Black Tuesday - Reserve
The Bruery

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The Bruery
California, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #31
Ranked #89
4.58 | pDev: 6.55%
Apr 16, 2022
Oct 30, 2014
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Notes: Hoarders only Black Tuesday variant. Black Tuesday aged in bourbon barrels for one year and then aged on fresh bourbon barrels for one year.
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4.33/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by bubseymour from Maryland

I believe this was a 2018 bottle (4 years aged). Leaned towards a more licorice flavor. Didn’t pick up much bourbon. Solid beer/liquor drink (20% it’s hard to still consider this a beer). My guess is that perhaps it’s a little better if it were fresher, maybe 6-12mo age which is generally where I like my BA stouts.

Apr 16, 2022
5 by ricknelson from Vermont on Mar 09, 2022
4.5 by josephwa from Minnesota on Feb 13, 2022
4.54 by not2quick from Missouri on Jan 20, 2022
4.5 by Travitten from Iowa on Jan 07, 2022
4.75 by shoegueuze from California on Jan 01, 2022
4.5 by ADTaber from South Carolina on Nov 26, 2021
4.8 by MrNate from Florida on Nov 15, 2021
4.74 by Hefewiseman from Florida on Nov 15, 2021
4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois on Nov 13, 2021
4.21 by ragnar3 from Iowa on Nov 01, 2021
4.75 by rarapacz from Minnesota on Oct 10, 2021
5 by brpendergast85 from District of Columbia on Sep 05, 2021
4.5 by timmy2b from New York on Sep 05, 2021
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4.8/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by StraightNoChaser from Georgia

2015 vintage
Look: very dark. Some cola highlights when held to light. Sparse head of course.
Smell: mellow Black Tuesday underneath. Vanilla, bourbon fudge.
Taste: like the nose. Unbelievably mellow for such a monster.

Aug 21, 2021
5 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Jul 18, 2021
4.25 by Rkitchen from Michigan on Jun 19, 2021
4.5 by buking21 from Massachusetts on May 11, 2021
5 by sordyl from Illinois on May 08, 2021
3.55 by Jkolls from Ohio on Apr 11, 2021
4.57 by InfernoBoss from California on Mar 07, 2021
4.25 by Virby44 from Wisconsin on Feb 26, 2021
4.28 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia on Feb 03, 2021
4 by Lare453 from Florida on Jan 24, 2021
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4.55/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Review #8000, 2015 vintage. This will be a very emotional review. Normally for big milestones like this, rudzud would have some crazy beer to share, but that can't happen now. Instead this was one from our share box that we got from Hoarders, saving for a special day. He might not be here physically to share it with me, but he's here in spirit.

Pours basically with no head, whisp of fizzy bubbles disappears almost instantly, dark murky molasses brown color with no real light coming through, and legs for days

Nose brings lots of barrel and bourbon, lots of vanilla oak, a bit buttery oak, fresh bourbon barrel juice, a bit like my nose in a Glencairn glass with some decent bourbon, lots of dark malts under that, some roast and coffee, no char, loads of cocoa, dark chocolate, a little nougat candy bar, fudge, a bit of a chocolate syrup as well, a little alcohol

Taste super rich heavy malts and barrel, dark chocolate, raw cocoa, chocolate syrupy again, a bit of a candy bar with light nougat and caramel notes, some roast and coffee as well, more like a coffee syrup, barrel brings lots of vanilla again and fresh bourbon barrel juice, a little generic whiskey character but some raw sweet bourbon as well, getting fudgey in the middle, some toasted oak character and layers of vanilla, a touch of baking spice, med lighter bitterness mostly from the roasted malts, some hot alcohol not quite fusel but almost there, finishes sticky and coats the mouth, never really goes away, lingering cocoa, fudge, vanilla and generic whiskey

Mouth is full bod, rich syrupy and really coats the mouth, some hot tingly alcohol, med-light foamy carb

Overall quite nice, there have been better Bruery beers, but for a Black Tuesday variant adding the extra bourbon and barrel was nice, although I think it has dropped a bit from what it probably was fresh, but alcohol didn't destroy either as the age probably helped there.

I swear I heard a pop sound from my glass while it was resting and I was typing. Matt must have taken his sip, and I hope he enjoyed it. Miss the great bottle shares and fun times. This was just one more milestone in my reviews. I know rudzud always joked about how he would never catch me in reviews, and I guess he was right. I'll keep drinking beers, but I'll always have that hole that will never be filled. Cheers Matt!

Jan 23, 2021
4.84 by Buck_Jones from Michigan on Jan 15, 2021
4.25 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands on Jan 15, 2021
4.88 by eawolff99 from Minnesota on Jan 10, 2021
4.61 by motoxrdr21 from Pennsylvania on Dec 29, 2020
Photo of Roguer
4.56/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
by Roguer from Connecticut

Very good head production, considering the sky high ABV and double barrel aging. Quickly fades, as expected, leaving behind only a thin ring of foam around the edge. Body is surprisingly clear and cola-colored.

Boozy nose - whoda thunkit? The smell of bourbon, port, and brown sugar wafts over you from the pour itself. Up close it's similar but stronger: red grape, molasses, chocolate, brown sugar, oak, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, honeycomb.

Strong, sweet, and boozy on the palate, with an alcoholic burn that grows and grows. Very slow sipper. Lasting heat in the throat and chest.

Incredibly deep and complex, rich and dark. Molasses, brown sugar, oak, bourbon mash, red grape, white bread, light toast, toffee, vanilla, espresso. Long aftertaste, although the booze understandably dissipates rather quickly.

Dec 20, 2020
4.75 by JMFP from Delaware on Dec 20, 2020
4.46 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Dec 11, 2020
4.74 by johnlatona from New Jersey on Dec 11, 2020
4.35 by Vidblain from Minnesota on Nov 30, 2020
4.34 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on Nov 23, 2020
4.49 by lorenwhite7 from Virginia on Nov 18, 2020
4.5 by BAsbill from California on Nov 15, 2020
4.34 by LumpkinBrews from Colorado on Nov 02, 2020
4.51 by mbw314 from California on Oct 25, 2020
4.66 by Hopelessly0 from California on Oct 04, 2020
Black Tuesday - Reserve from The Bruery
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