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Grey Monday - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,032 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,032
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.81%
Wants: 978
Gots: 326 | FT: 46
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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2.5/5  rDev -44.9%

Desp59, Nov 14, 2014
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1/5  rDev -78%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

Kurt_Dog, Nov 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

This was a lot like the other BBA stouts from Bruery. Poured black and smelled like rich bourbon. Had a great bourbon stout flavor as well. I did not pick up any hazelnut notes, but it was distinctly different from black tuesday.

wulfie85, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4.3/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another big want brought to last night's tasting.

2014 vintage sampled at room temperature.

Looks exactly what a 19.50% beer would look like. No head, syrupy body and insane legs.

Aroma is rich chocolate syrup with with bourbon present in a supporting role. Just intense/rich aromas and characteristics.

Flavor is like literally drinking chocolate syrup. Rich, viscous and insanely sweet. We each got 3-4 ounce pours and even though I went back for seconds (TOTALLY shouldn't have) it was just enough.

Still prefer Mocha Wednesday, but this was still tasty.

ironchefmiyagi13, Nov 10, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +4%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of Jeffo
3.75/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Got a couple of these from jbeatty and claaark13. Cheers gents!

From a 750 into a snifter
Vintage: 2013
Black Tuesday with hazelnuts

APPEARANCE: A very transparent, thin, and relatively light brown pour yields a thin, loose, bubbly, off-white head with lousy retention. Head quickly fades to a thin ring, which eventually vanishes as well. Looks flat by the end and absolutely no lacing at all. Much too thin and transparent for the style as well. Very disappointing. Same as Chocolate Rain, but clearly worse than older vintages of the Black Tuesday.

SMELL: Bold and boozy, just like its base beer. Basically this is all the elements of recent vintages of Black Tuesday with a touch of hazelnuts, so it passes inspection in that sense. Lots of bourbon, oak, vanilla, milk chocolate, with hints of roasted malts and dark chocolate. Just enough hazelnut to cut the big, boozy aromas and bourbon barrel. Rather nice.

TASTE: Big and boozy. Again, this is Black Tuesday with a touch of hazelnuts. Pulls it off too. The nuts are probably more prevalent here than in the nose, but they still don’t get obnoxious, which I was afraid they might. Lots of bourbon, oak, milk chocolate and some hazelnuts up front, then a huge and massive, boozy swallow. Big finish of bourbon, oak again, coconut, milk chocolate, a bit of roasted malt, some bitter dark chocolate and sweet cream linger and linger. Some light nut flavor also joins the show as the flavors persist on the palate. This is good stuff. Hot and boozy of course, but not as much as I’d originally expected.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. A bit prickly on the palate, not as smooth as hoped, though it is 19% I guess, goes down okay with a burn at the swallow and finishes sticky. Some decent heat lingers as well. A bit prickly and airy in the mouth. Could be smoother, but others at this level of ABV have been worse.

OVERALL: This is quite nice actually. Feel is not as good as the other variants perhaps, and the look is equally as disappointing, but the flavor is basically decadent Black Tuesday and the hazelnut addition is restrained but present, adding another dimension to the flavor profile. Something I quite enjoyed and would love to solo another bottle of the next batch when it becomes available. Thanks again for the bottles gents. Good stuff all around.

Jeffo, Nov 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.2/5  rDev -7.5%

funkel81, Nov 08, 2014
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Grey Monday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 1,032 ratings.