Grey Monday - The Bruery
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Reviews by Psyko:
4.33/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On Tap at the Bruery Tasting Room
Served in a taster glass
Had this beer Tuesday October 30th at the Bruery Black Tuesday release party
A: Pours black as night, with only a slight brown head. Only minimal effervescence. Pronounced alcohol legs are visible. Unofficial ABV communicated by the tasting room staff was 19.5%. Yikes!
S: There is a strong boozy bourbon smell to this beer. Multiple smells presented vanilla and some nondescript nut aromas.
T: Milk chocolate and bourbon are the dominate flavors of this big sweet stout. It might have been me but I did not taste the hazelnut flavors, but only a slight nuttiness. This could have been a result of the food I was eating at the time. Surprisingly there was no alcohol burn on the finish. Only a lingering milk chocolate aftertaste. With all of the flavor additions it is very evident that the base of this beer is Black Tuesday.
M: This beer has a different mouthfeel than the 2012 Black Tuesday which was tasted before this beer. While not quite as thick, Grey Monday coats the palate with a oily sheen. Not a bad effect, but would limit the amount of this beer one could tolerate in one sitting.
O: This beer did not taste how I had anticipated. I was expecting Black Tuesday with Nutella stirred in. While Grey Monday is a great variant of Black Tuesday there are others that I personally like better (Chocolate Rain). Overall, I would recommend trying this beer, you wont be let down.
Serving type: on-tap
11-04-2012 13:41:41 | More by Psyko
More User Reviews:
4.8/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Had an opportunity to try this beer at Freshcraft in downtown Denver. The place was claustrophobicly packed with people, but I'm glad I stuck around to try this beer. So full they didn't have proper glassware.
A&S: Brown/black colored beer. No head or sign of carbonation. Spots of oily slicks on the top. Huge toffee and caramel notes. Not a ton of chocolate and only a hint of coffee. Alcohol in the mix, but not overly present.
T&M: Amazingly unique. Tons of Toffee and caramel again. Dark fruits and milk chocolate mixed in. Similar to the aroma alcohol is there but not in your face and especially not for pushing 20% ABV. Didn't get any nutty notes. Incredibly smooth and silky. Very thick and chewy body.
Overall: Unbelievably good. I broke my no more than $1 an ounce rule, but honestly it was more than worth it. Easily goes down in my top 5 for any style and would come close to rivaling CBS(even though they are completely different). I really hope I have a chance some day to sit down with a bottle of the beer and give it the rating justice it deserves, instead of quick notes.
Serving type: on-tap
04-10-2014 01:32:31 | More by minterro
Grey Monday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 475 ratings.