Black Tuesday - Port Barrel-Aged | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 17.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
2014 - 19.5% ABV
2017 - 17.8% ABV

Added by 2beerdogs on 10-29-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#687
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
114
pDev:
7.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
36
Trade:
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Ratings: 114 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by st9647v3:
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4.79/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SanFranJake
4.68/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic beer
Poured from a 750 into a small Victory snifter, enjoyed over the course of four hours by yours truly.
Look was not what I was expecting as it looked more "port" than imperial stout but once the aroma hit my nose and sweet nectar hit my lips, I was sold.
We're I blind I would have thought I was sipping port. Perfect balance of BT and a good port that was neither too hot nor too sweet.
Such an easy sipper that got better as the night went on.
It's neck and neck between this and the rum barrel aged, but either way, it's a top notch beer.

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Photo of juablu
4.61/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of heddar33
4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aquazr1
4.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdaschaf
4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.53/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml waxed and capped bottle into Night Shift stemware. Reviewed from notes 7/19/15.

Pours pitch black with no head and no lace but huge, legs that really cling to the glass. Pretty much as expected.

Nose is booze, chocolate, fudge, sweet soy sauce, dried dark fruit and molasses. Very sweet and syrupy with a significant alcohol kick. Balance but also very complex and forward.

Opens a touch roasty. Dark chocolate, molasses, fudge, milk chocolate, sweet soy sauce and dark fruit in the middle and ends with hints of wood and peat mixed into the fold. Boozy and sweet on the finish with a molasses, fudge and dark fruit finish. Really good.

Full bodied with low carbonation. Chewy and boozy in the mouth and goes down warm and slightly hot. Messy sweet finish with a lingering, sticky aftertaste. Fits the flavor perfectly.

The Bruery is kind of known for their barrel-aged imperial stouts and for me, Port BT has got to be up there with the best of them. Certainly the best Bruery imperial stout I've had to date.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.48/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle. Almost black body. Smells of brown sugar, raisins, light oxidation, and port wine. Tastes extremely sweet. Booze. Chocolate. Port wine. Sweet port and brown sugar finish. Heavy and sweet. Not as dynamic as the madeira version, where the oxidation helped a lot.

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Photo of Intlpostman
4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of needMIbeer
4.72/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bunuelian
4.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
4.59/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a nice creamy "cappuccino" colored head.

Nose is sweet dark choc and roasted grains, nice vanilla undertones with toffee, raisins and plums. Hints of port but perhaps because you're looking for it.

Mouth feel is rich, thick and luscious. Nice carbonation and inviting.

Taste is what you want from BT - rich, thick and bold chocolate, vanilla, soy sauce, caramel and coffee all with a sweet port undertone and smoothness from the barrel. Really a nice bottle that retains that deep rich chocolate coffee that you expect from BT.

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Photo of dvmin98
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mlhyatt
4.02/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
5/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of teamchevymxer
4.9/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of nataku00
4.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of addicted2thebarrel
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of elemenohpee1
4.55/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SveNss0N
4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kramerwtmf
4.29/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThickNStout
4.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black wax capped 750mL bottle acquired through The Bruery's society. Bottled 9/16/14. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours a deep, dark brown but rests in the glass pitch black with a finger and a half of pale tan head. The bubbles fade rather quickly to a broad island that almost reaches the ring of foam. The halo lingers throughout but alas the alcohol is just too heavy to allow any lace to stick.

The aromas are sweet, vineous and inviting. The port shines through brilliantly, with the support of vanilla, chocolate, oak, toffee, caramel and some fairly heavy alcohol esters popping up intermittently. This is one of those beers that I can't keep my nose out of.

Those huge, familiar Black Tuesday flavors are immediately apparent. Dark chocolate, boozey heat, tawny port, caramel, over ripe dark fruit, that sweet and mildly funky signature Bruery yeast, vanilla, charred oak and brown sugar. The port plays beautifully to the dark fruit notes. Somehow, despite the huge alcohol content and inherent sweetness of both the beer and the port, this comes out with a wonderful balance that drinks much smoother than the sub-20% abv led me to expect.

The body is syrupy, heavy and chewy with a pleasantly subtle carbonation. The long, sweet aftertaste blends port, cocoa, dark fruit, caramel and oak.

The port barrelling takes the Black Tuesday I love and makes it even better. The dark fruit becomes a star and the alcohol is miraculously smoothed. This is one of the absolute best exclusives that I've received through the Hoarders Society and I'm quite glad that I had a chance to try it. If, like me, you enjoy imperial stouts and tawny port this is a beer that you should try if at all possible.

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Black Tuesday - Port Barrel-Aged from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 114 ratings