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Black Tuesday - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,630 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,630
Reviews: 561
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 2,830
Gots: 1,230 | 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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4/5  rDev -11.9%

Kramerbarthomer, May 17, 2014
Photo of Jared14
4.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Opened a 2013 bottle. Shared with friends.

A- pours pitch black with little head that fades, no lacing.

S- At first open and pour there were faint chocolate notes giving way to dark fruits and booze as it warmed.

T- Served slightly chilled, dark fruits and slight chocolate notes. As warms dark fruit and booze start to come out becoming very prevalent.

M- very thick, fills the pallet and goes down smooth.

O- this was well worth the KBS I traded for it. This easily goes up with the best barrel aged stouts easily available each year.

Jared14, May 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

mgr78704, May 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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jwswigs, May 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Emilean, May 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had to adjust my rating here. The fact that this is a really good beer is completely overshadowed by a pretentious, conceited brewery with rude employees. Unfortunate, but that kind of pretentious nonsense is repulsive to me. Lots of great beers out there, enjoy it if you want, then move on...it is not all it is made to be. Overpriced...

Enjoyed a bottle of this with my brother on 19 April 12. We chilled the beer for a while, but probably cooled it down a little more than we should have. I prefer some of these bigger stouts with a slight chill, and sometimes close to or right at room temperature. This beer started out really strong on alcohol...the alcohol almost overpowered the flavor and taste of the beer. We probably took about 25-30 minutes to go through the bottle, and by the time it warmed up closer to room temp it was getting really, really good. The last sips were the best. I have another bottle of BT and will be drinking it a lot closer to room temp (60 degrees or so).

A: pitch black
S: Licorice, alcohol, figs, molasses
T: See above, at cooler temps alcohol smothers underlying flavors, takes away from the beer
M: silky smooth, very thick
O: really nice...can't wait to enjoy another!!

4thelvofbeer, May 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

kenzilka007, May 10, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours out dark as night with a two finger, beige head with decent retension and little lacing.

Smell is dark malts, lots of chocolate, and a little tiny bit of booze that hard to notice.

Taste is tons of dark malts, tons of chocolate like no other beer I have tasted, definitely a little heat but nothing that I don't like as I love to drink bourbon clean so this is nothing.

Mouthfeel is huge. Really thick. Maybe the thickest beer I have ever had.

Overall this is a great beer that I have never had and definitely would love to drink again.

TheBeerDrinker, May 10, 2014
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Black Tuesday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 2,630 ratings.