Mocha Wednesday
The Bruery

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The Bruery
California, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #78
Ranked #205
4.49 | pDev: 8.02%
May 14, 2023
Jan 08, 2014
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Notes: Black Tuesday with coffee and cacao nibs added.
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Rated: 4.63 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

May 14, 2023
Rated: 4.88 by timmy2b from New York

May 09, 2023
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

4.37/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
2021 vintage. Pours a dark brown with lots of flecks of ruby red as the light hits it; pours rather thin with a fizzy cola head that disappears quickly. Bits of carb hitting the surface. No lacing/retention. Nose is roasted coffee beans, molasses, black licorice, loose change, baking chocolate. Very little barrel character, at least initially. Kind of mind-blowing these days to have a chocolate and coffee stout that doesn't lay it on thick with raw adjunct aromas; while the coffee and chocolate are certainly there, they feel like parts of a whole that developed together, rather than some gunk that's thrown in and overpowers the product. Taste follows a similar vein - big coffee roasted coffee bean notes throughout the palate. Through its very long finish, dark chocolate and dark fruit, vanilla, smoky wood, salty black licorice, and finally, traces of warming, spicy bourbon emerge. As on the smell, a really impressive use of the adjuncts here - not at all overpowering, but still present throughout. Mouthfeel is the only real knock for me. The feel is surprisingly thin, and I think a little more body would be nice (and even expected?) given the ABV. Really worth seeking out.
Apr 19, 2023
Rated: 4.44 by BeerBeast from Florida

Apr 16, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts

Apr 08, 2023
Rated: 4.11 by PDinunzi from New Jersey

Mar 25, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by bruindre from Massachusetts

Feb 08, 2023
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2016 vintage. Poured from a brown wax topped bomber into a Tree House tulip. 19.4% ABV

L: Lighter than expected pour. Medium to dark mahogany color with ruby highlights. A thin fizzy off-white head falls fast. Not much in the way of lacing.

S: Rich and boozy. BOOZE. Bourbon and vanilla... some oak, cocoa, and coffee. Mostly booze.

T.F: Sweet and rich. Boozy... as expected at 19.4%. Deliciously complex. Cocoa and coffee mixed with oak, roast, and fudge. The coffee and chocolate especially come through and are nicely complemented by the bourbon and vanilla. A little thinner than expected. Medium bodied... boozy, but not as much as the 19.4% would make you think. Still very drinkable. Low carbonation. Coffee/cocoa finish.

O: An outstanding overdone ABV stout. Great barrel character... and you get a lot of bourbon, chocolate, and coffee on this brew. Held up super well at 6+ years in the cellar. This is an all-night sipper of a beer.
Jan 19, 2023
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750 ml bottle, 2021 vintage, bottled 10/21/21, label says 19.1% ABV. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with not quite an inch tan head that fizzled away kinda quickly but leaves a small bit of head. Small amount of lacing. I like the aroma, the brew smells like bourbon, coffee, vanilla, cacao nibs and roasted malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also the addition of some oak and fudge flavors noticeable too. Good amount of barrel character in both the taste and aroma. Mouthfeel/body is full, it's slick, rich and a bit creamy with a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought this was a pretty good brew, definitely worth picking up if you're into big barrel aged coffee stouts!
Dec 21, 2022
Rated: 4.49 by Gkruszewski from New York

Nov 03, 2022
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Rated by jakecattleco from California

4.35/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2021 edition. Coffee comes across as burnt, hides the ABV well. Tasty, but not something I'd seek out again.
Feb 12, 2022
Rated: 4.21 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 18, 2022
Rated: 4.49 by wvsabbath from West Virginia

Nov 07, 2021
Rated: 4.47 by hopley from Massachusetts

Aug 28, 2021
Rated: 3 by Rkitchen from Michigan

Jun 19, 2021
Rated: 4.41 by beerjerk666 from Florida

May 17, 2021
Rated: 4 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Mar 20, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by JonB25 from Delaware

Mar 14, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Virby44 from Wisconsin

Feb 26, 2021
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Reviewed by bret27 from California

4.03/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
2016 bottle courtesy of hefman.
(~5 yrs old at this point).
L: almost pitch black but not super thick. Minimal to moderate mocha head.
S: chocolate, coffee, bourbon.
T: Chocolate, vanilla, bourbon heat, oak. Roasted malt, burnt coffee.
F: medium, fair bourbon burn.
Overall: pretty good especially for epic abv, but not great. A little thin, a little too boozy. Coffee flavors are old the old/stale/burnt side.
Feb 22, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia

Feb 07, 2021
Rated: 4.17 by terrymoore from Arizona

Feb 04, 2021
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Rated by j60_40 from North Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Boozy. But still has that mocha kick it advertises.
Jan 18, 2021
Rated: 4.51 by fifreak3 from California

Jan 15, 2021
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Reviewed by barrelbeer from Indiana

4.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Appearance was tan to dark, nose was a little coffee and some sweetness, taste still had great coffee and plenty of oak and vanilla, feel was velvet and smooth similar to a good barrel aged wheat wine. Amazing that this beer packs a 19%+ abv. Overall, still drinking fantastically four years later.
Jan 01, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by Peter1977 from Massachusetts

Dec 11, 2020
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Rated by joberlander from Massachusetts

4.85/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
2014 Bottle. Great complexity. Bourbon, chocolate, and coffee come through. A great sipper to share!
Dec 01, 2020
Rated: 4.48 by paresis from Massachusetts

Nov 05, 2020
Rated: 4.4 by DraughtJunkie82 from Missouri

Sep 06, 2020
Rated: 4.31 by Boston970 from Connecticut

Jul 06, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by akk14 from Illinois

Jul 05, 2020
Rated: 5 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by absoluthamm from Illinois

Apr 20, 2020
Rated: 4.4 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin

Apr 10, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Hawkfish from Washington

Apr 04, 2020
Rated: 5 by ZombieHead from Illinois

Mar 26, 2020
Rated: 4.35 by Hopelessly0 from California

Mar 18, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by Dharms from Pennsylvania

Mar 10, 2020
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Reviewed by MJSFS from Florida

4.7/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Bottle dated 1/10/19 poured into a DFH Signature Glass. Body is inky black with a quickly receding soapy head that left zero lacing. Aroma is bourbon, malts, coffee, and dark fruits. Taste is alcohol, cherries, chocolate, coffee, coconut, and vanilla. This beer gets more complex as it warms. Overall this isn’t better than Black Tuesday, but it’s still a world-class BBA Stout.
Feb 08, 2020
Rated: 4 by cmukid87 from Michigan

Feb 07, 2020
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