So Happens It's Tuesday
The Bruery

So Happens It's TuesdaySo Happens It's Tuesday
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The Bruery
California, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #943
Ranked #2,567
4.22 | pDev: 8.77%
Nov 25, 2022
May 19, 2014
So Happens It's TuesdaySo Happens It's Tuesday
Notes: Our infamous Black Tuesday stout is named in honor of the great stock market crash of 1929. So Happens It’s Tuesday is similarly dark and delicious, but in a more affable format, reminding us that there is always a bit of good to be found within the bad. Things happen, life goes on. This beer can be enjoyed in all of those moments and seasons.
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Rated: 4.27 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Nov 25, 2022
Rated: 4.26 by mcniwinski from Pennsylvania

Nov 19, 2022
Rated: 5 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Oct 03, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by joran from Kansas

Sep 28, 2022
Rated: 4.29 by Dave2234 from Minnesota

Sep 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Blogjackets from Ohio

4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
The body pours a very dark brown with modest tan head. Little lacing throughout.

The aroma is bourbon up front with a bit of vanilla (but mostly bourbon. Light carbonation seems just right. Mouthfeel is good but not heavy. Very inviting.

Flavor follows nose and perhaps gets even more bourbon flavored. Despite the high ABV, there is no significant heat. Well masked power. The light malty char and chocolate notes are delightful compliments to the bourbon. The combination makes this very drinkable. Dangerously drinkable.
Aug 06, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by AGoodStout from Kansas

Jun 05, 2022
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Reviewed by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a deep black with minimal head and lacing.

The smell is dark fruit, vanilla, bourbon, and dark chocolate.

The taste is dark fruit, bitter chocolate, vanilla and bourbon with leather and char on the finish.

The mouthfeel is smooth if a bit thinner than expected. Still very nice.

Overall, great flavors and the alcohol is hidden surprisingly well. Nice, big beer.
May 29, 2022
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Reviewed by Viaduck from California

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
It’s a cool, sunny Tuesday outside but in my St Bernardus chalice it’s a warm, pitch black night with quickly dispersing tan clouds. Amit’s aroma is chocolate, bourbon & sweet toasty malt. It’s sweet flavor consists of:: dark chocolate with a strong bourbon flavor, then comes the stout flavors of roasted malt, raisins & plum. Mouthfeel is thick & silky smooth will plenty of alcohol to make up for its modest carbonation. Based on the famous Black Tuesday, that I have yet to try, this is truly a great beer.
May 17, 2022
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Reviewed by blazerkor from Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
The sweet distinct smell of bourbon is followed by the rich expected scent of stout coffee.

It has an even mix of bold, rich, bitter coffee and sweet woody bourbon.

It has a medium mouthfeel but it's thin for a stout with just a little carbonation. The finish is sweet with an alcoholic burn and fades into a long drawn out bitterness.

There's nothing that stands out about this bourbon barrel aged stout but it's just really good on every detail. I give it a 5.1 out of 6.
Apr 24, 2022
Rated: 3.99 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Mar 01, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by josephwa from Minnesota

Feb 27, 2022
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Reviewed by RyanK252 from California

4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2021 can poured into a snifter

A: Pours basically black with a frothy tan head that settles to a thin layer and leaves a little thin lacing.

S: Roasty, strong hit of chocolate, followed by big dark sugar, smooth bourbon, vanilla, spice, earthy notes, a touch of toasted coconut and molasses, and a hint of dark fruit.

T: Brown sugar, smooth bourbon, some spice, vanilla, roasty, milk chocolate, molasses, a bit earthy, a hint of coconut, and a little dark dried fruit on the finish, fig and cherry.

M: Full body, moderate carbonation, creamy, with a little alcohol warmth.

O: I love that The Bruery decided to make a baby version of Black Tuesday and instead of it being 10-12% like most other BA imperial stouts, they felt that 15% was downsized enough. Gotta track down a couple more cans to throw in the cellar and see what they turn into. Perfect beer for 2/22/22.
Feb 23, 2022
Rated: 4.09 by cd34 from Illinois

Feb 11, 2022
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Reviewed by michaelsmith11 from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This one had a nice dark color to it and was very smooth and balanced. Lots of chocolate, vanilla, and a touch of molasses. It was very rich and also had a lot of sweetness to it. Nice thick mouthfeel.
Jan 27, 2022
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Thick looking pouring, and black. The head is 3 finger, and tan, but it dissipated rapidly. There's no lacing at all on the glass.
I get a lot of raisin and plum in the nose. I get caramel, toffee, and chocolate also.
This beer is a full on dark fruit bomb. Tons of plum and raisin, and it lasts throughout. I get hints of chocolate, toffee, and caramel on the back.
There's a bit of heat to this beer, but not too strong. The body is also thick and good.
Jan 18, 2022
Rated: 4.3 by irishevans from California

Dec 29, 2021
Rated: 4.38 by deereless from Colorado

Dec 25, 2021
Rated: 4.44 by travelguy from Ohio

Dec 22, 2021
Rated: 3.48 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 16, 2021
Rated: 4.46 by MJSFS from Florida

Dec 12, 2021
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Can dated 8/18/21 into goblet. Pours a very dark brown with a brief tan head. No lacing. Initial impression is smooth bourbon, with notes of milk chocolate and vanilla. Somewhat sweet, but hits a good balance of sweetness and roastiness. Mouthfeel is slick and slippery. Alcohol is pretty well hidden, considering. Finish is more bourbon. A fairly one-dimensional Imperial Stout with a lot of emphasis on the bourbon, but quite tasty if that's your thing.
Dec 08, 2021
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Reviewed by tradershmulie from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great barrel aged stout. Beautiful color, although not pitch black. Nice smell, great mouthfeel. Smooth, a bit thick, sweet, but not overly so. Delicious.

Worth having.
Nov 30, 2021
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

3.59/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
L:. Pours a thick dark black with a medium foamy tan head and no laci g on the glass.

S:. Roasted milk chocolate, mixes with notes of vanilla a hint of cherry and a very strong bourbon.

T:. Lots of slick bourbon is very forefront, some slight chocolate and vanilla, but the bourbon is a bit too strong for the rest of the beer.

F:. Slick cola like mouthfeel, smooth big body.

O:. This is mostly bourbon, wish it was a little more balanced with the rest of the beer.
Nov 30, 2021
Rated: 4.12 by Allurex from Kansas

Nov 29, 2021
Rated: 4.17 by RickS95 from Indiana

Nov 25, 2021
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Reviewed by Lisa_B from California

4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2021 -

Great iteration of So Happens... I've had a few over the years. Saw the pint can at the local HiTimes and had to grab it. I'm enjoying it with Manchego cheese and a Steak and Stout pie. (All about the flavor combos when I drink something this boozy) Poured it into an Imperial Pint pub glass.

Look: beautifully dark, completely opaque in the glass with a strong tan head that didn't linger long but tasted lovely.
Smell: Dark cherry, hazelnut, blackstrap molasses and bourbon of course
Taste: Much of the same, but the cherry was lost until it warmed considerably - definitely yummy
Feel: Just what I would expect from a Bruery BBA beer. Slightly heavy on the tongue with an initial brightness and a long lasting finish

Overall I am happy with the purchase!!
Nov 20, 2021
Rated: 4.46 by Techichi from Texas

Nov 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

2.81/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
On tap at Das Beer Garden. Black. Smells of strong whiskey and only whiskey. Tastes of bourbon and hints of malt. But mostly bourbon. A little roasted malt in the finish. Not sweet. Just boozy and hot. Medium heavy. I got 4 oz of this and it's numbing my mouth as if I were drinking straight bourbon. There's nothing else to it, really. And while that's a fine flavor, it's the only flavor.
Nov 12, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan

Nov 05, 2021
Rated: 4.3 by turfy from Texas

Nov 03, 2021
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Reviewed by WTBash from Virginia

4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
pours black with nice tan head that lingers longer than i expected. smells of bourbon. heavy bourbon taste with notes of cherries and vanilla. as a BBA stout, it's an excellent one, although for the price point i expected to be blown away by this one. regardless, it's worth trying if you're a fan of BBA stouts.
Nov 03, 2021
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Oct 25, 2021
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Reviewed by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours nearly black with nice brown foam that quickly dissipates. Aroma is bourbon barrel. Tastes like bourbon wood—cherry, vanilla, booze, and a bit of chocolate. Medium bodied and finishes dry. Overall too bourbon barrel-forward to be truly enjoyable.
Oct 24, 2021
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Reviewed by Guaro from Italy

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Black with creamy beige foam and good persistence.
Perfume of molasses, chocolate, vanilla, cherries and bourbon. On the palate caramel, chocolate, good component of dehydrated fruit, fig, cherries and plum, slightly roasted tones, vanilla, light wood and bourbon. The drink is constantly embraced by a vigorous and warm bourbon bite. Final with hints of hop bitterness. Medium body not too creamy and dense, medium carbonation.
Oct 22, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by szmnnl99 from Michigan

Oct 18, 2021
Rated: 4.49 by Resistance88 from California

Sep 16, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Aug 23, 2021
Rated: 4.54 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Aug 09, 2021
Rated: 4.16 by einman from Minnesota

Apr 23, 2021
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