Sundae Sunday
The Bruery

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #936
ABV:
17.2%
Score:
92
Ranked #9,269
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 3.76%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
17
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The Bruery
 
California, United States
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Wants
  2
Gots
  5
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: Barrel-aged imperial stout aged in wine and bourbon barrels with boysenberries and vanilla.
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 17
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lavender wax capped 750mL bottle acquired through The Bruery’s Society. Bottled 5/25/18. Served in a Bruery teku. Enjoyed 9/2/18.

Pours black with about three fingers of sand hued head. Those initial bubbles quickly dissipate to a thin, broken rail and a couple tiny islands.

The nose is sweet and inviting. Vanilla, jam, bourbon, wine and a sharp cooling alcohol presence.

The expected boozey decadence is fully on display in the flavor. Bourbon, fruit skins, vanilla, boysenberry jam, barrel, dark chocolate, Belgiany sweet Bruers yeast, merlot and plenty of booze.

Full, slick, oily feel with gentle carbonation and a semi dry finish. The aftertaste ties together boozey bourbon, bittersweet fudge and jammy berries.

The Bruery is back with another play on their already-outstanding Black Tuesday. The berries in Sundae Sunday add a delightful jammy note that, along with the vanilla, really downplays the roasty bitterness.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into a snifter appears black in color with a sort of dark berry tinge to it as it streams into the glass and a khaki stained purple hued head rests atop.

Smelld of licorice, berries, vanilla and booze. Taste continues with the booze theme as expected with medicinal berry accent.

Not a bad brew, in fact its a bit more enjoyable than most of the riffs of black tuesday are as the fruit addition breaks it up from just being a booze bomb.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep black topped by a dense two finger light tan head which fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass. When pouring this one had a purple tinge coming out of the bottle.
S: Smells of boysenberries and vanilla with those classic fudgy bourbon notes one expects from Black Tuesday.
T: Taste is boysenberries and vanilla up front followed by some roasted malts and dark chocolate. The boysenberry is pretty forward but the oak comes in followed by a freight train of black tuesday flavors with some coffee and more dark chocolate. Swallow is oak, and roasted malts with more chocolate, vanilla and some slight lingering boysenberry.
M: This beer is somewhat on the thick and syrupy side. Carbonation is on the low end but adequate for the style while the beer has a drying finish from the ABV.
O: Overall this beer is fantastic. Really nice flavors and complexity make this a really nice addition to the weekday beer series that they have going on. It's definitely one to try if you can get your hands on it.

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Sundae Sunday from The Bruery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 17 ratings