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Black Tuesday - The Bruery

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3,115 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,115
Reviews: 619
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 9.89%
Wants: 2,986
Gots: 1,527 | 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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Was lucky to share in a '12 bottle.

Poured a pitch Dar k even in a 5oz tulip & didn't allow any light through.

Bourbon jumps up & out. Followed by chocolate, slight vanilla & burnt sugar.

Some much flavor depth, but get dark chocolate, bourbon, and sugary sweetness.

Fantastic beer overall. The epitome of what a barrel aged stout should be.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2(!) shared bottles.

Wonderful strong rich aroma with well set contribution from the BBL

Flavor, a bit more BBL but plenty of other flavors too including a strong molasses note.

Well hidden ABV - drinks like 'just' 10%. Very smooth and mild for 19.2% ABV.

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2012, poured dark as the night, smell of bourbon, cholocate, slight vanilla and a bit of booziness. Taste was much of the same characteristics, bourbon up front, sweetness, but not cloying, and rich stout. A slight bit of booze, but no burn and not overpowering. Definitely a monster beer.

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Enjoyed a 2010 at Darkness Days this year.

Pours a black, toasted marshmallow head- amazing laces in the glass. The aroma is pure bourbon. It is incredible how the bourbon aroma held up. Dark Chocolate, Toffee, Caramel, and Blackberry also present in the nose. Taste reveals a medium-body stout. Matches the nose perfect- bourbon forward, with nice dessert hints as it warms. NO WAY is this 20% ABV. Hides it perfect. I think that BT is great fresh, or with 2-5 years of ago- something we happens during that ~1 year mark- but before and after that it is sublime. If you can snag this vintage, do.

Cheers!

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Black Tuesday from The Bruery
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