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Black Tuesday - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

3,035 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,035
Reviews: 612
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 2,964
Gots: 1,498 | FT: 170
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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of SierraFlight
4.51/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Final beer of the short-notice share with Justin and Morgan in FL. 750 ml bottle poured into red solo cups. Jet black body with tan head that slowly fades to a film. Legs but no lacing. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, oak, roast malt, coconut, marshmallow, and dark fruits. Flavor is moderately sweet with cocoa, brown sugar, and plum notes, but also decently bitter with barrel, booze, and unsweetened chocolate highlights. Full body, oily, thick texture that coats the tongue, minimal carbonation, sweet, boozy hot finish.

Photo of KRG
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of QuentinCall
4.02/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kylo76
4.71/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ewlew
4.04/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AOShabaz
4.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bobloblawlawblog11
4.76/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2013 vintage: Hard to believe that this is 19%, seriously super drinkable for how heavy it is.

Photo of shangwang
4.96/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Waited to try this for a long time and finally enjoyed the 2014 vintage when my neighbor shared with me. Lived up to my expectations - loads of sweet and savory flavors and quite drinkable. Everything about it was extremely well balanced, a very nice mouthfeel and an inviting smell. Can't wait to try again someday.

Photo of UtisTheLaw
4.65/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of weldchecker
4.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Grodd87
4.72/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kvgomps
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of noproduction
4.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mayxday
4.66/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.65/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of riotontheroad
4.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CheChe
3.64/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tine802
4.74/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of amrozga
4.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of raulazzer
4.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rowbow
4.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stephens101
4.46/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Have been saving this one for the perfect snow day. Hence one arrives unexpected yet very welcome.

Complex aroma with strong notes of aged chocolate and alcohol followed by a soft vanilla presence and faint caramel.

Has been quite a while since I've had a beer of this heft, and must say I was unprepared for the frontal fusel alcohol assault. After regrouping and digging in, waves of sweet and dark chocolate were felt, followed by an array of maraschino cherry, black grape, vanilla, spice cake, grain and molasses flavors all slow down the throat.

Syrupy and heavy of course, but quit yer whinin'.

An intricate and challenging brew that takes a few dives to reach its depths. I recommend enjoying every moment, but don't forget to take your time while ascending for air.

Photo of Chibeerguy1
4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jordanpaterson08
4.74/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of szmnnl99
4.53/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Black Tuesday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 3,035 ratings.