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Black Tuesday - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,503 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,503
Reviews: 558
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 2,767
Gots: 1,210 | FT: 127
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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SkiBum22

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

2011 Vintage

A - Pours pitch black with a small and fizzy chocolate-milk colored head. Fades pretty quickly, leaving almost no lacing.

S - Chocolate, molasses, caramel, vanilla, oak, and a good dose of Bourbon. Bourbon does not overwhelm as I was expecting.

T - Lots of chocolate with bourbon , vanilla and licorice.. As it warms, the dark fruits and sweet brown sugar makes it more complex. A mild alcohol burn is there as a reminder to take your time sipping it.

M - Mouthfeel is nice an coating, oily, slight carbonation. Alcohol is a bit warm but fits the intensity of this beer perfectly.

O - Amazing beer and the best I've had that's over 15% ABV. Can't wait to try Chocolate Rain next.

10-07-2012 14:42:04 | More by SkiBum22
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wethorseblanket

California

4.55/5  rDev +0.4%

09-03-2014 02:11:43 | More by wethorseblanket
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bozodogbreath

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

09-03-2014 00:02:52 | More by bozodogbreath
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hornsup

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

09-02-2014 22:44:57 | More by hornsup
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Papa_Lafayette

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

09-02-2014 17:24:07 | More by Papa_Lafayette
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Durdz

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

09-02-2014 16:16:13 | More by Durdz
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henshawb

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +10.4%

09-02-2014 00:44:19 | More by henshawb
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adamcarlson28

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +10.4%

09-02-2014 00:42:23 | More by adamcarlson28
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apasternak

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +10.4%

09-01-2014 23:02:11 | More by apasternak
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spw109

New York

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

09-01-2014 22:42:34 | More by spw109
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WesFoxlove

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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HOP-E-DAYZ

Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev -4%

09-01-2014 12:29:59 | More by HOP-E-DAYZ
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mattcrill

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

First off, huge thanks to Derek (@2beerdogs) for the chance to sample this gem. His beer karma is much appreciated.

Aroma: Big raisin and plum notes abound. Low woody notes and strong bourbon character up front. No hop aroma. Big dark fruit and licorice notes abound. I love the well knit character of the dark fruit aromas, licorice, and woody notes. The smell hugs my nose like a warm blanket.

Appearance: Inky black pour with a moderate-low tan head. The head retention is good.

Flavor: More dark fruit with a big sugary molasses character. Low woody notes as in the nose with a background bitterness and slight roast character to provide a counterpoint. Hints of vanilla emerge as it warms. The finish is clean and dry. The balance is definitely malty with wonderfully knit flavors and amazing depth. The aftertaste is lingering and slightly woody.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full bodied with medium-low carbonation. Silky on the tongue with a tinge of alcohol heat.

Overall impression: While still exhibiting the character of a wood-aged Imperial Stout it also reminds me of a well-aged English Barleywine. There is depth to this beer that shows different layers each time you sample it. Truly an amazing feat. This is the best barrel-aged beer I've had. A treat worthy of all the hype.

08-31-2014 18:08:54 | More by mattcrill
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madnismo

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

08-31-2014 16:32:34 | More by madnismo
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David_Menendez

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

08-30-2014 18:44:21 | More by David_Menendez
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jlt6116

California

4.8/5  rDev +6%

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archi348

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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bsinger45

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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BillHem

Florida

5/5  rDev +10.4%

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geekrot

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

08-29-2014 15:49:44 | More by geekrot
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rm20015

California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

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Spain

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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Washington

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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ChrisChagnon

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

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Jdoggie

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

08-25-2014 20:14:28 | More by Jdoggie
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Black Tuesday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 2,503 ratings.