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Black Tuesday - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,623 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,623
Reviews: 560
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 2,828
Gots: 1,229 | FT: 124
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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5/5  rDev +10.1%

blkcld, Jul 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opened and split on 6.29.13

2012 Vintage

A - Pours a deep brown/black with a few dark tan bubbles that form, move to the edges and then fade away quickly.

S - Bourbon, alcohol heat, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts.

T - Bourbon and lots of heat, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts. Very good.

D - Heavy body with lower carbonation.

O - This is a great beer that I have just never gotten around to opening. It was a nice bbq with friends over, so we opened some good beers. This was one of the hilights for me. Lots of boozy bourbon, heat, and layers of chocolate and vanilla. Wonderful beer.

HuskyinPDX, Jun 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

JasonFromLA, Jun 29, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had at an impromptu bottleshare at Max's during Rare & Obscure

A: Dark, dark brown.

S: Same smell as BA Narwhal but much more muted.

T: Very sweet, like meds. Can't place but I've had this taste before. A bit or a burn at the end. Ugh. Weird malt aftertaste. Nice warm.

M: Light, weird carbonation.

O: Not too good. Needs age, but ok.

gillagorilla, Jun 29, 2013
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eggs, Jun 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

mwbrady12, Jun 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.9%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev -11.9%

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HALB, Jun 22, 2013
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4.85/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

BT2012...poured in to a Bruery snifter.

A - Black Tuesday pours that heady black sexy you anticipated, with a decent deep mocha head that makes you drool ever-so-slightly.

S - Smell-wise, I get booze-soaked chocolate coconut cookie...wait, someone make that in food form, I need to get my Wilfred Brimley on. But yeah, booze, sugars, a pinch of coffee, bourbon deliciousness.

T - So, there's actually a healthy amount of diversity going on here. Beyond that bourbon carry-over from the shnozz, the myriad of heady sweetness is outstanding: chocolate, vanilla, coconut, toffee, chocolate-cherry, butter, and vanilla-cocoa...I dunno...it's the tits.

M - I honestly think this tastes no where near 19.2...I mean, I dig the heat components, and it's certainly sweet, but it's also incredibly drinkable for all that's going on here; it's a bit 'coating' and most definitely a sipper. It's also delicious and way too easy to drink.

O - I can't say I was let down here in any capacity. In fact, this beer exceeded my expectations. It betters as it warms a bit, with sweet, potent complexity assuming the best of everything within this bottle with a coat of beer-sexy on your tongue. Giddy-up.

SkeeterBoganski, Jun 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

SoCalStout, Jun 21, 2013
Black Tuesday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 2,623 ratings.