourbon, and more. Vanilla, obviously; and rum soaked dried dark fruit with plenty of bitter-sweet-tart darkness. Think prunes and raisins, but more complex and infinitely boozier.

I can't believe that this beer is appearing thin on the palate and I think that it has to be with the insanely high ABV. Even though it's clean, it's still very sweet. I am loving the taste but I am certainly not digging the mouthfeel, that is into the moderate strength liqueur territory.

A brewing achievement but not beer like; delicious nonetheless. I am very glad that I got to try it, and I don't think I could have without Joe's generosity. Thanks again!

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2011 11:30:53 | More by tewaris
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Black Tuesday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 2,408 ratings.