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Black Tuesday - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

3,112 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,112
Reviews: 619
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 9.89%
Wants: 2,988
Gots: 1,525 | FT: 173
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  19.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: OlieIPA on 07-18-2009

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
2014: 19.7% ABV
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Ratings: 3,112 | Reviews: 619
Photo of macher0
4.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A. Very dark brown, some hues at the edges. Thinner than expected and not jet-ass black. A little head develops but retreats to a fine bubble, amber film.

S. I let this warm and at first the booze comes out - similar to wafting a bourbon - so I suggest wafting this. Lets be honest, this piece is almost 20% so it's in a different category. The dominate notes are dark malts and bourbon-soaked charred oak, then you get coco, coffee, and oats. A little vanilla.

T. Here we go. Chocolaty dark malts, bourbon, bourbon-soaked oak, dried fruits (raisins, figs, plums), and coco. This is not hot - for some reason, but the booze is at the end of the palette, not harsh or unpleasant. Kind of straight forward.

M. Low to moderate carbonation. A littler harsh as one gets to the end of the glass. Full body.

O. I was very excited to trey this and I'm a fan. I have high regards of the Bruery and I think their HIGH-gravity stouts are truly world class. This is a staple of their collection and I'm all about popping the others. Based on how big this beer is, I c=recommend sharing it with some friends. Well crafted. When the time is right, I will crack open my other.

Photo of dwoolley1
4.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
4.7/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of twofacedmonster
4.82/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ipc2000
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutFox
4.67/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of zoober911
4.2/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of WantonFaun
4.61/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZBR101
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Preluderl
4.87/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dboon
4.1/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

’11 vintage shared by Chris at the District. Black pour. Licorice nose. Sweet caramel, dark malt, toffee flavors, kind port like with a boozy finish. Good stuff....

Photo of misterpinstripe
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of VBWharfRat
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of timotao
4.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SkyyNapalm
4.49/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stasch
4.66/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ojgio
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cpxc
4.78/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bcoyle
4.13/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of macesq
4.17/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrBoh
4.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of darcange
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of sgameroz
4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good, not great. Would not seek it out, but am happy to drink it when offered.

Photo of ncelauro
4.33/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bakeryboy1
4.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Black Tuesday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 3,112 ratings.