So Happens It's Tuesday | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 05-19-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,184
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
685
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
272
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Ratings: 685 |  Reviews: 138
Photo of JDJR
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bylerteck
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gajo74
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Beer Shop, NYC.
Pours a jet black color with a moderate creamy head. The head soon dissipates, yielding a thin ring collar that disappears midway.
Aromas of cocoa, toffee, dark caramel, and sweet liqueur throughout. Furthermore, there is a vinous aroma redolent of dark fruit and red grape.
First impressions are that it tastes sweet but not cloying, and that it hides its booze remarkably well. Flavors of robust dark malts, bourbon, jam like dark fruit, chocolate and muted roasted malts. The alcohol spice becomes noticeably stronger throughout, and yields a finish that provides a light burn going down.
Full bodied, robust and decadent, yet easy to drink. Soft carbonation with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel.
Full flavored and complex imperial stout with relatively moderate alcohol warmth given the high ABV. Somewhere in between a sipper and an easy to drink beer. I enjoyed it a lot.

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Photo of Budlum
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a crowler to a pint glass. Had a deep, dark brown / black color and a thick consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Sparse lacing.

S: A very good aroma of chocolate, malt, bourbon, and vanilla.

T: Tasted of a mild amount of vanilla (just a hint), a good shot of roasted malt (a fair bit), a decent amount of bourbon (less than expected), light chocolate, and a hint of coffee. A well done flavor that isn't nearly boozy as I expected. It has a much more manageable character to it without the booze taking over. Could've used a bit more chocolate, but this is a minor quibble.

F: An average amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solidly done stout. Drinkable.

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Photo of colts9016
4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer is 50 degrees and served in a tulip glass. The beer is a dark ale with a strong odor of bourbon. The pour of the beer produced a two finger head that produced a one finger head with fair retention. The head dissipated quickly leaving no head on the glass. The beer has the appearance of a high alcohol content probably past 10 percent. The head is airy and billowy and is a medium tan color. The color of the beer of the beer is SRM 36 a dark brown nearly coal black. The only thing I was not fond of was the head was not creamy as I would have liked.

The initial aromas in the beer are wood and bourbon. The next aromas I get are toffee, bready, molasses, roasted malt, a touch of char, mild chocolate, breakfast coffee blend, herbal, oranges, burnt sugar, dates, cinnamon, apples, and alcohol.

The initial flavors in the beer are bourbon, oranges cinnamon, bready, dates, earthiness, alcohol, wood, molasses, char, toffee, caramel, and herbal.

The mouthfeel of the beer is warming and dry.

The body of the beer is medium-plus, medium carbonation, and a full finish. I love Bruery beer sadly the beer does not measure up. I was looking for the bold roasted notes that contribute to a chocolate and coffee notes in the American Stout. The beer had an enjoyable body and long finish.

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Photo of Pete_Simpson
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found it kinda bitter

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Photo of DavidFLetts
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rich flavor, very smooth Stout. the Barrel aging really elevates this beer and imparts a strong flavor that pairs really nice with a cigar after a meal.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattmarka1
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Djoneil
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught 8oz pour in a tulip glass at Wet City in Baltimore. VERY alcohol forward on both the nose & tongue without actually being overpowering.

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Photo of dafla67
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours a dark brown color; the aroma is wonderful -- chocolate, caramel, coffee and bourbon. The taste is outstanding -- a perfect mix of how it smells. Each item comes through in the taste with the lingering warm bourbon kicker. It is medium/full bodied. Generally awesome.

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Photo of Jpb123
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of John552
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very thick, rich and silky smooth mouthfeel. Subtly sweet, vanilla and woody. Apparent whiskey in the finish. Outstanding!

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Photo of DaveCash
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopkrid
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylecmorris
4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great dark body color with a creamy caramel colored head, good head retention. Oak, booze and chocolate aromas fill the nose. Brownies and semi-sweet chocolate flavors on the tongue with a slightly dry finish. Very subtle burn from the bourbon. Perfect carbonation with a heavy chewy feel. Overall this a great beer for the style, the only suggestion I have is to add a little more of the chocolate/brownie flavors to compliment the barrel notes.

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4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Radome
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted from a 750 ml bottle in a snifter.
L - Opaque deepest brown. Medium tan head faded quickly to thin sheet and lacing.
S - Mesmerizing, super-complex aroma. Lovely notes of coffee, caramel, bourbon, oak.
T - Coffee, chocolate, raisins, bourbon, oak. Hugely rich and deep flavors.
F - Moderate, silky carbonation. Medium body. Strong bitterness. Strong alcohol burn fades into a long, off-dry finish.
O - This is a wonderful, rich swirl of flavors, aromas and sensations. A yard stick for other bourbon-aged imperial stouts to be measured against!

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Photo of Dsimenson
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown colour with brownish head. Aroma has boozy chocolate notes, dark malts and dried fruits. Taste is bittersweet, fruity and boozy. It has dark malts, dried dates and roasted malts bitterness on the finish. Body is quite light for the style with medium carbonation. Not really what you would expect from an imperial stout.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.78/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mjc3151
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Badger2121
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jet black pour. Smell and taste get a ton of raisin and chocolate. Great beer.

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Photo of polloenfuego
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Too hot and tired to write full review:

Looks like a million bucks. Long lasting head that provides nice lacing. Smell is sweet barrel and dark fruits. Taste is a barrel kick in the face, followed by sweet fruits and roasts. Feel is full, with an alcohol burn.

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So Happens It's Tuesday from The Bruery
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