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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: 2,688
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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sil1

California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

12-05-2012 06:39:23 | More by sil1
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jkane101

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -11.7%

12-04-2012 00:51:07 | More by jkane101
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Rfunk

California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

12-03-2012 07:27:33 | More by Rfunk
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

12-03-2012 01:35:21 | More by jaminjohnson
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

12-02-2012 18:47:16 | More by Mebuzzard
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

12-02-2012 03:55:28 | More by Hugonaut13
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TcDub

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -50.3%

12-01-2012 22:49:44 | More by TcDub
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brotherloco

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

12-01-2012 22:05:22 | More by brotherloco
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Grant35

California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-29-2012 18:13:58 | More by Grant35
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radio2525

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

11-29-2012 17:27:36 | More by radio2525
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mfield14

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

11-28-2012 01:05:40 | More by mfield14
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -11.7%

11-27-2012 02:54:24 | More by iL0VEbeer
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gpawned

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

11-23-2012 05:34:39 | More by gpawned
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legend8706

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

11-21-2012 18:55:40 | More by legend8706
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sdpaul

California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-19-2012 19:42:59 | More by sdpaul
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to brew33 for sending this one my way!

2011 vintage:

Not as 'black' as the name might suggest... edges of cola brown clarity, a full finger of khaki tan head fades quickly to a stubborn ring and spotty islands of carb across the center of the glass, thick oily booze legs dominate the lacing.

Loads of rum raisin and tasteful sweet bourbon, dense caramel qualities, smooth charred oak notes play against the different booze notes, vanilla and toffee, faint milk chocolate with figs or dates... it's all over the place. Smells fantastic.

Wow. Sweet syrupy booze that doesn't burn, chocolate sauce, brown sugar, tons of molasses, bold but well integrated barrel notes, figs, quite sweet... one big ass beer, that's for sure. The bourbon character blossoms a bit more as the beer warms. Surprisingly approachable for such a massive beer. A bit cloying but with the lack of boozy burn I expected, I'm fine with that. Definitely a beer that you have to be in the mood for... it's big, it's sweet, it's strong as hell. Thumbs up.

Great, great beer. I wish I had another to play with in the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 23:03:56 | More by yamar68
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-18-2012 19:45:29 | More by ucsbmullet
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

4.9/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2012 vintage. 750ml bottle split between myself, legend8706, and a couple other buddies. Divided equally into wine glasses. Special night, to say the least!

A- Poured a deep murky brown, but not quite black. Very little foam head, but what is there sticks around for a while. Nice light lacing.

S- There is an almost overwhelming aroma of bourbon immediately. Huge on the oak and lots of vanilla. There is also some chocolate here, and perhaps a bit of smokiness as well, although I think that is the wood coming through. It does burn the nostrils a bit, like an actual bourbon or some such high proof liquor.

T- This beer will obviously benefit from some aging, but it is incredible now. Very complex, but easily the best bourbon barrel aged stout I have come across. It is very much like drinking a bourbon. It is pretty sweet, but not just sugary - I am thinking caramel. The oak/woody flavor cuts through well. It is extremely boozy right now, but I suspect that will mellow out in a few years. Ultimately, it has lots of wood, vanilla, bourbon, caramel, chocolate, some bitterness, and plenty of booze (which no one should be surprised at). Mouth is rather thick and syrupy. Carbonation is light. It is creamy and pretty much damn awesome!

O- Black Tuesday was not cheap and was frankly very difficult for me to get my hands on, however, it was worth every penny. I am so glad I was able to enjoy such a truly unique, special beer. This one is not for the faint of heart, but if you are going after it I would guess that you know what you are getting into. I'll see my second bottle in a few years...if I can wait that long.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 00:09:24 | More by brother_kenneth
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

11-17-2012 05:15:05 | More by MaseFace
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

11-16-2012 08:31:17 | More by Anonymous1
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VaTechHopHead


4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

11-15-2012 20:04:14 | More by VaTechHopHead
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GreatBloomer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

11-15-2012 16:10:53 | More by GreatBloomer
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littlebeer

California

4/5  rDev -11.7%

11-15-2012 03:59:46 | More by littlebeer
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

11-13-2012 06:38:15 | More by hopsolutely
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-12-2012 21:24:41 | More by CEDAMA
Black Tuesday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 2,363 ratings.