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Black Tuesday - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,395 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,395
Reviews: 555
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 2,695
Gots: 1,192 | FT: 121
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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striker2160

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

01-28-2014 01:28:20 | More by striker2160
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LumpkinBrews

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

01-27-2014 19:34:51 | More by LumpkinBrews
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Chiefilliniwek

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

01-27-2014 03:57:01 | More by Chiefilliniwek
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

01-27-2014 01:04:48 | More by TXhomebrewer
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

01-26-2014 23:12:09 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

01-26-2014 19:49:42 | More by Cubatobaco
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

01-26-2014 18:58:28 | More by ShemRahBoo
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.4%

01-26-2014 14:34:36 | More by waddellc2
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

01-26-2014 14:34:35 | More by thebigredone
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bigcountry81

Florida

4/5  rDev -11.7%

01-26-2014 05:29:03 | More by bigcountry81
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

9/18/13 bottling date. into a tulip

pours a pitch black with a mild beige head. smell is big on ABV and malts..slight dark chocolate. the taste is very big on ABV and malty....big on the bourbon....huge body...sipper...mild carbonation.

overall very good..lovely

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 05:20:52 | More by Axnjxn
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Super_Dave

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

01-26-2014 04:07:07 | More by Super_Dave
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm pretty sure this was a 2012 bottle, consumed Jan. '14. Dark brown-black pour, no surprise there, topped with a thin brown head that receded to a ringlet; minimal lacing. Aroma was fairly sweet, notes of dark chocolate and vanilla, pretty hot with bourbony booze, licorice, brown sugar, some dark fruits. But the booze was the dominant factor. Fairly sweet up front in the taste (not quite Dark Lord sweet, perhaps), lots of booze, bourbon-soaked oak, bitter dark chocolate, licorice, tobacco, dark fruits, more subtle vanilla, the oak and herbal hops came out a bit more in the finish, and even more so as it warmed. While this was definitely pretty hot and boozy, it still drank fairly well, considering the extremely high ABV. Body was on the fuller side of medium--might as well just call it full--with a slick and somewhat unctuous mouthfeel. A decent brew overall, but doesn't really live up to the hype (welcome to the Bruery). I can get a World Wide Stout at my local shop and experience pretty much the same thing this beer offers (or better), in a better package (aka smaller bottle) and for a better price.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 01:03:33 | More by Rifugium
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +10.4%

01-25-2014 23:41:38 | More by bostonryan
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -11.7%

01-25-2014 16:17:05 | More by jjheinrichs
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Theortiz01

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

01-25-2014 14:52:01 | More by Theortiz01
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kreg02

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.4%

01-24-2014 23:19:57 | More by kreg02
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tripelhops

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

01-24-2014 21:04:33 | More by tripelhops
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

01-24-2014 19:36:27 | More by Resuin
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

01-24-2014 15:21:14 | More by Seanniek91
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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

01-23-2014 17:31:16 | More by griffeyb
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StPaulSuds

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

01-23-2014 17:26:57 | More by StPaulSuds
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

01-23-2014 06:07:03 | More by schmidtmattsays
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

4.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Moyman for this beer.

750mL bottle. Pours a pitch black viscous color with a 1/2 inch of brown head. Minimal lacing. The aroma is a whole lot of booze with some nice vanilla, oak, raisins, dark chocolate, black coffee and earth. The taste is boozey with a great chocolate presence that somehow isn't overpowered by the bourbon. Vanilla hints with some caramel as well. Chocolate and alcohol burn towards the end. More warming alcohol at the finish with dark chocolate. Almost tastes like boozey Hershey's Syrup. Heavy, chewy mouthfeel. I'm surprised that the taste is so complex given the very high Abv. Its not just a boozey mess. Probably one of, if not the best, Barrel Aged Imperial Stouts I have had. Amazing beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 03:03:45 | More by PicoPapa
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jbdpsu82

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

01-22-2014 22:34:03 | More by jbdpsu82
Black Tuesday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 2,395 ratings.