Grey Monday - The Bruery
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Reviews by dbc5:
4.59/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750 ml bottle poured into 10 ounce Kentucky Bourbon Stout Snifter
A: A surprising 1 finger head; surprising given the size of this beer. The head is somewhat thin and soapy looking, but again, impressive given that this beer is over 19% alcohol. The mocha colored foam recedes after about 30 seconds, leaving a pitch black liquid in the glass. Evident alcohol legs after each swirl. Good looking beer.
S: Chocolate, dark fruits, and bourbon are the first things that hit my nose. A definite alcohol presence is perceptible. Clean sweetness. There is an indistinct nuttiness on the back end, I couldn't identify that this was aged on hazelnuts specifically, but you can tell some type of nut was used.
T: Initially, the taste is characteristic Black Tuesday, tons of chocolate, burnt sugar, caramel, and raisins. Also hits with the sweetness you would expect from such a large beer. The hazelnut contribution becomes apparent on the back end. A savory nuttiness hit and provides an interesting wrinkle. Similar to the nose, I don't think I could identify the specific nut variety used in this beer, but can tell that something nutty and savory was added to the Black Tuesday base.
M: This one is a bit more effervescent than both Chocolate Rain and Black Tuesday. I would call this one moderately carbonated. Thick mouthfeel, full bodied. Alcohol warmth after each swallow. Leaves the palate thick and oily.
O: Really enjoying this sipper, although I must say that I slight prefer Chocolate Rain. I would rank the Black Tuesday variants (that I've had) as follows: 1) Chocolate Rain, 2) Grey Monday, 3) Black Tuesday. The nuts add an interesting new dimension to this beer that I find very intriguing.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2013 02:26:57 | More by dbc5
More User Reviews:
4.23/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Black Tuesday with hazelnuts. Bottle into a tulip. Note: the wax smells like hazelnuts. Awesome.
The brown of melted dark chocolate, opaque everywhere save the very edges, where its a lighter cherry-red. Thin head of off-white.
SWEET! Chocolate syrup, boysenberry, hazelnuts, vanilla, toasted oak, alcohol. Beautiful.
Better than Black Tuesday. Syrupy chocolate, hazelnuts, vanilla, a little oak, toffee. Extremely rich, very sweet.
Very spicy on the tongue. That alcohol doesn't mess around. Syrupy medium body, thick and heavy. Very mild, tingly carbonation, though the alcohol adds something.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 03:46:27 | More by Phelps
Grey Monday from The Bruery
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