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Black Tuesday - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,534 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,534
Reviews: 558
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 2,795
Gots: 1,212 | FT: 123
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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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Charliechu, Mar 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

warnerry, Mar 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Mikeypnh, Mar 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

TomTown, Mar 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

SharkNado, Mar 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

catboy, Mar 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

itsjreal, Mar 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Keananmichael5, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of mverity
3.73/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2013 bottle shared by some great people after Hunahpu's Day 2014. Great deep black with some tan head, decent legs, not much for lacing. Hot hot hot. Even with a year on this, the bourbon heat is alive and well. Aroma is boozey up front, vanilla, toffee, and molasses behind that bourbon heat. Taste is also very boozey. I get the vanilla, some faint dark fruit (raisin or something of the like), some good oakiness. Slightly thin in the mouthfeel, but I enjoy the low carbonation and fairly thick body.

mverity, Mar 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Massbmx, Mar 10, 2014
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4.95/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an outstanding BB beer that lived up to the hype. Black as motor oil this monster comes in at 19.2%. The well hidden ABV sneaks up on you and before you realize it the bottle you shared with a few friends is empty and your stumbling about. I cant say enough about this beer as it is one of the best beers in the style I have ever had. If you like BB stouts this is a no brainer with a fantastic stout backbone coupled with the barrel aging makes this treat Legendary.

Bottom Line: Legendary brew!

themind, Mar 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Devman171, Mar 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

grom111, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

facesnorth, Mar 10, 2014
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dbrelsfo, Mar 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Chingringo, Mar 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

kmanjohnson, Mar 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

RAKeeler, Mar 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

gfg0020, Mar 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

Yogafist, Mar 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

drewc20081, Mar 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

WCW, Mar 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

wpqx, Mar 06, 2014
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4.73/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Shared this on Christmas Eve and it was fitting… it fell on a Tuesday night
Definitely excited for this one and has been on my bucket list

A - Dark as night with a tan finger head

S - Smell comes through as roast, vanilla, oak, chocolate, and bourbon as this barrel really comes through. You would expect this out of the high ABV

T - Definitely the best part of this beer as the bourbon really was not too powerful. The character of the barrels balanced extremely well with the vanilla, chocolate and roast flavors. This is the best 18+% beer I have had

M - Medium bodied for sure with low to minimal carbonation which resounds perfectly with this beer

O - Definitely one of my favorite stouts. I would not put this at the top, but it is hard to improve on this beer. Would love to try the variants some day

drmcleod10, Mar 06, 2014
Black Tuesday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 2,534 ratings.