Black Tuesday - Rum Barrel-Aged | The Bruery

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Black Tuesday - Rum Barrel-AgedBlack Tuesday - Rum Barrel-Aged
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 18.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ThatsThatDude on 08-06-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
303
pDev:
7.33%
 
 
Wants:
144
Gots:
99
Trade:
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Ratings: 303 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of SHODriver
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by a finger of dense light tan head which fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: The nose on this one is a lot of intense rum barrel with a little bit of alcohol. Chocolate, roasted malts and coffee come in at times as well along with the oak from the barrel.
T: Taste is an intense sweetness before the rum barrel comes in strong with that funky rum flavor we all know and love. Really nice chocolate notes followed by some roasted malts and espresso but the sweetness and rum keep coming back. The oak on the barrel is there but it doesn't overpower. On the swallow this beer is more sweet rum barrel with chocolate, roasted malts and coffee coming in at the end with a hint of vanilla.
M: This beer is big and silky on the palate. Carbonation is there but struggles to come through as more than a slight sensation on the tongue while the beer has a drying finish due to the ABV but it isn't bone dry.
O: Holy moly is this beer good. Great flavors and complexity with minimal booze and alcohol. It was apparent on the nose but it doesn't come through in the taste at all. This beer absolutely rocks the house and is a really nice twist on the standard beer. I'd love to see this one come back again.

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Photo of Rristow
4.51/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tasted from bottle. Pours dark brown with thin beige head. Aroma of cognac, molasses, caramel. Thick, cloying, chewy mouthfeel. Moderate to heavily sweet. Flavors of brown sugar, molasses, cognac, toffee, caramel, and hints of oak. Just a perfect barleywine.

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Photo of Dactrius
4.34/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Minimal carbonation. Smell is hot with tons of alcohol and rum aromas. Taste follows suit with rum, chocolate and dark fruit. 3 years doesn't appear to have tamed the heat at all, or if it has I can't imagine what this was like fresh. Still delicious but the regular bourbon version is definitely better.

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Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.1/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of macrosmatic
3.99/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery tulip glass.

A: Quite black, nearly opaque – though it looks fairly thin during the pour. Forms a thin tan head, and almost no visible carbonation.

S: Rum, spices, wood and vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts, and ethanol burn. Pretty much exactly what you'd expect from this. Maybe a bigger chocolate aroma.

T: Rum, spices, chocolate and sweet sticky malts. Vanilla and woody dryness with ethanol heat, leather and mild dark fruit. Ethanol and rum spices with mild chocolate in the hang.

M: The body seems a bit thinner than expected. The alcohol burn is significant, but not as much over-the-top heat as you might think given the listed ABV. Still, it's very “rummy”, and some sips just seem like chocolate-flavored rum. Low carbonation sensation.

O: Good, but I'm not sure I like it as well as the regular bourbon version. Very rummy, and sweet. I’ll file this under the long and growing list of beers that I don’t think the rum barrel treatment was the way to go.

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Photo of Soneast
3.98/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ygtbsm94
4.13/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.51/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wordemupg
4.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had a ways back, I think kumatmebrew sent the bottle ages ago, from notes…
Not black but a deep ruby when held to the light, no foam but long legs. Heavy chocolate syrup, sugat coated raisins, burnt brown sugar, some rum barrel but mild, faint spice, fudge, booze but not as much as one would expect, not much heat going down but it warms you from inside….

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Photo of Kevinpitts
4.3/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank with 2 years 4 months age on bottle. Nice beer, though I prefer the bourbon barrel better. This variant has a lot of caramel flavor and is slightly hotter than the bourbon barrel. That being said, it's still great. If you're into rum barrel beers, a must try.

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Photo of imperialking
4.63/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of mattsander
4.35/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of orangesol
4.11/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of pants678
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of IckyT2012
4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drummermattie02
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Intlpostman
4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopsiam14
4.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Pours black. Smells of rum and a little chocolate and dark fruit. The rum BA turns black tuesday into a carribean experience and adds notes of brown sugar, maybe toffee. Time has done this one well. Have one more I wont open for a couple more years to see how well it develops.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.12/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip from the 750. Shared by a generous New Mexico BA.

Appearance was a thick and viscous and black as one would expect from motor oil or any big Bruery stout.

The smell was solvent as all hell and clearly suggesting some barrel and booze. Beneath were the pleasant dark chocolate and dark fruit notes one would hope for with the style.

Flavor was a huge turn in the right direction. Bursting with raisin and fig and enveloped in a rum flavor, this resembled some boozy Caribbean dessert I've had or dreamed of in my mind. I really loved the sticky raisin wine like flavor with the complements of rum. A friend accused me of harboring a soft spot for rum as the husband of a Dominican woman, to which I can only say yes I have a soft spot for Caribbean women. What was the question?

And as for how this drinks? Come on now. It's a Bruery 19er or something. It's thick as maple syrup and rich as all hell. Hard to complain about the feel and booze wasn't overwhelming the beer.

Very damn good.

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

Photo of maximum12
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to CTJman for answering my plea a while back; I’ve been looking forward to this one & since I don’t have to wake up tomorrow (I mean I will eventually, I hope) it’s time. Black-waxed 750ML bottle split with my wife.

The wax isn’t too bad & the beer pops loudly upon release, foreshadowing lively, but short-lived, visible carbonation, though it keeps audibly crackling for a while. The nose is dominated by rum & sweet corn syrup, & while there are probably subtleties, they aren’t easy to spot under that onslaught.

Black Tuesday - Rum Barrel Aged is a decadent, rum-soaked, Caribbean, sun-splashed treat. Rum lights up the palate over a base of enough malts to denude multiple acres. Powdered sugar soaked in sugar water & drizzled with brown sugar, rich toffee, syringe of alcohol to the brain stem, light spiciness (from the rum I presume, & the only light thing about this monster), vanilla, high quality maple syrup. Did I mention the alcohol? Or sweetness? Full, thick, oozing. I’m going be enjoying this half-bomber for a long while, & I’d be happy to have had the other half, too.

I love alcohol, sweetness, & rotting my teeth, so why wouldn’t I love this? I do. This is in the upper echelon of barrel-aged stouts & the best of the variants I’ve had to date. Absolutely stunning.

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