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American Imperial Stout
4.31 | pDev: 5.57%
The Bruery
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
On Tuesdays We BrunchOn Tuesdays We Brunch
Notes: It’s important to start your day off right, and there’s no day more important than Tuesday in our book. So let’s brunch! We’ve prepared quite the hearty spread for you, featuring our bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout with freshly roasted coffee, swirls of cinnamon, nutty almonds and drizzles of sweet maple flavor
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Photo of colts9016
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer was bottled on 01/12/2018. It has set in my cellar until now. Opening the beer it produced a nice hiss. The beer is a monster at 17 percent. The beer is 50 degrees and served in tulip glass. The pour of the beer produce a one finger medium tan head. The head came and went leaving nothing on the glass. The color of the beer is dark brown nearly black. The appearance of the beer is typical for this style with the heavy ABV.

The initial aromas in the beer are medium roasted coffee, dark chocolate, bourbon, nuttiness, and oranges. Next, I smell molasses, resin, anise, char, bread, wood, candied fruit, tobacco, earthiness, solvent, and leather.

The flavors in the beer are maple, coffee, milk chocolate, oranges, earthiness, anise, resin, molasses, oranges, cinnamon, candied fruit, toffee, caramel, bread, wood, leather, nuttiness, bourbon, hint of smoke, a hint of Maillard, roasted malts, and solvent.

The mouthfeel of the beer is warm, coating, and chewy.

The body of the beer is full, medium-low carbonation, and full finish.

The beer is good but the harmony is not what I am used too from this brewery. The flavors are full and in your face. The age on the beer did not do much to temper the heat and it comes across as solvent. The beer has excellent flavors and they come through. I think a bit more finesse and this beer would be amazing. Nonetheless a tasty offering.

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Photo of ThickNStout
4.62/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Yellow wax capped 750mL bottle acquired through The Bruery’s Society. Bottled 1/12/18. Served in a Bruery teku. Enjoyed 8/31/18.

Pours black with a little shy of two fingers pale tan head. The bubbles fizzle away quickly, leaving a broken rail and little else to call retention.

Smells of coffee, pralines, cinnamon, bourbon, maple, wood and caramel.

Utterly delicious. Maple brown sugar coffee meets cinnamon bourbon pralines. Burnt fudge, dark fruit, wet oak, some charred malt character and a hearty pat of booze. Decadent, luxurious, and robustly flavorful.

Full body with light carbonation. The initial impression return in the finish.

Another outstanding variant from The Bruery. On Tuesdays We Brunch truly is a brunch-encapsulating iteration of Black Tuesday.

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer smells like my Grandmother’s nut roll. Heavy on the almonds. The maple is also prevalent. At times it smells like a chocolate covered cherry because of the bourbon barrel-aging.

Taste wise this is one of the Bruery’s beers that is not over done with the barrel-aging. Maybe it is because of all the other flavors but the bourbon is sedate, in the background and complimentary to the remainder of the beer. This is NOT a shot in a glass of beer.

Overall, a pleasant barrel-aged stout for sipping as you sitt round the fire or to compliment a sweet desert.

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Sludgeman from District of Columbia, Dec 25, 2018
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4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from fridge temp. Pours jet black with nice tan head. Nose is bourbon, almonds, cinnamon, maple, chocolate milk. Taste is really nice. The alcohol heat is definitely there and provides a slight burn on the way down. Huge notes of bourbon, nuts, maple, and cinnamon. Definitely picking up some lactose and a touch of licorice. Dark chocolate is threaded throughout. Mouthfeel is overly robust. Overall, a really nice BA stout from the Bruery.

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Beersnake1 from California, Nov 03, 2018
Photo of IKR
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Black with a medium-sized dark beige head which slowly subsided. Considerable lacing on this one. (4.75)

Smell: Upfront Bourbon, maple and moderate coffee aromas. I also got brown sugar, almonds, cinnamon, and mild vanilla. A nice nose on this one. (4.75)

Taste: Following the nose I get prominent Bourbon, maple, coffee, almonds, cinnamon , brown sugar, mild raisin/dark fruit notes, and vanilla. I also pick up some tannic oak notes from the bal-aging. I get the cinnamon in the taste profile as well. A complex palate with some heat. (4.5)

Mouth-feel: On the lighter side of medium bodied. The carbonation is fairly high which gives the body a thinner sort of pricklish mouthfeel.

Overall: Good beer. The flavor profile is complex and the various flavors play well together. The only thing I would change is to thicken up the body.

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IKR from California, Aug 13, 2018
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4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

6900th review! 750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 1/12/2018. Some difficult thick wax removal. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger foamy and fluffy light khaki head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin ring of lace that lingers. Minimal spotty lacing on the glass with some streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, cinnamon, maple syrup, caramel, toffee, almonds, brown sugar, marshmallow, fudge, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of licorice, molasses, dark fruit, herbal, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Some increasing booze in the aromas as it warms, but not overwhelming. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, spice, flavorings, and bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, cinnamon, maple syrup, caramel, toffee, almonds, brown sugar, marshmallow, fudge, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of licorice, molasses, dark fruit, herbal, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Very mild herbal/roast bitterness and bourbon/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, cinnamon, maple syrup, caramel, toffee, almonds, brown sugar, marshmallow, fudge, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, dark/brown bread, light molasses/dark fruit, herbal, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, spice, flavorings, and bourbon barrel flavors; with a solid roasted bitter/sweet and bourbon/oak spiciness balance; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and full body; with a very smooth, creamy, silky, velvety, and rich mouthfeel that is fantastic. Slight slickness, spice stickiness, chalky roast, oak tannins, and increasing dryness. Lightly increasing warmth of 17.2%, with minimal barrel booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is an amazing flavored imperial stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, spice, flavorings, and bourbon barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the enormous ABV. Perfectly balanced with super rich malts, spices, and flavorings; the barrel is perfectly integrated without overly drying it out on boozy tannins. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example. One of the best Black Tuesday variants I have had, especially for being as fresh as it was.

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superspak from Michigan, Jun 16, 2018
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4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this after the Wild & Hoppy Festival at the Bruery. Was pleasantly surprised by it. Pours the usual black, but somewhat "watered" down because it isn't that thick Black Tuesday kind of base beer with a dark brown head 1/3", its like black and purple together. The aroma was a mixture of the familiar roasted malt, bourbon, but then they introduce some stuff like cinnamon (in just the right amount, unlike that CCCP Monster's Park) alongside coffee and maple syrup. Totally has a breakfast feel, although a gigantic accompaniment of alcohol is there along with it.

Taste has more sweetness than any of the Black Tuesday varieties, even Chocolate Rain. But its blended with plenty of roasted malt and coffee to make it work. The nutty almond is a neat little difference from Grey Monday and its hazelnuts. It actually doesn't feel like heavy sludge, they really found their sweet spot with all these ingredients, I was not prepared to like this one as much.

I dunno what to compare this with. Is it an Imperial CBS with cinnamon? Or just a Black Tuesday with a bunch of adjuncts? Somewhere in between I suppose. Would very much like to see this monster of a beer in the 375ml format. As we get older, we drink less and see our friends less, just couldn't see popping a 750 of this on all but a few holidays or whatnot.

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Photo of stakem
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into a snifter appears black with a khaki head that is quick to fade.

Nose has a ton of maple sweetness and something akin to almond liquor.

This tastes maple sweet contrasted by roasty coffee, almond liquor and tons of alcohol burn.

This is full bodied with light carbonation. Overall a tasty sipper that ranks up there with the best ive had from the Bruery in a long time but still not something I feel I need to own multiple bottles of. If they would temper the alcohol a bit, this would be so much more enjoyable than being huge in abv just for the sake of saying so.

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stakem from Pennsylvania, Jun 07, 2018
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a teku glass.

Sudsy top, and a bit of a quick snapping fizzy dissolve on first appearances, as a tan head at two plus height fingers dissappears to a very fine pencil thin collar. Body color is a purplish ink quality, Seriously opaque without a hint of light getting through it at all. One part fascinating, the other a little visually lifeless.

That nose though is no slouch. This litteraly smells like a cinnamon roll. Doughy bread and sharp sweet cinnamon on the nose, mixing in with a pastry sweetness that gets into large marzipan almond notes. Crisp sensing brown sugar as well, practically feels like the crystals are jammed up my nose. This is though quite sweet smelling and it's a bit much, but still enjoyable for an aroma.

Palate makes a big change and impression. Rich amounts of varried flavors, all big and complicated. Marzipan, black licorice, touches of dark chocolate, cinnamon pastry swirl including the icing sugar, wine grape character and acidic soft coffee qualities that mix with a cherry fruit flavor. My mouth is exploding. Mouthfeel is big and round rich, silky but flirts with a bit of syrupy qualities, including a taffy like stickyness that gets even into bitter molasses. A little bit of fizz cuts through as well to break up the thickness too. There's also a good touch of charring bitterness on the finish which neutralizes and balances much of the sugary content for an excellent experience.

Real impressive brew, they sure didn't fool around with this one, but it's also a lot to deal with making for a bit of a roller coaster ride. But it's a dam fun one.

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Smakawhat from Maryland, Mar 18, 2018
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4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Amazing nose....almond is dominant, but I also get the sweetness of dark fruit...maybe dried plums, and some cinnamon

Taste is cinnamon, almond, maple syrup.

Somewhat light in body, not syrupy sweet, would never guess it's a 17% beer

Great beer overall, like biting into a cinnamon roll topped with almonds

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TrojanRB from California, Mar 16, 2018
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4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - This pours a dark toffee color with a fizzy khaki head. Tons of carbonation. Broiling action still going 10 minutes after pouring.
S - There are big almond notes. I can pickup cinnamon and some maple sweetness.
T - The cinnamon comes out first and is strong. There are hints of chocolate and vanilla. The almond comes out in the after taste.
F - Generally light bodied. A little sticky sweet. A little over carbonated.
O - The cinnamon is just a little too overpowering. Not really getting the maple flavor. The heat is well hidden. I saved a half bottle for the following day and found that I liked it a little more the day after. It was a little on the colder side as well.

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brewaddict from California, Mar 15, 2018
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4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown, no head.
Smell is Oh, Lord! It is glorious. A creamy almond note starts off, relenting a bit to let cinnamon, coffee, and some sweet notes to chime in. But it really does come back to the almond. So graceful, omnipresent yet not overpowering. Also, very rich and natural tasting, not heavy handed or extracty. Amazing.
Taste is much of the same as the nose, but with the cinnamon allowing for a hint of maple to be discernible in the sweetness. The almond is more of a team player here. Very balanced, and smoothly sweet.
Mouthfeel is on the fuller side, but just shy of chewy.
Overall, it's hard to have the flavor live up to the nose but this is a very tasty, not overly sweet, Bruery Big.

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2beerdogs from California, Mar 03, 2018
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4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: standard Bruery stout. Dark with slightly brown hue. Small head that goes quick. But typical of 17% beer.

S: almonds, cinnamon, syrup are noticeable. Not much barrel. But there is so much going on here. Nice smell

T: explosion of flavors. Like the nose everything has its place. Definitely a pastry stout. It’s sweet. I like the almonds in the beer. He maple hits hard at the end.

F: hides alcohol well. Smooth. Slightly thin like most Bruery stouts.

O: another great beer from The Bruery. Love heir big stouts. No real complaints.

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BWood from California, Feb 28, 2018
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