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Grey Monday - The Bruery

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850 Ratings

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Ratings: 850
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.59%
Wants: 934
Gots: 299 | FT: 41
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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4.68/5  rDev +3.1%

Pours dark brown along with a razor thin light brown head that left behind light lacing throughout. I could immediately smell the hazelnut and booziness right off the bat along with some delicious chocolate notes Flavors of roasted hazelnuts, brown sugar, sticky chocolate, toffee, light molasses and bourbon vanilla. Full bodied, well-carbonated, slightly cloying on the palate, and a boozy finish with some lingering heat throughout. Overall, an amazing bourbon- and nutty-centric beer!

CuriousMonk, Jul 22, 2013
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4.46/5  rDev -1.8%

Pièce de résistance of the weekend tasting...bottle graciously shared by sstorck (thanks!) - my portion into a Stone chalice.

A: Dark brown but still not quite opaque; almost no head.

S: Cacao, vanilla, and just enormous amounts of caramel...extra sugary sweet; having had Chocolate Rain and Black Tuesday, this is obviously in the same vein as those beers. Plenty of bourbon and oak character, plenty of sweet booze as well. There is a darker fruit component here too that just pushes this over the edge into extraordinary and unique, though I'm having a tough time finding hazelnuts...

T: Lots of rum-soaked raisin character and dark caramel/brown sugar...lots of chocolate, and tons of vanilla and boozy dark fruit. Bourbon and oak barrel are apparent; there is a hint of nutty dryness that can be called hazelnuts, sure, but is not overpowering or even prominent to me - this is just a sweet, sugary, bourbon/vanilla/caramel stout.

MF: Big full body with low carbonation; epitome of sipper, this is akin to a whiskey or port.

O: Really good, though I like Chocolate Rain more. Excellent Black Tuesday variant.

Scotchboy, Jul 22, 2013
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750 ml bottle poured into 10 ounce Kentucky Bourbon Stout Snifter

A: A surprising 1 finger head; surprising given the size of this beer. The head is somewhat thin and soapy looking, but again, impressive given that this beer is over 19% alcohol. The mocha colored foam recedes after about 30 seconds, leaving a pitch black liquid in the glass. Evident alcohol legs after each swirl. Good looking beer.

S: Chocolate, dark fruits, and bourbon are the first things that hit my nose. A definite alcohol presence is perceptible. Clean sweetness. There is an indistinct nuttiness on the back end, I couldn't identify that this was aged on hazelnuts specifically, but you can tell some type of nut was used.

T: Initially, the taste is characteristic Black Tuesday, tons of chocolate, burnt sugar, caramel, and raisins. Also hits with the sweetness you would expect from such a large beer. The hazelnut contribution becomes apparent on the back end. A savory nuttiness hit and provides an interesting wrinkle. Similar to the nose, I don't think I could identify the specific nut variety used in this beer, but can tell that something nutty and savory was added to the Black Tuesday base.

M: This one is a bit more effervescent than both Chocolate Rain and Black Tuesday. I would call this one moderately carbonated. Thick mouthfeel, full bodied. Alcohol warmth after each swallow. Leaves the palate thick and oily.

O: Really enjoying this sipper, although I must say that I slight prefer Chocolate Rain. I would rank the Black Tuesday variants (that I've had) as follows: 1) Chocolate Rain, 2) Grey Monday, 3) Black Tuesday. The nuts add an interesting new dimension to this beer that I find very intriguing.

dbc5, Jul 11, 2013
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Grey Monday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 850 ratings.