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Black Tuesday - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,625 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,625
Reviews: 560
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 2,827
Gots: 1,231 | FT: 124
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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5/5  rDev +10.1%

jmadrigal2, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

rfraga77, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

Lane1, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

rwmiscik, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

pollox87, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of dogfishandi
4.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

huge thanks to scott for opening this at our last tasting!

750ml capped and waxed bottle, 2011 vintage.

pours out pretty much opaque black, but a bit of brown is noticable on the edges. a nice creamy, dark mocha head that lasted the whole way, bit of legs and lace. i maybe was expecting motor oil considering the abv, but this wasnt at all.

big alcohol in the nose, starts off kind of smooth like a bourbon, but as this warms its almost all solvent booze. also lots of sweet maple syrup, dark fruits, raisons, burnt sugars.

intensely sweet, but i love it! burnt sugar, maple syrup, dark fruits, and a bit of roasted malt are what i pick up the most. the alcohol is definatly there, not really bourbony however, but compared to the aroma, its definatly more subdued.

big huge, syrupy, sticky, sweet mouthfeel. quite sugary in a way, high final gravity im assuming. carbonation feel right.

overall, this was definatly one of the better stouts ive had, different than most. this one focuses more on the maple, sweet, sugary flavors where most focus on the roast. the alcohol may hurt this beer a little, mainly the aroma, but that could age out nicely. cant wait to try chocolate rain!!!!

dogfishandi, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

Jstark5150, Nov 19, 2011
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Levitation, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.9%

MikeyMikee, Nov 18, 2011
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2.9/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

2011 vintage from the bottle into a wine glass

I was really disappointed by how sweet and cloying this stout was. I've had the 2010 before (which I thought was a soy sauce bomb) so I wasn't expecting much from the '11 but, it didn't even meet my lowered expectations. Really, how does this beer have an A on BA? It's like the Bruery chaptalized the hell out of what may have been a very good base stout. I realize the residual sugar has to be high for a stout with 18% abv but, this was really over done. I think I need to go to the dentist...

WkndatBernardus, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

waiting4lunch, Nov 18, 2011
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XR250rdr, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.9%

jtrockchalk, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

sampx, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.9%

mrmiles, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

chefmikeanderson, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

mrsdrabmuh, Nov 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

thedindaniel, Nov 17, 2011
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csiewert, Nov 17, 2011
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reason24, Nov 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

WeaponTheyFear, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

jwelsh, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.9%

gregshead, Nov 17, 2011
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pest, Nov 17, 2011
Black Tuesday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 2,625 ratings.