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Grey Monday - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

703 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 703
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.81%
Wants: 879
Gots: 264 | FT: 37
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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MarkFy

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

05-29-2014 17:25:44 | More by MarkFy
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craftbeerasian

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

10-01-2013 04:36:49 | More by craftbeerasian
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chippo33

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

10-21-2013 23:29:56 | More by chippo33
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EB1

California

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

11-17-2013 21:31:11 | More by EB1
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ipafool

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

02-28-2014 05:41:40 | More by ipafool
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littlebeer

California

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

07-02-2013 10:13:37 | More by littlebeer
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Leazk

New York

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

06-14-2013 20:09:10 | More by Leazk
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

09-12-2013 01:59:54 | More by CityofBals
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Sethzilla

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

05-13-2013 19:47:38 | More by Sethzilla
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rdooley

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

11-16-2013 05:26:21 | More by rdooley
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readbaron

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

04-18-2013 19:38:19 | More by readbaron
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eagles22

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

03-16-2014 00:44:36 | More by eagles22
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mrotstein

California

3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

06-12-2014 20:53:27 | More by mrotstein
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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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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.94/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml, 2013
Mini snifter

A: It's not as dark as you would expect. You see light through it. Similar to CR. Still. No lacing. Tons of alcohol feet. Sticks on the glass.

S: Alcohol. Not getting the hazelnuts on the nose. More sweetness, ala CR. Booze.

T: Very sweet. Dark chocolate. Almost like an after dinner drink.

M: Full bodied. After dinner drink.

Short review, but my thought the overall review of this one will come down. I used to love sweet beers, but this is excessive. I still love their big stouts, this is just a touch too much.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 15:01:45 | More by inlimbo77
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ThePaleRider

California

3.96/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Not nearly as heavy as I was expecting. Very viscous coffee with no head. The legs on the glass looks like scotch.

S - Big bourbon! Hints of hazelnut, chocolate, toasted malts. Smells very sugary and sweet. Desert beer?

T - Slightly let down by the amount of hazelnut in the taste. Pretty much none. Reminded me more of a chocolate stout than anything else. Don't get me wrong, this is a big, sweet barrel bomb, but the hazelnut that I was hoping for just wasn't there. For the money I could have just gotten a Black Tuesday.

M - Very sticky and stays on the palette for a while. Small amount of carbonation. As always for the Bruery, so smooth for %18.5.

O - This beer was on my radar for a while and I was a little let down. Next time I'll just get another Chocolate Rain.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 23:32:30 | More by ThePaleRider
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johnyb

Florida

4/5  rDev -11.9%

04-30-2014 06:38:56 | More by johnyb
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -11.9%

02-09-2014 15:13:10 | More by acurtis
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

4/5  rDev -11.9%

09-24-2013 03:30:01 | More by Beerontwowheels
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.9%

01-23-2014 06:07:29 | More by schmidtmattsays
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leschkie

California

4/5  rDev -11.9%

01-11-2013 17:00:02 | More by leschkie
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sjstraub

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -11.9%

04-10-2013 03:15:27 | More by sjstraub
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fishmich

Michigan

4/5  rDev -11.9%

03-30-2014 22:51:37 | More by fishmich
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.9%

03-25-2013 01:48:40 | More by SpdKilz
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Jarpo

Missouri

4/5  rDev -11.9%

01-02-2014 14:44:46 | More by Jarpo
Grey Monday from The Bruery
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