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Mocha Wednesday | The Bruery

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4.51/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 19.20%

Availability: Rotating

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

Added by Chardman on 01-08-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#116
Reviews:
128
Ratings:
1,345
pDev:
8.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
810
Gots:
499
Trade:
86
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Ratings: 1,345 |  Reviews: 128
Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vidblain
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jmonah3
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jwale73
3.72/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2017 vintage (thanks Mike!) . Pours two shade shy of black with lovely ruby highlights when backlit. No head whatsoever on this beer. Nose reveals big ethanol notes (enough to ignite your nose hairs) followed by dark malts. Taste expresses toffee, ethanol and some peppery notes, on a dark malty backbone. Mouthfeel is quite thin with a mild carbonation. This beer is hot!. Overall impressions - young and thin. Let this one sit for a few years.

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Photo of Richter525
4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stevebroseke
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.73/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ale_addin
4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rypkr
4.05/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Random preface - Birthday beer. It's a 2016 I've had Cellared for 10 months now but am eager to try it after recently having black tuesday. The aforementioned being an almost transcendent experience slow sipping over several hours. I didn't quite imagine my birthday being as boring as today was when I took a vacation day for tomorrow... but alas I'll make sure it wasn't in vain by facing this monster of a beer.

L - Teku pour. Remarkably lighter than expected. Very thin given the massive beer it is. Head dissipates quickly to all but the outer edges. The lacing runs fast and falls like rubbing alcohol on the sides of the glass.

S - black tuesday. Partially roasted coffee, bourbon and oak. Loads of vanilla. It's incredibly dense and potent smelling. Im getting more raw oak out of this beer than maybe any other I've ever whaffed. The coffee is surprisingly subdued. There's something off though and I'm fighting the urge to believe this may be slightly soured.

T - hot. And sour. Well fuck my birthday and waiting a year to drink this.

M - who care

O - depressed. Fuck turning 31.

(Original ratings of look 4, smell 4.25, taste 1, feel 3.75, overall 1)
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ROUND TWO - REDEMPTION?

Traded for another bottle to accurately experience and rate this beer. This one is a 2017.

L - Again, Voodoo teku pour. Thin, dark brown, frothy light khaki head.

S - light roast coffee, alcohol, vanilla. Very, very oaky.

T - there we go. No infection here. So much heat up front. Amazingly less sweet than expected with lots of coffee roast providing bittering. The coffee however is not fresh tasting - its stale and past its prime. Caramel in the middle. Intense oak in the finish.

M - thin, fizzy,

O - I really don't love this. Black tuesday was life changing, but this, it isn't. It's a shell of its base. It lacks the dark fruit and complex depth of its iconic brother. While BT was an instant top 10 for me, I'm hard pressed to agree that this is even worthy of the top 250.

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Photo of goblue30
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - The beer was a deep murky brown color.

Smell - The nose was light chocolate, but there was also a coffee presence.

Taste - This is a sweet one. At the front, I notice sweet coffee first. Then, sweet bourbon accompanies raisins, figs, and burnt malts. Surprisingly, the beer was not to warm. Not overly cloying, the sweetness continues in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - The sweetness lends itself to a sticky sensation. It is not as thick as the other days.

Overall - This might be my favorite day, notwithstanding Chocolate Rain.

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Photo of osseo222000
4.57/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jshusc
4.3/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of countrypeddler8
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevem68
4.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is decieving for a stout. It's more of a dark amber color and has a nice chocolate aroma. Flavor is nice mocha soaked bourbon. Body is thinner than you would expect but this is still pretty delicious.

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.31/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevanb
3.81/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle, 2016 vintage, poured into a The Bruery tulip glass. Enjoyed on 1.31.17, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a jet black color, very opaque and thick with a thin tan head that has no retention and yields no lace. The aroma is nice, huge charred barrel character with tons of chocolate, lightly roasted coffee, smooth oak, stone fruits with a lot of hot alcohol as it warms. The flavors are good, tons of chocolate, cold pressed coffee, mild acidity and light roast, vanilla bean with smooth and rich bourbon, super chewy oak, light char, lingering stone fruit and very intense alcohol. The mouthfeel is okay, coating, medium body, very active texture which is a bit surprising with a smooth but very warm finish.

Verdict: A decent barrel aged stout from The Bruery but I think I prefer the regular Black Tuesday. The coffee here adds some acidity that just adds to the harshness of the alcohol. Again, with many of The Bruery beers, it's just too massive and too intense that it is tough to handle more than a few ounces.

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Photo of dirtyhalos
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ivan52
4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ADG2995
4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pcshotsauce33
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Sparky44
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rich_K
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Mocha Wednesday from The Bruery
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