Grey Monday - The Bruery
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Reviews by kevanb:
3.91/5 rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
750ml bottle poured into a Hair of the Dog stemmed tasting glass. Reviewed from notes.
The beer pours a deep, jet black color, very inky and sludge-like out of the bottle, a trace of caramel brown film appears on top of the beer but is gone immediately, no lacing to speak of. The aroma is intensely sweet, lots of milk chocolate, hazelnut, brown sugar, marshmallow with a pungent bourbon alcohol heat at the finish. The flavors are in line, massively sweet and borderline cloying. Lots of chocolate, brown sugar, marshmallow and a good amount of hazelnut character. It's really hard to tell that this was even aged in bourbon as it has almost zero noticeable barrel character and lacks any decent richness and complexity. Vanilla was the only detectable barrel note which was a huge loss for me. The body on this beer is nearly perfect, luscious, silky, rich, any adjective you can find for smooth and creamy but finishes a bit harshly because of the high alcohol content.
Verdict: An ambitious stout from the Bruery. I like the creativity with the hazelnut addition but the fact that this beer is so one dimensionally sweet and intensely rich makes it really hard to drink more than just a few ounces. I struggled to finish only 3oz.
Serving type: bottle
03-18-2013 15:33:39 | More by kevanb
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District of Columbia
4.25/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance similar to Black Tuesday and Chocolate Rain. Black and viscous with a thin, beige collar that quickly fades to nil, giving a still appearance. The aroma brings booze, chocolate, roast and some sweet hazelnuts. Really tasty beer, though I do prefer both Black Tuesday and Chocolate Rain to this. Sweet and boozy. Packed wih flavor. Full bodied with moderately low carbonation. The hazelnut character is certainly present but doesn't overpower. A fun beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 15:26:13 | More by Huhzubendah
Grey Monday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.