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Black Tuesday - The Bruery

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3,113 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,113
Reviews: 619
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 9.89%
Wants: 2,986
Gots: 1,526 | 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: 3,113 | Reviews: 619
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I really like this beer. Everything about it is a great stout. Not overly boozy, though it is front and center all the time.

What I like most is the quote on the front of the bottle. All things are fleeting. Bulls and bears will come and go, but pigs get slaughtered.

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4.97/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2012 from the most recent release! I shared this with a few of my family members to finish off the NFL season! GO BEARS!

A: Black, motor oil like! I don't think that bourbon barrel aged stouts get much darker!

Smell: sweet bourbon is all I can smell, which is my favorite!!!

taste; Very Very sweet, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, dark malts aka DELICiOUS!!!

mouthfeel: perfect body on it for the style!

Overall: Okay this is my favorite part. This beer is absolutely fantastic. This beer is 19.2% and you can't taste an ounce of alcohol! no burn!!!! It is very sweet and a complete treat for anyone that enjoys this style.

Get your hands on this, definitely worth the hype! drink it slowly and at 45 degrees (DONT MESS WITH SERVING TEMP) and don't drink it by yourself unless you want to blackout in 40 minutes.


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

2012 bottle opened on 12/28/12. Tasted alongside CBS, BCBCS and Hunahpu's.

A: Jet black with very little head that didn't stick around.

S: Bourbon, roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla and booze.

T: A very rich flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, bourbon and a nice finish of booze. I was expecting a lot from this beer and I wasn't disappointed. For 19.2% this beer is very well balanced.

M: Right amount of carbonation, smooth and creamy.

O: While I was tasting this I had a buddy say, "If you drank this whole beer, I think it would kill you". That pretty much sums it up. An explosion of flavor and alcohol going on. This beer did not disappoint and I can not wait to acquire some more.

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2011 18.3%

A- Pours squid ink black with just a thin whisp of a tan head that fades immediately into the dark abyss that is this beer. No lacing at all but it is an 18.3% RIS so that wasn't really expected anyway. Really ridiculous oily legs when swirled around the glass! Drips like syrup on a cold day.

S- Vanilla beans, bourbon, charred oak, dried mission figs, black raisins, dried cherries, dark belgian cocoa, and alcohol!!! Little hints of extra bitter espresso on the back end finish.

T- Tastes just like the smell. Vanilla, figs, dried cherries, dark chocolate and bourbon. The alcohol although present, blends in seemlessly with the dark fruit, caramel, marshmallow and fudge.

M- Thick as an oil slick! Completely coats your tongue. Love the bourbon, vanilla, chocolate covered marshmallow and toffee. Probably the thickest RIS I've ever had.

O- Thick, chewy, sweet, and full of flavor. This is exactally what I knew it would be, and what I was hoping for. Alcohol/Bourbon is everpresent, but it highlights all the other flavors, bringing them together in perfect harmony. Damn close to a perfect RIS!

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