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Black Tuesday - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

3,021 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,021
Reviews: 609
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 2,960
Gots: 1,496 | 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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Ratings: 3,021 | Reviews: 609 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of IowaBiertrinker
4.12/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 2014 bottle. Lots of sweetness and heat and a bit thinner than I had hoped. Some nice flavors in there, but a bit overwhelmed by the heat. A sipper for sure.

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

Photo of Tafyob41
4.51/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NicDacey
4.7/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of James_Cody
4.27/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Super boozy (obviously at 19%) but not moonshine status surprisingly. Oak and bourbon notes at first, followed by vanilla and sugar. Very sweet; a desert beer in my opinion. Not the best barrel aged beer, but a good one. Hardly worth $40 a bottle though.

Photo of usmcbkk
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Chrisfarleywine
4.87/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Pooles26
4.98/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.79/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fegelFatso
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yeah... It's that good! And Chocolate Rain and Mocha Wednesday are even better! Now send me some Grey Monday!

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.67/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Boston_Steve
4.35/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Huntzor
4.7/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SixPack6
4.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Pretty much perfect.
Peel the wax, find a comfy chair and enjoy.
Dark as oil, nose of sex, tasty as the day is long and a smooth, creamy mouthfeel.
Buy it, trade for it, sell you first born.

Photo of kylelenk
4.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Black Tuesday...what a name. Enjoyed as part of a tasting of BT, GM, MW, and CR.

A-Few beers will ever look as deadly. A brief glance at the label and you'll know (at 19.7%) this isn't something to take lightly. This beer doesn't have a color, it's strictly the absence of all light.

S-Huge alcohol up front, almost as if smelling a spirit. Bourbon is slightly there, but is overpowered by the alcohol content of the beer itself.

T-Husky up front. Lost of malt in here. Hard to pick out a dominant flavor. The bourbon/malt/alcohol is very complex.

F-Lots of alcohol means this one is a sipper.

O-Share with friends.

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

Photo of hopnotch760
4.02/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rden4654
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Peter1977
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rubenjr
4.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of OptionParalysis
4.27/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrentLepping
4.69/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Black Tuesday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 3,021 ratings.