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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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funkyaudio

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

11-12-2012 03:35:02 | More by funkyaudio
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sludgegnome

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-11-2012 21:35:57 | More by sludgegnome
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Jules11788

California

4.8/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Reviewing this for my 100th review. This beer is definitely something special

A: Pours a dark coffee-black, lets barely any light through the edges; barely any head, slight oily lacing

S: Strong bourbon/woody notes up front, with hints of leather, vanilla, coconut, and sweet sticky malt. Super complex with a nice woody muskiness that pervades throughout

T: WOW. Starts out with some sweet sticky malts up front; transitions into a roasty/woody sweetness with a strong bourbon backbone along the middle, hints of vanilla, coffee, and chocolate-covered malts; finishes boozy with a nice hint of bitter roasty malt and coconut

M: Ridiculously smooth, with low carbonation and a buttery/oily texture that mellows out the abv. There's a slight amount of heat, but overall the alcohol is hidden exceptionally well.

O: This beer is beyond good, and well worth all the praise it's getting. I'm glad I got two bottles, because I can't wait to see what it tastes like in a couple years. Definitely gonna try and snag more of these.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 19:33:07 | More by Jules11788
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ChrisKuhns

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

11-11-2012 04:41:49 | More by ChrisKuhns
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EricCioe

Montana

4/5  rDev -11.7%

11-08-2012 20:08:31 | More by EricCioe
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grachdar

California

3.25/5  rDev -28.3%

11-08-2012 01:18:45 | More by grachdar
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MrVonzipper

California

4.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a murky dark cola brown. Pitch black in the glass with 1cm bubbly head that fades quickly. A bit of bubbly tan ring left around the glass. Not oily like I thought it'd be. 

Nose is fantastic, huge, deep and dark richness. Bourbon, vanilla, molasses and bitter chocolate. 

Flavor explosion. So big and bold. Balanced because all aspects are big. Big heat, sweetness and robustness. Sweetness is not overpowering at all. Big bourbon character up front. Notes of vanilla, caramel, molasses, oak, alcohol (which I like here) and bittersweet chocolate. 

Mouth is full bodied, stIcky with low carb. 

Overall it's all I hoped for. Very pleased and happy to FINALLY try this. Glad I have many more of these. The only place I could knock it is the look, but how do you have head on a 19.2% beer?

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 21:30:12 | More by MrVonzipper
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Auztan

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

11-06-2012 17:48:34 | More by Auztan
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Beerbeer101

California

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

BT 2011, pours a deep black color, Medium sized tan foamy head. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, vanilla and woody with some alcohol. A full bodied Imperial Stout. A VERY BIG Imperial Stout. The malts are chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, some bourbon and some cherry. The hops are herbal. This beer has a big alcohol presence the first sip and smell are dominated by the alcohol, after that the other flavors start coming through. There is a nice mix of malts, sweetness, vanilla and wood going on here, once you get past the big alcohol blast. This beer has an awesome potential for aging. It is very good now, but a couple or five years of bottle aging would make this beer even more amazing. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 00:18:18 | More by Beerbeer101
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Spider889

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

11-04-2012 23:28:34 | More by Spider889
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Psyko

California

4.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Black Tuesday
On Tap at the Bruery Tasting Room
2012 vintage

1st Review

Had this beer Tuesday October 30th at the Bruery Black Tuesday release party

A: Pours a dark brownish red, with almost no head. streams of small bubbles stream up from the sides of the Black Tuesday release taster glass. Some alcohol legs are visible from this 19.2% beast.

S: Like previous vintages, the nose on this beer smacks you in the face with bourbon and vanilla. Some oak and alcohol also. 

T: Dark chocolate and coffee are the dominate flavors of this big sugar bomb. There is a faint anise aftertaste. The alcohol burn is a little more pronounced than from previous years. From the first taste this beer shows it’s young age. Even though this beer is blended from many barrels to taste like past years, it needs to lay down for a few months to better blend together. This is my favorite beer; fitting for my first BA review.

M: Great mouthfeel. Not overly thick or syrupy for how sweet this beer is. A little more carbonation would have benefited this beer.

O: This is a fantastic beer! This is the reason I drink craft beer. I have had many BA stouts (Stone BA IRS, Parabola, Eclipse, Marshal Z, Hunahpu, Silva Stout, World Wide Stout, Abyss and the list goes on and on) and Black Tuesday is the best. It is a prime example of balance in a big boozy, sweet barrel aged stout. This is a must have beer, it lives up to the hype. My overall score will improve as this beer rests for a while.

Serving type: on-tap

11-03-2012 23:35:02 | More by Psyko
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tbone1384

Wyoming

5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-03-2012 02:43:20 | More by tbone1384
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Mister_Joshy

California

5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-02-2012 05:24:58 | More by Mister_Joshy
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chippo33

Vermont

2.5/5  rDev -44.8%

11-02-2012 00:24:46 | More by chippo33
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JPortillo

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-01-2012 00:55:13 | More by JPortillo
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rodkin

New York

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

11-01-2012 00:19:04 | More by rodkin
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bennetj17

Arizona

4/5  rDev -11.7%

10-31-2012 21:44:13 | More by bennetj17
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BillHilly

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

10-31-2012 03:01:21 | More by BillHilly
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seplo

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -11.7%

10-30-2012 19:19:48 | More by seplo
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dsuedbeck

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

10-29-2012 16:08:35 | More by dsuedbeck
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ObiWanKushnobi

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +10.4%

10-29-2012 02:11:39 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
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BlackTuesday

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

10-28-2012 19:21:57 | More by BlackTuesday
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MajorMajorMajor

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

10-25-2012 17:22:16 | More by MajorMajorMajor
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2011 750 ML bottle poured into a Duvel Tulip style glass. As indicated in the name the beer comes out black rising in the glass so no light gets through. The pour itself coming out of the bottle had brown highlights. Swirling it in the glass it has a light cough syrup effect to it. Tan colored head with mostly small bubbles, sticks around to the point of a ring around the edge. Decent glass retention, this looks to be an extremely elite beer.

Smell is decadently perfect. Sweet bourbon, decadent and fudgy chocolate are dominant. Plenty of vanilla and oak wood aromas come out. Subtlety toasted marshmallows. Heat from the bourbon tones are present, but it's a nice tickle on your nose, very pleasant.

Much like the smell the exquisite rich chocolate tones come out at you, high class and not overly sweet but all delicious. Plenty of bourbon flavors as well, strong tones of vanilla saturated wood, leather, and even some slight tobacco. Feint hints of licorice on the back of the tongue and again with some toasted marshmallows drizzled with melted brown sugar. All parts of this beer work in every aspect. Beer is as good as beer can taste, perfect when it comes to barrel aged stouts.

Black Tuesday is a full bodied beer, it's heavy with a lingering flavor, but not quite heavy enough where you completely have to chew it (close though). Silky smooth the entire session with a nice carbonation level. Warm finish that doesn't burn at all, just a nice tingling heat to let you know that it's there. 18.3% is nothing to scoff at and how potent this beer is, if someone were to tell you it was a bit lower, it'd be believable based on how drinkable this beer is. This is not a beer to chug, but instead a nice sipper for a night cap. Crazy, crazy drinkable. I could drink a bottle myself, but it's too good not to share and should really just be consumed on occasions where it will be appreciated. Home Run, Slam Dunk, Overtime Goal, Game Winning TD or whatever you want to call it from The Bruery!

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 07:17:01 | More by AndyAvalanche
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flipdog0

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +10.4%

10-24-2012 22:08:41 | More by flipdog0
Black Tuesday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 2,363 ratings.