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Grey Monday - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,080 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,080
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 8.57%
Wants: 1,007
Gots: 341 | FT: 49
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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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Furlinator
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Salted Pig in Riverside, Ca.

Pours opaque black with a faint tan head that quickly disappears completely and leaves no lace.

Smell is dominated by bourbon with faint hints of vanilla, chocolate and hazelnuts.

Taste is a sweet mixture of dark chocolate, dark roasted malt and hazelnuts with accents of oak and vanilla. Bourbon flavor is strong toward the finish but is not as overpowering as it is in the aroma.

The texture is thick and syrupy with low carbonation.

This is a very well executed, complex and huge imperial stout. Seek this beer out and share among friends.

Photo of 12owls
5/5  rDev +9.9%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of huntermop
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of BriMaster56
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

9/24/13 bottling date. into a tulip.

wax smells amazing...insane like hazelnuts... pours a dark black with a great beige head. vanilla, hazelnuts, slight bourbon on the nose. very nice aroma. the taste starts off hot but quickly balances out with the bourbon and hazelnuts. ABV apparent though, this is a big beer. very full bodied...mild carbonation.

overall just a great imp stout. smell is world class. taste is awesome.

Photo of 4thelvofbeer
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of homebrew311
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours just like all of the Black Tuesday variants... thick, dark brown, and minimal head. The nose starts with rich chocolate and vanilla, this is followed by mild hazelnut notes. There's definitely a little nutella action going on in the nose. Notes of bourbon pair nicely with the big chocolatey base beer. The taste is very sweet with chocolate, roast, bourbon, and oak all present. The finish is hot and boozy. I'd say that this treatment is quite a bit more smooth than the base beer with a little better melding of flavor. Mouthfeel is thick, syrupy, and mildly carbonated. Overall, I rank this one above Black Tuesday, but below Chocolate Rain and Mocha Wednesday.

Photo of Aldogg007
4.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Where does one begin with a beer this beautiful? Dark restaurant made it look probably even darker than it was. A beautiful light carbonation that is expected of a beer this large. Smell. Wow the smell tells you exactly what your about to drink. Everything is there the hazulnut, the bourbon, oak, dark roasted malts and even some chocolate. Yeah well all those flavor meld perfectly and coat your mouth with liquid happiness. The warmer it gets the more you taste and the more the aromas come through. The booze is there but well hidden for 19%. This is a special one that needs to be seeked out. Sell your soul do what you must to get your hands on this thing.

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of timc100
4.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2013 Vintage - 6 months fresh

Going into this I was intrigued as to how much of a difference/impact some hazelnuts would offer. Very impressed with the result.

Pours out like black tuesday - dark brown, sits pitch black in the glass. Zero head to speak of, but still a great looking beer.

After it warms up and aerates the aroma really opens up - nutella milk chocolate, nuttiness, bourbon caramel, sweet vanilla and coconut enhanced by the hazelnut. Definitely some oaky vanilla and bourbon as well. The dark fruits that are so prominent in black tuesday are covered up a bit and overall it's sweeter.

Taste follows the aroma perfectly - very rich and full, lots of creamy barrel notes enhanced by the hazelnut and a really nice boozy bourbon burn. Well rounded, perfectly minimal carbonation and very smooth.

Fantastic beer - skeptical at first as to how much variation there would be from the base, but it's a great, subtle compliment.

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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev -12.1%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.61/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

this is straight up one of the best beers ever. it takes black tuesday, an already beyond world class massive stout, and brings it to a whole new place with just layers and layers of additional flavor and character. a huge contribution from one ingredient to say the least. inky black in color just showing brown. the head doesn't hang on real long, but froths up pretty well on the pour, lighter than mocha, but rather dark. the nose is perfect, and i hardly ever give anything perfect marks, but this cannot be improved upon. the hazelnuts add this incredible earthy sweet dimension that fits right into the thick malty abyss of black tuesday. it lightens it, with a robust nutty flavor that moves from vanilla to honey to almond extract, and back again. with the darkness of the barley and the licorice character, its a dream come true. i could just smell it all day, just a tiny hint of booze, right on. the taste does much of what the nose does, i get a little more tobacco or molasses type spice in this than i did in regular black tuesday, but i can imagine thats from the nuts. tons of oak on this coming through too, char and vanilla, which plays up the already desserty hazelnut properties. the nuts just make this sing. its impossibly light and soft for its size, drinks a lot easier than its base beer, and finishes for an hour, seriously, i can taste it through food, other beer, everything. its burned into my palate, and i am thankful for it. every drop of this stuff us pure gold. its body is massive, its alcohol only comes out with temperature, and the layers of flavor are fit for kings and gods. just magic.

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

Grey Monday from The Bruery
100 out of 100 based on 1,080 ratings.