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Black Tuesday - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

3,119 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,119
Reviews: 619
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 9.89%
Wants: 2,987
Gots: 1,529 | FT: 173
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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Ratings: 3,119 | Reviews: 619
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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

What a monster. Black tar stout. Big booze on this. But it really blends nicely with everything else going on. Great mouth feel to it. Really one of the better stouts out there. It's kind of on its own as far as uniqueness. This is a big intense beer. Don't recommend opening it by yourself. The Bruery just kills it time and time again.

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Poured from a 750mL bottle into a footed glass. Vintage 2013. From notes. Reviewed 15 November 2013.

A: Less black than I'd expected. Coca-cola glints in direct light. No head.

S: Boozy as hell. Bourbon -- sure, sharp, and almost harsh.

T/M: Holy god, this is as good as any beer I've ever tried. Molasses, fudge, caramel, winter berries, bourbon, brown sugar, hint of booze. The mouthfeel is almost a letdown, with prickly alcohol and loads of sugar. Is it too sweet? Maybe. Maybe. But that's poking holes in perfection. Rich, luxuriant, and infinitely rewarding.

O: This is an absolutely incredible beer. Highest recommendation. Is it the absolute best beer ever? Not quite. Maybe close. But not quite. Slightly too sweet and too boozy.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 release.

A: The bottle releases some smoke as it opens. Pours a dark black, not quite opaque, with dark red highlights if held up to a light. There's a little bit of tan head, which mostly disappears except for a very thin rim around the edge of the glass.

S: Extremely dense and sweet, noticeable as soon as the bottle is cracked. Deep notes of anise, cherry, and booze. Kind of like a cocktail, maybe something with good blanco tequila, but with a denser sweetness. So rich, and so good.

T: Dense mid-high sweetness from the start through the finish, with slightly bitter hop notes through the finish and throughout the aftertaste. Very sweet, strong, dense, and enjoyable.

M: Extremely full body, medium to low carbonation.

Overall, wow. Exceptional. Also, dangerously, extremely, and unabashedly strong. I have had maybe a fifth of the bottle and I can feel it, and that is very unusual. You should probably taste this with many people, to keep you from drinking as much of it as you want. Because you will want all of it, and that is not healthy.

Recommended.

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Black Tuesday from The Bruery
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