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Grey Monday - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

477 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 477
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.81%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 477 | Reviews: 56 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by kevanb:
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kevanb

Illinois

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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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.

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Grey Monday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.