PB & Thursday
The Bruery

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From:
The Bruery
 
California, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,155
ABV:
19.8%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,529
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 7.43%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
69
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 23, 2021
Added:
Oct 27, 2016
Wants:
  16
Gots:
  16
SCORE
92
Outstanding
PB & ThursdayPB & Thursday
Notes: Check the forecast, down a cup of coffee, grab your backpack and pack something special to enjoy later on. Might we suggest this bottle? It is Thursday, after all. PB & Thursday – a peanutty variant of Black Tuesday. It won’t stick to the roof of your mouth, but it will impart layers of peanut butter character and bourbon-laced fudge notes to our storied imperial stout.
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Rated: 3.89 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Jun 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.26 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Jun 18, 2021
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2016 vintage

A: Poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by a small light tan head which fades quickly without a trace
S: Smells of distinct peanut butter notes meshed with some chocolate, coffee, and hints of bourbon barrel
T: Taste is peanut butter, chocolate, bourbon barrels with some caramel and vanilla, roasted malts, more peanut butter and some slight dark fruit like notes along with a touch of molasses. On the swallow there's more peanut butter, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, oak, caramel and vanilla
M: This beer has a heavier body than some other BT variants giving it a nice and full feel with a silky body. Carbonation is on the low end but it's adequate for the style while the beer has a drying finish.
O: Overall time has done this one well. It has nice flavors and a good amount of complexity. I recall it being a little hot and unbalanced starting out but it's drinking very well right now.
Nov 07, 2020
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like roasty peanuts, booze, chocolate fudge, dark fruit, bourbon, and oak.

There's not a ton of peanut butter actually here in the flavor - I get a bit of dry and roasty nutty character, but it's somewhat subtle. There's a not a ton of barrel, but there is a lot of chocolate and some oak, too. There's a touch of fruitiness. It's not a step up from regular Black Tuesday.

This is kind of thin, and a little bit boozy. It's a slow sipper for sure.

This is not one of the upper echelon Bruery weekday beers, unfortunately.
Jul 31, 2020
 
Rated: 4.21 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Feb 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.15 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia

Jan 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.65 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Dec 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.16 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Nov 15, 2019
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This beer. Lemme tell you, I had one bottle of it that was just downright awesome. Like, 4.75/5 level stuff. Now, I've had 3-4 other bottles that were significantly not as good. Why? The peanut impact. A lot of them just came off like I was drinking a bottle of Black Tuesday (that I paid $10 more than Black Tuesday for). Is that problematic? Not from a quality standpoint, Black Tuesday is awesome. But like I said, when you're paying more for a product, to just taste like a cheaper product, well, you don't like that.

Pours black, thin light brown head resolves and chills at the 1/50th inch level. Aroma is all Black Tuesday bourbon and roasted malt to the billionth degree, when its done right you're getting all that peanut dust impression like its harvest time in Georgia.

Taste works the same way, its a gargantuan beer with a hefty dose of bourbon, chocolate and varying degrees of peanut impressions. Shit is sticky AF. Not up to the level Peanut Butter & bals was, but hey, they always said this would be tough to replicate in a bottle. Its 98% Black Tuesday, with a 2% peanut impression, and a 20% chance you can notice there is peanut to it.
Jan 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.72 by Kurmaraja from California

Jan 18, 2019
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Reviewed by WickedBeer from Alabama

4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
2018 release. 19.7% ABV.

Same dark crimson-hued brown pour as the other bottles. Hardly any head, but what comes out is ivory in color and quickly dissipating, leaving the beer with a flat surface.

Definitely a nutty quality quickly emerges on the nose. Once poured into the glass and allowed space and time to breathe, it becomes more complex. The booze and dark fruit are potent but keep a pretty balanced nose overall. Not too much going on, just a simple, pleasant aroma.

Again, the peanut flavor is present but a predominance of dark fruit and bourbon characterizes the flavors. A more prominent peanut butter flavor would have been preferred, but it's not necessary with this beer. However, as it warms and settles, that peanutty flavor really sticks with you, and a surprising complexity of sweet coffee and vanilla emerges as well. 

Warming mouthfeel. Not overly boozy, with a low carbonation and dangerously smooth finish.
Dec 31, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Eziel from Ohio

Dec 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Sep 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.16 by needMIbeer from Virginia

Sep 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.3 by TrilliumFan from Massachusetts

Aug 31, 2018
 
Rated: 4.23 by A_Rad from Wisconsin

May 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.13 by Beer21 from Florida

May 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.29 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Apr 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.19 by boogerisu from Iowa

Apr 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by oline73 from Maryland

Apr 12, 2018
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Reviewed by brewaddict from California

4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Reviewed on 2/4/2018 from notes
2018 Bottle
L - pours a dark caramel brown with no head.
S - I get notes of bourbon, toffee, dark fruit, booze, and hints of peanuts.
T - The prominent flavors are toffee, chocolate, Belgian spice, ethanol, and brown sugar. It finishes with a little peanut flavor. Pretty subtle.
F - Mouthfeel is a little sticky with good amount of chest heat.
O - Not sure if it's the peanut on the finish, but the alcohol is very well hidden. It's not as hot as fresh Grey Monday. Not as good as the base, but a nice variant of BT.
Mar 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from Washington

Mar 09, 2018
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
750ml waxed and capped bottle into Night Shift stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Not much head but huge, menacing, sticky legs. Nose is yeasty. Hints of chocolate, molasses, booze, dried dark fruit and a touch of sweet soy sauce. There's little peanut butter to be detected. Beer opens sticky sweet and chocolatey. Notes of raisin, prune, chocolate, molasses, sweet soy sauce and booze. Rich, filmy and really coats the palate. Again, the peanut butter is conspicuously missing. Ethanol and rice wine flavors also at the end. A touch of oak and leather to finish. Body is full with moderate to low carbonation. Slick on the palate and goes down boozy but not too much so. Rich finish.

This is a big let down in the Black Tuesday variant series. The peanut butter is entirely missing and the imperial stout doesn't stand out among its brethren. Not bad by any means... but not worth it.
Feb 24, 2018
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2016 vintage
750ml bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours deep brown color with just a hint of light creeping through the edges, small foamy khaki head that has short retention

S- aroma smells like regular Black Tuesday for the most part; super sweet and boozy with notes of chocolate fudge, molasses, dark fruit & caramel. Can't really pick out any peanut character

T- as with the aroma, this pretty much tastes like regular Black Tuesday. Super sweet sugary and boozy malt gives notes of chocolate fudge, black strap molasses, vanilla, caramel and dark fruit notes of fig and prune on the finish

M- heavy viscous body with low carbonation leads to a velvety mouthfeel that continues into a big boozy finish

O- it's very hard to distinguish this from regular BT. That's not necessarily a bad thing, as BT is a very good beer. But if you're looking for a peanut flavoed stout, you'll be disappointed
Feb 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.15 by Warren2621 from Indiana

Feb 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4.46 by advanracing62 from Idaho

Feb 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.17 by Jason_cs from Florida

Jan 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by deonreds from New York

Dec 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.62 by ILikeGoodCider from New Jersey

Dec 11, 2017
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Reviewed by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Love black tuesday - easily a top 10 all time for me. However I was really let down by mocha wed. I understand this isn't as acclaimed as either but I'm still very optomistic it can be epic. Here we go...

L - 2016 bottle poured into a voodoo teku at about 52 degrees. Looks thins and light as it falls into the glass. Looks highly carbonated and fizzy. Lacing is thin and head is minimal - both are short lived.

S - Smells like BT but with more ethanol than I remember. Try as I may I get no peanut butter. Maybe jelly... or jammy fruits, but that's to be expected given the BT base. Loads of sugar on the nose. Really... It just smells like black tuesday. That's not something I'm mad about either. But should I dock it for no peanut butter aromatics?

T - Damn. It's black tuesday verbatim. And I say damn because it's delicious. It's all dark fruit, sugar and alcohol. Again, do I dock it for no PB?

F - much like black tuesday it drinks much fuller than it looks. Absurd alcohol heat... I'm pretty sure hotter than my BT experience was. Mouthfeel is chock full of creaminess and soft frothiness. It's amazing how thin these beers look but how full they drink.

O - Overall I love this. It's equally as good as its base. It's tricky to rate it because there's nothing bad about it, it simply doesn't close on its claims of peanut butter. I'd drink this again in a heartbeat and given I rated BT so high I have a hard time calling this beer anything less than a 4.5. Cheers Bruery.
Oct 27, 2017
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
10/24/17 draft @ ChurchKey Washington, D.C.
Oct 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by Vidblain from Minnesota

Oct 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Aug 14, 2017
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Reviewed by anvindr from California

4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
looks moderately dark brown. smells super boozy (no peanut butter). tastes like black tuesday with no adjuncts. Im glad it wasnt hard to trade for because its overall not at all impressive in comparison with its "exclusivity"
Aug 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Jul 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.43 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois

Jul 23, 2017
 
Rated: 3.99 by atone315 from Wisconsin

Jul 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by imperialking from Illinois

Jul 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

Jul 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.99 by 22Blue from Kansas

Jun 29, 2017
PB & Thursday from The Bruery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 88 ratings