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Grey Monday - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

951 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 951
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 8.57%
Wants: 954
Gots: 316 | FT: 47
Brewed by:
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California, United States

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

Availability: Summer

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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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

huskermike12, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.75/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Not quite black. Transparent at the edges. Deep brown but never black. No head.

Smell - Caramel. Lots of bourbon. Some oak but it's a mild barrel character. Tons of sugar.

Taste - Sweet, sugary, bourbon. Just a hint of hazelnut. Not the level of artificial coffee creamer, but a lot of hazelnut. Caramel and some roast, but not much. The more I drink it the more I like it.

Mouthfeel - A bucket of sugar. Sweetness is pretty overwhelming. Just like Black Tuesday.

Overall - It barely tastes like a stout, like Black Tuesday. Sugary but a good sugar.

Alieniloquium, May 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

cmdmzmjm, Jun 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

Dajtai007, Apr 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

MarkFy, May 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

jhillwastaken, Aug 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

Beerman6686, Oct 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

craftbeerasian, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

EB1, Nov 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

Gotti311, Sep 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

750ml bottle that has been kept in the fridge since it was release. Poured into a matching Bruery snifter, the brew appears dark brown with cola clarity around the edges. A couple big bubbles appear and fade quick. When you look close at the surface, you can seem some of the hazelnut oils collect and form across the top.

The aroma opens nutty the goes to anise and straight belgian candy sugar sweetness with a solid backing of booze that is somewhat solvent feeling. The taste includes anise and a huge booze and roasty char character before getting dominated by a clash of candy sugar verse bourbon heat. Sadly, the sugar and alcohol dominates any feeling of the barrel nuance.

This is medium to full bodied with a light level of carbonation. An absolute attack of alcohol verse sugar. As much as I was anticipating liking this, I ended up not being the biggest fan.

stakem, Aug 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

ipafool, Feb 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

littlebeer, Jul 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

Leazk, Jun 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

Sethzilla, May 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

rdooley, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

mnbearsfan, Aug 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

LightSaber, Oct 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

readbaron, Apr 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

smithj2154, Aug 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

eagles22, Mar 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

mrotstein, Jun 12, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

RB

750 pulled out tonight by Syndicate!! Darrel wields the beer penis tonight!! Pours thick and black (as expected) head is short lived.. nothing when it comes to lacing or retention.

Nose is very nice... oaky chocolate with tons of barrel presence.. Unfortunately for me, the nut presence is very artificial.. Not "nutty" but extract... Not necessarily a bad thing, but it definitely could be less extract forward.

Grey Monday is everything that all the huge ABV Bruery beers deliver on... big vanilla and chocolate.. oak and hazelnut candy... I dig it for sure, but it is an ABV and sugar bomb that isn't good at all when delivered in a single glass.. Too sweet and the hazelnut extract is an error that I expect from Mr. Rue.

Glad I got a chance to try this one... Seriously.. Darrel is an animal!! But for my palate, Grey Monday/Black Tuesday/Chocolate Rain are Diabeetus bottles.

3.5/4/3.75/3.75/3.75

JohnGalt1, Oct 05, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -16.5%

Matt411, Sep 28, 2014
Grey Monday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 951 ratings.