So Happens It's Tuesday - Coffee | 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): 14.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Lucnifter on 09-12-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,006
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
34
pDev:
5.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of nataku00
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imbibehour
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Bruery snifter glass.

Deep rich dark body, a sort of blackened mahogany red color, with a lather rich and thick topped three finger mocha to tan head. Creamy topped, almost milkshake like, wonderfuly presented. Solid rich aggressive and bold looking imperial stout.

Aroma is filled with excellent creamy various tones. Rich touches of chocolate, vanilla and cream. Mixing in a little bit of coffee and it comes off like a nice thick machiatto, with a dollop of whip cream somewhere. Small touches of barrel heat as well, almost smokey.

Wonderful palate. Creamy rich tones with an excellent thick controled body. Vanilla with more touches of fruity strawberry ester mixing. Blends extremely well with milky dark chocolate bitterness, and a soft coffee quality. Controlled astringency on the finish, with a wonderful round oak tone of fruit and whiskey like quality.

Excellent take on a coffee stout, with interesting fruit like hinting angles.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown pour, lots of legs on the sides of the glass. Frothy toffee colored lacing.

S - Chocolate, some alcohol, and paper. The nose falls way flat, I'm sorry. ;o(

T - Chocolate, alcohol, spicy oak, alcohol, oak, alcohol.

M - Big medium body to borderline full bodied.

O - It's like being b*tch slapped with a bottle of alcohol.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of n2185
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason_cs
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 562Brew
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThickNStout
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Maroon foil capped 750mL bottle acquired through The Bruery’s Society. Bottled 8/31/17. Served in a Bruery snifter. Enjoyed 1/6/18.

Pours a dark, near-black brown with a full three finger pillar of khaki foam resting on top. A large central patch of retention spreads to an uneven collar which imparts a few wide trails of lace.

Smells of coffee, dark fruit, cooling alcohol, some bourbon sweetness and a little woodsy character.

Taste follows the nose remarkably. Pleasantly bitter coffee, dark fruit, bourbon, subtle oaky char, dark chocolate, burnt caramel, fruit skin and some vague yeast, all wrapped up in a hearty hug of alcohol. It’s big, bold and boozey but easy to drink nonetheless.

Fairly full, almost syrupy feel with restrained carbonation. The aftertaste is strongly alcoholic with a nice mix of coffee, bourbon and dark fruit.

Thank you Bruery. I enjoy the original So Happens It’s Tuesday but the addition of coffee really kicks it up a notch. I hope this becomes an annual release.

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Photo of needMIbeer
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of addicted2thebarrel
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Type: 750-ml. bottle
Glass: Ball 16-oz. mason jar
From: heresy22 on Beer Advocate
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received Dec. 18, 2017
Consumed: Dec. 31, 2017
Reviewed as: American Double/Imperial Stout
Misc.: Bottled on Aug. 31, 2017 at 10:53 a.m. PT

Thanks, Chris!

Got this surprise when I got into my office on Dec. 18 from Chris (via Lesley). Was surprised. Told him I was going to pay for it, but of course he ignored that part. I love beer from The Bruery, coffee beer and bourbon barrel-aged beer and this had all three. Description online read, “So Happens It’s Tuesday is a dark and delicious bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout, with subtle roast and pronounced notes of oak, vanilla and chocolate. It harkens back to a simpler time, where stouts are cordial and more approachable than other days of the week. The addition of freshly roasted coffee beans from Ryan Bros. Coffee lends credence to the simple existential observation that this beer can be enjoyed in all of life’s moments and seasons.” Originally gave the base So Happens It’s Tuesday a 4.25 on Untappd on Nov. 8, 2015. Probably going to be better here.

Poured a black color with two fingers of frothy khaki head. Calm setting underneath with just a few noticeable bubbles. Good spotty lacing. Good retention. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled roasted coffee, smooth bourbon, oak, chocolate, dark cacao nibs, vanilla, char wood, fudge brownies and cocoa powder. (Smell - 4.25)

Taste followed the nose for the most part. Got roasted coffee, chocolate syrup, fudge brownies, toasted oak, smooth bourbon, vanilla, cacao nibs, cocoa powder, milk chocolate and semi-char wood. That 14.6 pct. ABV was well hidden. (Taste - 4.50)

Full body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth, warming finish. (Feel - 4.75)

This was a terrific coffee bourbon barrel-aged stout. Just lovely. Might have underrated this slightly. (Overall - 4.50)

4.32 | 96 | A

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Photo of IKR
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Very dark brown with a medium-sized beige head which slowly subsided. Considerable lacing on this one.

Smell: Upfront coffee and Bourbon, brown sugar, chocolate/cocoa, and mild vanilla. A nice nose on this one.

Taste: Following the nose I get prominent coffee, Bourbon, brown sugar, mild raisin/dark fruit notes, and vanilla. The finish featuring the coffee notes. Very mild alcohol presence for the listed 14.6% ABV . the ba-aging elements and coffee nicely complement each other.

Mouth-feel: On the lighter side of medium bodied. The carbonation is moderate and spot on for the beer.

Overall: Good beer. The coffee is well integrated with the bal-aging. This is a nicely executed coffee stout.

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Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

You know what a bummer is? Ordering 2 bottles of this after trying it at the tap room, only to have them give you the non coffee version anyways in bottle form. Ugh.

Anyways, at the tasting room, poured the usual black/very dark brown on the edge with 1/2" tan head on top and good retention. Aroma, hey, you came here for coffee, and its here in a huge way. Then you realize there is a decent amount of barrel notes there behind it. Pretty good, better aroma than Mocha Wednesday it seems even.

Taste drops substantial coffee just like the nose, the body is relatively smooth alternating between bourbon and coffee the whole way. Carbonation where it should be. Alcohol hidden very well. Nothing sweet here. Heavy roast, moderate chocolate malt. 2017 was definitely the best year yet for this, and the coffee addition is its best variant yet.

The fear I have is that there might be bottle variation here like there was with PB Thursday. Some of those seem like there is almost no PB in them, I've heard rumblings of the same w/ the coffee here, but definitely not on tap.

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Photo of stakem
3.74/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into a snifter appears black in color with a mocha head that slowly fades leaving patchy lace.

Smells of roasty yet sweet chocolate anise and fruity alcohol.

Tastes fruity with alcohol, raisins, chocolate, anise, earth and tobacco. Very restrained coffee inclusion blending with the rich stout base.

Medium in body with modest carbonation. Overall not bad but not good enough that I want more than the single bottle I tried.

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Photo of Furlinator
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Terreux tasting room on 12/04/17.

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Photo of Winston3737
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kmoen
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BAsbill
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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