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Grey Monday - The Bruery

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865 Ratings

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Ratings: 865
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.59%
Wants: 939
Gots: 301 | FT: 41
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 SpeedwayJim
3.75/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Adam for this one. 750ml bottle into a snifter. Had at a tasting. Reviewed from notes.

Pours pitch black with minimal lacing and minimal head. Beer is pitch black with thick, oily legs. Par for the course for a Bruery Imperial Stout.

Nose is chocolate, molasses, vanilla, fudge and booze. Aromatic and robust. Decent but a bit too heavy on the alcohol.

Opens sweet molasses, fudge, chocolate, and vanilla. Diabeetus for sure. Booze in the middle with more chocolate and molasses presence. A bit of cocoa and roasted malt but they do little to balance out the incredible malt body. So incredibly sweet. Great for sipper but I can't imagine having more than 4oz. of this one. Finishes boozy with a sweet, filmy, sticky sweet aftertaste. Decent but certainly over-the-top.

Full bodied with minimal carbonation. Oily, slick and booze in the mouth and goes down hot and sticky sweet. Finishes messy with a lingering, boozy aftertaste. You feel every bit of the ABV here. Definitely a sipper.

Pretty standard for a Bruery Black Tuesday variation. Decently complex, very boozy, in your face, and certainly a sipper. I'd like to see how this mellows out with time but as is, its a bit too much for my taste. Worth trying though.

SpeedwayJim, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
4.69/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From 06/19/13 notes. Got this last year being a RS member; been wanting to crack this for a while and opened it with my brother for his 30th birthday. 750ml bottle poured into my Bruery tulip.

a - Pours a jet black color with two to three inches of dark tan head and light to moderate carbonation evident. Looks great.

s - Smells of bourbon, oak, hazlenut, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts, sweet dark fruits, toasted malts, and molasses. Initially I found this very sweet and very bourbon forward, but as it warms up a lot more hazelnut and vanilla comes through, improving this quite a bit. Really nice complex nose.

t - Tastes of hazlenut, vanilla, bourbon, oak, chocolate, hazlenut coffee, roasted malts, sweet dark fruits, raisins, sugar, and molasses. Taste is a bit sweet again initially but still great to me, as I love bourbon. More vanilla than the nose, and again, the hazlenut comes out as it warms up.

m - Full bodied stout and low carbonation. The body is really thick, smooth, and creamy, and the ABV is very well hidden. Awesome mouthfeel.

o - Overall another fantastic variant of BT. Like most big RIS's, this one improved a lot as it warmed up, allowing more hazlenut and vanilla to come out and mask the molasses/dark fruit sweetness. Still a good amount of bourbon and an awesome mouthfeel; while you know it is a big beer, it doesn't feel lik 19.5% at all. Had no problem finishing 12 oz.'s of it which is scary.

I still prefer Chocolate Rain to this as I think the vanilla beans and cocoa nibs in that beer hide the sweetness of BT a little bit better than the hazlenut did, and I prefer those flavors, but this is another world class beer. I'd rank then CR, GM, and BT last, but you can't go wrong with any of those there, they are all great.

mdfb79, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of JayAre46
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

JayAre46, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of dcloeren
5/5  rDev +10.1%

dcloeren, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of Leazk
3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Leazk, Jun 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Domeshot14, Jun 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Sisky, Jun 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

biggied, Jun 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

truthcontortion, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of gueuzedreg
4.19/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Batch 1 750ml into Crooked Stave Snifter. This bottle is a gusher!!!

Apperance- Can't see through the glass, dark black/brown. Somewhat viscous. Minimal lacing.

Smell- Booze first and foremost, chocolate, dark fruit then hazelnut.

Taste- Black Tuesday with minimal Hazelnut, but with a lot of vanilla. Maybe my mouth is not keen on picking up nutty flavor in high abv ba stouts, but I am getting some hazelnut, but not a lot. The reason why I wanted to open this one was to get as much variant as possible before it goes bye bye.

Mouthfeel- Somewhat viscous for a ba stout. I love the burn that high abv ba stouts get, so I am happy. I know many like to tame the beast down.

Overall- CR>GM>BT with all being superior beers. Really happy I have another bottle to chill on.

gueuzedreg, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of pmarlowe
4.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

First release. Teku glass. I've had this about half a dozen times on draft by now, but this is the first time I've gotten around to writing a review.

A: Pours a dark coffee brown, a little lighter around the edges. Some light brown head which fizzles out quickly to a razor thin ring. No lacing and so-so retention. Looks flat after a few minutes.

S: Hazelnut extract, vanilla and oak, dark chocolate and some nice spice (cinnamon), and a little bourbon.

T: Rich, dark liquid chocolate, hazelnuts, tannic oak, vanilla, with a lengthy finish. Fairly sweet. More sweet and a little boozy than I remember the draft version being (in which the alcohol was completely undetectable).

M: Mouthcoating, full bodied, with medium-high, sharp carbonation. Sticky.

O: Delicious and decadent. An improvement over both BT and CR. The hazelnuts enhance the base and meld well with the other flavors. The sweetness is probably the limiting factor in terms of drinkability. This is probably best enjoyed in relatively small servings.

pmarlowe, Jun 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -11.9%

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Grey Monday from The Bruery
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