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Grey Monday - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
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world-class

683 Ratings
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Ratings: 683
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.81%
Wants: 873
Gots: 253 | FT: 33
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  19.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Grey Monday is a special version of our Black Tuesday imperial stout that has been aged on hazelnuts.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 10-18-2011)
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dbc5

Ohio

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
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

2013 bottle, consumed July, 2014.

Cellared, and then refrigerated for about 20 minutes, just so I could compare it to room temp. Poured into a Reserve Society stemless snifter. Deep cola brown color, slightly translucent around the edges, a finger of tan head quickly dissipated, leaving nothing behind, but a few legs on the glass. Not as dark/opaque as I would've expected. Big bourbon aroma, sweet milk chocolate, solvent, caramel. Similarly, the taste was very boozy, bourbon, vanilla cream, milk chocolate, sweet caramel, anise, lots of solvent. Any hazelnut was very light to the point of nearly being an afterthought, almost not worth mentioning. Body was a lot thinner than expected, especially for the higher ABV, the solventy booze I think really contributing to this. Mouthfeel was greasy and messy. Absolutely no smoothness whatsoever. Strange because Black Tuesday had a bigger body and better mouthfeel. Overall, this was ok, but not really anything special. Not that much different than BT, just thinner and messier.

I would've liked to have tried it fresh to get more of the hazelnut flavor, but could it really have faded THAT much over a year? Plus considering the booziness now, I'm guessing it would've overwhelmed the flavor when it was fresh anyway.

Serving type: bottle

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3.61/5  rDev -20.5%
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S: Barrel aroma is strong and up front. A big sweetness in the nose, with chocolate, roasted malts, and roasted nuts. While a huge and boarding on over barring nose, still enjoyable.
T: Like the nose, this boarders on over barring but still fairly enjoyable. A huge barrel character with an equally large sweetness. Some roast, and coffee with an enjoyable nutty flavor. All help to try and balance the huge aspect of the beer.
M/D: Low carbonation, viscous, and just huge. Alcohol is certainly apparent, but almost kept in check. I can at least enjoy a few ounces.

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Serving type: bottle

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Grey Monday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 683 ratings.