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Black Tuesday - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,850 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,850
Reviews: 579
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 2,860
Gots: 1,363 | FT: 149
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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Photo of kingcrowing
3.1/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

750ml black waxed bottle, 2010 Vintage.

Pours a super dark inky black with a small but super dark brown head. Nose is crazy boozy, malty, sweet, raisin and molasses.

Taste is very hot, boozy, sweet and honestly just a bit too much. The mouthfeel is syrupy but almost too thin, sticky and quite low carbonation. There is a good dark, sweet melty chocolate.

This is pretty much the concent of my group - not sure about the high ratings on here

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

Photo of beerwolf77
4/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of PhatAtUT
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of savagepm
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of herman77
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of ElGordo
4.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown color with garnet highlights, with almost no head or carbonation. Heavy aroma of Raisinets (and I love Raisinets), along with notes of port wine and a good dose of booze.
Palate is big, rich, and luxurious. Up front, huge notes of dark fruit (fig and prune), maple, and honey. Chocolate, port wine, and a bit of roasted malt follow, with a long, sweet, maple finish.
Body is thick and rich, and just a touch sticky. Holds the flavors really well, the perfect vessel for the ridiculous complexity of this beer. Just phenomenal.

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Brabander
4.85/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was one of the hightlights (if not THE highlight) at Doopiedoopiedoo's tasting a few weeks ago.

It was at the end of the tasting we tried this one against the Black Damnation V from the Struise. I am a very big fan of the BD V but this beer stole my heart...sorry Urbain!

I only wrote down the points for the beer and then my light almost went out. This is a beer from outerspace.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of MNBeerGeek
4.65/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Proteus93
4.38/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brought to the New Years Eve tasting by Bankhead. Greatly appreciated, Henry!

A: Straight black, topped with soft brown, shimmering head that holds on to all but a collar that maintains all the way down.

S: Roasted malts, deep vanilla and woods, alcohol fusels, and some notes of saltiness and anise.

T: Big roasted malts, sweet coffee and loads of vanilla and creamy toffee. Very sweet, yet not at all cloying. The alcohol is very noticable, as expected, and manages to complement it very nicely. I didn't expect it to be so very well balanced and port-like. Strangely, I don't pick up on anise on the palate. Excellent.

M + D: Thick and rich, yet slick and smooth and easy to take back. Nice warming without being "hot" or otherwise boozy. Again, a well balanced big beer that I'm pleased to have tried

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev -11.9%

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4.6/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev -11.9%

Black Tuesday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 2,850 ratings.