Mocha Wednesday | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 19.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Black Tuesday with coffee and cacao nibs added.

Added by Chardman on 01-08-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#135
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
1,413
pDev:
8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,413 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of durlta
4.22/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BSecaida
3.86/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chitownfanatic21
4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sirnickatnite
4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing how the ABV is hidden. Well done Bruery. Chocolate, light coffee, bourbon, and dark fruits.

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Photo of MTKATL
4.27/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spaten454
4.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maximum12
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Chris the local guy for this 750ML bottle. Sampled this previously but never sat down with a full pour & very happy to do so. Split with my wife.

The pour is surprisingly light, a muddly brown rather than abyssian darkness. Head vanishes quickly to nothing. The nose is just as advertised: chocolate, roast, booze, barrel. Meets expectations like rear-ended Ford Pinto.

Mocha Wednesday is boozier than waking up inside a bourbon barrel; now I know how the dwarves felt on the Forest River (well, kind of). Massive hit of alcohol & bourbon in yo face, & my feet feel suddenly further away. Large scale sweetness from the malts, chocolate, roast that’s quieter than the nose would suggest. Underneath the chaos is molasses & something else I could identify if I wasn’t already drunk. Thick, decadent, & would pair well with my wife’s lovely Bailey’s cheesecake. Mmmmm. Love this. Could have taken it solo.

Pastry stout has been used as a recent epitaph, but in my mouth it’s a viral compliment. Hand me a glass of this anytime. An elite beer that improves marginally on the near perfection that is Black Tuesday. Please help me up the stairs if you see me napping somewhere other than my bed later. Thanks in advance.

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Photo of tittyfish
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of n2185
4.13/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csmrx7
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Original black Tuesday is better to me, but this is better than grey Monday. A great tourist beer, as it takes you on a novel taste journey. Really opens up with a bit of temperature.

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Photo of Buck89
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.94/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of esktime
4.42/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Schrammy13
4.77/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TravisMason
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KidSalami
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grapeshops
4.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of millelacsmark
4.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottfrie
4.22/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into tulip. Bottled 3/2/16.

A: Pours a deep dark brown, near black, with raisin color highlights. A finger or two of ruddy brown head foamed up after the pour and quickly fizzed away into a faint bubbly collar. No lace.
S: Rich coffee nose, boozy bourbon, and tons of cinnamon and spice fill the nose. Smells woody, roasted, earthy, spice, and sticky sweet.
T: Huge intense flavors of chocolatey cocoa nibs, rich and bold coffee, and sweet bourbon barrel mix with hints of cinnamon, caramel, vanilla, and a touch of roasted wood and licorice. The finish is full of peppery spice and roasted coffee, and the aftertaste has lingering notes of sticky sweet brown sugar and warming booze.
M: Thick, sweet, sticky, and boozy body, fizzy/prickly carb, and a very sweet and heavy mouthfeel.
O: The coffee and chocolate add a nice depth to the bourbon barrel stout flavors. A couple years of age has rounded off the sharp edges, but this is still a very intense and decadent beer.

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4.48/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.12/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StrandsideMB
4.79/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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