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Black Tuesday - The Bruery

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2,962 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,962
Reviews: 597
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 2,908
Gots: 1,435 | FT: 161
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
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2013 vintage

Appearance: Pours dark and thick, as an Imperial Stout should, with a small khaki head that collars quickly. Lots of alcohol legs, as expected.

Smell: Vanilla, Caramel, Coconut, maple syrup, Bourbon, tannins from the barrel, dark fruit, fairly strong scent of alcohol(shocker).

Taste: Amazing blend of caramel, vanilla and dark fruit up front with a bit of a Bourbon bite in the middle. The end is sweet malt with some roasty character. Though there is a bit of heat at the end as expected, I wouldn't have guessed the high abv; this definitely drinks smoother than how much booze it contains. It sure does warm you up going down, however, which is where you can tell how strong it is.

Mouthfeel: Viscous, silky and smooth. Can't see how this could improve.

Overall: Drinks very smooth for the abv and has an amazing combo of flavors, blended extremely well. I'd love to try some older vintages, but I don't see anything wrong with drinking this right now. Not a let down at all, must age amazingly.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours quit thin for the style. Black, but still translucent. No head. No lacing. A few bubbles. Aroma is sweet and alcoholic. Chocolate. Malty. Chocolate frosting. Taste is similar. Damn sweet. Chocolaty. Malty. saccharin. Sweetness. And some alcoholic heat. Thinner mouthfeel. Mild to moderate bitterness.
Wow, this beer is not what I expected. Too thin, too sweet, not a whole lot of flavor. Not offensive, just not so great either. At least it was better than chocolate rain.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is cola brown, quite a bit lighter than I expected. Thin head, no lacing, some clarity. Nose is bourbon, fudge, char, and oak. Tons of sugar on the nose. Taste is super sweet with chocolate and vanilla, bourbon. Very hot towards the end, cloyingly sweet. Mouthfeel is hot with mellow carbonation. Overall, this is a very sweet beer but the astronomical abv is well hidden.

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Black Tuesday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 2,962 ratings.