PB & Jelly Thursday
The Bruery

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
19.2%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 8.96%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
40
From:
The Bruery
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  5
Gots
  7
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 40 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by emyers:
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emyers from Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2017 vintage. 750mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Dark brown with soda-like bubbly head dissipating rapidly into no lacing at all.

Nose: Mostly Black Tuesday raisin presence with notable boysenberry. Not getting much peanut butter.

Taste: Black Tuesday base up front with huge dark fruit and bourbon presence. Boysenberry comes in next and then a very subtle peanut butter presence on the finish. More Boysenberry Black Tuesday than PB&J, but great flavor nonetheless

Feel: Thin body typical of very high abv beers. Some heat on the finish but actually pretty smooth and drinkable overall for the abv.

May 25, 2020
More User Reviews:
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Jason_cs from Florida

4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 29, 2018
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BEER88 from Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 09, 2018
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PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mar 14, 2018
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brewaddict from California

4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - Pours a slightly burgundy dark caramel color with a thin fizzy mocha head.
S - There is a burst of boysenberry upon opening the bottle. More of the classic bourbon barrel anniversary beer aromas in the glass. Toffee, bourbon, chocolate, ethanol, with hints of berries.
T - The boysenberry comes out nice and strong on the initial sip. There is a nutty flavor in the cheeks as the initial tartness fades a little. Gives it a bit of a berries and cream flavor. There is still that rich toffee, chocolate, vanilla, flavors upon the finish. The alcohol is decently subdued considering it's 19+%.
F - This has more of a creamy texture then some of the other weekday beers. A little too much carbonation as I get that fizzy sensation upon closing my mouth after the sip but before the swallow. There is some chest heat.
O - I think there could be more peanut flavors, as it doesn't scream pb&j. but this is a nice berry variant to BT.

Apr 26, 2018
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Bammer21 from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jan 16, 2018
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hbmcdrew from California

4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

May 10, 2018
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kmoen from California

4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 01, 2020
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.04/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Prune juice dull purple to dark coffee brown with a thin brown collar.

This is syrupy and hot, almost like mead but closer to liquor, but that's no shocker. I did not enjoy. It's pretty hard to do some kind of playful PB&J thing at this altitude...

May 25, 2019
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BAsbill from California

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aug 19, 2019
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colts9016 from Idaho

4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My 1300th beer on Beer Advocate, I began this journey 12 years ago into the world of beer. I decided to open up this beast of a beer from the Burery. I got this beer from my reserve package last year. The beer is 60 degrees and served in a tulip glass. The pour of the beer produced an airy and foamy head. The beer's head is dark brown with a reddish tint. The head quickly dissipated leaving no lacing on the glass. I am not surprised by the poor retention of the beer. This beer is a monster, stacking up at 19.2 percent alcohol content. The color of the beer is SRM 34 a deep dark brown with ruby hues. The only other item I noticed is carbonation bubbles cresting the surface of the beer. The beer has an impressive appearance.

The aromas in the beer are alcohol, peanuts, fruity berries, molasses, toffee, caramel, toasted sugar, chocolate, oranges, wood, phenol, bourbon, cinnamon, leather, roasted malts, bready, toasted malts, and solvents. The beer has this cloying sweetness with high alcohol and hard to muster up the other aromas. The huge alcohol content hid several aromas. I kept exploring for aromatic compounds in the beer.

The flavors in the beer are berries, orange, oak, bourbon, chocolate, a hint of coffee, leather, tobacco, toasted sugar, molasses, toasted malts, bready, caramel, toffee, a hint of nuts, roasted malts, char, and solvents. The beer gave a pleasant alcohol warming when I sipped. It was hard to taste the peanut flavor, yet is it there in a small amount. The jelly flavor has a stronger flavor.

The mouthfeel of the beer is warming and thick.

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

The beer is amazing! I would have like to tasted a pronounced peanut flavor. The beer hides the alcohol content well. The beer is balanced, for the most part. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer and glad I got to try it.

Apr 21, 2019
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IKR from California

4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2018 vintage

Appearance: Very dark brown with medium-sized dark beige head, which dissipated very quickly. The head had hints of a purple hue before it disappeared Noticeable legs on this one. A typical looking BT variant.

Smell: Bourbon and brown sugar aromas hit me right up front followed by some raisin aromas and maybe a slight hint of boysenberries (unsure if it's due to the fact I know they were added). The alcohol presence is fairly tame which is nice in light of the high ABV.

Taste: The Bourbon and brown sugar notes from the nose carry over to the taste, but in the palate I definitely pick up some berry notes along with mild raisin notes. I also pick up some mild vanilla and moderate coffee/roast malts notes. This particular variant is sweet like other Black Tuesday (BT) variants but the beer dries out nicely with a touch of berry notes in the finish.

Mouth-feel: Medium bodied with a modest level of carbonation. not the thickest of Imperial stouts but not overly thin. Blame that on the alcohol possibly. Restrained alcohol presence for the listed ABV.

Overall: A nice BT variant, The berries made a nice addition but the peanut flour is something I couldn't pick up, but that could be due to how long I held on to the bottle.

Sep 06, 2020
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InfernoBoss from California

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 26, 2020
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another review from March Madness 2018.

Dark pour, looks black to me. Doesn't hold much of anything in terms of a head, barely a film, and that might be generous. Nose leans on the jelly more than the peanut butter. Significant strength noticeable. Light dark fruit note. Even less roasted malt somehow. Adjunct out I guess.

Taste puts down a sweeter side of black tuesday, whether lactose or the jelly itself, it sweetens things up. Tends to have a lot going on for something that has the feel of a thinner body relative to its massive strength and actual body that is plenty firm even if you may have your doubts at times. While a lower carbonation level is here, it might actually cause more confusion as an anise bitterness comes on later on as it warms. A little bit of overlap with Sunday Sundae, I think this beer has more in common with that one than it does PB Thursday (so much bottle variation, all in all its more like a salty BT than anything else). This one is prolly more accurately called Jelly Thursday.

Oct 20, 2020
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nov 17, 2019
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johnInLA from California

4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 11, 2018
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Teku glass.

Fleeting tan head, marked with just a hint of purple color to it. Fizzes slightly, but dissolves and doesn't return for an empty top. Body color is a deep dark purple almost bloody like appearance.

Aroma is quite grape like. Slightly like concord sweetness, but without a large amount of sugary quality. Touches of light roast, and even a roasted peanut character. Very subtle touches, nothing like a sledgehammer or obvious, just nicely put together in a good solid roasty nose.

Palate goes for some gusto. Sweet purple grape sensing on the palate, with touches of roasted nut. Finishes with a good peanut chew but with a lighter supportive body. Gets a little brandy to port wine like in the body, but not the richness and quality of either. Light bodied but with much fortified wine slickness and flavors. Nice finish with even a touch of biting nut and even some slight hop bitterness.

Fun neat beer, and a bit more sophisticated than your usual just throw a bunch of weird stuff together. They got this one nicely and put some thought in it. Future port barrel request (ruby) with this one may I ask?

Jan 09, 2018
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imperialking from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 14, 2018
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stakem from Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle into a snifter appears a dark mahogany with ruby clarity and no head formation.

This smells fruity with licorice and is overall a bit medicinal.

It tastes equally medicinal and herbal, bitter and boozy but there is plenty of fruitiness to break it up a bit across the back and stop it from being as harsh as it initially seems.

This is on the fuller side of medium bodied with very light carbonation. No doubt its interesting but boozy as heck. I enjoyed this more than PB thursday as the PB is nonexistent and at least the jelly aspect is noticed here.

Dec 11, 2018
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Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Aug 30, 2018
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Daniellobo from District of Columbia

4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jan 27, 2018
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oline73 from Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 30, 2018
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kingjohnh from New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 13, 2018
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taospowder from New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 13, 2018
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nataku00 from California

3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 23, 2018
PB & Jelly Thursday from The Bruery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 40 ratings