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Grey Monday - The Bruery

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884 Ratings

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Ratings: 884
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.37%
Wants: 942
Gots: 302 | 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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4.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into short highball glass 11/10/13, thanks Adam for making this happen

A dark cola, no head or lace, long skinny legs, looks just like the chocolate rain sitting beside it, again not as dark as one would expect

S more vanilla and a little nuttella and much less fudge that I was loving on the chocolate rain, lots of booze and bourbon

T more of the same really, lots of chocolate, vanilla and bourbon, the hazelnuts fairly mellow

M much like the original and chocolate rain but with a little more heat, syrupy and sticky, faint nutella and coco on the finish

O not my favorite version, drinks like a liqueur, doesn't quite have what the original and chocolate rain had going for IMO, still great beer but don't get me wrong

by this point in the night I was getting a little buzzed, and my palate was getting fatigued and things were starting to taste the same, well I guess similarities between 3 versions of the same beer should be expected.

wordemupg, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.44/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

750 ml grey waxed bottle served in a Funky Buddha snifter.

A: Pours a dark brown color with semi-clear edges. Very minimal tan head forms on the pour and recedes to nothing.

S: Overt alcohol with some dark fruits and a little chocolate. Light nuttiness and cocoa from the hazelnuts.

T: Same as the nose. The nuttiness and the cocoa-like flavors from the hazelnuts are inviting, but the alcohol heat and medicinal flavors that stem from it is quite the turn off. Fair amount of oak and chocolate as well. Sweet caramel.

M: Medium to heavy bodied with a slick and oily mouthfeel. High alcohol heat on the back end.

O: The alcohol was too noticeable and it was just one dimensional in the sweetness. The best part of this beer was the smell of the wax, unfortunately.

Treebs, Sep 02, 2013
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3.41/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours into the tulip glass with no head and no apparent carbonation. The beer is a rich brown color, and is definitely not black like one might expect of an Imperial Stout of this strength. The aroma is hot alcohol at first, but I can actually smell the hazelnut notes quite well from a distance. There is a lot of nuttiness to the nose up front, with supporting notes of chocolate, hints of coffee syrup, and lots of sweet, sugary aromatics. As the beer warms up it almost has a sherry like quality to it (the hazelnuts like accentuate this), still lots of alcohol, and even some cocoa character.<p>

The taste is quite sweet with lots of hazelnut syrup flavors and then towards the finish the expected, expressive, hot alcohol. There is a light carbonation here, more than I was expecting given the appearance. The body is syrupy and thick, but with all the alcohol this is not nearly as thick as one would expect. There is some spice character from the Bourbon in the finish, it helps to dry the finish out just a bit, though not really; flavors of spicy oak, and tongue lingering spiciness are noticeable, but the barrel character is really muted by the alcohol, the sweetness, and the hazelnut flavors that form the dominant notes in this beer.<p>

This is actually pretty good, it is a rich desert beer for sure, and should be drunk in very small amounts. This is nicer than I was expecting, but it still has a bit too much of an alcoholic kick to it; perhaps some extended aging will smooth this out, though I would guess that the hazelnut character might drop out too.

Gueuzedude, Aug 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Shmeal, Aug 31, 2013
Grey Monday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 884 ratings.