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Black Tuesday - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,363 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,363
Reviews: 553
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 2,687
Gots: 1,183 | FT: 123
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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zachattack555

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +10.4%

04-28-2013 20:31:46 | More by zachattack555
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craftbrew502

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +10.4%

04-28-2013 17:03:59 | More by craftbrew502
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +10.4%

04-28-2013 15:19:07 | More by lilnicky068
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Ncpogs

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

04-28-2013 13:32:49 | More by Ncpogs
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-27-2013 21:41:27 | More by schnarr84
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Davelucas88

Delaware

5/5  rDev +10.4%

04-25-2013 04:43:30 | More by Davelucas88
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dasmusik

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-24-2013 15:04:53 | More by dasmusik
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arniepnminne

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

04-23-2013 17:25:00 | More by arniepnminne
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incubuscience

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -28.3%

04-23-2013 15:19:28 | More by incubuscience
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chefjack428

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2012 Bottle.
Pours a deep dark black and starts to look slightly brown as it reaches the top of the glass. Little to no head. Not quite as thick and viscous as I imagined.
Aroma is nice - strong bourbon, bakers chocolate, vanilla beans, deep roasted malts and a big alcohol note.
This beer is so sweet, brunt sugar, rich chocolate and booze. The beer is incredibly boozy and hot, you can taste the bourbon and a bit of oak on the finish.
Mouthfeel is creamy and pretty nice. Overall it was good but not amazing. Way to sweet for me. Got down about 8 oz, which was just enough.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 11:46:58 | More by chefjack428
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-21-2013 15:23:46 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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drgonzo2k2

California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

04-21-2013 14:09:40 | More by drgonzo2k2
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Irishize75

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2012 vintage split with my two brothers and dad, poured into snifters. Appearance was jet-black with no head to speak of. Lots of alcohol legs.

Smell was pretty inviting. Lots of booze, but balanced out by tons and tons of dark fruits and chocolate.

Taste, alas was just a bit too intensely overwhelming for me. It's obvious from the smell that you are about to catch a beatdown, but the bourbon is just ferocious. Don't get me wrong, I like bourbon well enough, but this is far and away the most aggressively barrel-forward beer I have ever tried. I split this bottle four ways, and the one guy who really liked bourbon thought it was awesome, the rest of us agreed that this is one that should probably be laid down for a long time. The heat was also very formidable, as you would expect from such a huge beer. There is plenty going on here, but my brain was just screaming "BOURBON" and "HEAT".

The mouthfeel was full-bodied, sweet and sticky, appropriate for the style.

Overall, this one was ok, but just a little over the top for me. Perhaps being consumed at the end of a long, intense stout season had a lot to do with it..I will let the other bottle I have sit until the fall and revisit hopefully a little more mellowed out version, and with a renewed desire for big, barrel-aged stouts after a summer of sours and IPA's.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 02:11:19 | More by Irishize75
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

04-20-2013 18:22:36 | More by gueuzedreg
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-20-2013 16:15:22 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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kmoen

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-20-2013 07:37:12 | More by kmoen
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PlinyBeMiney

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-19-2013 05:04:44 | More by PlinyBeMiney
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readbaron

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -28.3%

04-18-2013 19:09:16 | More by readbaron
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle of 2010 vintage.

A: Surprised by the head on this given the amount of booze. Pitch black pour, extremely thick and a small tan head.
S: First thing I noticed was booze. Booze soaked dark fruits. Followed by lots of caramel malts, dark chocolate, bourbon and oak. This thing smells great.
T: Very well balanced bourbon flavor. Not hot at all. Lots of dark fruits and chocolate fudge. Lots of chocolatey goodness, along with some brown sugar, caramel and a tiny bit of vanilla. A bit of maple in the back as well. I was afraid this would be too sweet. It is very sweet, but not overwhelmingly so. Tastes boozy, almost a bit like Utopia or wine. The dark fruits definitely give it a bit of a vinous character.
M: Full bodied with little carbonation. Sticky, thick and sweet. Surprisingly it was very smooth.
O: Absolutely massive sipping beer. Split between two of us and we finished it in a bit over 2 hours. Very nice boozy flavors as it warmed up. Great stuff, I will be on the lookout for more. Can't wait to open the Chocolate Rain and Grey Monday and make some comparisons.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 08:36:35 | More by standardcherry
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theGlasstronaut

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

04-16-2013 07:28:56 | More by theGlasstronaut
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afallon86

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

04-13-2013 10:42:56 | More by afallon86
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EliSpitzner

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -33.8%

04-09-2013 17:06:54 | More by EliSpitzner
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Dasein11

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

04-09-2013 00:45:05 | More by Dasein11
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HattedClassic

Virginia

5/5  rDev +10.4%

04-08-2013 02:50:31 | More by HattedClassic
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cmdmzmjm

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

04-06-2013 01:17:31 | More by cmdmzmjm
Black Tuesday from The Bruery
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