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Grey Monday - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

783 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 783
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.59%
Wants: 893
Gots: 286 | FT: 43
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
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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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -26.2%

2013 bottle, consumed July, 2014.

Cellared, and then refrigerated for about 20 minutes, just so I could compare it to room temp. Poured into a Reserve Society stemless snifter. Deep cola brown color, slightly translucent around the edges, a finger of tan head quickly dissipated, leaving nothing behind, but a few legs on the glass. Not as dark/opaque as I would've expected. Big bourbon aroma, sweet milk chocolate, solvent, caramel. Similarly, the taste was very boozy, bourbon, vanilla cream, milk chocolate, sweet caramel, anise, lots of solvent. If any hazelnut was there, it was very light to the point of nearly being an afterthought, almost not worth mentioning. Body was a lot thinner than expected, especially for the higher ABV, the solventy booze I think really contributing to this. Mouthfeel was greasy and messy. Absolutely no smoothness whatsoever. Strange because Black Tuesday had a bigger body and better mouthfeel. Overall, this was ok, but not really anything special. Not that much different than BT, just thinner and messier.

I would've liked to have tried it fresh to get more of the hazelnut flavor, but could it really have faded THAT much over a few months? Plus considering the booziness now, I'm guessing it would've overwhelmed the flavor when it was fresh anyway. Another Bruery bomb.

07-14-2014 00:36:50 | More by Rifugium
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JoeyCc0922

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-13-2014 23:25:42 | More by JoeyCc0922
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SUBER

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

07-13-2014 22:34:29 | More by SUBER
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Roze

New York

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

07-13-2014 20:11:29 | More by Roze
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sleuthdog

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

07-13-2014 18:44:23 | More by sleuthdog
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.9%

07-13-2014 00:55:41 | More by Sarge3130
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canadianghetto

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

07-09-2014 22:54:55 | More by canadianghetto
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wiltznucs

Florida

4/5  rDev -11.9%

07-09-2014 16:57:01 | More by wiltznucs
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Durb777

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

07-09-2014 15:31:38 | More by Durb777
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PhillipMicupp

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

07-08-2014 23:29:04 | More by PhillipMicupp
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belgbeerdrinker

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

07-08-2014 02:40:46 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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MeisterSmudge

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

07-08-2014 00:43:02 | More by MeisterSmudge
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Deltoro

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

07-07-2014 17:21:27 | More by Deltoro
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MrShake

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

07-07-2014 16:20:38 | More by MrShake
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BigDaveLB

California

5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-07-2014 15:49:54 | More by BigDaveLB
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JonathanC

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

07-06-2014 23:43:44 | More by JonathanC
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JoeyStats707

California

4/5  rDev -11.9%

07-06-2014 02:22:16 | More by JoeyStats707
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bnelson997

California

5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-05-2014 22:29:13 | More by bnelson997
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anteater

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

07-05-2014 06:57:23 | More by anteater
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champ103

Texas

3.61/5  rDev -20.5%

A: Pours a near opaque black color. A two finger tan head quickly forms, but recedes just as quickly. Par for the coarse with the alcohol level and style.
S: Barrel aroma is strong and up front. A big sweetness in the nose, with chocolate, roasted malts, and roasted nuts. While a huge and boarding on over barring nose, still enjoyable.
T: Like the nose, this boarders on over barring but still fairly enjoyable. A huge barrel character with an equally large sweetness. Some roast, and coffee with an enjoyable nutty flavor. All help to try and balance the huge aspect of the beer.
M/D: Low carbonation, viscous, and just huge. Alcohol is certainly apparent, but almost kept in check. I can at least enjoy a few ounces.

For this massive barrel aged imperial stout, this is somewhat enjoyable. Though, again, I can find plenty of the same style I enjoy much more. That are much easier to get, and in many cases locally made. Interesting to try, but not one of my favorites on the style.

07-05-2014 05:28:00 | More by champ103
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jplopez21

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

07-05-2014 02:57:44 | More by jplopez21
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jbogner

Colorado

5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-05-2014 00:28:55 | More by jbogner
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atorres

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

07-04-2014 23:05:38 | More by atorres
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matt2591

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

07-04-2014 15:35:23 | More by matt2591
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

4/5  rDev -11.9%

07-04-2014 11:49:31 | More by BeerThursdays
Grey Monday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 783 ratings.