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Grey Monday - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

953 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 953
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 8.35%
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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Photo of supaadam
5/5  rDev +9.9%

I've had A LOT of beer. A LOT of BA stouts, but this is freakin' phenomenal. There's some vanilla from the hazelnuts I guess. Damn. The whole thing is great.

supaadam, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of Domvan
5/5  rDev +9.9%

Domvan, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of brentk56
4.2/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2014 bottling

Appearance: No surprise that the beer has no head but I was surprised to the some foaming bubble up from the lip of the bottle; a quick pour took care of that problem; the fudge brown liquid is very leggy, though there is no lacing to speak of

Smell: The alcohol tones tingle the nostrils, wafting chocolate, molasses, Bourbon, cinnamon and vanilla elements: there is a nut aspect in there, but I was expecting more from the hazelnuts

Taste: Fudgy and sweet, up front, with the Bourbon bombing the tastebuds; wherever the hazelnuts were hiding in the aroma, they make up for it in the flavor as they take over in the mid-palate and dominate the finish; though the hazelnuts make a statement, the chocolate fudge, vanilla, molasses are all in there, as well; the sweetness lingers in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, with low carbonation; quite a lot of heat in the gullet

Overall: An intense beer and a bit too sweet for me; but I can respect the impact of the hazelnuts on the base beer

Thanks, sj3324, for the opportunity

brentk56, Oct 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

VinceMig, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.1%

ElGordito, Oct 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

Ferocious, Oct 10, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +5.5%

Kino, Oct 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Port_Seat, Oct 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.9%

DarthBrew, Oct 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Nivek43, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of ejhansen7
5/5  rDev +9.9%

ejhansen7, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of MtnSoup
5/5  rDev +9.9%

An incredible (and HUGE) beer. 2013 vintage.

Got a lot of chocolate, bourbon, but tons of hazelnut at the end (in a good, expected way). Some sweetness in there as well.

Been saving for a buddy from Boston to come visit during GABF. I'd put it well beyond any of the varieties I've had from Goose Island Bourbon County series. The Hazelnuts provide serious taste at the tail-end of this beer. Despite a super high-ABV, it wasn't too hot. Now I need to find more...

MtnSoup, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of milesmayhem
5/5  rDev +9.9%

milesmayhem, Oct 07, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev -5.5%

mattmarka1, Oct 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

mmulebarn, Oct 06, 2014
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4.85/5  rDev +6.6%

seangibbs60, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of MLDucky
5/5  rDev +9.9%

MLDucky, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of JohnGalt1
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
Photo of cbridge27
4.92/5  rDev +8.1%

cbridge27, Oct 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

hooliganlife, Oct 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.9%

Snowshoes, Oct 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.9%

Beerandboards, Oct 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.9%

taospowder, Oct 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.9%

grze, Sep 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.9%

FreshZ, Sep 29, 2014
Grey Monday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 953 ratings.