1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Black Tuesday - The Bruery

Not Rated.
Black TuesdayBlack Tuesday

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,857 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,857
Reviews: 581
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 2,864
Gots: 1,369 | FT: 148
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Black Tuesday Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,857 | Reviews: 581 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Chipleton3
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Kreko7
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Twitcho
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of ldhughes3
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of herman77
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Topher78
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of JSBILK
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Acropora
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of kodt
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of bencolvin
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of KJ2013
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Aaronkv
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Fistatelli
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of sphyrn
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of JesseLara
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of pkalix
4.55/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

my first taste of the legendary Black Tuesday. had to fight the Bruery's server for it, but I finally got me a few bottles to try. very thick and heavy so I have a liter growler of Noble's Big Whig IPA as a chaser!
vigorous pour results in a 1/2 finger of tan foam which subsides quickly. very dark, dark brown color.... all barrel smell after the pour. minimal soapy lace on the sides. very rich aroma of barrel, whiskey, roasted malts.... very nice aroma, though, want to continue wafting it in....
some chocolate here, but mostly the bourbon is what makes its mark. I wonder if it aged a bit if it would mellow any? definitely some strong flavors here with the near 19% abv but these are very nice flavors. vanilla, some dark fruit. very sweet. licorice? it says anise, but I don't get any of that. maybe some brown sugar?
very thick flavor, almost syrup. for the abv, I suppose that is required....
well, I tasted the legendary Black Tuesday. finally. it is what I had expected after tasting some other Bruery labels. sweet, stout, strong. syrup-y. I planned ahead for this, even, by having the chaser ready to go.... it really goes well with all the left over Butterfingers and (especially) Almond Joys left over from Halloween. actually, I stole them from my kids' bags... and as a matter of contention, try a little Tootsie Roll with your Black Tuesday... really brings out the alcohol... and sugar.
all in all, my first sip of this legend, a nice chaser, leftover Halloween candy, and football. what a great sunday! as jimmy buffett says (sings), I wish lunch could last forever...

Photo of Ahuebner
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of dwagner003
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Bwagner1122
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of strangebrew321
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of bccocx
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of dkw0063
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of thlf84
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of JustinMatthew
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Black Tuesday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 2,857 ratings.